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Conversations: Pam Jenoff, "The Woman with the Blue Star"

On this edition of Conversations, Pam Jenoff talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest work of historical fiction, “The Woman with the Blue Star.” Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the bestsellers “The Orphan’s Tale” and “The Lost Girls of Paris.” She is an authority on World War II history and the Holocaust.

Conversations: Lisa Scottoline, "Eternal"

On this edition of Conversations, Lisa Scottoline talks with host Dan Skinner about her first historical novel, "Eternal." Set in Rome during the 20-year rise and fall of Mussolini, the novel follows the lives of Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro, who grew up as best friends despite their differences. Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels.  

Conversations: Ariana Neumann, "When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father's War and What Remains"

On this edition of Conversations, Ariana Neumann talks with host Dan Skinner about “When Time Stopped: A Memoir of My Father’s War and What Remains.” Neumann was born and grew up in Venezuela. She previously worked as a foreign correspondent for Venezuela’s “The Daily Journal,” and her writing has also appeared in “The European.” 

"Kansas Profile" Series: How Native Americans Helped Win World War II

Along with other Native Americans, Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez helped America win the war in the Pacific during World War II.  After the war, he studied at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence.  (Flickr_Fronteras-Desk)

It was kept secret for more than 20 years after the end of World War II, but Native American soldiers were a key factor in America's victory over the Japanese in the Pacific. Many people now know the story of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this guest commentary, we hear about one of those Native American heroes who had ties to Kansas.  

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