Luke Dittrich | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with award winning journalist Luke Dittrich 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 Luke Dittrich, author of “Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, the story of Henry Molaison, who lost the ability to create memories after he underwent a lobotomy to treat his seizures. His case taught scientists a lot about how the brain creates and stores memories. The case was one of personal tragedy for Molaison, but a boon for the modern landscape of medicine and science.

Dittrich is the grandson of William Scoville, the doctor who performed Patient H.M.'s lobotomy. Additionally, Dittrich is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist, and a contributing editor at Esquire.

Janine D'Anniballe | Clinton School Presents

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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.

Gabriel Debenedetti | Clinton School Presents

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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.

Martin Frost and Tom Davis | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with former Congressmen Martin Frost and Tom Davis, 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 former Congressmen Martin Frost and Tom Davis, authors of “The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis.” They dissect the causes of legislative gridlock and offer a common sense bipartisan plan for making Congress functional.

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."

Don Doyle | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Don Doyle 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 Don Doyle, a professor of History at the University of South Carolina.  In his book “The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the Civil War,” Doyle demonstrates that far from being a “‘brother’s war’ fought by Americans over uniquely American issues,” the Civil War was an earthshaking event that threatened and engaged the governments and people of Europe, from the British Midlands to Rome.

Eric Draper | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Eric Draper 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 former Chief White House Photographer, Eric Draper. From a collection of nearly one million photographs, Draper published Front Row Seat: A Photographic portrait of the Presidency of George W. Bush which is a selection of more than 100 hundred images of both the public figure and the private man.

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.

Kirby Dick | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Kirby Dick 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 Kirby Dick, Oscar and Emmy-nominated director of “The Invisible War,” which is an investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape within the U.S. Military.  Winner of the Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the film follows service members who are victims of sexual assault and their difficult quest for justice.

Henry F. De Sio | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Henry F. De Sio 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 F. De Sio, 2008 for Obama for America and he is currently working for the nonprofit Ashoka, leading the “Framework Change” initiative aimed at preparing the next generation of activists, advocates, and social change-makers. Ashoka was founded on the premise that the most effective way to promote positive social change is to invest in social entrepreneurs with innovative solutions that are sustainable and replicable, both nationally and globally.

Fran Drescher | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Fran Drescher 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 actress, Fran Drescher. She is the president and founder of the Cancer Schmancer Movement and Foundation which she started to transform women from patients into medical consumers and to shift the priority from finding a cancer cure towards prevention and early detection of the disease.

Rich A. Demillo | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Rich A. Demillo, 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 Rich A. Demillo, author of Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities which argues that the vast majority of American colleges are clinging to a centuries-old model of higher education and must adapt to new technologies to survive in the modern world.

Geena Davis | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Geena Davis 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. Clinton School student, Hillary Trudell, sat down with Geena Davis, an academy award winning actor, who founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media in 2004. The Institute is the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and under. They have amassed the largest body of research on gender prevalence in entertainment, which spans more than 20 years and their biennial symposium is the only event convening over 300 decision makers, content creators, and thought leaders to share best practices and create a blueprint towards establishing a gender-balanced media landscape

Gene Dattel | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Gene Dattel 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 Gene Dattel, Financial historian and author of the book, "Cotton and Race and the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power," which looks at the complexity of cotton’s productive role in America’s rise to economic power from 1787 to 1930.

Dr. David Dosa | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. David Dosa 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. David Dosa, author of the book, "Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat." Dosa chronicles the unique nursing-home cat with the uncanny ability to recognize and comfort patients who are near death.

Captain Thomas Daly | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Captain Thomas Daly 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 Captain Thomas Daly, who joined the Marines following his graduation from the University of Rochester in the spring of 2004. During his career as an artillery officer he held a multitude of billets, ranging from Forward Observer to Intelligence Cell Leader. His unique perception of the battlefield has been shaped while operating with units of the United States Army, Navy SEALs, ANGLICO (Air, Naval Gunfire Liaison Company), Iraqi Army and Police Units, and anti-Al Qaeda guerrillas. This diverse interaction with multiple styles of warfare, coupled with the dramatic effect it had on the city of Ramadi, has provided the author with an unusual view of Iraq; a viewpoint of success against the modern insurgent.

Timothy Dale and Joseph Foy | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Timothy Dale and Joseph Foy 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 Timothy Dale and Joseph Foy, editors of Homer Simpson Marches on Washington: Dissent through American Popular Culture which explores how pop culture influences political agendas, frames audience perceptions and changes values and ideals on both the individual and collective levels.