Emily Crane Linn | Clinton School Presents

Emily Crane Linn

Interview with Emily Crane Linn, Executive Director of Canopy Northwest Arkansas, 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 Emily Crane Linn, Executive Director of Canopy Northwest Arkansas, a resettlement center that provides refugees with everything they need to build a new life: from a place to live and language classes to counselors and babysitters. They help refugees learn English, put together a resume, evaluate their degree, and prepare for the American workforce. 

Frank Norris | Clinton School Presents

Frank Norris

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.

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.

Devery Anderson | Clinton School Presents

Devery Anderson

Interview with Devery Anderson, 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 Devery Anderson, author of “Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement,” which offers a comprehensive account of the 1955 murder of Emmett Till and its aftermath, while also telling the story of the 14 year-old African American boy from Chicago.

Ari Berman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ari Berman 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 Ari Berman, author of "Give US the Ballot: the Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America". In this narrative history, Berman charts both the transformation of American democracy under the Voting Rights Act and the counterrevolution that has sought to limit voting rights from 1965 to the present day.


Theresa Payton | Clinton School Presents

Theresa Payton

Interview with Theresa Payton 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 Theresa Payton, Former White House Chief Information Officer. Payton is also founder and CEO of Fortalice, a team of cyber crime fighters protecting against internet predators. Her book “Privacy in the Age of Big Data” highlights the many positive outcomes of digital surveillance and data collection while also outlining those forms of data collection to which we may not consent, and of which we are likely unaware.

Gilbert King | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Gilbert King 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 Pulitzer prize winning author Gilbert King. He is the author of “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,” which is about four black men falsely accused of raping Norma Lee Padgett, a 17-year-old white woman in Groveland, Fla. in 1949. It unearthed a largely forgotten chapter in the long history of racial injustice in the United States, and explored the tactics used by Thurgood Marshall, the future Supreme Court Justice, to chip away at the foundations of Jim Crow law.

Charles Kenny | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Charles Kenny 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 Charles Kenny, author of Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding. Kenny, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses the considerable successes of development, pointing to global progress in health, education, civil and political rights, infrastructure and argues that new technologies and innovation are the driving forces for progress.

Eric Peasah | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Eric Peasah 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 Eric Peasah, founder of Right To Be Free (RTBF), a non-profit organization dedicated to freeing children and women who are victims of slavery, exploitation and other oppressive conditions. He has managed and led humanitarian and social services programs that focus on reducing poverty and improving the worth and dignity of children, women, the elderly, the vulnerable and others marginalized in society.

Imran Ahmad | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Imran Ahmad 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 Imran Ahmad, author of “The Perfect Gentleman: A Muslim Boy meets the West," which details how the tragedy of 9/11 affected his life as a Muslim in Western society.

Tucker Carrington | Clinton School Presents

Tucker Carrington

Interview with Tucker Carrington, 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 Tucker Carrington, director of the Mississippi Innocence Project which is committed to providing quality legal representation for Mississippi state prisoners serving significant periods of incarceration who have cognizable claims of wrongful conviction.

Ruby Bridges | Clinton School Presents

Ruby Bridges

Interview with Ruby Bridges 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 Ruby Bridges, who was 6 when she became the first African-American child to integrate a white Southern elementary school, having to be escorted to class by her mother and U.S. marshals due to violent mobs. Bridges' bravery paved the way for continued Civil Rights action and she's shared her story with future generations in educational forums.