Conversations is a public affairs program that looks at issues and how they affect individuals, families, our local communities and the nation. On each show, host Lizz Sommars explores an issue with newsmakers, pundits, authors, doctors, educators and others who express their views on these topics. Topics covered include the economy, education, the environment, government, terrorism, youth and family, health, discrimination, poverty, aging issues and spirituality.
About Lizz Sommars:
Lizz Sommars is a veteran reporter who has over 25 years' experience in radio news and public affairs, and has hosted Conversations since 1999. She is also a first-place national award winner for her 5-part public affairs series Children and Sugar Addiction presented by the American Academy of Family Physicians.
'More Money, Please', Scott Gamm, www.HelpSaveMyDollars.com, about what 20-somethings' need to know about creating financial independence.
'Sticks and Stones', Emily Bazelon, www.emilybazelon.com, about our culture of bullying and what we can do to change it.
'Hiding in Sunshine', John Stuart, www.hidinginsunshine.com, about the threat of cyber-terrorism against America.
'High Tide on Main Street', John Englander, www.hightideonmainstreet.com, about rising sea levels and its effect on our coastal areas.
'Emily Post's Manners in a Digital World', Daniel Post Senning, www.emilypost.com, about having good manners in a digital world.
'You and Your Anxious Child', Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D., www.effectivechildtherapy.com, about raising children who have anxiety disorders.
'The Myths of Happiness', Sonja Lyubomirsky, about our culture's definition of happiness and why it's not always correct.
'Rethinking Money', Jacqui Dunne, www.rethinkingmoneythebook.com, about the role alternative currencies will play in our future prosperity.
Inside Rehab', Anne fletcher, www.annemfletcher.com, about the current state of the addiction treatment industry in the U.S.
'Hooked Up', Jack Myers, about the 'hooked up' generation and how it will affect our future.
'Nanoparticles', Britta Beli, about the presence of nanoparticles in our food supply and the possible health hazards associated with them.
'The Moon in the Nautilus Shell', Daniel Botkin, Ph.D., www.danbotkin.com, about climate change and man's changing relationship with nature.
'Us Plus Them', Todd Pittinsky, www.allophilia.org, about the positive power of difference.