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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 Brooklyn Navy Yard Meets the Great American Novel in "Manhattan Beach"

10/17/2017
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On this edition of ST, we chat with the New York-based author and journalist Jennifer Egan, whose newest novel, the much-praised "Manhattan Beach," is just out. As was noted of this book in a starred review in Kirkus: "After stretching the boundaries of fiction in myriad ways...Egan does perhaps the only thing left that could surprise: she writes a thoroughly traditional novel. Realistically detailed, poetically charged, and utterly satisfying: apparently there's nothing Egan can't do." And...

Duration: 00:40:44


The Mind-Body Connection...at the Movies: ST Medical Monday Explores "All the Rage: Saved by Sarno"

10/16/2017
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On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we learn about the remarkable life and work of Dr. John Sarno, who died earlier this year at 93. As was noted in his New York Times obituary , Dr. Sarno was "a doctor at New York University whose controversial books on the psychological origins of chronic pain sold over a million copies, even while he was largely ignored or maligned by many of his medical peers.... Revered by some as a saint and dismissed by others as a quack, Dr. Sarno maintained that...

Duration: 00:22:51


The Tulsa American Film Festival Offers the Oklahoma Premiere of a New Doc Profiling Wilma Mankiller

10/16/2017
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The 2017 Tulsa American Film Festival, or TAFF, showcasing indie features and shorts from across the United States -- with a focus on local, classic, student, Native American, and Okie-rooted films -- continues here in T-Town at several different venues. Tonight, the 13th, the TAFF will present the Oklahoma Premiere of a new documentary film about the life and work of Wilma Mankiller, who in 1985 was the first woman elected as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Our guests are Valerie...

Duration: 00:34:41


A Chat with Oklahoma's Own Jimmy Webb, the Legendary Pop Songwriter

10/16/2017
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On this edition of ST, we chat with Jimmy Webb, who grew up in rural Oklahoma before going out to Hollywood, while still a teen, to break into the songwriting biz...and who eventually created such classic pop tunes as "Wichita Lineman," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix," "Up, Up and Away," and "MacArthur Park." Webb will soon perform (on the 14th) with the Bartlesville Symphony, singing and playing his wonderful songs while also telling plenty of stories. He shares a few of those stories with...

Duration: 00:24:58


"Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist" at Gilcrease

10/11/2017
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On this installment of StudioTulsa, we learn about the work of Kay WalkingStick, a widely celebrated American landscape artist who once referred to herself as "a New York painter and a Cherokee woman." Now 82, and equally (and impressively) adept in both abstract and representational styles, WalkingStick is the subject of a newly opened retrospective exhibition at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. ( This show will be on view until early January.) With her works appearing in the...

Duration: 00:34:17


Getting to Know the Newly Hired Team-Leader for the GKFF's Birth through Eight Strategy

10/11/2017
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Our guest on this edition of ST is Sophia Pappas, who formerly led the pioneering initiative to bring "universal pre-K" to the New York City Public Schools. Pappas now resides in Tulsa, as she was recently hired by the Tulsa-based George Kaiser Family Foundation, the nonprofit social-justice and civic-enhancement organization funded by local billionaire and philanthropist George Kaiser. Pappas will now be in charge of introducing and implementing the GKFF's Birth through Eight Strategy,...

Duration: 00:34:12


ST Medical Monday: "When Breath Becomes Air"

10/11/2017
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On this edition of our program, we speak with the California-based physician and writer Lucy Kalanithi. Her late husband Paul, also a physician, wrote the bestselling memoir, "When Breath Becomes Air," in the final months of his life. (He died of lung cancer before his 40th birthday.) As was noted of this short yet powerful book by The Boston Globe: "Paul Kalanithi's posthumous memoir...possesses the gravity and wisdom of an ancient Greek tragedy.... [Kalanithi] delivers his chronicle in...

Duration: 00:32:46


A "Give and Take" Conversation with NPR White House Correspodent Scott Horsely

10/9/2017
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What's a "typical day at the office" like for a reporter who's been assigned to cover the White House? How often do presidents traveling on Air Force One actually stroll to the back of the plane and chat with journalists? How much prep work goes (or doesn't go) into the annual White House Turkey Pardon, just before Thanksgiving? On this edition of ST, we listen to a "Public Radio Tulsa Give and Take" conversation that was recorded recently, on Saturday the 30th. At this event, which took...

Duration: 00:37:09


Journalist and Author Glenn Frankel Offers "High Noon," the Story Behind a Beloved Hollywood Western

10/9/2017
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On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel about his new book, "High Noon." It's a detailed history focused on the making of one of Hollywood’s most popular, and most critically acclaimed, Westerns. It's also, as we learn on today's program, a quite deliberate if veiled parable about the then-current Hollywood blacklist. Frankel will be appearing tonight (the 5th) at the Circle Cinema in connection with this book; he'll be speaking...

Duration: 00:32:49


Tom Manhart, a TU Art Professor for Decades, Is Remembered in a New Two-Venue Exhibition

10/9/2017
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On this edition of our show, we learn about "Eloquent Craftsman: Tom Manhart and His Students," a new exhibition focusing on the artwork and teaching career of Thomas A. Manhart, a thoughtful and influential sculptor who was a much-admired professor of art at TU from 1963 to 1993. This exhibition -- setting the work of Manhart alongside pieces created by many of his students (in a range of media) over the years -- is actually being shown at two different venues through October 26th: the...

Duration: 00:35:06


C&W and Bluegrass Music Is Alive and Well...in Japan...in the Mighty Fine "Far Western"

10/3/2017
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, an interesting chat with the locally based filmmaker James Payne. His new movie, a feature-length, award-winning documentary called "Far Western," will have its Tulsa debut screening at the Circle Cinema on Thursday the 5th at 7pm. (A 5:30pm reception as well as post-screening events are also planned; full details are posted here .) As Payne tells us today, the initial shooting for this project actually occurred a decade ago -- and now, at last, the film is...

Duration: 00:25:16


"Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment"

10/2/2017
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On this edition of StudioTulsa Medical Monday, Dr. David Palma is our ghuest. He is a Canadian radiation oncologist and cancer researcher who focuses on the treatment of lung, head/neck, and metastatic cancers -- and he tells us new book, which is just out: "Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment." As was noted by Dr. Tony Mok of the Chinese University of Hong Kong: "If you use a guidebook for a journey, you will need [this book] for a cancer journey....

Duration: 00:27:17


From Author and Journalist Andrea Pitzer, "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps"

10/2/2017
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On this installment of ST, our guest is the noted author and journalist Andrea Pitzer, who tells us about her newest book, "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps." This volume -- which Kirkus, in a starred review, has called "a chilling, well-documented history...of cruelty and dehumanization" -- begins in 1890s Cuba and ends with present-day Guantanamo, covering camps all around the world and throughout modernity. It's a harrowing work based on archival records, massive...

Duration: 00:34:23


Ali Noorani on "How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration"

10/2/2017
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On this edition of our show, an interesting chat with Ali Noorani, who's the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum (an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration) as well as the author of "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration." Mr. Noorani will be giving a free-to-the-public, immigration-focused address tonight (the 28th) on the TU campus; his address, titled "Beyond the...

Duration: 00:36:46


Michael Korda Offers "Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory"

9/27/2017
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On this edition of our show, we welcome the bestselling author and former editor-in-chief of Simon and Schuster, Michael Korda. He has a new book out, which he tells us about; it's called "Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory." As was noted of this title in a starred review in Kirkus: "A swiftly paced, illuminating account of events at the opening of World War II in Europe, recounting 'a military defeat with a happy ending.' Revived in part thanks to Christopher...

Duration: 00:32:16


American Promise, a Cross-Partisan Nonprofit Aimed at Undoing Citizens United, Opens a Tulsa Chapter

9/26/2017
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The Citizens United ruling, surely among the most controversial U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the modern era, was a 5-4 vote in 2010 affirming that the freedom of speech prohibits the government from restricting independent political expenditures by nonprofit corporations, for-profit corporations, labor unions, and certain other groups. It's a ruling that, interestingly, is opposed by people all over the political spectrum: red, blue, purple, independent, libertarian, etc. On this...

Duration: 00:34:47


"How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, & Wastes Billions" (Encore Presentation)

9/25/2017
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in June.) Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa Medical Monday is Richard Harris, a longtime science reporter at NPR, who joins us to discuss his new book, "Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions." As was noted of this alarming and well-regarded new book by Kirkus Reviews: "An award-winning science journalist reports that research in the biomedical sciences is too often guilty of wasting...

Duration: 00:25:00


"How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything" (Encore Presentation)

9/25/2017
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(Please Note: This interview originally aired back in June.) Our guest is Bryce Hoffman, a bestselling author, speaker, and consultant who helps companies plan better and leaders lead better by applying systems from the worlds of business and the military. He joins us to discuss his new book, "Red Teaming: How Your Business Can Conquer the Competition by Challenging Everything." What is "red teaming," you ask? Here's an explanation from the author's own website : "Developed by the military...

Duration: 00:31:24


"The Good Mood Kitchen: Simple Recipes and Nutrition Tips for Emotional Balance"

9/21/2017
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On this installment of ST, a discussion about how what we eat affects not only our health and our mental state, but also our emotional disposition -- how food affects mood, as it were. Our guest is Dr. Leslie Korn, an expert in this regard. She's a clinician specializing in mental health nutrition and integrative medicine, and her newest book, just out, is "The Good Mood Kitchen." Dr. Korn has served as a Fulbright scholar on traditional medicine, has worked as a Clinical Fellow at Harvard...

Duration: 00:31:29


Bestselling Novelist Tom Perrotta to Offer a Reading and Signing Here at TU

9/20/2017
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On this installment of our show, an in-depth discussion with the novelist Tom Perrotta, whose books include "Election" and "Little Children" (both of which were made into well-regarded films). Perrotta has a new novel out, titled "Mrs. Fletcher," and he tells us about it on today's program. As was noted of this book in a front-page appreciation in The New York Times Book Review: "[This book], Perrotta's seventh novel and first since 2011's "The Leftovers," operates and succeeds in ways...

Duration: 00:31:11

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