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.

Ron Fournier | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Ron Fournier 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 Ron Fournier, who is a national political journalist currently of the National Journal, a frequent contributor for political-themed TV shows, and has previously served as Washington bureau chief at the Associated Press. In his new book, Love That Boy: What Two Presidents, Eight Road Trips and My Son Taught Me About a Parent’s Expectations, Fournier explores ideas of what we want from our children – popularity, normalcy, achievement, genius – and what we truly need – grit, empathy, character. In Love That Boy, Fournier weaves through his journey as a parent to acceptance around the latest research on childhood development and stories of other loving-but-struggling parents.

Al From | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Al From 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 Al From, founder of the Democratic Leadership Council. From played a prominent role in the 1992 election of President Bill Clinton and served as Domestic Policy Advisor to the Clinton transition. In his new book “The New Democrats and the Return to Power,” From explores the founding philosophy of the New Democrats and outlines the principles at the heart of the movement, including economic centrism, national security, and entitlement reform.

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.

Deborah Frank | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Deborah Frank 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 Deborah Frank, the founder and principal investigator of Children’s HealthWatch, which researches food, energy, and housing insecurity and their impact on children’s health and development. Since 1998, Children’s HealthWatch has collected data in frontline healthcare settings to perform research on the impact of public policy on the health, nutrition, and development of children ages zero to four.

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.

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.

Matt Flannery | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Matt Flannery 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 Matt Flannery, co-founder and CEO of Kiva, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect people through lending in order to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

Brian Fagan | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Brian Fagan 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 Fagan, Professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and New York Times best-selling author.  Fagan, an archaeological generalist with expertise in the broad issues of human prehistory, is the author of "Elixir: A History of Water and Humankind," which examines the history of water spanning a period from about 10,000 years ago up to the Industrial Revolution, when people began deep pumping from subterranean aquifers, using fossil fuels.

Kristina Ford | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Kristina Ford 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 Kristina Ford, a professor of professional practice and international public affairs at Columbia University.  Ford is the former director of city planning for the City of New Orleans. Winner of the Award for Distinguished Leadership from the Louisiana Chapter of the American Planning Association, Ford was an early voice of reason to mediate the human and civic consequences of Hurricane Katrina on American society.

Betsy Fischer Martin | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Betsy Fischer 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 Betsy Fischer Martin, the senior executive producer of NBC's "Meet the Press" and managing editor of NBC News’ political programming.  Fischer Martin has produced "Meet the Press," which is the longest running television program in the world, since July 2002. A winner of multiple awards, she has produced interviews with U.S. Presidents, key Cabinet officials, heads of state and presidential candidates.

Randy Fertel | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Randy Fertel 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 Randy Fertel, author of “The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak, A New Orleans Family Memoir.” A family memoir with stories of his iconic New Orleanian parents, one famous– Ruth, founder of Ruth’s Chris Steak House – and one infamous – Rodney, known as”The Gorilla Man” for his 1969 run for mayor and promise to get a gorilla for the zoo.

David J.R. Frakt | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David J.R. Frakt 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 U.S. Air Force Officer and associate professor of law at Barry University, David J.R. Frakt about defending detainees and the U.S. Constitution in the Military Commissions of Guantanamo. From April 2008 to August 2009, Frakt took a military leave of absence from teaching to serve as lead defense counsel with the Office of Military Commissions, representing two detainees at Guantanamo facing war crimes and terrorism charges before the U.S. military commissions. He was the first defense counsel to win the pretrial dismissal of all charges against his client, Mohammed Jawad, a juvenile from Afghanistan, and also won Jawad's release through a habeas corpus petition in federal court.

Robert Fogarty | Clinton School Presents

Robert Fogarty

Interview with Robert Fogarty 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 Robert Fogarty is the director of evacuteer.org and founder of Dear World. He started evacuteer.org, an emergency preparedness non-profit, after assisting the City of New Orleans in the largest hurricane evacuation in United States history. This evacuation before Hurricane Gustav involved 18,000 residents without cars. Evacuteer.org trains 500 volunteers each hurricane season to assist in the event of a mandatory evacuation and fills a critical component of the City of New Orleans' emergency operations plan. The organization also researches and promotes innovative emergency preparedness strategy. In 2011, Fogarty started Dear World, a scalable version of Dear New Orleans, his for-profit photography venture for social good.

Marc Freedman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Marc Freedman 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 Marc Freedman, author of "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife,"  He spearheaded creation of Experience Corps, now one of America’s largest nonprofit national service programs engaging people over 55, and The Purpose Prize, which annually provides five $100,000 prizes and five $50,000 prizes to social innovators in the second half of life. The Big Shift encourages boomers to embrace the new stage of life that has opened up between midlife and old age.

Allison Fine | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Allison Fine 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 Allison Fine, author of the book Networked Non-Profit, Connecting with Social Media to Drive Change," a guide for nonprofits to utilize social media and technology to become more effective and nimble in a highly-networked world.

Michael Ford | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Michael Ford 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 Ford, founding director of Xavier University's Center for the Study of the American Dream, which works to understand and preserve the American dream in the context of the changing world. During his 37-year career, Ford has been the executive assistant to the governor of Ohio, worked as chief of staff to the mayor of Cincinnati and served in senior roles for nine presidential campaigns.

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.