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KPR Presents is an opportunity to showcase high-profile, thought-provoking lectures, discussions and dialogues recorded throughout the region. There are so many fascinating people who come to this area, everyone from Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor to syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts. KPR Presents is a great way to share some of those lectures with our listeners. We have also been able to expand the program to cover a broad range of topics, including the Kansas Sesquicentennial, the ...
 
Political Misfits brings you news, politics and culture ‒ without the red and blue treatment. We aim to facilitate constructive conversations that take new looks at the stories and topics that mean a lot to us, including corporate misconduct, anti-war efforts, climate change, political hypocrisy, poverty, pop culture, electoral politics and much, much more. Political Misfits airs live daily Monday through Friday from 12-2 p.m. EST and is broadcast on 105.5 FM in Washington, DC, 102.9 FM in K ...
 
Poll after poll, interview after interview, survey after survey, and assessment after assessment consistently show that the students of America do not know the basic history of our country or the essential responsibilities and rights of being an American citizen. 23 minutes of history education in a school day is not enough. Join educator Cindy Schwartz for a deep dive into the reasons why the study of social studies and civics has been sidelined. Because if civics is really dead, then what ...
 
Shag carpeting, talking dogs, grizzly bears and Emilio Pucci commercials. Jim Nolan has encountered them all and survived. These stories, most of which first aired on WBFO Public Radio in Buffalo, relate how his love for his hometown and family was able to overcome the obstacles they set in his way, for example, his father's scrambled eggs and offer to reveal "the secret of math." Warm-hearted and hilarious, Smokey the Talking Dog and other tales from the land of loganberry captures a city a ...
 
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Biden administration places additional sanctions on Cuba. Will we ever see a normalization in relations between the two countries? Angela Arias-Zapata, a PhD Candidate in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University whose work focuses on Colombia and how colonial notions of nature and racial difference shape its narrative infrastructure…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Michelle Miller-Adams talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Path to Free College: In Pursuit of Access, Equity, and Prosperity.” Miller-Adams is a researcher and professor of political science, the author of two previous books, and a consultant for states and cities about the Promise College Movement.…
 
Medical Debt soars to the tune of 140 billion. What can be done to provide truly affordable healthcare. Mark Sleboda, international affairs and security analyst talks to us about a deal reached between the U.S. and Germany over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, and the impact of this agreement in the relations with Russia and the Ukraine, with the U.S. s…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Pam Jenoff talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest work of historical fiction, “The Woman with the Blue Star.” Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the bestsellers “The Orphan’s Tale” and “The Lost Girls of Paris.” She is an authority on World War II history and the Holocaust.…
 
Luis Castillo officially declared winner of Peru election. What this means for progressive politics in the region. Andrew Miller, Advocacy Director for Amazon Watch, talks to us about news that more than 10,000 species of plants and animals are at high risk of extinction due to the destruction of the Amazon, and how some parts of the Amazon are emi…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Jennifer Weiner talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest novel, "That Summer." Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of seventeen books, including “Big Summer,” “Mrs. Everything,” and the children’s book “The Littlest Bigfoot.” In total, she has over 15 million books in print, published in 39 count…
 
Texas federal judge rules that DACA is illegal, blocking new applications. Will the Biden administration put up a strong fight to protect Dreamers? Peter Oliver, journalist and RT correspondent in Berlin, talks to us about the situation in Germany and Western Europe, where they continue to face the fallout from last week’s torrential rains and floo…
 
Shootings continue unabated in the United States. What can be done to address the root causes of violence. Maurice Cook, Executive Director and lead organizer at Serve Your City, and Bryan Weaver, founder and executive director of Hoops Sagrado talk to us about the never-ending epidemic of gun violence plaguing the country, with 56 people being sho…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Gabrielle Bluestone talks with host Dan Skinner about “HYPE: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet – and Why We’re Following.” Bluestone is a journalist whose writing has appeared in numerous publications including the “New York Times,” and “Washington Post.” She is also the Emmy-nomi…
 
COVID cases surge across the US and Africa; Joe Biden's Cuba propaganda; America's public housing crumbles. Michael Kane, executive director of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants, and Ruth Ann Norton, president and CEO of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, join the show to talk about efforts to ensure the health and safety of public housing …
 
On this edition of Conversations, Jeffery Deaver talks with host Dan Skinner about his latest novel featuring the character Colter Shaw, it’s an action-packed suspense thriller called “The Final Twist.” Deaver is the #1 international bestselling and award-winning author of more than forty novels, three collections of short stories, and a nonfiction…
 
Democrats agree to price tag on Infrastructure Bill. Will there be enough unity within the party to garner enough votes to pass it? Joel Segal, co-author of the original Medicare for All bill, executive director of the Justice Action Mobilization Network and national director of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Group, talks to us about Senators Char…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Jocelyn C. Zuckerman talks with host Dan Skinner about “Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Ended Up in Everything – And Endangered the World.” Zuckerman has written for “Fast Company,” “The American Prospect,” “Vogue,” and many other publications. Zuckerman is also the former deputy editor of “Gourmet,” articles editor of “…
 
West Virginia dangles money to attract rich residents. How the trickle-down approach to economic development has been long proven not to work. Alan Macleod, senior staff writer for MintPress News, author, journalist and media analyst and a member of the Glasgow University Media Group, talks to us about the way the crisis and protests in Cuba have b…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Ashley Elston talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest YA novel, "10 Truths and a Dare." Elston is the author of several novels including: “10 Blind Dates,” “The Rules for Disappearing,” “This Is Our Story,” and “The Lying Woods.” Although written for a young adult audience, Elston's novels have many adult read…
 
Israel’s Citizenship Law is not renewed in Knesset but apartheid measures remain. What the U.S.’s unconditional support for Israel means for human rights. Kathy Kelly, American peace activist and author, talks to us about the ongoing war in Yemen, where, according to reports, British forces are on the ground in eastern Yemen, providing logistical s…
 
The role the United States is playing in Cuba and Haiti is explored; Richard Branson's "accomplishment" is broken down. Kim Ives, editor of the English Section of Haiti Liberte, joins the show to talk about who is likely behind the killing of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse after a mysterious Florida doctor was blamed for the attack. He addresses M…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Dorothy Wickenden talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights.” Wickenden has served as the executive editor of The New Yorker since January 1996. She also writes for the magazine and is the moderator of its weekly podcast “The Political Scene.” "The A…
 
President Biden speaks on withdrawal from Afghanistan as Taliban gains ground. What was the U.S. doing there for 20 years? Tina Landis, environmental and social activist and the author of the book “Climate Solutions Beyond Capitalism,” talks to us about the heat dome that smothered the Pacific Northwest earlier last month, ending the hottest June o…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Andrew H. Knoll, talks with host Dan Skinner about “A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters.” Knoll is the Fisher Professor of Natural History at Harvard University. Professor Knoll’s research focuses on the early evolution of life, Earth’s environmental history, and the interconnections betw…
 
Authorities clamp down on patients and medical providers. How the ‘War on Drugs’ approach to the opioid crisis will cause needless harm. Mohammad Marandi, professor of English literature and Orientalism at the University of Tehran, and Ali Al-Ahmed, Saudi scholar, writer, and expert on Saudi political affairs, join us to talk about the recent visit…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Julia Sweig talks with host Dan Skinner about “Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight.” Sweig is an award-winning author of books on Cuba, Latin America, and American foreign policy. She served as a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations for fifteen years and she is a senior research fellow at the LBJ …
 
Haiti President assassinated in his home. How this will escalate violence in the country even further. John Ross, author and economist, a senior fellow of the Chongyang Institute at Renmin University of China, talks to us about the the events around 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, how U.S. media criticized president Xi Jinping’s s…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Melissa de la Cruz talks with host Dan Skinner about “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: the Road Trip.” Melissa is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling Descendants series, as well as many other best-selling novels, for readers of all ages, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series.…
 
Dan Kovalik is an author and human rights & labor lawyer. His most recent book is “No More War: How the West Violates International Law by Using ‘Humanitarian' Intervention to Advance Economic and Strategic Interests.” He talks to us about the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, the media coverage describing it as an abandonment of the coun…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Claudia Kalb talks with host Dan Skinner about “Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers." Kalb is an award-winning author and journalist who reports on health, science, and human behavior. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside the Minds of His…
 
Chris Garaffa, web developer, technologist, security and privacy consultant, joins us to talk about a joint cybersecurity advisory from the NSA and the FBI, claiming that the GRU has been conducting cyberattacks on government and private sector targets worldwide, how the these allegations are usually devoid of any evidence for the claims, and what …
 
On this edition of Conversations, Brian Skerry talks with host Dan Skinner about “National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022.” Skerry is a visual storyteller specializing in ocean wildlife and underwater realms. Since 1998 he has been a contributing photographer for National Geographic magazine and the author of 12 books including “Ocean Soul,” “SHARK,”…
 
Dr. Bill Honigman, retired Emergency Physician and California State Coordinator and Healthcare Issue Team Coordinator for Progressive Democrats of America, joins us to talk about how the the Biden administration appears set to change a rule that gives the government power to seize the patents for taxpayer-funded drugs and other inventions that allo…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Karen L. Cox talks with host Dan Skinner about “No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice.” Cox is an award-winning historian, Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians, and professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is …
 
Ray Baker, political analyst and host of the podcast Public Agenda, and Sean Blackmon, co-host of By Any Means Necessary, join us to talk about a new poll conducted in San Francisco, where crime and homelessness were ranked among the highest levels of concerns, and how the framing of this survey purposely demonize the working poor and the homeless.…
 
On this edition of Conversations, Robert Beatty talks with host Dan Skinner about "Willa of Dark Hollow." Beatty is the New York Times best-selling author of the "Serafina" series and "Willa of the Wood." Beatty says his books are enjoyed by both children and adults. He is currently developing a live action series for television based on the Willa …
 
Wyatt Reed, Sputnik Radio producer and correspondent, joins us to talk about the Bicentennial Congress of the Peoples of the World which took place in Caracas, Venezuela last week, its role in building bridges or establishing shared goals among sometimes adversarial left groups, and whether the global left coming out of this with some more resolve …
 
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