American Culture

StudioTulsa
4:35 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

"Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, October 22nd.

(Please note: This show first aired earlier this year.) Our guest is the celebrated American author, Philip Caputo, who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist in Chicago before going on to write several notable works of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including 1977's "A Rumor of War," one of the most highly praised and widely read volumes ever published on the Vietnam War.

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StudioTulsa
2:20 pm
Tue October 1, 2013

A Chat with Mary Kay Zuravleff, Author of "Man Alive!"

Aired on Tuesday, October 1st.

Today we speak with Mary Kay Zuravleff, an acclaimed author with Oklahoma roots who's now based in Washington, D.C., where she serves on the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation. She'll be in Tulsa tonight (Tuesday the 1st) to participate in a "Book Smart Tulsa BBQ" at Harwelden Mansion, which begins at 6pm.

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StudioTulsa
5:20 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

"The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published"

Aired on Monday, September 30th.

On our show today, we speak by phone with David Skinner, an editor and writer whose work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, The Wall Street Journal, The New Atlantis, Slate, The Washington Times, and other publications. He's also the editor of Humanities magazine, which is published by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he joins us to discuss his book, "The Story of Ain't: America, Its Language, and the Most Controversial Dictionary Ever Published," which is just now out in paperback.

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StudioTulsa
5:45 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Col. Ann Wright (Ret.) Speaks on "Perspectives of American Military Intervention"

Aired on Wednesday, September 25th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with Ann Wright, a retired U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and a twenty-nine-year veteran of the Army and Army Reserves. A well-known peace activist, Col. Wright obtained a master's as well as a law degree at the University of Arkansas; she also earned a master's in national security affairs from the U.S. Naval War College. In 1987, she joined the Foreign Service and served as U.S. Deputy Ambassador in Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan, and Mongolia.

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StudioTulsa
3:24 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

"Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek"

Aired on Tuesday, September 24th.

Our guest is Ari Kelman, an Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Davis. Prof. Kelman discusses his interesting new book, "A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek," which was published earlier this year by Harvard University Press. As we read of this volume at the Harvard U.

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StudioTulsa
2:15 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

"Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death"

Aired on Friday, September 13th.

We speak today by phone with Katy Butler, an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Essays, and The Best Buddhist Writing.

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StudioTulsa
4:55 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Political Satirist, Bestselling Author, and "Wait, Wait" Panelist P.J. O'Rourke to Speak at TU

Aired on Monday, September 9th.

On this installment of ST, we offer a conversation with P.J. O'Rourke, the well-known conservative American satirist and journalist who's been writing articles and books about --- and just basically poking fun at --- politics, economics, culture, and current events for nearly forty years now. O'Rourke's bestselling books include "Give War a Chance," "Holidays in Hell," "Parliament of Whores," and "The CEO of the Sofa" --- and his newest book, "The Baby Boom," is due out later this year.

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StudioTulsa
1:29 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

"Red Dirt Women: At Home on the Oklahoma Plains"

Aired on Thursday, September 5th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Susan Kates, an associate professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Oklahoma, who tells us about her new book, an autobiographical collection of essays called "Red Dirt Women: At Home on the Oklahoma Plains." Born and raised in Ohio, Kates now considers herself an Oklahoman --- she's been teaching at OU for the past two decades or so --- and this book quite deliberately traces her development from immigrant to native.

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StudioTulsa
3:35 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

"True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, September 2nd.

(Note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) Food, glorious food --- it's more, of course, than what we eat. Food is memory, family, love, culture, and community.

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StudioTulsa
9:21 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Sociobiologist Rebecca Costa on "The Watchman's Rattle" (Encore Presentation)

Aired on Monday, August 12th.

Whether it's the endless instability of the Middle East or the vexing reality of climate change or understanding Wall Street's complex economics, life today is getting ever-more complex. How will this complexity ultimately affect society? What happens when life becomes literally too complicated for human beings? On this encore edition of ST, we listen back to an interesting discussion with an expert on these matters.

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