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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Ross | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Michael Ross 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 Puplic Programs, sat down with Michael Ross, an author and associate professor of History at University of Maryland. In his new book, “The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case,” Ross offers the first full account of one of the events that electrified the South at one of the most critical moments in the history of American race relations. The book covers the kidnapping, where two African American women kidnapped seventeen-month-old Mollie Digby in front of her New Orleans home. From the moment it happens through the highly publicized investigation and sensationalized trial that followed, Ross paints a vivid picture of the Reconstruction-era South and the complexities and possibilities that faced the newly integrated society.

Dan Schnur | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dan Schnur 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 Dan Schnur, one of California’s leading political and media strategists. He is the executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, where he works to motivate students to become involved in politics, government, and public service and teaches popular classes in politics, communications and leadership.

Henry Cisneros | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Henry Cisneros 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 Henry Cisneros, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). After leaving HUD in 1997, he became president and COO of Univision Communications, the Spanish-language broadcaster that has become the fifth most-watched television network in the nation.

Jonathan Martin | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jonathan Martin 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 Jonathan Martin, the national political correspondent for The New York Times. He is the co-author of the New York Times best seller “The End of the Line: Romney vs. Obama: The 34 Days That Decided the Election". Martin discusses the upcoming 2014 as well as 2016 elections.

Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru 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 investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, co authors of the League of Denial, the NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth.  Mark, co-author of the best-selling "Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal that Rocked Professional Sports," and his brother Steve, a Pulitzer Prize winner for the Washington Post, tell the story of the National Football League’s extended campaign to suppress efforts to prove the connection between football and brain damage.

Ken Stern | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ken Stern 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 Ken Stern, former CEO of National Public Radio. He is the author of With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and a Better Way to Give which examines the American Charity industry. He provides an unflinching look at the philanthropic sector but also offers an inspiring prescription for individual giving and widespread reform.

Peter Baker | Clinton School Presents

Peter Baker

Interview with Peter Baker 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 Peter Baker, award winning author and chief White House Correspondent for the New York Times. Baker’s new book, Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House was named one of the Top 10 books of 2013 and recounts the unique and evolving relationship between the former president and vice president.

Ali Velshi | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ali Velshi 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 financial news veteran, Ali Velshi. He is the host of “Real Money with Ali Velshi on Al Jazeera America which focuses on helping Americans prosper from financial trends and protect themselves from economic dangers.

Alex Jones | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Alex Jones 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 Alex Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and Laurence M. Lombard lecturer in Press and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for journalism in 1987 while covering the press for the New York Times.

David Finkel | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David Finkel 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 journalist David Finkel, to discuss his most recent book, the critically acclaimed “Thank You for Your Service,” chronicles the challenges faced by American soldiers and their families in the aftermath of war. The winner of the 2012 MacArthur Fellow, his previous best selling book, The Good Soliders, he embedded himself on the front lines of the US Surge during the Iraqi War.

David Brock | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David Brock 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 David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America, a non-profit started in 2004 that describes itself as a progressive research and information center dedicated to comprehensively monitoring, analyzing and correcting conservative misinformation in the US media.

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.