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Conversations: Paul Hawken,"Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation"

On this edition of Conversations, Paul Hawken talks with host Dan Skinner about “Regeneration: Ending the Climate Crisis in One Generation.” Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, best-selling author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.


Conversations: Claude A. Clegg III, "The Black President - Hope and Fury in the Age of Obama"

On this edition of Conversations, Claude A. Clegg III talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Black President – Hope and Fury in the Age of Obama.” Clegg III is the Lyle V. Jones Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His previous books include “An Original Man: The Life and Times of Elijah Muhammad” and “Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South.”


Conversations: Lee Matthew Goldberg, "Stalker Stalked"

What happens when a stalker becomes stalked? On this edition of Conversations, Lee Matthew Goldberg talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel, “Stalker Stalked.” Goldberg is the author of eight novels including “The Ancestor,” “Orange City,” “The Mentor” and the Young Adult series “Runaway Train.”


Conversations: Amanda Hesser, "The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Lovingly Revised and Exceedingly Cookable"

On this edition of Conversations, Amanda Hesser talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Lovingly Revised and Exceedingly Cookable.” Hesser is founder and CEO of Food52. She was a reporter, feature writer, and food editor at the New York Times and wrote several award-winning books, including “Cooking for Mr.

Conversations: Mark Piesing, "N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia"

Who was Umberto Nobile? On this edition of Conversations, Mark Piesing talks with host Dan Skinner about “N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia.” Piesing has written for the BBC, “The Guardian,” “The Economist” and “Wired.” The crash of the Airship Italia led to the largest polar rescue mission in history.


Conversations: Brendan Kiely, "The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege"

On this edition of Conversations, Brendan Kiely talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Other Talk: Reckoning with Our White Privilege.” Kiely is The New York Times bestselling author of “All American Boys,” “Tradition,” “The Last True Love Story” and “The Gospel of Winter.” Among other awards, his work has received the Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award.


Conversations: Robbie Bach, "The Wilkes Insurrection"

On this edition of Conversations, Robbie Bach talks with host Dan Skinner about his debut novel, “The Wilkes Insurrection – A Contemporary Thriller.” Bach is best known for founding and leading the team that created the Xbox. Today he is an entertaining storyteller and catalyzing voice who writes books and speaks to audiences on leadership, creativity, strategy and civic issues.


Conversations: Anne Gass, "We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip"

On this edition of Conversations, Anne B. Gass talks with host Dan Skinner about "We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip.” Gass is an independent historian, activist and author who speaks frequently on the topic of suffrage and women's rights history. She serves on Maine's Permanent Commission on the Status of Women.


Conversations: Erika Engelhaupt, "Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science"

Just in time for Halloween! On this edition of Conversations, Erika Engelhaupt talks with host Dan Skinner about National Geographic’s “Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science.” Engelhaupt began her career as a scientist and has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, including “National Geographic,” “Science News” and NPR.


Conversations: Dr. Brian Primack, "You Are What You Click: How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media Experience"

Social Media. How much is too much? On this edition of Conversations, Dr. Brian Primack talks with host Dan Skinner about “You Are What You Click: How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media Experience.” Dr. Primack is internationally known for his research into the complex interrelationships between media, technology and health.


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