David O'Sullivan | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Ambassador David O’Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States, 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 David O’Sullivan, European Union Ambassador to the United States,as the European Union’s top diplomat to the United States, he oversees the EU’s bilateral relationship with the United States and the direction and work of the EU delegation including: political, economic, and commercial affairs.

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.

Tom Vilsack | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Tom Vilsack, 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 Tom Vilsack, secretary of the US Department of Agriculture. As leader of the USDA, Secretary Vilsack is working to strengthen the American agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for innovation of rural America Prior to his appointment, Vilsack served two terms as the Governor of Iowa, in the Iowa State Senate and as the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Andrew Dessler | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Andrew Dessler 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 Andrew Dessler, a tenured professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M and a climate scientist who studies both the science and politics of climate change Based on his research and policy experience, he has authored two books on climate change: “The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change: A Guide to the Debate” and “Introduction to Modern Climate Change."

Brian Stone | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Brian Stone 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 Brian Stone, director of the Urban Climate Lab Stone is an associate professor in the City and Regional Planning Program of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches in the areas of urban environmental management, land use, and transportation planning. The urban climate lab is a group of researchers exploring the connections between climate change and the built environment and how land use is contributing to climate change, including through urbanization and displacement of natural land covers.

Deborah Frank | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Deborah Frank 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 Deborah Frank, the founder and principal investigator of Children’s HealthWatch, which researches food, energy, and housing insecurity and their impact on children’s health and development. Since 1998, Children’s HealthWatch has collected data in frontline healthcare settings to perform research on the impact of public policy on the health, nutrition, and development of children ages zero to four.

Josh Fox | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Josh Fox 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 Josh Fox, award winning director of the documentary Gasland and Gasland II in which he argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.

JD Willson | Clinton School Presents

Interview with JD Willson 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 JD Willson, assistant professor of biological sciences, at the University of Arkansas where he is completing basic and applied research on amphibians, aquatic reptiles, and invasive snakes. Willson is now involved in research on the ecology, impacts, and potential for range expansion of invasive Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades.

Lisa Song | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Lisa Song 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 Lisa Song, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Song is a reporter for InsideClimate News, a non-profit, non-partisan news organization that covers clean energy, carbon energy, nuclear energy, and environmental science. She reports on oil sands, pipeline safety, and natural gas drilling.

Robert Gibbs | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Robert Gibbs, 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 Robert Gibbs, one of the foremost urban retail planners in America. For the past 25 years, Gibbs, a recognized leader in New Urbanism, has been active in developing innovative yet practical methods for applying modern trends in commercial development to more than 300 town centers and historic cities here and abroad.

Brian Fagan | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Brian Fagan 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 Brian Fagan, Professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and New York Times best-selling author.  Fagan, an archaeological generalist with expertise in the broad issues of human prehistory, is the author of "Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind," which examines the history of water spanning a period from about 10,000 years ago up to the Industrial Revolution, when people began deep pumping from subterranean aquifers, using fossil fuels.

Louie Psihoyos | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Louie Psihoyos 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 Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award-winning director of “The Cove” the 2009 Oscar winning documentary which uncovers how a small seaside village in Japan serves as a microcosm of ecological crimes happening worldwide.

Christine Todd Whitman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Christine Todd Whitman 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 Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She is currently co-chair of CASE, the Clean and Safe Energy coalition that promotes economic and environmental benefits of nuclear expansion.

Cynthia Barnett | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Cynthia Barnett 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 Cynthia Barnett, an award winning journalist specializing in freshwater issues. Her book "Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis," describes an illusion of water abundance in America that has encouraged everyone, from homeowners to farmers to utilities, to use more and more.

Chris Yura | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Chris Yura 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 Chris Yura, founder of Sustain U, an American clothing company that utilizes domestic labor and recycled fiber to create apparel for the collegiate community. The company's business philosophy is based on the notion that the Green Economy is a way to jumpstart the struggling economy especially with environmentally sustainable, locally produced goods and services. 

Dr. George Crozier | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. George Crozier 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. George Crozier, senior marine scientist and executive director of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab off the coast of Alabama, discusses the environmental impact of the recent Gulf oil spill. The sea lab is located at the mouth of Mobile Bay in an area directly impacted by the spill, and scientists there are studying the long-term effects of the oil on marine life and the coast. An expert in coastal zone management, Crozier earned his Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1968 and has served as executive director of the sea lab since 1979.