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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. Abigal Gewirtz, "When the World Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kids"

On this edition of ConversationsDr. Abigail Gewirtz talks with host Dan Skinner about “When the Word Feels Like a Scary Place: Essential Conversations for Anxious Parents & Worried Kids.” Dr. Gewirtz is a child psychologist and professor at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development. 


Conversations: Cody Cassidy, "Who Ate the First Oyster? - The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History"

On this edition of Conversations, Cody Cassidy talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest book, “Who Ate the First Oyster? – The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History.” Cassidy is the co-author of the popular science book “And Then You're Dead,” which has been translated into more than ten languages. 


Conversations: Samantha Downing, "He Started it"

On this edition of Conversations, Samantha Downing talks with host Dan Skinner about "He Started It," a twisted tale of family dysfunction. The story follows three adult siblings taking a road trip to deliver their grandfather's ashes in order to receive their inheritance. Her previous novel, "My Lovely Wife," was a best-seller. 


Conversations: Chase Purdy, "Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Tech's Race for the Future of Food"

On this edition of Conversations, Chase Purdy talks with host Dan Skinner about his book, “Billion Dollar Burger: Inside Big Tech's Race for the Future of Food.” Purdy is a journalist who explores the business, politics, and technologies that are changing the landscape of food and how people interact with it. 


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. 


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