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.

Jeff Conyers | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Conyers 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 Jeff Conyers, executive director of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  Since launching 20 years ago, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has become the premier early childhood book-gifting program in the world, by mailing over 66 million books in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Currently the program mails over 830,000 specially selected, age appropriate books monthly to registered children from birth to age five.

Brad Austin | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Brad Austin 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 Brad Austin, professor of history at Salem State University, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in modern American history, sports history, and history education, and has served as the chairperson of the American Historical Association’s Teaching Prize Committee. In his new book “Democratic Sports: Men’s and Women’s College Athletics during the Great Depression,” Austin explores the funding cuts that America public universities suffered while they were also responsible for educating an increasing number of students.

Jeff Smith | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeff Smith 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 Jeff Smith, former Missouri State Senator and author of “Mr. Smith Goes to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught me about America’s Prison Crisis. In 2009, Jeff Smith, a former Missouri State Senator, pleaded guilty to charges related to campaign malfeasance and earned himself a year and a day in a Kentucky federal correction institution Now an urban policy professor, Smith’s blend of academic training, real-world political acumen, and insights from a year on the inside of prison help him offer practical solutions to the nation’s prison problem and to jumpstart the rehabilitation of the millions behind bars.

Dr. S. James Gates, Jr. | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. S. James Gates, Jr. 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. S. James Gates, Jr.,  the director of the Center for String and Particle Theory at the University of Maryland and member of the Maryland State Board of Education. He is a member of the President’s Council of Advisors of Science and Technology and a chief advocate of revisions to science education, including adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

Don Cogman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Don Cogman 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 Cogman, corporate and governmental affairs executive. He is the author of Run Mitch Run, which offers a chronological glimpse into the nearly two year journey for Mitch Daniels, then Governor of Indiana, to make the most difficult decision of his life: whether or not to pursue the presidency of the United States.

Dan Schnur | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dan Schnur 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 Schnur, one of California’s leading political and media strategists. He is the executive director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California, where he works to motivate students to become involved in politics, government, and public service and teaches popular classes in politics, communications and leadership.

Christopher Hill | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Christopher Hill 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 Christopher Hill, former US ambassador to Iraq, Macedonia, Poland and South Korea. Ambassador Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and author of the new book “Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy,” which tells the inside story from some of the most dangerous outposts in American diplomacy.

John Hibbing | Clinton School Presents

Interview with John Hibbing 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 John Hibbing, professor of political science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the co-author of “Predisposed: Liberals, Conservatives, and the Biology of Political Differences. He presents evidence that people differ politically, not just because they grew up in different cultures or were presented with different information, but because people have diverse psychological, physiological, and genetic traits.

Vince Bertram | Clinton School Presents

Vince Bertram

Interview with Vince Bertram 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. Vince Bertram, who is president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides transformative educational experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Bertram serves as the education expert for the U.S. Department of State's United States Speaker and Specialist Program. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and other national publications, and in November 2014, became a New York Times bestselling author with his book One Nation Under-Taught: Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Crisis. Prior to joining PLTW, Bertram was a teacher, principal, and urban superintendent. He holds doctorate, specialist, master’s, and bachelor’s degrees from Ball State and Harvard University.

Jaime Casap | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jaime Casap 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 Jaime Casap, the Global Education Evangelist at Google. His team is responsible for bringing Google tools to millions of administrators, teachers, and students around the world. Casap was named one of Tech & Learning’s top 10 most influential in education and he is a faculty associate at Arizona State University teaching classes in leadership, innovation, and public policy.

Jeremy Rogoff | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jeremy Rogoff 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 social entrepreneur and educator, Jeremy Rogoff. A Teach for American and Kipp DC College Preparatory teacher, Rogoff recently took a break from the classroom to explore new approaches to supporting teachers in rural areas through targeted and engaging digital learning communities.

Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams 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 Bergmann and Aaron Sams, educators and authors of "Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day", which details how they  “flipped their classroom” and had students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete assignments, labs, and tests in class while their teacher was present to assist them.

Holly Gordon | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Holly Gordon 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 Holly Gordon, Executive Director of "Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World," an international movement for girls’ education and the Executive Producer of “Girl Rising,” a film at the epicenter of the movement. Girl Rising was named the #1 Most Dynamic Social Initiative of 2012 by Forbes Magazine.

James Riordan | Clinton School Presents

Interview with James Riordan 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 Riordan, development economist and author of "We do Know How: A Buyer Led Approach to Creating Jobs for the Poor,"  With more than 35 years of experience working in the public, non-profit, and academic sectors, Riordan has designed and implemented anti-poverty, food security, business development, rural development, and policy reform programs in 59 countries.

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.

Charles Kenny | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Charles Kenny 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 Charles Kenny, author of Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding. Kenny, a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development, discusses the considerable successes of development, pointing to global progress in health, education, civil and political rights, infrastructure and argues that new technologies and innovation are the driving forces for progress.