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Barnes and a Conversation with…” in production for more than 20 years, is a cutting-edge current affairs program featuring conversations with a variety of prominent individuals from many interests and backgrounds. This AETN public affairs series is hosted by veteran journalist Steve Barnes.

New Episodes Coming July 2017

  • 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. "Barnes and … A Conversation With Alan Abramowitz" airs Monday, July 3, at 6:30 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Hill & 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. "Barnes and … A Conversation With Elizabeth Hill & Michael Polston" airs Monday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m.
  • 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. "Barnes and… A Conversation With Michael Hibblen" airs Monday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.
  • 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. "Barnes and … A Conversation With Betsy Singleton Snyder" airs Monday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m.
Funding for "Barnes and A Conversation with…" is provided by The Moving Image Trust Fund.