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Conversations

Conversations is sometimes serious and sometimes humorous, but always informative. Host Dan Skinner shares interviews with writers about recent works of fiction and non-fiction, featuring internationally known best-selling authors as well as new voices in literature. Conversations also shares updates on the area art scene through discussions about upcoming performances and exhibits. 

Conversations: Augustine Sedgewick, "Coffeeland: One Man's Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug"

On this edition of Conversations, Augustine Sedgewick talks with host Dan Skinner about “Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug.” Sedgewick earned his doctorate at Harvard University and teaches history and American Studies at the City University of New York. He researches on the global history of work, commodities and capitalism. 


Conversations: Randy Taran, "Emotional Advantage: Embracing All Your Feelings to Create a Life You Love"

On this edition of Conversations, Randy Taran talks with host Dan Skinner about her book, "Emotional Advantage: Embracing ALL Your Feelings to Create a Life You Love." Taran is the Founder and CEO of the global organization, Project Happiness. 

Conversations: Thomas Kostigen, "Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Remimagine the Future"

On this edition of Conversations, Thomas M. Kostigen talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, “Hacking Planet Earth: How Geoengineering Can Help Us Reimagine the Future.” Kostigen is an award-winning author and journalist.

Conversations: Anna Mae Duane, "Educated for Freedom"

On this edition of Conversations, Anna Mae Duane talks with host Dan Skinner about her book, “Educated for Freedom: The Incredible Story of Two Fugitive Schoolboys Who Grew Up to Change a Nation.” Duane is Associate Professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. 


 

Conversations: Kris Bordessa, "Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living"

On this edition of Conversations, Kris Bordessa talks with host Dan Skinner about her book, “Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living.” For much of her adult life, Kris Bordessa has been working diligently to live a greener, more self-reliant lifestyle.

Conversations: Diane Rehm, "When My Time Comes"

On this edition of Conversations, Diane Rehm talks with host Dan Skinner about "When My Time Comes: Conversations about Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right to Determine When Life Should End." Rehm hosted "The Diane Rehm Show" from 1979 to 2016 and had an audience of nearly three million. She now hosts the podcast "On My Mind."


 

Conversations: Margaret Weisbrod Morris, Re-Opening the Lawrence Art Center

On this edition of Conversations, Margaret Weisbrod Morris, Chief Executive Officer of the Lawrence Arts Center, talks with host Dan Skinner about plans to re-open the the building after closing due to the COVID-19 outbreak. More information about their on-line offerings and plans for re-opening are available on Lawrence Arts Center website.


 

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