Tererai Trent | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Tererai Trent, Oprah Winfrey’s favorite guest, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Tererai Trent, author of “The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams.”  Before Tererai Trent landed on Oprah’s stage as her “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream. As a young girl in a cattle-herding village in Zimbabwe, she dreamed of receiving an education but instead was married young and by eighteen, without a high school graduation, she was already a mother of three. Trent encountered a visiting American woman, Jo Luck of Heifer International, who assured her that anything was possible, reawakening her sacred dream. Tererai planted her dreams deep in the earth and prayed they would grow. They did, and now not only has she earned her Ph.D. but she has also built schools for girls in Zimbabwe, with funding from Oprah. 

The Awakened Woman is her accessible, intimate, and evocative guide that teaches nine essential lessons to encourage all women to reexamine their dreams and uncover the power hidden within them – power that can recreate our world for the better.

Luke Dittrich | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with award winning journalist Luke Dittrich for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Luke Dittrich, author of “Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, the story of Henry Molaison, who lost the ability to create memories after he underwent a lobotomy to treat his seizures. His case taught scientists a lot about how the brain creates and stores memories. The case was one of personal tragedy for Molaison, but a boon for the modern landscape of medicine and science.

Dittrich is the grandson of William Scoville, the doctor who performed Patient H.M.'s lobotomy. Additionally, Dittrich is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, and a contributing editor at Esquire.

Ryan Hampton | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Ryan Hampton for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Ryan Hampton, a recovery advocate. Nearly three years into recovery from a decade-long heroin addiction, Ryan Hampton is a prominent, leading face and voice of addiction and is changing the national dialog about addiction through social media. With content that reaches over 1 million people a week, Ryan has the largest following of any person in the addiction and recovery space. 

He was part of the core team that released the first-ever Surgeon General's report on addiction and was singled out by Forbes as a top social media entrepreneur in the recovery movement. Ryan connects a vast network of people who are passionate about ending the drug epidemic in America. His writing on recovery and addiction related issues regularly go viral in online journals such as HuffPo and The Hill.

Daniel Lippman | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Daniel Lippman, co-author of POLITICO's Playbook, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Daniel Lippman, a reporter for POLITICO and co-author of POLITICO's Playbook, the most indispensable morning newsletter for the biggest influencers in politics.  Before joining POLITICO, he was a fellow covering environmental news for E&E Publishing and a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York. He has also interned for McClatchy Newspapers and Reuters. During a stint freelancing in 2013, he traveled to the Turkish-Syrian border to cover the impact of the Syrian civil war for The Huffington Post and CNN.com.

Michelle Kuo | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Michelle Kuo, author of Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a Student, and a Life-Changing Friendship, on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down Michelle Kuo, author of Reading With Patrick, who taught English at an alternative school in the Arkansas Delta for two years. Recently graduated from Harvard University, Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Ark., as a Teach for America volunteer, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America, still disabled by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. In this stirring memoir, Kuo, the child of Taiwanese immigrants, shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary and personal awakening.

Dan Zak | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Dan Zak, a reporter for the Washington Post, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down Dan Zak, author of Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age. In his book, Zak writes about a book about nuclear weapons, the activists who resist them, and the bureaucracy that maintains them.

Becky Straw | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Becky Straw, co-founder and CEO of the Adventure Project, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Becky Straw, co-founder and CEO of the Adventure Project, a nonprofit creating jobs in developing countries. Instead of giving money and products away, The Adventure Project works somewhat like a venture capital firm for effective nonprofits: funding entrepreneurial activity that will both provide jobs and help in the four most needed areas – water, hunger, health, and environment. The 10-year goal of the organization is to create one million jobs worldwide. Prior to The Adventure Project, Becky spent three years helping to launch Charity: Water, an organization bringing drinking water to people in developing countries.

Alexander Eaton | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Alex Eaton, director and technician for Sistema Biobolsa, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Alex Eaton, director and technician for Sistema Biobolsa. He has evaluated, developed, and managed small scale and industrial anaerobic digestion systems in Asia, Latin America, and the US. Recent clients include the US EPA, USAID, PA Consulting, various Mexican government offices, and international carbon offset firms. As the Executive Director of the International Renewable Resources Institute, Alex has developed and managed carbon offset and renewable energy projects across Latin America, including projects that have been commercialized under the Kyoto Protocol.

Jonathan Forman | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Jonathan Forman, Science Policy Adviser at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue with the distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Jonathan Forman, Science Policy Adviser at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), whose mission is to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in order to achieve the their vision of a world that is free of chemical weapons and of the threat of their use, and in which cooperation in chemistry for peaceful purposes for all is fostered. The OPCW was awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons

Greg Simon | Clinton School Presents

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Greg Simon, Director of Biden Cancer Initiative at the Biden Foundation. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Taskforce. A position created by President Barack Obama for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March of 2016. As Executive Director, he assembled and lead a team of eight professionals to support the work of the Vice President in developing and promoting the goals of the Cancer Moonshot. He also coordinated the work of the Taskforce comprised of twenty cabinet and subcabinet offices. 

Janine D'Anniballe | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, Director of Trauma Services at Mental Health Partners for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Dr. Janine D’Anniballe. She’s been dedicated to the prevention, treatment and training of sexual assault issues for the past eighteen years. She is the Director of Trauma Services at Mental Health Partners in Boulder Colorado. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Moving to End Sexual Assault Rape Crisis Center in Boulder Colorado.

Alan Schwarz | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with former New York Times Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, Alan Schwartz, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with the former New York Times Pulitzer Prize nominated journalist, Alan Schwartz. In his book, “ADHD Nation: Children, Doctors, Big Pharma, and the Making of an American Epidemic”, he examines the roots and the rise of this cultural and medical phenomenon. Is the definitive account of the widespread misdiagnosis of Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, how its unchecked growth over half a century has made ADHD one of the most controversial conditions in medicine, with serious effects on children, adults, and society. 

Frank Norris | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Frank Norris, a historian with the National Park Service’s National Trails Office, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Frank Norris, a historian with the National Park Service’s National Trails Office. We discussed the Green Book on the Route 66 Corridor Preservation Program. The Green Book was created by Victor H. Green, a postal service worker from Harlem New York. He began publishing the guide in 1936 to help African Americans avoid, as he put it, embarrassing moments after motorists started exploring long distance motorways including Route 66, the nation’s first transcontinental highway.

Daniel Oppenheimer | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Daniel Oppenheimer, author of “Exit Right”, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Daniel Oppenheimer, author of “Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century.” He tells the story of six major political figures whose journey away from the left reshaped the contours of American politics in the 20th century. 

Ambassador Jonathan Addleton | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, a five time USAID mission director, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Ambassador Jonathan Addleton, a five time USAID mission director. He also served as US Ambassador to Mongolia, USAID Representative to the European Union and the US Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan. His book, “The Dust of Kandahar: A Diplomat Among Warriors in Afghanistan” provides a personal account of one diplomat’s year of service in America’s longest war. 

Joe Nocera | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Joe Nocera, author of “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA”, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Joe Nocera, author of “Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA”. His book tells the dramatic story of a loose-knit group of rebels who decide to fight the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Jay Solomon | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Wall Street Journal’s Foreign Affair Correspondent, Jay Solomon, for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Wall Street Journal’s Foreign Affair Correspondent, Jay Solomon. His book “The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals that Reshaped the Middle East”, is the product of extensive, in depth reporting and interviews with all the key players in the conflict, from high ranking Iranian officials, to Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team.

Russel Lewis | Clinton School Presents

Russel Lewis

Interview with Russell Lewis, the Southern Bureau Chief for the National Public Radio (NPR), for NPR affiliate KUAR on Clinton School Presents, a weekly dialogue of distinguished guests that visit the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, Arkansas. Nikolai DiPippa, Clinton School Director of Public Programs, sat down with Russell Lewis the Southern Bureau Chief for the National Public Radio. He covers issues and people of the Southeast to bring context and dimensions to issues ranging from immigration, transportation, and oil and gas drilling for NPR listeners across the nation and around the world.  He is also a key member of NPR’s “Go Team”, a small group of experienced producers and reporters who respond to major disasters worldwide and he is often the first on the scene for NPR.