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.

Dan MacCombie | Clinton School Presents

Dan MacCombie

Interview with Dan MacCombie 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 MacCombie, who along with Tyler Gage, cofounded RUNA Tea, a tea company centered around the guayusa leaf, which is grown Ecuador, contains caffeine, and has about twice as many antioxidants as green tea leaves. With RUNA Tea, MacCombie demonstrated how to find the balance between purpose-driven missions and business. A recipient of Forbes Top 30 under 30, MacCombie has forged lifelong relationships in some of the world’s most unlikely of places and created a business that thrives and respects local cultural traditions, supports small farmers, and maintains the integrity of the Amazon rainforest.

Jon Meacham | Clinton School Presents

Jon Meacham

Interview with Jon Meacham 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 Jon Meacham, who is executive editor and executive vice president at Random House, the largest trade book publisher in the world. He is the a former editor-in-chief of Newsweek, a contributing editor to Time magazine, editor-at-large of WNET, and a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America. Meacham won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his previous book, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. In his new book, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, Meacham chronicles the life, thoughts, decisions, and emotions of George H. W. Bush, drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries, on the diaries of his wife, Barbara, and on extraordinary access to the forty-first president and his family. m

Jamie Merisotis | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Jamie Merisotis 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 Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the U.S.  In his new book “America Needs Talent,” Merisotis highlights the critical role that talent has played in our nation’s historic success, and emphasizes the need to continue its development through a new era of innovation and deliberate choices by government, private sector, education, and individuals so that America has the requisite human capital to succeed in the 21st Century economy.

Todd Moss | Clinton School Presents

Todd Moss

Interview with Todd Moss 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 Todd Moss, chief operating officer and senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, a fully independent Washington DC think tank that works to reduce global poverty and inequality. A former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Moss is the author of “The Golden Hour: Africa’s Rise and the Challenge for American Diplomacy”.

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.

Ashley Merryman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ashley Merryman 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 New York Times bestselling author, Ashley Merryman. She is the author of “Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing,” reveals the hidden factors behind every sort of win and loss — from bringing home a Gold in Olympic swimming to bombing the SAT.

Michael Morell | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Michael Morell 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 Morell, former deputy director of the CIA. He joined the agency in 1980 as an analyst and led a regional office in the Directorate of Intelligence, the unit that produces the President’s daily brief. He has received a number of awards, including the Presidential Rank Award for exceptional performance, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal for his role in the 2011 operation against Osama Bin Laden.

Timothy Massad | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Timothy Massad 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 Massad, United States Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability who oversees the Troubled Asset Relief Program. On the five year anniversary of TARP’s passing, Massad describes the program’s wind-down, it’s projected cost and the legacy of the controversial program.

Jamie Merisotis | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jamie Merisotis 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 Jamie Merisotis, president and CEO of the Lumina Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation dedicated exclusively to increasing student access to and success in postsecondary education.

Jessica Matthews | Clinton School Presents

Interview with  Jessica Matthews 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 Jessica Matthews, co-founder of Uncharted Play, Inc. She helped invent the socket, an eco-friendly generator in the form of a high-quality, ultra-durable soccer ball.

Pervez Musharraf | Clinton School Presents

Pervez Musharraf

Interview with Former President Pervez Musharraf 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 Pervez Musharraf. A retired four-star general, Musharraf served as the 13th Army Chief of Staff and 10th president of Pakistan. He assumed the Office of Chief Executive on October 12, 1999 and was sworn in as President on June 20, 2001. He served concurrently as President and Chief Executive until November 23, 2002 and continued as president until his resignation on August 18, 2008.

David Margolick | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David Margolick 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 Margolick, author of Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock. Through 12 years of research and extensive interviews, Margolick explores how the picture of Elizabeth and Hazel came to be taken and traces their lives since that day. He tells of how, 40 years after the photo, the two women became friends only to have that friendship eventually unravel.

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, a senior political writer for the online newspaper Politico.com, to talk about the realignment of Southern state legislatures following the 2010 elections and the current state of politics in America. Politico.com covers political news with a focus on national politics, Congress, Capitol Hill, the 2012 presidential race, lobbying, advocacy and more.

Dan Menaker | Clinton School Presents

Interview with c 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 author, Dan Menaker, to discuss his book "A Good Talk." He traces the history behind conversation and offers practical advice and tips for everyday communications.

James Miller | Clinton School Presents

Interview with James Miller 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 James Miller, managing director of the Mississippi Community Health House Network, will discuss his organization’s efforts, to create health houses in Mississippi to provide better health care to impoverished parts of the state. Health houses are informal sites that serve as the first stop for community medical needs. They work to improve patient health habits, treatment and disease prevention.