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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: Dr. Elizabeth Englander, "25 Myths about Bullying and Cyberbullying"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Elizabeth Englander talks with host Dan Skinner about “25 Myths about Bullying and Cyberbullying.” Englander is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Her research focuses on bullying and cyberbullying prevention. 


Conversations: Stuart Russell, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control"

On this edition of Conversations, Stuart Russell talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, "Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control." Russell is a professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Conversations: Sara Paretsky, "Love & Other Crimes"

On this edition of Conversations, Sara Paretsky talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest collection of short stories, “Love & Other Crimes.” Her acclaimed novels, featuring detective V.I. Warshawski, rank among the most celebrated crime series in modern fiction. She also discusses her connection to Lawrence and her previous novel, "Dead Land," set partially in Kansas.


Conversations: Laura Vanderkam, "The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home"

On this edition of Conversations, Laura Vanderkam talks with host Dan Skinner about “The New Corner Office: How the Most Successful People Work from Home.” Vanderkam is a bestselling author and host of the podcast “The New Corner Office.” Her 2016 TED talk, "How to Gain Control of Your Free Time," has been viewed more than 10 million times. 


Conversations: Gordon Javna, "Uncle John's Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness' and "Strange History"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about two books, “Uncle John’s Truth, Trivia, and the Pursuit of Factiness” and “Strange History.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader series.

Conversations: Akiko Busch, "How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency"

On this edition of Conversations, Akiko Busch talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency.” Busch writes about design, culture and nature for a variety of publications. She is also the author of five previous books. 


Conversations: Harriet Shugarman, "How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change"

On this edition of Conversations, Harriet Shugarman talks with host Dan Skinner about “How to Talk to Your Kids about Climate Change: Turning Angst into Action.” Shugarman is Executive Director of ClimateMama… professor of Global Climate Change Policy and World Sustainability… and Chair of the Climate Reality Project, NYC Metro Chapter. 


Conversations: Larry Tye, "Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy"

On this edition of Conversations, Larry Tye talks with host Dan Skinner about “Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy.” Tye is an author and journalist known for his biographies of notable Americans including Edward Bernays, Satchel Paige, Robert F. Kennedy and the creators of the Superman Comic. 


Conversations: J. Chester Johnson, "Damaged Heritage: The 1919 Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation"

On this edition of Conversations, J. Chester Johnson talks with host Dan Skinner about “Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation.” Johnson is a poet, essayist and translator. He also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department under President Jimmy Carter. He has written extensively on race and civil rights. 


Conversations: Ingrid Newkirk, "animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries about Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion"

On this edition of Conversations, Ingrid Newkirk talks with host Dan Skinner about “animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion.” Newkirk founded People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the largest animal rights organization in the world. She co-authored the book along Gene Stone.


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