Ambassador Jonathan Addleton | Clinton School Presents

Jonathan Addleton

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

Joe Nocera

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

Jay Solomon

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. 

Clinton School Presents | Alan Abramowitz

Alan Abramowitz

Interview with Alan Abramowitz, Professor of political science at Emory University, 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 Alan Abramowitz, Professor of political science at Emory University. He has authored or co-authored six books, dozens of contributions to edited volumes, and wrote more than 50 articles in political journals dealing with political parties, elections, and voting behaviour in the United States. He is one of the nation’s leading election forecasters. His “Time for Change” model correctly predicted the popular vote winner in every presidential election between 1988 and 2012. His next book is “The Great Alignment: Race, Ideology, and Transformation of the American Party System”.
 

Gabriel Debenedetti | Clinton School Presents

Gabriel Debenedetti

Interview with Gabriel Debenedetti, POLITICO national politics reporter, 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 Gabriel Debenedetti, who is a political reporter for POLITICO. Before joining the magazine in 2015, he spent three years covering national politics for Reuters in Washington and New York. A New Jersey native, Debenedetti graduated from Princeton University, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Daily Princetonian.

Daniel Lucey | Clinton School Presents

Daniel Lucey

Interview with Daniel Lucey, a physician trained in infectious diseases and public health, 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 Lucey, a physician trained in infectious diseases and public health. He’s taught eleven years at Georgetown on global emerging infectious diseases. He’s travelled widely in Asia and the Middle East to exchange information regarding infectious diseases such as SARS, HIV and anthrax.

Martin Frost and Tom Davis | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with former Congressmen Martin Frost and Tom Davis, 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 former Congressmen Martin Frost and Tom Davis, authors of “The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis.” They dissect the causes of legislative gridlock and offer a common sense bipartisan plan for making Congress functional.

Joby Warrick | Clinton School Presents

Joby Warrick


Interview with Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter, 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 Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS”, he traces how the strain of muslims behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison, and spread with the unwilling aid of two American Presidents. Drawing on unique, high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, he weaves moment by moment operational details, perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than Al-Qaeda, and tried desperately to stop it.

Lucie Amundsen | Clinton School Presents

Lucie Amundsen

Interview with Lucie Amundsen, co-founder and marketing chick for Locally Laid Egg Company, 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 Lucie Amundsen, co-founder and marketing chick for Locally Laid Egg Company. She is also the author of “Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm From Scratch”, which tells the story of how a midwestern family with no agricultural experience, turned a few backyard chickens to a full fledged farm

Margaret Brodkin | Clinton School Presents

Margaret Brodkin

Interview with Margaret Brodkin, child advocate, 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 Margaret Brodkin, child advocate. Margaret spent 26 years as the Executive Director of San Francisco's major child advocacy organization, then 5 years as the Director of the San Francisco Office of Children, Youth and Their Families. Since 2014, she’s directed Funding the Next Generation, a project she founded which promotes local dedicated funding streams and ballot measures for kids throughout California.

Taylor Wilson | Clinton School Presents

Taylor Wilson

Interview with Taylor Wilson, the youngest person in history to produce nuclear fusion, 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 Taylor Wilson, who at age 14 became the youngest person in history to produce nuclear fusion. Today, he continues his research to revolutionize the way we produce energy, fight cancer, combat terrorism using nuclear technology. 

Nick Shifrin | Clinton School Presents

Nick Shifrin

Interview with award winning foreign correspondent and Clinton School visiting fellow Nick Shifrin, 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 award winning foreign correspondent and Clinton School visiting fellow Nick Shifrin. Shifrin was foreign correspondent for nearly a decade, he became abc News Afghanistan and Pakistan correspondent and bureau chief at age 28, covering every major story in south Asia for nearly four years, including being the first journalist to provide video from inside Osama Bin Laden compound in 2011. He served as abc News’ London correspondent, and most recently was on assignment in Jerusalem with National Public Radio.

Ginny Atwood Lovitt | Clinton School Presents

Ginny Atwood Lovitt

Interview with Ginny Atwood Lovitt, executive director of the Chris Atwood Foundation, 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 Ginny Atwood Lovitt, executive director of the Chris Atwood Foundation, which works to provide recovery support and resources to people and families affected by addiction to change the conversation and policies about addiction from ones of stigma to support and to prevent the diseases from taking hold of future generations. The Atwood Foundation began in 2013, after the Atwood family lost their son and brother, Chris, to an accidental and fatal overdose.

Patterson Hood | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Patterson Hood, co-founder of the Drive-By Truckers, 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 Patterson Hood. He is the co-founder of the band Drive-By truckers. He captures the Southern storytelling tradition through his songwriting and also published “The South’s Heritage is So Much More Than Just a Flag” in an op-ed for the NY Times Magazine.

Kevin Merida | Clinton School Presents

Kevin Merida

Interview with Kevin Merida, editor-in- chief at ESPN, 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 Kevin Merida, the editor-in- chief for “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s new website that provides in-depth reporting, commentary, and insight on race and culture through the lens of sports with innovative storytelling, original reporting, and provocative commentary.

Dana Suskind | Clinton School Presents

Dana Suskind

Interview with Dana Suskind, founder and director of the Thirty Million Words initiative, 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 Dana Suskind, professor of surgery at the University of Chicago, director of the pediatric cochlear implant program, and founder and director of the Thirty Million Words initiative. Based on scientific research that shows the critical importance of early language exposure on the developing child, Thirty Million Words helps parents enhance their home language environment in order to optimize their child’s brain development and therefore, his or her ability to learn.

Elaine Kamarck | Clinton School Presents

Elaine Kamarck

Interview with Elaine Kamarck, author of “Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again”, 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 Elaine Kamarck, author of “Why Presidents Fail and How They Can Succeed Again”. Kamarck, director of the Center for Effective Public Management at the Brookings Institution, explains the difficulties of governing in our modern political landscape, and offers examples and recommendations of how our next president can not only recreate faith in leadership but also run a competent, successful administration.

Jeremy Richman | Clinton School Presents

Jeremy Richman

Interview with Jeremy Richman, founder of the Avielle Foundation, 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 with Jeremy Richman, founder of the Avielle Foundation. The Avielle Foundation was founded to prevent violence and build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement, and education after Dr. Richman’s daughter, Avielle, was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.

Meredith Walker | Clinton School Presents

Meredith Walker

Interview with Meredith Walker 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 Meredith Walker, executive director and co-creator of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Smart Girls is a groundbreaking way to use the internet to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the lives of young women. The former head of the talent department at Saturday Night Live, Walker now devotes all of her time to Smart Girls by leading workshops, service days, and Smart Girls volunteer teams. Smart Girls helps young people cultivate their authentic selves and emphasizes intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.”