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“Barnes and … A Conversation With” — New Season

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Delve into the achievements — and limits — of the Great Society, the current state of democracy and the history of anti-Catholicism on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 9.

In a new, three-part season of “Barnes and … A Conversation With,” veteran journalist and host Steve Barnes returns to the in-depth current affairs program for conversations with a variety of prominent individuals from diverse interests and backgrounds.

Featured guests include author and historian Randall Woods; veteran journalist, foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize finalist Ray Moseley; and author and University of Central Arkansas Professor of History Dr. Kenneth Barnes.

Barnes and Randall Woods

“Barnes and … A Conversation With Randall Woods”

Monday, Jan. 9, 2017

Randall Woods rejoins Steve in the studio to discuss his book “Prisoners of Hope: Lyndon B. Johnson, the Great Society and the Limits of Liberalism.” In the episode, Woods reflects on Johnson’s trademark set of domestic programs and explores political vision … and its limits.

Barnes And Ray Moseley

“Barnes and … A Conversation With Ray Moseley”

Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

Ray Moseley reflects on his journalistic career, discusses the future of newspapers and shares thoughts on the current state of democracy in his appearance for the program. Ray Moseley was the lead reporter for the Arkansas Gazette during the Little Rock Central High School integration crisis in 1957. The Arkansas Gazette won two Pulitzer Prizes in 1958 for Meritorious Service and Editorial Writing. Moseley was recognized as a 1982 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in International Reporting for his series on the problems of black Africa in the Chicago Tribune.

Barnes and Kenneth Barnes

“Barnes and … A Conversation With Kenneth Barnes”

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017

Dr. Kenneth Barnes sits down with Steve to explore the recently released “Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960.” Dr. Kenneth Barnes serves as professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas.


“Barnes and … A Conversation With,” Mondays at 6:30 p.m., beginning Jan. 9