Enjoy discussions with political experts, editors and authors in new episodes of “Barnes and … A Conversation With” Monday evenings at 6:30 starting July 3 in the latest season of AETN’s original public affairs series.
Veteran journalist and host Steve Barnes will highlight discussions with political expert Alan Abramowitz; Elizabeth Hill, author of “Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas’s Women and the Great War”; Michael D. Polston, editor of “To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War”; Michael Hibblen, author of “Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas”; and Betsy Singleton Snyder, author of “Stepping on Cheerios: Finding God in the Chaos and Clutter of Life.”
Monday, July 3
Alan Abramowitz – An expert on national politics, polling, and elections and one of the nation's leading election forecasters, Alan Abramowitz discusses his past political forecast of the 2016 Election and the partisan behavior across the nation. He is the Alben W. Barkely Professor of Political Science at Emory University and an author. This episode was taped at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
Monday, July 10
Elizabeth Hill and Michael Polston – Elizabeth Griffin Hill and Michael D. Polston share pieces of history regarding Arkansas's involvement in World War I. Hill, author of “Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas's Women and the Great War,” talks about the important roles and contributions women made during the war that sparked an era of social and economic change for women. Polston, editor of "To Can the Kaiser: Arkansas and the Great War,” speaks on how World War I changed the state through its connection to the rest of the world. Both books are published by Butler Center Books.
Monday, July 17
Michael Hibblen – Author Michael Hibblen discusses a major railroad system that once connected many Arkansas small towns to major cities. His book “Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas” tells the history on the rise and demise of this railroad that provided passenger and freight services for almost 80 years and provides a glimpse into the past through archival images.
Monday, July 24
Betsy Singleton Snyder – Author, wife, mother of four children, pastor, a former missionary and blogger Betsy Singleton Snyder talks about her new book “Stepping On Cheerios: Finding GOD in the Chaos and Clutter of Life,” in which she shares her experiences on family and motherhood. "What we get is not always what we want, but what we most need is making it through the hard and fun stuff that happens in our families – that crazy, messy tangled ball of people who are learning to practice forgiveness, grace and love," Snyder writes.
Mondays, beginning July 3, 2017
“Barnes and … A Conversation With,” 6:30 p.m.