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Weekdays 11:30am and 7:30pm
Rich Fisher

StudioTulsa featurtes down-to-earth interviews that make sense of complex issues and offer 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, the humanities, and so forth --- and it's been a popular show here at Public Radio Tulsa ever since it began in August of 1992.

The program is hosted by Rich Fisher and produced/edited by Scott Gregory.

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StudioTulsa
5:05 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

"Blind but Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson"

Aired on Thursday, July 5th.

On this installment of ST, we're looking back on the life and music of the late Doc Watson, who died in May at the age of 89. Watson was a truly legendary guitarist and singer whose work in the realms of folk, bluegrass, country, blues, and gospel music won him several Grammy Awards and universal acclaim. Despite being blind from infancy, he had a long and highly influential career; his guitar-playing (and especially his flat-picking skills) as well as his vast knowledge of traditional American music were, and still are, considered unequaled.

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StudioTulsa
4:10 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Yale University Historian David Blight on How We Remember the Civil War

Aired on Tuesday, July 3rd.

Tomorrow, of course, is the Fourth of July, America's birthday. But, in the meantime, today (July 3rd) is the 149th anniversary of Pickett's Charge, the failed Confederate infantry assault on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg: the unsuccessful attack (named for Maj. Gen. George Pickett) that's now basically seen as the beginning of the end of the Southern war effort.

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StudioTulsa
5:06 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

The University of Tulsa Welcomes Dr. Geoffrey Orsak as Its 18th President

Aired on Monday, July 2nd.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to speak with Dr. Geoffrey Orsak, who begins his tenure as TU's 18th president. Dr. Orsak was formerly Dean of the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Rice University, and he's widely seen as one of the nation's outstanding leaders in engineering research and education. In recently announcing Dr. Orsak's presidential appointment, Duane Wilson of the TU Board of Trustees noted: "Dr.

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StudioTulsa
3:18 pm
Fri June 29, 2012

At Philbrook --- "Stamps of Approval: Pioneers of American Industrial Design"

Aired on Friday, June 29th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Derry Noyes, an art diretor and graphic designer with the US Postal Service (you can read her bio here). Noyes was the art director a series of Forever US Postage stamps created in 2011 to salute such pioneering American industrial designers as Norman Bel Geddes, Russell Wright, Henry Dreyfuss, and Walter Dorwin Teague.

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StudioTulsa
2:39 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

"Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, June 28th.

On this edition of on our program, we revisit a show that first aired back in March, when we spoke by phone with Michelle Dammon Loyalka, a freelance journalist and editor.

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StudioTulsa
4:19 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

The Outstanding Jazz Pianist Aaron Goldberg Plays the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Aired on Wednesday, June 27th.

Our guest on this installment of ST is the widely celebrated NYC-based jazz pianist Aaron Goldberg (born in Boston in 1974), whose playing has been tagged by The New York Times as "versatile and impressive, and he swings hard.... [He's a] sharp young pianist with a superb rhythm section." He has been active on the national/international jazz scene since the early 1990s, playing with everyone from Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Al Foster, and Terry Gibbs, to Joshua Redman, Mark Turner, Ali Jackson, and Kurt Rosenwinkel.

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StudioTulsa
3:43 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Considering the Current State of US-Russian Relations

Aired on Tuesday, June 26th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Robert H. Donaldson, the Trustees Professor of Political Science here at the University of Tulsa; he's also a former President of TU. Dr. Donaldson is a leading expert on Russian and Soviet politics and policies; he joins us to discuss the contemporary state of US-Russian relations.

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StudioTulsa
1:31 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

A Special Screening/Discussion of the Acclaimed Documentary, "Bully," at the Circle Cinema

Aired on Monday, June 25th.

How big a problem is bullying in our nation's schools today? It's a troubling issue affecting the lives of millions of our kids; when it comes to how many schoolchildren are being bullied each year in America, estimates range from 7 to 13 million youngsters. On this installment of ST, we speak with Lee Hirsch, producer and director of the documentary film, "Bully," which was released last year to widespread critical acclaim.

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StudioTulsa
1:54 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

At Gilcrease --- "Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon"

Aired on Friday, June 22nd.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we're joined by Elizabeth Chambers, the collections manager for the Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens, who's currently in town to help set-up a show opening at the Gilcrease Museum on Sunday the 24th. It's a traveling exhibit, "Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon," that will be on view at Gilcrease through September 23rd. What do we know, for certain, about "the Father of Our Country"?

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StudioTulsa
12:58 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Tulsa Repertory Musicals Offers "Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business"

Aired on Thursday, June 21st.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are joined by Dan Call and David Blakely, two Tulsa-area theatre veterans who are involved with a new musical, "Hank the Cowdog and Monkey Business," which is being presented by Tulsa Repertory Musicals as part of the SummerStage series at the Tulsa PAC. It's a family-friendly show that's been adapted from one the titles in the popular (and long-running) "Hank the Cowdog" series of children's books by John Erickson; it will play in the PAC's Doenges Theater from today (the 21st) through Sunday (the 24th).

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