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Tulsa, OK

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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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@KWGSNEWS

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English

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


Episodes

A Chat with Dave Hall, Chair of the Disaster Resistant Business Council

8/18/2017
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On this edition of ST, after the tornado activity we saw here in Tulsa earlier this month, we're talking about what local small businesses can do to protect themselves from damage caused by flooding, storms, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Our guest is Dave Hall, Chair of the Disaster Resistant Business Council, which is a part of the Disaster Resilience Network (formerly known as Tulsa Partners). Hall also tells us about an upcoming event aimed at showing businesses and nonprofits...

Duration: 00:29:28


"Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution"

8/18/2017
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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 on the Junk, 'a raft made from plastic bottles, with...

Duration: 00:28:58


Confronting a Newly Created $214 Million Budget Deficit at the State Capitol

8/16/2017
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Last week's Oklahoma Supreme Court decision invalidating the State Legislature's cigarette cessation fee means that there's now a $214 million budget deficit in this year's budget. This gives Oklahoma lawmakers two options: go back into special session to fix the state budget, or else three state agencies -- the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services -- will have to rewrite their budgets to account...

Duration: 00:29:28


"Finding a Better Path to the End of Life" (Encore Presentation)

8/15/2017
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in February.) On this installment of ST Medical Monday, our guest is Jessica Nutik Zitter, who practices the atypical combination of ICU and palliative care medicine at a hospital in Oakland, California. She's also the author of a remarkable new book, "Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life." As was noted of this memoir/critique/meditation by Kirkus Reviews: "End-stage patient suffering and distress inspire an early-career...

Duration: 00:28:58


Local Art at Its Finest: The 2017 "Oh, Tulsa!" Biennial Opens at Living Arts

8/15/2017
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The "Oh, Tulsa!" Biennial -- a "best of" group show that aims to gather and present many outstanding works by Tulsa-based visual artists -- opened recently at the Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa's Brady Arts District. Our guest on ST is the guest curator for this show, Dr. Kirsten Olds, who is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Tulsa. "Oh, Tulsa!" will be on view through August 25th, and you can learn more about it at this link .

Duration: 00:29:28


An Exciting and Original New Novel: "The Talented Ribkins" by Ladee Hubbard

8/15/2017
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Our guest on this installment of ST is author Ladee Hubbard, who joins us to discuss her first novel, which is just out. 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 while wondering...

Duration: 00:29:28


"The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act" (Encore Presentation)

8/15/2017
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(Note: This interview originally aired in October of last year.) Our guest is Alex Prud'homme, who is Julia Child's great-nephew as well as the co-author of her autobiography, "My Life in France" (which was adapted into the hit movie, "Julie & Julia"). Prud'homme joins us to discuss his book, "The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act." In this work, per a critic for Booklist, "Prud'homme deftly chronicles the years after Julia Child left France and settled in Cambridge,...

Duration: 00:28:58


"More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers" (Encore Presentation)

8/15/2017
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in April.) On this installment of ST, the bestselling writer Jonathan Lethem is our guest. He's known for such celebrated novels as "Dissident Gardens," "The Fortress of Solitude," and "Motherless Brooklyn." He joins us to discuss his latest book, which is a gathering of nonfiction pieces. It's called "More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers," and it's an impressive collection of 50+ essays, some of them previously published and some newly...

Duration: 00:28:58


"Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America" (Encore Presentation)

8/15/2017
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in March.) "The disappearing maternal care problem is common across rural America. Only about 6 percent of the nation's OB/GYNs work in rural areas, according to the latest survey numbers from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Yet 15 percent of the country's population, or 46 million people, live in rural America. As a result, fewer than half of rural women live within a 30-minute drive of the nearest hospital offering...

Duration: 00:29:28


Now at 108 Contemporary: "Both Sides Now: Joyce J. Scott & Sonya Clark"

8/15/2017
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we learn about a new exhibition (which opens this evening, the 4th) at the 108 Contemporary Gallery in downtown Tulsa. "Both Sides Now: Joyce J. Scott & Sonya Clark" will be on view through September 24th. Scott is our guest on the program today. And the exhibit in which she's co-featured is thus described at the 108 website : "Through the use of glass, beadwork, and fiber, 2016 MacArthur Fellow Joyce J. Scott and Sonya Clark highlight, challenge, and uncover...

Duration: 00:29:28


"Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War" (Encore Presentation)

8/15/2017
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in May.) We speak with the New Mexico-based writer and biographer James McGrath Morris, who joins us to discuss his newest work: "The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War." As was noted of this historical biography by the New York Journal of Books: "[This book] delves head-first into the mercurial relationship of these two American literary legends.... Throughout this riveting biography Morris expertly...

Duration: 00:28:58


From Tulsa Native and Bestselling Novelist Daniel Wilson Comes "The Clockwork Dynasty"

8/15/2017
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Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Daniel Wilson, the bestselling sci-fi writer and Tulsa native (and TU alum) whose new novel, just out, is called "The Clockwork Dynasty." (Please note that Wilson will soon be reading from this book, and signing copies of it, at a Book Smart Tulsa event here in our community.) As was noted of this novel in The Los Angeles Review of Books: "Wilson is one of the foremost prophets of the near future.... In 'The Clockwork Dynasty,' the irrepressibly...

Duration: 00:29:28


The Mother Road Market -- Coming Soon to 11th Street (a/k/a Route 66) in Tulsa

8/15/2017
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we learn about the forthcoming Mother Road Market. As was reported last week by KWGS News, when the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation announced that it would fund this market (to be housed in a empty warehouse at 11th and Lewis in Tulsa): "The Mother Road Market will be a community food destination, allowing Tulsans and tourists alike to eat, sip, shop, and enjoy Tulsa's favorite neighborhood restaurants and brand new food concepts -- all under one roof. The...

Duration: 00:27:59


"Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared"

8/15/2017
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On this edition of ST Medical Monday, a discussion of doctors and suicide in America today. Our guest is the psychiatrist and author, Dr. Michael Myers, a Brooklyn-based expert on this subject; his latest book is "Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared." As was noted of this book by Dr. Carol A. Bernstein, a past president of the American Psychiatric Association: "In tackling one of the biggest medical challenges of our time -- physician...

Duration: 00:29:28


The Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève Helps to Open the Summer Heat International Dance Festival

7/28/2017
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Beginning today, and running through August 6th, the nonprofit Choregus Productions will present its second-annual Summer Heat International Dance Festival. The Festival starts with a Gala Performance (happening tonight, the 28th, at the Tulsa PAC, beginning 8pm) that will spotlight guest artists from leading dance companies from the United States, Canada, and Europe -- and this opener will be followed by a solid week of performances by the celebrated Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, The...

Duration: 00:29:28


An Update on an Important New Tulsa Police Department Program: The Community Response Team

7/28/2017
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On this edition of ST, we learn about the Tulsa Police Department's ongoing efforts to implement recommendations submitted earlier this year by the Tulsa Commission on Community Policing. In particular, we focus on the Department's implementation of a Community Response Team (or CRT) program; this is an initiative still in its "pilot" stage. As we learn today from our guest, Tulsa Police Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks, the three-person CRT team includes an officer from the Police Department,...

Duration: 00:29:28


"The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America"

7/26/2017
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On this edition of ST, a discussion with Richard Rothstein, who is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Widely seen as a leading authority on U.S. housing policy, Rothstein joins us to talk about his well-researched and disturbing new book, "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America." This book reports on a little-known facet of American history that begins...

Duration: 00:28:58


"How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation" (Encore Presentation)

7/25/2017
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(Note: This program first aired back in January.) On this edition of ST, we speak with Randall Fuller, the Chapman Professor of English here at TU. He joins us to discuss his book, "The Book That Changed America: How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation." As the historian Eric Foner wrote of this work in The New York Times: "[Fuller's] account of how Americans responded to the publication of Darwin's great work in 1859 is organized as a series of lively and informative set pieces...

Duration: 00:28:58


"Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions" (Encore Presentation)

7/25/2017
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(Note: This show originally aired back in February.) Our guest is Sharon Begley, the senior science writer at STAT, which is the life sciences publication of The Boston Globe. She joins us to talk about her new book, "Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions." In an appreciation of this book by Publishers Weekly, we find: "Science journalist Begley demystifies compulsive behavior, exploring its history and manifestations and the many difficulties its sufferers face in finding...

Duration: 00:28:58


Getting to Know Jessica Borusky, the New Artistic Director at Living Arts of Tulsa

7/25/2017
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Living Arts of Tulsa -- a vital part of the arts scene here in town, and a long-running locally-based nonprofit that seems to be increasingly popular -- now has, for the first time in decades, a new artistic director. Our guest on ST is that individual: Jessica Borusky, who's been on the job for only two or three weeks at this point. She tells us about her plans and goals for Living Arts -- the kinds of shows she hopes to curate or present, the sorts of events she'd like the gallery to...

Duration: 00:28:58

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