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Arts, News, Books, Ideas, Trends, and Medicine — in-depth conversations from Public Radio Tulsa

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Arts, News, Books, Ideas, Trends, and Medicine — in-depth conversations from Public Radio Tulsa

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English

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Episodes

Book Suggestions for Summer Reading from Nancy Pearl

7/1/2022
Page-turners for the beach, the pool, the lake, the hammock, and/or that cozy sofa near the air-conditioning unit.

Duration:00:28:57

The family collection of Oscar Brand, a leading light in American folk music for decades, has been obtained by the Woody Guthrie Archive

6/30/2022
The Woody Guthrie Archive has recently acquired about 500 items once belonging to Oscar Brand, a key figure in American folk music.

Duration:00:29:28

Brian Paul Cross, a Tulsa-based author and illustrator, offers a pair of dry, off-beat children's picture books

6/29/2022
Cross will appear at a Meet The Author event at Magic City Books on Sunday the 3rd, beginning at 2pm.

Duration:00:28:57

A discussion of handguns, concealed carry, the Second Amendment, and the current U.S. Supreme Court

6/28/2022
What to make of the Court's recent ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen?

Duration:00:29:27

"We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation" (Encore)

6/27/2022
"Outstanding.... Garcia's book uses rich storytelling and insightful reporting to uncover not only the long history of how autistic people have been mistreated but also how they continue to be ignored.... [This] is exactly the book we need to lead the way in changing the autism conversation. It belongs on the shelf next to 'NeuroTribes' as essential reading on autism and neurodiversity." -- The Washington Post

Duration:00:28:57

As the 2022 Tulsa Pride Festival gets underway, a conversation with Toby Jenkins, executive director of Oklahomans for Equality

6/24/2022
Jenkins has worked for OkEq in a variety of capacities for more than 25 years.

Duration:00:28:57

"Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age" (Encore)

6/23/2022
"There are few skills more vital than critical thinking and rethinking. This is the guide parents need to teach their kids to become thoughtful consumers of information." -- Adam Grant, author of "Think Again"

Duration:00:28:57

"Life on the Rocks: Building a Future for Coral Reefs" (Encore)

6/22/2022
"[An] excellent study of efforts to save the reefs.... Solidly researched, sharply observed, and compassionately rendered.... [This is] science writing that is illuminating on several levels." -- Booklist (starred review)

Duration:00:28:56

"Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance in Hong Kong" (Encore)

6/21/2022
"Arriving at the exact right moment, [this book] charts the course of the region by digging deeply into its history. Lim deftly weaves her way through the ages, arriving at our current time, all the while capturing Hong Kong's soul inside the book's pages." -- Newsweek

Duration:00:28:56

ST Medical Monday: A talk with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner about improving health outcomes for vulnerable and complex populations

6/21/2022
A well-respected leader in both the health care and nonprofit realms, Dr. Brenner is the CEO of the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services in New York City.

Duration:00:28:57

With the Juneteenth holiday approaching, we revisit our discussion of "Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery and Abolition"

6/17/2022
"[A] remarkable anthology.... As a whole, this collection showcases the vastness of Black thinking and writing, and nicely complements works by Martha S. Jones and Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. Complete with a list of suggestions for further reading, this winning anthology is a must for all interested in Black history, but unsure where to start." -- Library Journal (starred review)

Duration:00:28:58

Unmute Oklahoma is a newly launched campaign aiming to repeal closed primaries in our state

6/16/2022
Per unmuteok.org: "94% of Oklahoma elections are decided in the primary, not the general election. But Oklahoma has closed primaries. It's a bad system that shuts out 1 out of 5 voters who are Independent and limits the choices of Republicans and Democrats. We pay millions of dollars for these elections with our taxes. Oklahomans deserve an open system that lets all voters vote for who they want."

Duration:00:28:57

At the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations -- "Russia: Shunned in Europe, but Welcomed by the Rest?"

6/15/2022
Our guest, Professor Charles E. Ziegler of the University of Louisville, is a specialist on the domestic, foreign, and security policies of Russia and Eurasia.

Duration:00:28:57

"Cloud Cuckoo Land: A Novel" (Encore)

6/15/2022
"Stunning...deeply imagined...a novel about how people find hope in the midst of chaos and fear, and how books themselves might be the best things humans have ever done." -- The San Francisco Chronicle

Duration:00:29:27

"Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America" (Encore)

6/13/2022
"An engrossing and surprisingly hopeful look at the field of behavioral threat assessment and how it is being used to prevent mass shootings.... [This book offers] an optimistic take on one of America's most distressing problems." -- Publishers Weekly

Duration:00:28:57

"Magic Season: A Son's Story"

6/13/2022
"Wade Rouse's masterful memoir about coming out and coming to grips with his cantankerous, conservative father over a shared love of baseball is a pitch-perfect blend of storytelling, emotional discovery, and survival humor." -- Meredith May, author of "The Honey Bus"

Duration:00:29:27

A conversation with Joey Madia, who will personify Allen Ginsberg at Tulsa Chautauqua 2022

6/13/2022
The theme for this year's Tulsa Chautauqua festival is "Surviving the Sixties: Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll."

Duration:00:28:56

ST Medical Monday: "Good Anxiety" (Encore)

6/13/2022
"The book contains surveys and strategies to help people assess and even befriend their anxiety. It's a powerful reminder that many of the human body's adaptations can be used for good or ill -- and that people can flip their responses to what can feel like inevitable feelings of anxiety and stress." -- The Washington Post

Duration:00:28:58

"We Refuse to Forget: A True Story of Black Creeks, American Identity, and Power"

6/3/2022
"Gayle's rich and important book reminds us that American history is more surprising, terrible, and, yes, inspiring than we often care to know. The history he weaves is deeply relevant to today's movements for racial justice and Indigenous rights." -- Heather McGhee, author of "The Sum of Us"

Duration:00:28:57

ST presents MC: The 100th episode of Museum Confidential

6/2/2022
A conversation about the state of museums today with Samuel Redman, author of "The Museum: A Short History of Crisis and Resilience."

Duration:00:28:57