Margaret Brodkin | Clinton School Presents

Margaret Brodkin

Interview with Margaret Brodkin, child advocate, 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 Margaret Brodkin, child advocate. Margaret spent 26 years as the Executive Director of San Francisco's major child advocacy organization, then 5 years as the Director of the San Francisco Office of Children, Youth and Their Families. Since 2014, she’s directed Funding the Next Generation, a project she founded which promotes local dedicated funding streams and ballot measures for kids throughout California.

Douglas Brinkley | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Douglas Brinkley 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 Douglas Brinkley, who is an award-winning and New York Times best-selling author, a professor of history at Rice University, a fellow at the James Baker Institute for Public Policy, and an editor at Audubon Magazine. In his new book, Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America, Brinkley focuses on FDR and his essential yet under-sung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps and premier protector of America’s public lands. FDR built from scratch dozens of State Park systems and scenic roadways. During his years as president, FDR established hundreds of federal migratory bird refuges, spearheaded the modern endangered species movement, and positioned his conservation goals as economic policy to combat the severe unemployment of the Great Depression. Rightful Heritage chronicles both a portrait of FDR’s passion and skill to illuminate the tension between business and nature of both exploiting and conserving our national resources.

Sven Beckert | Clinton School Presents

Sven Beckert

Interview with Sven Beckert 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 Sven Beckert, who is Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University. Beckert’s research and teaching center on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions. His publications have focused on the history of economic elites, on labor, on democracy and, in recent years, on the global history of capitalism. Beckert teaches courses on the history of American capitalism, Gilded Age America, the political economy of modern capitalism, labor history and global capitalism. He is co-chair of the Program on the Study of Capitalism at Harvard University, and the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, also at Harvard. Beyond Harvard, he co-chairs an international study group on global history, is co-editor of a series of books at Princeton University Press on “America in the World,”and has co-organized a series of conferences on the history of capitalism. He has received many fellowships and awards, including the Newcomen Fellowship at Harvard Business School, and fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. Beckert is a Guggenheim Fellow. He has lectured all over the world.

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.


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.

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.

Austin Barbour | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Austin Barbour 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 Austin Barbour, a political consultant based out of Jackson, Mississipi. Austin Barbour is the nephew of former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and a key strategist for Senator Thad Cochran’s successful primary defeat of challenger State Senator Chris McDaniel. He has been recognized as one of the nation’s top fundraisers through his positions as one of the National Finance Chairmen for Romney for President in 2012.

Vince Bertram | Clinton School Presents

Vince Bertram

Interview with Vince Bertram 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. Vince Bertram, who is president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides transformative educational experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Bertram serves as the education expert for the U.S. Department of State's United States Speaker and Specialist Program. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and other national publications, and in November 2014, became a New York Times bestselling author with his book One Nation Under-Taught: Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Crisis. Prior to joining PLTW, Bertram was a teacher, principal, and urban superintendent. He holds doctorate, specialist, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees from Ball State and Harvard University.

Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams 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 Bergmann and Aaron Sams, educators and authors of "Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day", which details how they  “flipped their classroom” and had students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete assignments, labs, and tests in class while their teacher was present to assist them.

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.

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.

David Batstone | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David Batstone 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 Batstone, co-founder and president of Not For Sale, an organization that fights modern day slavery around the world. By creating enterprise for vulnerable communities, offering social services to survivors and those at risk to human trafficking, and evaluating the use of forced labor in mainstream supply chains, Not For Sale works to make sure no human being is for sale.

Peter Brinckerhoff | Clinton School Presents

Peter Brinckerhoff

Interview with Peter Brinckerhoff, 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 Brinckerhoff, an internationally renowned trainer, author and consultant to nonprofit organizations. Since founding his consulting firm Corporate Alternatives in 1982, Brinckerhoff has helped thousands of organizations to better serve their missions.

Amy Binder | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Amy Binder 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 Amy Binder, a professor of sociology and acting provost at the Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego. She is the co-author of “Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives,” which looks at how today’s right-leaning college students experience life on two anonymous university campuses — one an elite private institution, the other a major public university — and how they belong to a web of conservative organizations that provide considerable resources to them.

Building Tomorrow | Clinton School Presents

Interview with George Srour and Joseph Bagambaki 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 George Srour, founder and chief dreamer of Building Tomorrow, and Joseph Bagambaki, the country director in Uganda. BT is committed to building 60 schools in five years in sub-Saharan Africa increasing access to quality education to thousands of children.

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.

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.

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, contributing writer for the Nation and author of the book, "Herding Donkeys: The Fight to rebuild the Democratic Party and Reshape American Politics". He chronicles the Democratric Parties rise from the minority in 2004 to controlling both houses of Congress and the White House in 2008. We began our discussion with Berman recounting the atmosphere from 2004.

Honorable Stephen Breyer | Clinton School Presents

Stephen Breyer

Interview with Honorable Stephen Breyer 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 Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice. He married Joanna Hare in 1967, and has three children - Chloe, Nell, and Michael. He received an A.B. from Stanford University, a B.A. from Magdalen College, Oxford, and an LL.B. from Harvard Law School. He served as a law clerk to Justice Arthur Goldberg of the Supreme Court of the United States during the 1964 Term, as a Special Assistant to the Assistant U.S. Attorney General for Antitrust, as an Assistant Special Prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force, 1973, as Special Counsel of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and as Chief Counsel of the committee. He was an Assistant Professor, Professor of Law, and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, a Professor at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, and a Visiting Professor at the College of Law, Sydney, Australia and at the University of Rome. From 1980–1990, he served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and as its Chief Judge. He also served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and of the United States Sentencing Commission. President Clinton nominated him as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, and he took his seat August 3, 1994.