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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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Points-of-View
9:53 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Advice to a Daughter in France

She's in Paris, the night before coming home. What could be a better time?

Support
4:44 pm
Sat April 21, 2012

Connie Cronley Just Doesn't Understand

"It's all about me. It's already to established that I'm simple. I'm one of the 27 million simple folk who tune in to National Public Radio." Connie is a beloved StudioTulsa commentator and here's her thoughts about why funding for public broadcasting should be continued. 

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StudioTulsa
7:14 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

America's Defense Budget in an Age of Cutbacks

Aired on Friday, April 20th.

Significant and far-ranging budgetary cutbacks are planned, over the next several years, for the United States Armed Forces --- how, if at all, will these reductions affect our country's military stature on the world stage? And how, if at all, will they influence our own feelings (or perceptions) of security here at home? On today's show, we welcome Col. Thomas X. Hammes (USMC, Retired), who recently gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations entitled “Defense in Times of Austerity.” In his three-decade stint in the Marine Corps, Col.

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StudioTulsa
5:23 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

One German Word, and the Big Ideas Informing It: Notes on "Kulturtechnik"

Aired on Thursday, April 19th.

On today's program, we offer a linguistic/semantic discussion of technology and culture --- what these two terms mean, what they've meant, what they mean in America as opposed to Europe, and where the ideas behind these terms overlap.

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StudioTulsa
2:52 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, a Noted Authority on Rescue During the Holocaust, Speaks in Tulsa

Aired on Wednesday, April 18th.

Tomorrow night (Thursday the 19th) at 7pm, Temple Israel in Tulsa (at 2004 East 22nd Place, near Utica Square) will host the 15th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration; this year's commemoration is entitled "Why Memory Matters: Israel's Yad Vashem." The featured speaker at this event will be Dr. Mordecai Paldiel, the former director of the Department of the Righteous at Yad Vashem, which is Israel’s Holocaust authority. Dr. Paldiel, who's also our guest today on ST, is a leading authority on rescue during the Holocaust.

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StudioTulsa
3:40 pm
Tue April 17, 2012

Food for Thought...and/or Half-Baked Thought: Notes on "The Information Diet" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, April 17th.

On today's StudioTulsa, which is a re-broadcast of a program that first aired back in January, we speak with Clay Johnson about his interesting new book, "The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption." Everyone knows that many of us --- perhaps most of us --- seem obsessed with information these days. We incessantly check our favorite websites, texts, instant messages, emails, downloads, videos, status updates, tweets, etc.

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StudioTulsa
1:18 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Liza Mundy Details a Major Cultural Shift: Women as Primary Breadwinners

Aired on Monday, April 16th.

A century ago, women could not own property or vote. Today, women are the primary wage earners in about 40% of American households, and are poised to be a majority within twenty years if current trends continue. Washington Post staff writer Liza Mundy calls it "The Big Flip" and examines this huge cultural shift and its impact on gender roles, relationships, and social dynamics.

StudioTulsa
1:00 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Coach Bill Courtney: Subject of the Oscar-Winning Documentary "Undefeated"

Aired on Friday, April 13th.

On today's show, we meet Bill Courtney, volunteer football coach of the impoverished North Memphis Manassas High School Tigers, and subject of the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary, "Undefeated." Filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T. J. Martin followed the coach and team through the 2009 season which found them on the verge of winning their first high school playoff game ever.

StudioTulsa
4:01 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Noted Legal Scholar and Activist Lawrence Lessig Delivers TU's 2012 Hager Distinguished Lecture

Aired on Thursday, April 12th.

On today's edition of our show, we speak by phone with Lawrence Lessig, who is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School and the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.  A widely respected legal scholar and political activist, Lessig is known for his efforts to promote reduced legal restrictions on copyright as well as trademark laws --- particularly as these relate to the Internet and to other technology-based applications --- and for his sharp criticism of how Big Money has profoundly corrupted American politics.

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StudioTulsa
4:29 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

TU's Theatre Department Presents "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Aired on Wednesday, April 11th.

On today's show, we hear from Susan Barrett, an associate professor in the TU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre. Barrett is directing a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," which opened on Broadway in 2006. As Barrett tells us, this funny and terrifically fun-to-watch musical actually began as a spoof --- written for a wedding reception --- of old-time musicals . . . and of the out-dated styles, politically incorrect jokes, and wonderful, jazzy tunes that tend to define such musicals.

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