Joby Warrick | Clinton School Presents

Joby Warrick


Interview with Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winning 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 Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter. In his Pulitzer Prize winning book “Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS”, he traces how the strain of muslims behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison, and spread with the unwilling aid of two American Presidents. Drawing on unique, high-level access to CIA and Jordanian sources, he weaves moment by moment operational details, perspectives of diplomats and spies, generals and heads of state, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than Al-Qaeda, and tried desperately to stop it.

Taylor Wilson | Clinton School Presents

Taylor Wilson

Interview with Taylor Wilson, the youngest person in history to produce nuclear fusion, 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 Taylor Wilson, who at age 14 became the youngest person in history to produce nuclear fusion. Today, he continues his research to revolutionize the way we produce energy, fight cancer, combat terrorism using nuclear technology. 

Meredith Walker | Clinton School Presents

Meredith Walker

Interview with Meredith Walker 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 Meredith Walker, executive director and co-creator of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Smart Girls is a groundbreaking way to use the internet to inspire, encourage, and celebrate the lives of young women. The former head of the talent department at Saturday Night Live, Walker now devotes all of her time to Smart Girls by leading workshops, service days, and Smart Girls volunteer teams. Smart Girls helps young people cultivate their authentic selves and emphasizes intelligence and imagination over “fitting in.”

Kamilah Willingham | Clinton School Presents

Kamila Willingham

Interview with Kamilah Willingham 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 Kamilah Willingham. Kamilah Willingham is an outspoken advocate and activist dedicated to gender equality, social justice, and human rights. She currently works as a program and outreach director at the California Women’s Law Center in Los Angeles. She previously worked for Just Detention International (JDI), an organization dedicated to ending sexual abuse in prisons and jails. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and received her undergraduate degree from Pomona College.

Eric Thomas Weber | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Eric Thomas Weber 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 Eric Thomas Weber, associate professor of public policy leadership at the University of Mississippi and executive director of the Society of Philosophers in America. In his book “Uniting Mississippi: Democracy and Leadership in the South,” applies a new, philosophically informed theory of democratic leadership to Mississippi’s challenges.

Joan Wages | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Joan Wages 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 Joan Wages, president and CEO of the National Women’s History Museum which is dedicated to educating the general public about the diverse historic contributions of women and raising awareness about the critical need for a national women’s history museum in our nation’s capital.

JD Willson | Clinton School Presents

Interview with JD Willson 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 JD Willson, assistant professor of biological sciences, at the University of Arkansas where he is completing basic and applied research on amphibians, aquatic reptiles, and invasive snakes. Willson is now involved in research on the ecology, impacts, and potential for range expansion of invasive Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades.

Dr. Daniel Webster | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. Daniel Webster 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. Daniel Webster, Director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Webster is co-editor of the book “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis,” which was the result of a summit hosted by the Center in January 2013 which brought together experts on gun policy and violence to summarize relevant research and its implications for policy makers and concerned citizens.

David Williams | Clinton School Presents

Interview with David Williams 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 Williams, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which grants wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Prior to joining the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Williams spent a 10-year career with Habitat for Humanity International, rising to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Joby Warrick | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Joby Warrick 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 author, Joby Warrick, of “The Triple Agent: The al-Qaeda Mole who Infiltrated the CIA.” which chronicles a 2009 suicide bombing on a CIA base in Afghanistan by an informant who was actually an al-Qaeda operative. Warrick is a staff writer for the Washington Post, where he writes about the Middle East, diplomacy and national security for the national desk.

Stephen Wermiel | Clinton School Presents

Stephen Wermiel

Interview with Stephen Wermiel 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 Wermiel, former supreme court reporter for the Wall Street Journal and author of the book “Justice Brennan: Liberal Champion”, which makes public for the 1st time many of Justice Brennan’s case histories.

Mitch Weiss | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Mitchell D. Weiss 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 Mitchell D. Weiss who his own financial consulting firm to assist banks, finance companies, small businesses and ventures. He helped develop a popular course on personal finance for the University of Hartford and is the author of the new e-book "Life Happens: A Practical Guide to Personal Finance from College to Career."

Patrick Woodyard | Clinton School Presents

Patrick Woodyard

Interview with Patrick Woodyard 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 Patrick Woodyard, founder of Nisolo shoes, which help small-scale shoemakers in northern peru sell their products to a larger market. The goal is to create jobs by giving impoverished producers the ability to empower themselves to control their own future. He also donates 10% of the profit to education programs in the neighborhoods where the products are made.

Curtis Wilkie | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Curtis Wilkie 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 Curtis Wilkie to discuss his book, "The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer," which traces the rise and fall of billionaire lawyer Dickie Scruggs, documenting how he made his fortune through class-action lawsuits directed at the tobacco and asbestos industries before his conviction in 2008 for conspiring to bribe a Mississippi state judge.

Ken Walsh | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Ken Walsh 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 Ken Walsh, chief White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. He is the author "Family of Freedom: Presidents and African Americans in the White House," which chronicles race relations in the White House since George Washington.

Grant Wahl | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Grant Wahl 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 Grant Wahl, Sports Illustrated senior writer and author of New York Times bestselling book, "The Beckham Experiment," which chronicles English star David Beckham's stint in American soccer. In his career at Sports Illustrated, Wahl has covered 12 NCAA basketball tournaments, five World Cups and three Olympics. Back from covering the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Grant Wahl discusses the state of American soccer.