Collin Hinds http://kwgs.org en KWGS Host, Private-Eye Enthusiast, and Author John Wooley Delivers "Hard-Boiled Christmas Stories" http://kwgs.org/post/kwgs-host-private-eye-enthusiast-and-author-john-wooley-delivers-hard-boiled-christmas-stories <p>On today's show, we speak with John Wooley, host of the popular "Swing on This" program here on Public Radio 89.5, which airs every Saturday night at 7pm. Wooley is also a prolific and longtime writer/critic/advocate/fanboy concerning many various facets of American pop culture: horror movies, Western Swing music, comic books, pulp fiction, Oklahoma music and filmmaking, etc. Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:22:33 +0000 Rich Fisher 51378 at http://kwgs.org KWGS Host, Private-Eye Enthusiast, and Author John Wooley Delivers "Hard-Boiled Christmas Stories" Dav Pilkey (of "Captain Underpants" Fame) on Writing and Illustrating for Children (and for Laughs) http://kwgs.org/post/dav-pilkey-captain-underpants-fame-writing-and-illustrating-children-and-laughs <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak by phone with Dav Pilkey, the popular children&#39;s book author and illustrator who&#39;s probably best known for <a href="https://www.scholastic.com/captainunderpants/">his &quot;Captain Underpants&quot; series</a> of books. (There are ten books in this series --- Pilkey&#39;s now working on the 11th --- as well as a few different spin-off series.) Pilkey tells us about how his career got started, when the &quot;Captain Underpants&quot; character was actually born, and where some of his recurring ideas and themes as a writer and illustrator come from. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:20:51 +0000 Rich Fisher 46894 at http://kwgs.org Dav Pilkey (of "Captain Underpants" Fame) on Writing and Illustrating for Children (and for Laughs) The Circle Cinema Celebrates Its 85th Birthday http://kwgs.org/post/circle-cinema-celebrates-its-85th-birthday <p>Moviegoers, rejoice! The Circle Cinema is turning eighty-five! The theatre opened on July 15, 1928, with a showing of "Across the Atlantic," starring <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Blue">Monte Blue</a> --- in this picture, according to advertisements from the period, Blue "flies to France...and...finds romance." The Circle is Tulsa's only remaining historical movie theatre (and the only theatre in town built before the 1960s); it's listed with the Oklahoma Historical Preservation Office and on the National Register of Historic Places. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:25:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 42502 at http://kwgs.org The Circle Cinema Celebrates Its 85th Birthday A Look at "Home, James" --- A New Indie Film That Feels Much Like a Love Letter to the City of Tulsa http://kwgs.org/post/look-home-james-new-indie-film-feels-much-love-letter-city-tulsa <p>Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa is Jonathan Rossetti, a young actor/writer/director who grew up in Tulsa and is now based in Los Angeles. Rossetti joins us by phone from Oklahoma City, where his newly completed indie film, "Home, James," will have its public debut tomorrow, Saturday the 8th, at 2pm at the Harkins Bricktown Cinema 2. "Home, James," which Rossetti directed, co-wrote, and stars in, is appearing as part of OKC's annual deadCenter Film Festival. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:13:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 40529 at http://kwgs.org A Look at "Home, James" --- A New Indie Film That Feels Much Like a Love Letter to the City of Tulsa Tonight on Campus, It's TU's 5th Annual Spring Film Festival http://kwgs.org/post/tonight-campus-its-tus-5th-annual-spring-film-festival-0 <p>Move over, Oscar; your uber-hyped, high-octane night of movie-making awards and accolades is now done with. This evening, Monday the 25th, at 7pm here on the University of Tulsa campus --- in the Gussman Concert Hall of the Lorton Performance Center --- the TU Film Studies Department will present its Fifth Annual Spring Film Festival, which is free to the public. This will be a juried festival, wherein prizes will be awarded after the screenings for Best Film, Runner-Up, Best Original Score, and Audience Choice. Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Prof. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:55:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 34729 at http://kwgs.org Tonight on Campus, It's TU's 5th Annual Spring Film Festival Is Vision2 a Good Idea for the Greater Tulsa Area? Or Isn't It? http://kwgs.org/post/vision2-good-idea-greater-tulsa-area-or-isnt-it <p>TulsaNow, which has been around for more than a decade, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to "help Tulsa become the most vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and prosperous city of our size. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 22:07:37 +0000 Rich Fisher 25711 at http://kwgs.org Is Vision2 a Good Idea for the Greater Tulsa Area? Or Isn't It? Excitement, Growth, Community, & Culture: A Status Report on the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa http://kwgs.org/post/excitement-growth-community-culture-status-report-arts-humanities-council-tulsa <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Ken Busby, the Executive Director and CEO of the Arts &amp; Humanities Council of Tulsa (AHCT), which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. As everyone who cares about the arts (and the ongoing presence of the arts) in this city knows already, the AHCT has been enriching the cultural life of our community ever since it began in 1961. Wed, 06 Jun 2012 21:48:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 20063 at http://kwgs.org Excitement, Growth, Community, & Culture: A Status Report on the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa Eowyn Ivey and "The Snow Child" http://kwgs.org/post/eowyn-ivey-and-snow-child <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak with the gifted Alaskan writer Eowyn Ivey, whose first novel, &quot;The Snow Child&quot; (Reagan Arthur Books), appeared earlier this year to international acclaim. (And yes, in case you&#39;re wondering, Eowyn&#39;s mother did name her after a character in Tolkien&#39;s &quot;Lord of the Rings.&quot;) As the following rave review from a critic at Amazon.com has noted: &quot;In her haunting, evocative debut, Eowyn Ivey stakes her claim on a Russian fairy tale, daring the reader --- and the characters --- to be lulled into thinking they know the ending. Thu, 03 May 2012 17:59:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 18001 at http://kwgs.org Eowyn Ivey and "The Snow Child" A Local Reporter Standing at "Death's Yellow Door" http://kwgs.org/post/local-reporter-standing-deaths-yellow-door <p>[Aired on Monday, February 27th.] On today&#39;s show, we speak with Kelly Kurt, a former AP reporter and freelance writer here in Tulsa whose article, &quot;Death&#39;s Yellow Door,&quot; is the cover story in the current issue of This Land. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:24:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 13926 at http://kwgs.org