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Episodes

"How to Raise Kids Who Aren't A**holes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting...."

7/23/2021
Our guest is the award-winning science journalist Melinda Wenner Moyer, whose work appears in Slate, Scientific American, and The New York Times. She's also a parent, and she joins us to discuss her first book, which is just out. "How to Raise Kids Who Aren't A**holes: Science-Based Strategies for Better Parenting -- from Tots to Teens" is a guidebook focused on the many various concerns that moms and dads actually have in today's America. From respectfully navigating social media and...

Duration:00:26:17

"Let's Talk Race: A Guide for White People" (Encore)

7/22/2021
(Note: This conversation first aired back in April.) Our guest on StudioTulsa is Dr. Fern L. Johnson, a Senior Research Scholar and Professor Emerita at Clark University who focuses on race and culture. She and her partner, Marlene G. Fine, are the white parents of African American sons, and they're also the co-authors of "Let's Talk Race: A Guide for White People." The book aims to provide personal insights as well as practical guidance -- along with ample research findings, prompts for...

Duration:00:24:37

"Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration"

7/21/2021
Our guest is Dr. Christine Montross, who's an associate professor of psychiatry and human behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and a practicing inpatient psychiatrist. She joins us to discuss her well-researched, quite unsettling new book, "Waiting for an Echo: The Madness of American Incarceration." As was noted of this volume in The New York Times Book Review: "A haunting and harrowing indictment of the deep psychological damage inflicted by the nation's...

Duration:00:24:42

A Page-Turning Panorama of Picture-Show Palaces from Steve Clem and Maggie Brown

7/20/2021
On this edition of ST, we speak with our friend and former colleague, Steve Clem, who recently retired from Public Radio Tulsa, and Maggie Brown, a curator at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum. They're the co-authors of "Tulsa Movie Theaters," a book of photographs just now appearing in the Images of America series from Arcadia Publishing. From such beloved downtown motion-picture palaces as the Ritz and the Orpheum; to well-remembered neighborhood theaters like the Brook, the Delman,...

Duration:00:23:59

"Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training"

7/19/2021
Our guest is Dr. Adam Stern, a psychiatrist at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and he joins us to discuss his new memoir, a candid, often moving reflection on his residency at Harvard. Per this starred summary of the book in Kirkus Reviews: "[A] dynamic debut memoir.... As the author vividly captures the urgency, chaos, and eerie fascination involved with the treatment of mental illness, he also...

Duration:00:26:52

"New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time" (Encore)

7/16/2021
(Note: This interview first aired back in March.) In the first two decades of the 21st century, New York City has experienced a terrorist attack, a blackout, a hurricane, an historic recession, widespread social injustice, and, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic. How has all of this affected the lives of New Yorkers? Our guest is the bestselling author Craig Taylor, whose book draws on years of interviews with hundreds of NYC residents in order to render an indelible group portrait of the...

Duration:00:48:10

The Play Tulsa Music Program, an Initiative of Tulsa FMAC, Is Now in Its 2nd Year

7/15/2021
On this edition of ST, we discuss the Play Tulsa Music program, an initiative of the Tulsa Office of Film, Music, Arts & Culture (a/k/a Tulsa FMAC). Play Tulsa Music was first launched in September of last year as a pandemic-rooted economic recovery effort made possible by Tulsa County CARES Act funding. More than $190,000 was distributed in 2020 to 26 venues throughout Tulsa County, thereby helping to support 700+ local performances. This year, as our guest Abby Kurin, the executive...

Duration:00:24:55

"It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything"

7/14/2021
Our guest is Kate Biberdorf, a scientist and chemistry professor at The University of Texas who -- as "Kate the Chemist" -- has written a series of very popular books on science for young readers. Now comes her first book for adults, which she tells us about -- it's a fun, wide-ranging, easy-to-read work called "It's Elemental: The Hidden Chemistry in Everything." Ever wondered what makes dough rise? Or how exactly coffee gives us that all-important energy boost? Or why shampoo can sometimes...

Duration:00:24:03

"101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya"

7/13/2021
The Peace Corps is now 60 years old. The U.S. Government-run volunteer program -- which from the start has provided international aid in the form of person-to-person social, economic, and educational development -- was established per Executive Order by JFK in 1961; later that year, Congress passed the Peace Corps Act. On this edition of ST, we speak with Randy W. Hobler about his book, "101 Arabian Tales: How We All Persevered in Peace Corps Libya." This work documents Hobler's own...

Duration:00:24:47

"This Is Your Brain on Food" on ST Medical Monday

7/12/2021
Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Dr. Uma Naidoo. She's a board-certified psychiatrist (Harvard Medical School), a professional chef (Cambridge School of Culinary Arts), and a nutrition specialist (Cornell University). She's currently the Director of Nutritional and Lifestyle Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital, and she joins us to talk about her bestselling new book, "This Is Your Brain on Food." As noted by Dr. Walter Willett of Harvard University: "Dr. Naidoo brings together her...

Duration:00:24:46

"Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World" (Encore)

7/9/2021
Yes, the climate is warming, and yes, we human beings are causing this warming. And yes, things look very bad. But what can be done...and what can **we** do...right now? Our guest has some answers; she is Dr. Kimberly Nicholas, Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at the well-regarded Lund University in Sweden. She joins us to discuss her book, "Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World." Of this work, a starred review in Booklist noted: "This compelling book about...

Duration:00:24:54

Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl

7/8/2021
Our old friend and colleague Nancy Pearl joins us on StudioTulsa to offer some can't-miss summer reading suggestions: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, memoir, and so forth. A bestselling author, retired librarian, and longtime resident of the Seattle area, Nancy (who's also a former Tulsan) has been making occasional recommendations to book-loving KWGS listeners for decades. It's good to hear from her again. Here are the titles that she tells us about today -- Kendra Atleework: "Miracle...

Duration:00:24:06

"Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights" (Encore)

7/8/2021
(Note: This discussion first aired back in March.) Our guest is Dorothy Wickenden, an author and editor at The New Yorker Magazine. She tells us about her new book, which explores various interlinked facets of American history, including abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women's rights movement, and the Civil War. As the noted Yale historian David W. Blight has written of this book: "As a revolutionary, Harriet Tubman made many allies, none more important than her Auburn, New...

Duration:00:23:50

"How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood" (Encore)

7/6/2021
(Note: This interview first aired back in February.) Our guest is Kayleen Schaefer, a journalist and author who's written for The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and other publications. Her latest book, which she tells us about, is "But You're Still So Young: How Thirtysomethings Are Redefining Adulthood." The book looks carefully at how thirtysomethings in America today are -- and aren't -- meeting the milestones which sociologists commonly cite as the five markers of...

Duration:00:24:12

"How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness and the Tools We Have to Fight It" (Encore)

7/5/2021
(Note: This discussion first aired back in March.) Our guest is Dr. Monica Aggarwal, the director of Integrative Cardiology and Prevention at the University of Florida, where she teaches plant-based nutrition while also performing various mind-body techniques with her students and patients, including yoga and meditation. (You can visit her website here.) Dr. Aggarwal joins us to discuss her latest book, "Body on Fire: How Inflammation Triggers Chronic Illness and the Tools We Have to Fight...

Duration:00:25:32

"1774: The Long Year of Revolution" (Encore for Independence Day)

7/2/2021
(Note: This interview first aired in February of 202.) Very early in her career, the well-regarded American colonial historian Mary Beth Norton came to believe that the critical year in American independence was not 1776, but rather, 1774. Yet her academic focus on women's colonial history sidelined her interest in fleshing out this theory. Now, the author of such critical women's histories as "In the Devil's Snare" and "Separated by Their Sex" has returned to this initial thesis with her...

Duration:00:23:12

OVAC's Art 365 Show for 2021 to Open Soon at Living Arts of Tulsa

7/1/2021
On this edition of our program, we learn about the 2021 Art 365 program from the nonprofit Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). The artists whose work appears in this very competitive year-long program were chosen by guest curator, Grace Deveney, the associate curator of Prospect.5 in New Orleans. She's our guest today, along with Alexa Goetzinger, the associate director of OVAC. The artists selected for this year's OVAC 365 exhibit are Ginnie Baer (Edmond), Crystal Z. Campbell (Oklahoma...

Duration:00:24:08

"Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR"

6/30/2021
On this edition of ST, our guest is the journalist and author Lisa Napoli, who joins to discuss her latest book, "Susan, Linda, Nina, & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR." It's a group biography of Susan Stamberg, Linda Wertheimer, Nina Totenberg, and Cokie Roberts: four women who fought sexism, challenged journalistic norms, covered decades of American and worldwide news, and did much more throughout their pioneering careers to build and establish National Public...

Duration:00:23:58

"A Luthier's Tale: The Craft of Stringed Instruments" -- An Exhibit at 108 Contemporary

6/29/2021
On this edition of ST, we learn about a soon-to-open exhibition at 108 Contemporary Gallery in downtown Tulsa; "A Luthier's Tale: The Craft of Stringed Instruments" will be on view from July 2nd through September 19th. Our guest is Benjamin Liggett, a luthier (i.e., a maker of stringed instruments) based here in Tulsa who's also the guest curator for this show. Per the 108 Contemporary website , this exhibit is "dedicated to the art, craft, and design of stringed instruments. Following his...

Duration:00:25:22

ST Medical Monday -- "Heartwood: The Art of Living with the End in Mind"

6/28/2021
Death is something very few of like to talk about, or even think about, but it's a fact of life, after all -- the final fact of life, you might say. What if we could live our lives while looking at death in a more complete, more honest, less fearful way? Would our lives be richer? And would we actually be healthier individuals? Our guest, Barbara Becker, clearly and intelligently answers these questions in the affirmative. Becker is a writer and interfaith minister who's dedicated 20-plus...

Duration:00:24:51