Helene Gayle | Clinton School Presents

HELENE GAYLE

Interview with Helene Gayle, President and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, 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 Helene Gayle, President and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, a community foundation dedicated to improving the region through strategic grant making, civic engagement, and inspiring philanthropy. Named one of Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women and one of Non-Profit Times Top 50, Helene has authored numerous articles on global and domestic public health issues, poverty alleviation, gender equality, and social justice.

Marjorie Spruill | Clinton School Presents

Marjorie Spruill

Interview with Marjorie Spruill.  Forty years ago, two women’s movements drew a line in the sand between liberals and conservatives. The legacy of that rift is still evident today in American politics and social policies.  Gloria Steinem was quoted in 2015 in The New Yorker as saying the National Women’s Conference in 1977 “…may take the prize as the most important event nobody knows about.”  After the United Nations established International Women’s Year (IWY) in 1975, Congress mandated and funded state conferences to elect delegates to attend the National Women’s Conference in Houston in 1977. At that conference, Bella Abzug, Steinem, and other feminists adopted a National Plan of Action, endorsing the hot-button issues of abortion rights, the Equal Rights Amendment, and gay rights – the latter a new issue in national politics. Across town, Phyllis Schlafly, Lottie Beth Hobbs, and the conservative women’s movement held a massive rally to protest federally funded feminism and launch a Pro-Family movement.  “Divided We Stand” reveals how the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers divided the nation as Democrats continued to support women’s rights and Republicans cast themselves as the party of family values.

Baz Dreisinger | Clinton School Presents

Baz Dreisinger

Interview with Baz Dreisinger.  Dr. Baz Dreisinger is the author of Incarceration Nations, a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and a rethinking of one of America’s most far-reaching global exports: the modern prison complex. Dreisinger was named a 2017-18 Global Fulbright Scholar and is working to internationally replicate the Prison-to-College Pipeline with a focus on the Caribbean and South Africa.

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.

Janine D'Anniballe | Clinton School Presents

Janine D'Anniballe

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.

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.”

Kamilah Willingham | Clinton School Presents

Kamila Willingham

Interview with Kamilah Willingham 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 Kamilah Willingham. Kamilah Willingham is an outspoken advocate and activist dedicated to gender equality, social justice, and human rights. She currently works as a program and outreach director at the California Women’s Law Center in Los Angeles. She previously worked for Just Detention International (JDI), an organization dedicated to ending sexual abuse in prisons and jails. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College.

Jay Newton Small | Clinton School Presents

Jay Newton Small

Interview with Jay Newton Small 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 Jay Newton Small. As Washington correspondent for TIME, journalist Jay Newton Small writes about everything from Washington politics to foreign policy and national trends. In her new book, Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works, Newton-Small takes readers through the offices and hallways of Capital Hill to demonstrate how women are reaching across the aisles, coalescing, and affecting lasting change. With deep interviews, including conversations with Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Mikulski, Kirsten Gillibrand, Valerie Jarrett, Sarah Palin, Kelly Ayotte, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and dozens of other former and current public figures, Broad Influence is an insightful look at how women are transforming government, politics, and the workforce, and how they are using that power shift to effect change throughout America.

Anne-Marie Slaughter | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Anne-Marie Slaughter 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 Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO of the nonprofit think tank, New America. Anne-Marie Slaughter is the former dean of the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and was the first female Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. State Department. She wrote an article for the Atlantic , “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” which became one of the most-read pieces in the magazine’s history. In her book, “Unfinished Business: Women, Men, Work, Family,” Slaughter provides a powerful, persuasive, and deeply inclusive vision for how to finish the long struggle for equality between men and women, work and family.

Joan Wages | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Joan Wages 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 Joan Wages, president and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum which is dedicated to educating the general public about the diverse historic contributions of women and raising awareness about the critical need for a national women’s history museum in our nation’s capital.

BA Rudolph Foundation | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Rebecca Cook Davis and Maggie Moore 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 sat down with Rebecca Cook Davis and Maggie Moore, co-founders of the BA Rudolph Foundation.  The Foundation’s mission is to advance and benefit young women through educational and general support for whom a small amount of support could make a significant difference by providing financial and professional support to young women with internships in public service and the sciences.

Ashley Merryman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ashley Merryman 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 sat down with New York Times bestselling author, Ashley Merryman. She is the author of “Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing,” reveals the hidden factors behind every sort of win and loss — from bringing home a Gold in Olympic swimming to bombing the SAT.

Holly Gordon | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Holly Gordon 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 Holly Gordon, Executive Director of "Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World," an international movement for girls’ education and the Executive Producer of “Girl Rising,” a film at the epicenter of the movement. Girl Rising was named the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012 by Forbes Magazine.

Anne Ream | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Anne Ream 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 Anne Ream, Chicago-based writer and the founder of the Voices and Faces Project, an award-winning new-media documentary initiative created to bring the stories of  survivors of gender-based violence to the attention of the public. She is author of the new book, "Lived Through This," which chronicles the stories of rape and sexual violence survivors.

Brett Hughes | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Brett Hughes 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 Brett Hughes, former professional Lacrosse player and co-founder of Lacrosse the Nations which is an organization that uses the lacrosse field as a platform to teach students valuable life skills, health and nutrition education, and offers a scholarship program, while ultimately bringing joy to their lives.

Chad Griffin | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Chad Griffin 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 Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization. Griffin previously served as president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and was the leading strategist behind the lawsuit that originally overturned Proposition 8, which barred same-sex couples from marrying in the state.

Salamishah Tillet | Clinton School Presents

Salamishah Tillet

Interview with Salamishah Tillet, 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 Salamishah Tillet, co-founder of A Long Walk Home, Inc., the only organization in the country that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against women and girls. Through national and local programs, multimedia performances, summer and afterschool youth institutes, campus trainings and workshops, ALWH has educated over 100,000 survivors and their allies to build safe communities and end gender violence.

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.