Tererai Trent | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Tererai Trent, Oprah Winfrey’s favorite guest, 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 Tererai Trent, author of “The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams.”  Before Tererai Trent landed on Oprah’s stage as her “favorite guest of all time,” she was a woman with a forgotten dream. As a young girl in a cattle-herding village in Zimbabwe, she dreamed of receiving an education but instead was married young and by eighteen, without a high school graduation, she was already a mother of three. Trent encountered a visiting American woman, Jo Luck of Heifer International, who assured her that anything was possible, reawakening her sacred dream. Tererai planted her dreams deep in the earth and prayed they would grow. They did, and now not only has she earned her Ph.D. but she has also built schools for girls in Zimbabwe, with funding from Oprah. 

The Awakened Woman is her accessible, intimate, and evocative guide that teaches nine essential lessons to encourage all women to reexamine their dreams and uncover the power hidden within them – power that can recreate our world for the better.

Neera Tanden | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Neera Tanden 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 Puplic Programs, sat down with Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress. Tanden has served in the Obama and Clinton administrations, and was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Washington” by National Journal and recently recognized as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women in Politics.”

Salamishah Tillet | Clinton School Presents

Salamishah Tillet

Interview with Salamishah Tillet, 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 Salamishah Tillet, co-founder of A Long Walk Home, Inc., the only organization in the country that uses art therapy and the visual and performing arts to end violence against women and girls. Through national and local programs, multimedia performances, summer and afterschool youth institutes, campus trainings and workshops, ALWH has educated over 100,000 survivors and their allies to build safe communities and end gender violence.

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.

Robert Thompson | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Robert Thompson 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 Thompson, an expert on agricultural policy, trade and international development issues. A visiting scholar at John Hopkins University, we start our discussion on some of the challenges of feeding 9.6 billion people by 2050.

Joseph Torres | Clinton School Presents

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Interview with Joseph Torres, 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 Joseph Torres, co-author of the NY Times Bestseller “News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media.” Torres is the senior advisor of government relations and external affairs for Free Press, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit organization working to reform the media.

George Takei | Clinton School Presents

Interview with George Takei 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 actor, George Takei. With a career spanning five decades, Takei is known around the world for his role in the Star Trek. Takei, a Japanese American who lived in two U.S. internment camps, including one in Rohwer, Ark., during World War II, is a community activist and outspoken supporter of human rights.

Christine Todd Whitman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Christine Todd Whitman 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 Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. She is currently co-chair of CASE, the Clean and Safe Energy coalition that promotes economic and environmental benefits of nuclear expansion.

Holland Taylor | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Holland Taylor 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 Emmy-winning actress, Holland Taylor to discuss her portrayal of former Texas Governor Ann Richards in her new solo play, "Ann: An Affectionate Portrait of Ann Richards." After Richards death from cancer in 2006, Taylor set out to honor the former governor by writing and performing the play. The 45th governor of Texas, Richards was known for her strong personality and for her efforts to expand women's and minority rights. Taylor has appeared on Broadway, on television and in film. Recently, she won an Emmy for her role on "The Practice" and was nominated for her performance on "Two and a Half Men."