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Conversations

Join Dan Skinner as he explores his love of books through conversations with authors of fiction and non-fiction. 

Conversations: Andrew Marantz, "Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians and the Hijacking of the American Conversation"

On this edition of Conversations, Andrew Marantz talks with host Dan Skinner about Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians and the Hijacking of the American Conversation. Marantz is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he has worked since 2011.

Conversations: Jim Mosher, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

On this edition of Conversations, Jim Mosher talks about an upcoming concert by Broadway performer Jeff Kready on 2/16, as part of the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library’s 150th Anniversary Celebration. Mosher is a Public Service Specialist for the library and is spearheading the "Music for a Sunday Afternoon" performance series.


Conversations: Dr. Monique W. Morris, "Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Monique W. Morris talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book, Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues: Education for the Liberation of Black and Brown Girls. Dr. Morris is an award-winning author and social justice scholar with three decades of experience in the areas of education, civil rights, juvenile and social justice.


Conversations: Steve Nowak, Watkins Museum Update

On this edition of Conversations, Steve Nowak, Executive Director of the Watkins Museum of History gives us an update on exhibits and programs at the Museum. Nowak talks about the Encountering John Brown exhibit opening in August at the Union Pacific Depot; completing the exhibits on the third floor of the museum, The Lawrence 1970 Project; and more. 


Conversations: Daniel Levitin, "Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives"

On this edition of Conversations, Daniel Levitin talks about Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives. Levitin is a neuroscientist, cognitive psychologist, and bestselling author. His previous books include This is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind.


Conversations: Gavin Edwards, "Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever"

On this edition of Conversations, Gavin Edwards talks with host Dan Skinner about Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers Matters Now More Than Ever. Edwards is a best-selling author of 11 books, including The Tao of Bill Murray, Last Night at the Viper Room and The World According to Tom Hanks.


Conversations: Dr. Barbara Bruce, "Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Barbara K. Bruce talks about the Mayo Clinic Guide to Fibromyalgia: Strategies to Take Back Your Life. Dr. Bruce is a clinical health psychologist in the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, where she developed and leads its fibromyalgia and chronic abdominal pain treatment programs. She has spent her entire career in the field of pain management.


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