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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


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An Upcoming Lecture Here at TU: "How to Make Oklahoma's Women's Incarceration Crisis Disappear"

12/14/2017
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Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Stephen Galoob, an Associate Professor of Law here at TU. Prof. Galoob will give a free-to-the-public lecture at noon tomorrow (Friday the 15th) at the TU College of Law; his talk is entitled "How to Make Oklahoma's Women's Incarceration Crisis Disappear (With Nothing Up Our Sleeves)." It's based on certain findings that he and some of his law students have been looking into lately -- i.e., a handful of existing if little-known provisions within...

Duration: 00:35:14


Holiday Gift Suggestions for Book-Lovers from Nancy Pearl

12/13/2017
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak once again with our longtime book reviewer, Nancy Pearl. A retired librarian, bestselling author, literary critic, and former Tulsan, Nancy, now based in Seattle, is a well-known reading advocate who was named the 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal. Here are the books that she recommended to us on today's program: "The Talented Ribkins" by Ladee Hubbard "10 Restaurants That Changed America" by Paul Freedman "4321: A Novel" by Paul Auster...

Duration: 00:30:33


"The Sentient Machine: The Coming Age of Artificial Intelligence"

12/13/2017
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Artificial "machine" intelligence is, of course, a part of our lives now -- we have cruise control in our cars, automatic checkout services at the supermarket, and (most importantly?) those smartphones in our pockets. But what will life be like when artificial "sentient" intelligence becomes the norm? And when will that happen? On this edition of ST, we're talking about various AI-related matters with Amir Husain, an inventor and computer scientist whose new book is called "The Sentient...

Duration: 00:32:03


Social Service Administration and Beyond: Chatting with Dr. Harold Pollack of the Univ. of Chicago

12/12/2017
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On this installment of ST Medical Monday, we offer a wide-ranging chat with Dr. Harold Pollack , the Helen Ross Professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. He's written prolifically on the inter-related topics of poverty, policy, crime, and public health; his articles have appeared in scholarly journals like Journal of the American Medical Association and Social Service Review as well as in political magazines like The Nation and The New Republic. (His...

Duration: 00:26:07


An Introduction to Museum Confidential: The Podcast

12/12/2017
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to present the first episode of Museum Confidential: The Podcast, a bi-weekly endeavor which Public Radio Tulsa has been co-creating with Philbrook Musueum of Art since mid-October. Hosted by Jeff Martin of Philbrook and edited and produced by our own Scott Gregory, this podcast is an extension of the popular "Museum Confidential" exhibit now on view at Philbrook, which will run through early May of 2018. Both the podcast and the exhibit, as we...

Duration: 00:27:08


"An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution" (Encore Presentation)

12/12/2017
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in August.) Our guest is Marcus Eriksen, a naturalist, author, and environmental activist whose latest book -- "Junk Raft" -- details his 2008 sea voyage on a craft made from plastic bottles and other recycled materials; it's a trek he made in order to demonstrate the blight of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. As was noted of this book by Kirkus Reviews: "Accompanied by a fellow activist and sailor, Eriksen...sailed from Los Angeles to Hawaii...

Duration: 00:32:07


"The Trump Administration and the Middle East" at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations

12/12/2017
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On this edition of ST, an in-depth chat about President Donald Trump and the Middle East. Our guest is Daniel Benaim, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (where he researches U.S. policy in the Middle East) as well as a visiting lecturer at New York University. He's also been a foreign-policy speechwriter at the White House, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Senate. He joined us just before giving an address on "The Trump Administration and the Middle East" at the...

Duration: 00:35:09


"This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm"

12/6/2017
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Our guest is the author and journalist Ted Genoways, who is a contributing editor at Mother Jones, The New Republic, and Pacific Standard. A fourth-generation Nebraskan, Genoways has a new book out that profiles a subject near and dear to his heart. "This Blessed Earth: A Year in the Life of an American Family Farm" vividly documents the lives and labors behind a small family farm located in York County, Nebraska. As this book makes clear, while the family farm lies at the very heart of...

Duration: 00:30:54


"Achieving Your Personal Health Goals: A Patient's Guide"

12/6/2017
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On this installment of ST Medical Monday, we speak with Dr. James W. Mold, who recently retired from the faculty at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in OKC, where he'd worked since 1984. While there, Dr. Mold also completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine as well as a Master of Public Health degree. He has a new book out, which is both a summation and an extension of the research he's been involved with over the years regarding primary care, public health, and mental...

Duration: 00:26:37


"Monterey Pop: 50 Years" and "Trendsetters in Triptych" at the Zarror Center

12/1/2017
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Our guest on StudioTulsa is Joseph Baldassare, a music producer and promoter who also oversees Arthouse 18 , an organization that sets up photography exhibitions and sells high-quality prints at such exhibitions. Baldassare has just brough two closely-related photo exhibits to Tulsa, both of which will be on view at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education throughout December. These shows are entitled "Monterey Pop: 50 Years" and "Trendsetters in Triptych" -- and each is a collection...

Duration: 00:34:33


"A Body of Work: Dancing to the Edge and Back"

12/1/2017
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On this edition of ST, we speak with David Hallberg -- the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow as a principal dancer, and one whom The New Yorker once described as "the most exciting male dancer in the western world." Hallberg, now based in NYC, has a new memoir out, which he talks with us about. As was noted of this book in the pages of Dance Magazine: "What makes 'A Body of Work' a must-read is the raw honesty with which Hallberg describes the intense loneliness of...

Duration: 00:41:15


A Conversation with the Celebrated American Writer Richard Ford

12/1/2017
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On this edition of ST, we speak with the well-regarded novelist and short-story writer Richard Ford, who is the recipient of the 2017 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Ford is the author of many critically acclaimed works of ficition, including "The Sportswriter," "Independence Day," and "Let Me Be Frank with You." His newest book, just out, is a memoir about his parents, which he discusses with us at length. Please note that Ford will deliver a free-to-the-public address on...

Duration: 00:30:27


"Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age" by Leslie Berlin

12/1/2017
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Our guest is Leslie Berlin, who is the Project Historian for the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford University. Originally from Tulsa, Berlin has a new 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 the broader technology ecosystem that has...

Duration: 00:35:13


StudioTulsa Medical Monday: A Preview of World AIDS Day

12/1/2017
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On this installment of ST Medical Monday, we are discussing World AIDS Day, which arrives on Friday the 1st; we're also talking more generally about how people with AIDS are cared for here in our community. We have two guests -- the first is Kate Neary, the CEO of a local nonprofit known as Tulsa Cares, and the second is Dr. Madhuri Lad , who works in the Department of Internal Medicine at the OSU-Tulsa College of Health Sciences (and who is, moreover, certified in HIV Medicine). Tulsa...

Duration: 00:27:40


"The Talented Ribkins" by Ladee Hubbard (Encore Presentation)

11/28/2017
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(Note: This show originally aired in August of this year.) Our guest is author Ladee Hubbard, who joins us to discuss her first novel. It's called "The Talented Ribkins." It's a creative and widely acclaimed book about race, class, politics, and America itself...and it focus on, of all things, a family of super-heroes. And per a starred review of this novel by Kirkus: "Crafty and wistful.... Hubbard weaves this narrative with prodigious skill and compelling warmth. You anticipate a movie...

Duration: 00:32:06


Making (and Re-Making) Plans for North Tulsa: The Unity Heritage Neighborhoods Design Workshop

11/28/2017
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On this edition of ST, we learn about the Unity Heritage Neighborhoods Design Workshop. It's a program whereby University of Notre Dame Graduate Urban Design students are now in Tulsa -- working and consulting with community stakeholders of various kinds -- to create designs, plans, and visions for future development in neighborhoods immediately north of downtown Tulsa. These include the Brady Heights Historic District, Emerson Elementary, Greenwood, and the Evans-Fintube site. Our guests...

Duration: 00:33:36


Notes on DACA: Where Are We Now? What Happens Next? And How Will Tulsa Be Affected?

11/28/2017
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On this installment of ST, we hear about how people living and working here in Tulsa would be affected by the cancellation of DACA, which President Trump proposed earlier this year. The DACA (or "Deferred Action on Childhood Arrival") Program is an Obama-era federal statue allowing some children who entered the U.S. illegally to stay here as long as they meet certain criteria; there are now about 800,000 DACA recipients in this country. Our guests today are two young people based in Tulsa...

Duration: 00:33:46


A Chat with Susan Harris about Nursing Homes and Elder Care Here in Tulsa

11/28/2017
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On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we speak with Susan Harris, a longtime economic-development advocate and public-education expert here in Tulsa. Harris recently retired from the Tulsa Regional Chamber, where she served as the Senior Vice-President of Education and Workforce Development. Harris is also an active caregiver; she has personally assisted a few different elderly relatives who were admitted to nursing homes in our community, and she continues to help certain family members...

Duration: 00:26:15


Magic in the Air, and on the Shelves, in Downtown Tulsa: Magic City Books Will Open Soon

11/17/2017
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"To have great poets," as Walt Whitman once noted, "there must also be great audiences." And great cities, it would seem, likewise require great bookstores. On this edition of ST, we learn about Magic City Books -- an indie bookstore owned and operated by the non-profit Tulsa Literary Coalition (or TLC) -- which will soon, at long last, open for business in downtown Tulsa. Indeed, after a series of construction-related delays, Magic City Books will open on Monday the 20th at 9pm...with...

Duration: 00:33:28


"The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom"

11/17/2017
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Our guest is Helen Thorpe, a Denver-based journalist and author whose newest book, just out, is called "The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an American Classroom." As noted of this work in a starred review from Publishers Weekly: "The latest work of narrative nonfiction from Thorpe ('Soldier Girls') brings readers face to face with the global refugee crisis through the story of a Denver English-acquisition class composed of teenage refugees from all over the world. Set...

Duration: 00:31:05

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