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Weekdays 11:30am and 7:30pm, StudioTulsa offers down-to-earth interviews that make sense of complex issues and uncover new perspectives on topics we might take for granted. It's an award-winning program covering the arts, sciences, news events, books, politics, culture, economics, history, social trends, the media, and so forth.

Weekdays 11:30am and 7:30pm, StudioTulsa offers down-to-earth interviews that make sense of complex issues and uncover new perspectives on topics we might take for granted. It's an award-winning program covering the arts, sciences, news events, books, politics, culture, economics, history, social trends, the media, and so forth.
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Weekdays 11:30am and 7:30pm, StudioTulsa offers down-to-earth interviews that make sense of complex issues and uncover new perspectives on topics we might take for granted. It's an award-winning program covering the arts, sciences, news events, books, politics, culture, economics, history, social trends, the media, and so forth.

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800 S. Tucker Drive Tulsa, OK 74104 (918) 631-2577


Episodes

"The Sawners of Chandler: A Pioneering Power Couple in Pre-Civil Rights Oklahoma" (Encore Broadcast)

11/20/2018
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(Note: This interview first aired back in May.) On this edition of ST, an interesting discussion with Hannibal B. Johnson, the Tulsa-based attorney, local historian, and prolific author. He joins us to talk about his book, "The Sawners of Chandler: A Pioneering Power Couple in Pre-Civil Rights Oklahoma." As is noted of this eye-opening book at Mr. Johnson's website : "Juxtaposed against the grim realities of black life at the turn of the twentieth century, the lives of George and Lena Sawner...

Duration:00:33:09

One Forensic Pathologist Maintains That Our Gun-Control Debate Is Really a Public-Health Issue

11/19/2018
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Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Dr. Judy Melinek, a board-certified forensic pathologist practicing forensic medicine in California's Bay Area, where she is also the CEO of PathologyExpert, Inc. Lately, Dr. Melinek has been appearing in various media outlets (for example, Vox.com and PBS ) as part of her ongoing efforts to re-frame the nation's never-ending gun-control debate as a woefully untreated public-health issue. As she recently posted on Twitter, rhetorically yet directly echoing...

Duration:00:25:36

"The Art of George Rodrigue: Shiny Happy Blue Dog" in Sand Springs

11/18/2018
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The Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum is presenting the artwork of the late Louisiana Cajun painter, George Rodrigue. Rodrigue is best known for his "blue dog" paintings, which he created over the last two decades of his life, but throughout his career, he painted numerous images depicting the people and places of his south Louisiana home. On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with the artist's wife, Wendy Rodrigue, who continues to dedicate her work to furthering Rodrigue's...

Duration:00:35:47

A Conversation with Ricco Wright, Proprietor of the Black Wall Street Gallery

11/16/2018
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we get to know Ricco Wright, who owns and operates the nonprofit Black Wall Street Gallery, a recently created art space on Greenwood Avenue. After Wright graduated from Union High School, he studied mathematics as a Bill Gates Scholar at Langston University. Thereafter he earned a doctorate in math at Columbia University, after which he lived and worked in New York City for a decade. As Wright tells us, his own passion for the arts -- visual, musical, verbal,...

Duration:00:25:36

Meow Like You Mean It -- "The Secret Language of Cats"

11/16/2018
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News flash: Cats do not meow at random. Nor do they hiss because they have nothing better to do. Cat sounds do have a purpose -- and they can carry important messages. But what ARE those messages? Our guest on ST has some very interesting answers: Susanne Schötz, a professor at Lund University in Sweden, is part of a long-standing research program exploring how and why cats use vocal communication...with each other and with their human caretakers. Schötz has a new book out called "The Secret...

Duration:00:31:40

"Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age" by Leslie Berlin (Encore Broadcast)

11/16/2018
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(Note: This interview first aired late last year.) Our guest is Leslie Berlin, who is the Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. Originally from Tulsa, Berlin has a book out that offers nothing less than the history of Silicon Valley. As was noted of this book by The New York Times: "[A] deeply researched and dramatic narrative of Silicon Valley's early years.... Meticulously told stories permit the reader to gain a nuanced understanding of the emergence of...

Duration:00:35:19

ST Medical Monday: A Focus on the Newly Formed Coalition for the Future of Oklahoma Families

11/12/2018
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On this edition of our program, we're discussing a recent DHS-related proposal put forth by the Trump Administration as well as local efforts to challenge this proposal. The proposal in question would change the accepted ferderal definition of Public Charge, which is a term used by immigration officials to refer to certain legal immigrants who are able to receive government benefits like food assistance, housing assistance, and health care. The proposal is widely seen as a move that would...

Duration:00:26:58

TSO Commemorates Veteran's Day with Britten's War Requiem

11/9/2018
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On the 100th anniversary of the end of "The War to End All Wars," the Tulsa Symphony will commemorate those lost in that war and all the wars that followed with a performance of Benjamin Britten's War Requiem. The work ingeniously combines the text of the Latin funeral mass with the war poetry of Wilfred Owen, a young British poet who served and died in the trenches of the First World War. Leading the performance -- which will feature the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus, the Tulsa Opera Chorus and...

Duration:00:24:36

"The White Darkness" by David Grann

11/8/2018
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Our guest is David Granna a staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine. He's well-known as the bestselling author of "The Lost City of Z," "Killers of the Flower Moon," "The Old Man and the Gun," and other books. He joins us to discuss his newest work of nonfiction, "The White Darkness," which profiles one Henry Worsley, a family man and decorated British special forces officer who also happened to be obsessed with Ernest Shackleton, the 19th-century polar explorer. In 2008, Worsley set out...

Duration:00:34:57

Soon Playing at Duet Jazz in Downtown Tulsa: Guitarist Charlie Hunter

11/7/2018
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On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Charlie Hunter, who's been a prolific and genre-crossing jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist since he came to prominence in the 1990s. Hunter is known for playing a modified guitar, which he tells us about, and with which he plays chords, melodies, and bass parts all at once. He'll be playing here in Tulsa on Saturday night, the 10th, at Duet Jazz (the great new jazz club in downtown Tulsa, located in the Archer Building basement). As we learn...

Duration:00:21:41

A Chat with Garry Schyman, an Award-Winning Composer of Film, TV, and Video Game Music

11/7/2018
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Our guest is Gary Schyman, an award-winning composer of film, TV, and video game music -- including the "Bioshock" series of video games and the more recent "Torn" virtual reality game. Schyman is currently visiting the TU campus, working with film scoring and computer gaming students. He tells us about how his career began in the television scoring industry, working on classic 1980s shows like "Magnum P.I." and "The A-Team." He also speaks about his far-ranging experiences scoring films and...

Duration:00:32:15

"Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance" (Encore Presentation)

11/7/2018
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(Note: This show originally aired back in July.) Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Mike Scardino, whose debut memoir is "Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance." The book details his experiences working an ambulance job in Queens, New York, in the late '60s and early '70s. As per a starred review in Publishers Weekly: "Fresh and powerful...Scardino looks back on his summers during college...when he worked as a New York City hospital ambulance attendant. Working 56 hours a...

Duration:00:25:33

A Museum Confidential Podcast: The Soon-To-Be-Constructed Bob Dylan Center

11/5/2018
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we're pleased to present another installment in our twice-monthly Museum Confidential podcast series (which is co-created by Jeff Martin of Philbrook Museum and Scott Gregory of Public Radio Tulsa). This time around, MC chats with Bob Dylan Archive curator Michael Chaiken, who's based in both Brooklyn and Tulsa. He tells us how they're pretty much trying NOT to make a museum with the forthcoming Bob Dylan Center (to open in downtown Tulsa in 2021). At least,...

Duration:00:24:57

"Elements" by Ying Li -- A New Exhibition of Paintings at TU's Alexandre Hogue Gallery

11/5/2018
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On this broadcast of ST, we learn about "Elements," a newly-opened exhibition of paintings by Ying Li, who studied art (and later taught) at Anhui Teachers University in China, and who is now the Phyllisa Koshland Professor of Fine Arts (and chair of the Department of Fine Arts) at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Li is our guest today. Her engaging work, which often seems both representational and abstract at the same time, usually depicts muted scenes of nature or urban landscapes....

Duration:00:32:11

Currently Running for Governor: A Conversation with Chris Powell

10/31/2018
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On this edition of ST, we continue our series of interviews with the major candidates currently running for Oklahoma Governor. Our guest today is Chris Powell, the Libertarian candidate. (Please note that we've repeatedly tried to email and telephone Republican Kevin Stitt in order to set up such an interview; no one from the Stitt campaign has gotten back to us.) As Chris Powell states on his campaign website : "I grew up in Choctaw as the youngest of five children. My father was a truck...

Duration:00:34:25

Currently Running for Governor: A Conversation with Drew Edmondson

10/30/2018
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, with Election Day one week away, we begin a series of interviews with the major candidates currently running for governor. Our guest today is Drew Edmondson, the Democratic candidate, who previously served as Oklahoma's Attorney General for 16 years. As noted at the Edmondson campaign website : "Upon graduation from college, Drew enlisted in the United States Navy, where he reached the rank of Petty Officer Second Class and served a tour of duty in Vietnam....

Duration:00:36:14

A Museum Confidential Podcast: The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia

10/29/2018
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On this installment of ST, we offer another Museum Confidential podcast, which is a popular, twice-monthly production from Jeff Martin of Philbrook Museum of Art and our own Scott Gregory (who's the Production Director here at Public Radio Tulsa). We hear from Dr. David Pilgrim, founder and curator of the Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University in Michigan. This museum was born out of his personal collection, one that began decades ago, when Dr. Pilgrim was growing...

Duration:00:25:39

ACTION Tulsa Present Accountability Sessions to Learn About Candidates

10/25/2018
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Today we learn about a new way to learn about the views of political candidates for office. ACTION Tulsa, a non-partisan community organizing group, presents accountability sessions -- which they say are very different than traditional candidate forums or debates. In accountability sessions, candidates first spend time listening to their constituents' personal stories associated with the political issue, before responding with their position, and whether they will or will not work for an...

Duration:00:33:26

In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

10/25/2018
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National Book Award winning historian Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of twelve well-regarded American histories. Today, he joins us to discuss his latest, "In the Hurricane's Eye," the conclusion of his trilogy on the American Revolution. Best known for his nautical histories, he tells the story of the most important battle Americans have never heard of, the Battle of the Chesapeake, fought between the British and French naval fleets, which set the stage for the American and French...

Duration:00:31:25

Let It Bang: A Young Black Man's Reluctant Odyssey Into Guns

10/25/2018
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As a young black man, RJ Young grew up with a healthy distrust of guns, but when he married into a family deeply immersed in gun culture, he knew he was going to have to learn about them to relate into his new family. Today, Young is a certified NRA pistol instructor...who doesn't carry a gun, and his understanding of how gun culture exploits white fears about blacks that fuels black fears about whites is at the heart of his new book, "Let It Bang: A Young Black Man's Reluctant Odyssey Into...

Duration:00:46:24