Robin Sanders | Clinton School Presents

Robin Sanders

Interview with Robin Sanders, 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 Robin Sanders, former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria and the Republic of Congo, former U.S. Permanent Representative to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and former director of the Africa National Security Council at the White House. She currently serves as CEO of FEEEDS Advocacy Initiative, which focuses on food security, education, environment, economic development and self-help projects, particularly in Africa.

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.

Michael Sparer | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Michael Sparer 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 Sparer, Chair of Health Policy & Management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health..  He studies and writes about the politics of health care, with a particular emphasis on the health insurance and health delivery systems for low-income populations, and the ways in which inter-governmental relations influences policy, both in the U.S. and abroad.

Peter Chiarelli | Clinton School Presents

Peter Chiarelli

Interview with Peter Chiarelli, 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 the former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, retired General Peter Chiarelli, He is the CEO of One Mind for Research, a non-profit organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries. Chiarelli has 40 years of experience designing and implementing American defense policy for the army and Department of Defense in peace and during combat operations.

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.

Brett Hughes | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Brett Hughes 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 Brett Hughes, former professional Lacrosse player and co-founder of Lacrosse the Nations which is an organization that uses the lacrosse field as a platform to teach students valuable life skills, health and nutrition education, and offers a scholarship program, while ultimately bringing joy to their lives.

Benjamin Patton | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Benjamin Patton 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 Benjamin Patton, founder and president of The Patton Veterans Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to benefit servicemen and women and military families coping with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.  The youngest grandson of WWII's General George S. Patton Jr., Benjamin uses the power of digital media to support, heal, and empower veterans and military families coping with combat-related trauma.

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.

Luke Duvall | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Luke Duvall 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 Luke Duvall. In October 2009, Duvall was a sophomore high school football player in Atkins Arkansas when he contracted H1N1 at the height of the swine flu pandemic. His story to survive was shown on 60 minutes and helped educate the public on the importance of the flu shot.

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 Katz | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. David Katz 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. David Katz, founding director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center. Katz is the editor-in-chief of the journal Childhood Obesity, the only journal that provides a central forum for exploring effective, actionable strategies for weight management and obesity prevention in children and adolescents. He is also founder and president of the nonprofit Turn the Tide Foundation, which was created to help combat obesity by developing, evaluating and disseminating creative, yet practical programs that can be used in the real world for free.

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.

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.

Eric Peasah | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Eric Peasah 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 Peasah, founder of Right To Be Free (RTBF), a non-profit organization dedicated to freeing children and women who are victims of slavery, exploitation and other oppressive conditions. He has managed and led humanitarian and social services programs that focus on reducing poverty and improving the worth and dignity of children, women, the elderly, the vulnerable and others marginalized in society.

Fran Drescher | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Fran Drescher 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 actress, Fran Drescher. She is the president and founder of the Cancer Schmancer Movement and Foundation which she started to transform women from patients into medical consumers and to shift the priority from finding a cancer cure towards prevention and early detection of the disease.

Adam Richman | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Adam Richman 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 Adam Richman, author of America the Edible, A Hungry History from Sea to Dining Sea. They discuss his journey to find the best eating experiences across the country and it is not always about the food.

Dr. David Dosa | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Dr. David Dosa 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. David Dosa, author of the book, "Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat." Dosa chronicles the unique nursing-home cat with the uncanny ability to recognize and comfort patients who are near death.

Chris Elias | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Chris Elias 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 Chris Elias, president and chief executive officer of PATH, an international nonprofit organization that looks for solutions to enable communities worldwide to break longstanding cycles of poor health. PATH works in 70 countries in the areas of health technologies maternal and child health reproductive health vaccines and immunization and emerging and epidemic diseases.

Daniel Hurley | Clinton School Presents

Interview with Daniel Hurley 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 medical journalist, Daniel Hurley, to discuss his book, "Diabetes Rising," about the growth of the once-rare disease into a modern pandemic. With 23 million people in America diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, Hurley explores the causes of this dramatic rise and asks why more attention isn’t focused on curing and preventing the disease. During his 20-year career as a medical journalist, Hurley has written for The New York Times, Men’s Health, Psychology Today and a number of physician newspapers.