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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: "The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change"

On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Pauline Boss talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Myth of Closure: Ambiguous Loss in a Time of Pandemic and Change.” Boss is emeritus professor at University of Minnesota. She is known internationally for developing the theory of ambiguous loss.


Conversations: Beth Anstandig, "The Human Herd: Awakening Our Natural Leadership"

On this edition of Conversations, Beth Anstandig talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Human Herd: Awakening Our Natural Leadership.” Anstandig is a life-long cowgirl, writer, professor, and licensed psychotherapist. She has 25 years of experience pioneering the Natural Leadership model.


Conversations: Mark Follman, "Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America"

On this edition of Conversations, Mark Follman talks with host Dan Skinner about “Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America.” Follman is a longtime journalist and the National Affairs Editor for Mother Jones. Since 2012, his various investigations into gun violence and its impact on American society have been honored with numerous awards. 


Conversations: Annie Hartnett, "Unlikely Animals"

Annie Hartnett’s latest novel was inspired, in part, by living in a cemetery and by Thornton Wilder's "Our Town." On this edition of Conversations, Annie Hartnett talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "Unlikely Animals." Hartnett’s previous novel is the critically acclaimed “Rabbit Cake” which was included on numerous “Best of 2017” book lists. 


Conversations: Amanda Rettke, "Homestead Recipes: Midwestern Inspiration, Family Favorites, and Pearls of Wisdom from a Sassy Home Cook"

On this edition of Conversations, Amanda Rettke talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest book,“Homestead Recipes: Midwestern Inspiration, Family Favorites, and Pearls of Wisdom from a Sassy Home Cook.” She is the author of “Surprise-Inside Cakes,” and her recipes have been featured in numerous publications including “Better Homes and Gardens,” “Bon Appétit,” and “Epicurious,” just to name a few.  


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