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.

Michael Kammarman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Michael Kammarman 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 Michael Kammarman, press officer for the US Men’s National Soccer Team. In this edited conversation from his public program, he discusses the state of American soccer and his travels while working with the National team over the past 15 years.

Joe Briggs | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Joe Briggs 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 Briggs. He is the Public Policy Counsel and the first person to lead Government Relations for the National Football Players Association.  A former scholarship athlete at Texas Christian University,  Briggs is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

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.

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.

Luke Duvall | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Luke Duvall 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 Luke Duvall. In October 2009, Duvall was a sophomore high school football player in Atkins Arkansas when he contracted H1N1 at the height of the swine flu pandemic. His story to survive was shown on 60 minutes and helped educate the public on the importance of the flu shot.

Brian Ingrassia | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Brian Ingrassia 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 Ingrassia, author of "The Rise of the University: Higher Education’s Uneasy Alliance with Big-Time Football", which documents the history and impact of college football’s role in shaping the modern American university. Beginning with in the late 1800s, he traces the evolution of football from a gentlemen’s pastime to a multi-million dollar enterprise that shapes American culture.

Marie Tillman | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Marie Tillman 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 Marie Tillman, co-founder and president of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. Marie discusses her new book, “The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss and Life,” which describes her journey to remake her life following the loss of her husband Pat, a U.S. Army Ranger and former NFL star, in April 2004 when he was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Luma Mufleh | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Luma Mufleh 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 Luma Mufleh, founder of The Fugees Family, a nonprofit organization devoted to working with child survivors of war by using soccer to provide support and structure. Since 2005, the program has grown to include year-round soccer for 86 boys and girls aged 10 to 18, after-school tutoring and soccer for 50 elementary-aged students, a private academy serving 36 students and an academic enrichment summer camp.

Gary Jobson | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Gary Jobson 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 Gary Jobson, president of US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing. An author of 17 books, Jobson promotes the sport of sailing at all levels.

Jeff Passan | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Passan 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  Jeff Passan, author of "Death to the BCS-The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series". A baseball columnist for Yahoo Sports, Passan and fellow authors Dan Wetzel and Josh Peter argue for a college football playoff over the current system.

Chad Gibbs | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Chad 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 Chad Gibbs author of "God and Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC," a humorous look at the intersection of religion and football in the South. A graduate of Auburn University, Gibbs traveled to the 12 schools of the Southeastern Conference during game weekends to discover how others are able to balance their passion for their team with their devotion to God.

Grant Wahl | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Grant Wahl 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 Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated senior writer and author of New York Times bestselling book, "The Beckham Experiment," which chronicles English star David Beckham's stint in American soccer. In his career at Sports Illustrated, Wahl has covered 12 NCAA basketball tournaments, five World Cups and three Olympics. Back from covering the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Grant Wahl discusses the state of American soccer.