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2015 “Barnes and … A Conversation With” Fall Series

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A new, four-part series of “Barnes and … A Conversation With” is coming to AETN on Thursday evenings at 6:30 during the month of September. This season’s in-depth, 30-minute interviews feature discussions with PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger; author Dr. Convevery Bolton Valencius; Dr. Donna Beegle, president and founder of Communcation Across Barriers; and General Wesley Clark.


“Barnes and … A Conversation With Paula Kerger”

Thursday, Sept. 3, at 6:30 p.m.

Host Steve Barnes welcomes PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger back to Arkansas to discuss public broadcasting. They cover PBS programming, the distribution of public funding and the work of local public media stations. Kerger’s visit also included sharing her message about the “Women and Girls Lead” initiative, a public media campaign. 


“Barnes and … A Conversation With Conevery Valencius”

Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Barnes sits down with Dr. Conevery Bolton Valencius to talk about her book “The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes.” Valencius sheds light on the series of earthquakes that occurred from 1811 to 1812 along the New Madrid fault line that runs from Southeast Missouri to Northeast Arkansas. She also explains why residents should be prepared for future quakes.


“Barnes and … A Conversation With Donna Beegle”

Thursday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m.

Barnes and Dr. Donna Beegle, president and founder of Communication Across Barriers, discuss her research and life experience concerning poverty in America. Beegle, a product of generational poverty, talks about the stereotypes, causes and impact of poverty. She also discusses the importance of understanding the issue and educating others.


“Barnes and … A Conversation With Wesley Clark”

Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Barnes speaks with Gen. Wesley Clark to discuss the nation’s current state of affairs and his most recent book, “Don’t Wait for the Next War.” Clark, a four-star general and NATO Supreme Allied Commander, served 34 years in the United States Army.


“Barnes and … A Conversation With,” Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 3