Connie Cronley http://kwgs.org en TU's Department of Theatre Presents "Tartuffe" http://kwgs.org/post/tus-department-theatre-presents-tartuffe <p>Molière's "Tartuffe" --- or "The Impostor" --- is a classic French play that was first performed in 1664. Bitingly satirical and LOL funny, this play tells the story of a deplorable religious con-man who tries to obtain the title to his friend's estate by sending him to jail; the title character of this ever-popular comedy also tries to rob that friend blind, to seduce his wife and daughter, and so on. "Tartuffe" is a work that's often revived in updated versions or alternate settings, and such is the case with the production of "Tartuffe" that TU's Department of Theatre is now staging. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:03:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 55582 at http://kwgs.org TU's Department of Theatre Presents "Tartuffe" "One Doctor's Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras" http://kwgs.org/post/one-doctors-battle-hope-and-healing-honduras <p>On our show today, an inspiring conversation with Dr. Amanda Madrid, who works in the remote and dangerous mountains and jungles of Eastern Honduras as a medical officer, a public health consultant, and the director of an international holistic Christian organization called Predisan, which is a ministry as well as a network of health clinics. Dr. Madrid is also the subject of a new book, &quot;Lay Down Your Guns: One Doctor&#39;s Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras,&quot; written by Greg R. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:41:35 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 47849 at http://kwgs.org "One Doctor's Battle for Hope and Healing in Honduras" Nimrod International Journal Presents "Lasting Matters: Writers 57 and Over" http://kwgs.org/post/nimrod-international-journal-presents-lasting-matters-writers-57-and-over <p>Nimrod International Journal, founded in 1956 here at TU, is a well-respected, twice-a-year literary publication that's been dedicated to printing work by writers both emerging and established for more than half a century. Our guest is Francine Ringold, editor-in-chief of Nimrod, who describes the latest issue, which is just out now. This issue's theme is "Lasting Matters: Writers 57 and Over" --- and as Fran adds, there will be a special, free-to-the-public reading from this issue tonight (Thursday the 27th) at 7:30pm in the Meinig Recital Hall at TU's Lorton Performing Arts Center. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:21:49 +0000 Rich Fisher 41823 at http://kwgs.org Nimrod International Journal Presents "Lasting Matters: Writers 57 and Over" TU's School of Music Presents Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła in Concert http://kwgs.org/post/tus-school-music-presents-agnieszka-przemyk-bry-concert <p>Today our guest on ST is the accomplished Polish musician Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła, who's won several prestigious piano competitions over the years and who's also an assistant professor in the Piano Department at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She'll be giving a free-to-the-public piano recital here on the TU campus tomorrow night (Wednesday the 24th) at 7:30pm; the recital, presented by the TU School of Music, will take place in the Gussman Concert Hall of the Lorton Performance Center. On the program will be music by Szymanowski, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff. Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:56:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 37868 at http://kwgs.org TU's School of Music Presents Agnieszka Przemyk-Bryła in Concert New Attractions and Recently Opened Exhibits at the Tulsa Zoo http://kwgs.org/post/new-attractions-and-recently-opened-exhibits-tulsa-zoo <p>On this edition of ST, with Spring Break now in effect, we're discussing some new changes and enhancements at that ever-popular Spring Break destination known as the Tulsa Zoo. For openers, the Robert J. LaFortune WildLIFE Trek, formerly known as the North American Living Museum, was unveiled to the public on Saturday the 16th; it's a four-building complex that houses everything from grizzly bears to naked mole rats to albino alligators. Also, there's a new exhibit on display in the zoo's African Plains section that features three highly endangered African Painted Dogs. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:58:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 35975 at http://kwgs.org New Attractions and Recently Opened Exhibits at the Tulsa Zoo AHHA, OVAC, and the New "Concept/OK" Exhibit in Downtown Tulsa http://kwgs.org/post/ahha-ovac-and-new-conceptok-exhibit-downtown-tulsa <p>On Sunday the 16th, from 1pm till 5pm, AHHA --- a/k/a the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa's Hardesty Arts Center --- will have its Grand Opening. Finishing touches are, even now, still being applied to the impressive space, which is to be located at 101 East Archer Street. Apart from introducing this most-welcome new arts facility to the public, the opening will also mark the inauguration of the first-ever exhibition at AHHA, which is the "Concept/OK" show, presented by the Oklahoma Visual Artists Coalition (or OVAC). Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:29:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 31059 at http://kwgs.org AHHA, OVAC, and the New "Concept/OK" Exhibit in Downtown Tulsa Texas-Based Artist Offers "Emblems from the Margin" at TU's Hogue Gallery http://kwgs.org/post/texas-based-artist-offers-emblems-margin-tus-hogue-gallery <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with James Pace, an Oklahoma-born, Texas-based artist who has an exhibit on view at the University of Tulsa's Alexandre Hogue Gallery through September 20th. The show is called "Emblems from the Margin" --- and it includes mixed-media pieces as well as prints depicting various icons and recurring images. A professor of Visual Art at the University of Texas at Tyler since 1985, Pace is an artist who seems to emphasize symbolism, tactility, the American wilderness, and the narrative process itself in his work. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:47:58 +0000 Rich Fisher 25211 at http://kwgs.org Texas-Based Artist Offers "Emblems from the Margin" at TU's Hogue Gallery In Search of Quality Assurance for America's --- and Oklahoma's --- Health Care Industry http://kwgs.org/post/search-quality-assurance-americas-and-oklahomas-health-care-industry <p>Ever wonder why the U.S. spends double the amount on health care that any other country in the world does --- and yet, still, we as a nation do not enjoy the best health care? On this edition of ST, a discussion of efforts to improve American health care quality --- with an emphasis on where and how such quality-seeking efforts are occurring in Oklahoma. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 19:01:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 23038 at http://kwgs.org In Search of Quality Assurance for America's --- and Oklahoma's --- Health Care Industry Michael Wallis Offers "Oklahoma: A Sense of Place" http://kwgs.org/post/michael-wallis-offers-oklahoma-sense-place <p>On today&#39;s program, a chat with the bestselling Tulsa-based author and historian, Michael Wallis. Back in January, as part of the long-running Tulsa Town Hall Speaker Series, Wallis addressed a capacity crowd at the Chapman Music Hall in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. His talk focused on what it means to be an Oklahoman --- on the character, history, lineage, goals, misdeeds, and accomplishments of the people of the Sooner State. It was a speech that drew much applause, rave reviews, and numerous tributes in the weeks that followed its delivery. Wed, 09 May 2012 21:54:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 18386 at http://kwgs.org Michael Wallis Offers "Oklahoma: A Sense of Place" One US Army Veteran and His Cross-Country Bike Trek to Raise PTSD Awareness http://kwgs.org/post/one-us-army-veteran-and-his-cross-country-bike-trek-raise-ptsd-awareness <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak with Thomas Skinner, a US Army veteran who&#39;s been battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) for more than two decades. Over the years, ever since he was honourably discharged from Fort Eustis in Virginia, Skinner has worked as a truck driver, a wildlife photographer, and at a few other jobs. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:56:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 17560 at http://kwgs.org One US Army Veteran and His Cross-Country Bike Trek to Raise PTSD Awareness