Ira Glass, host of This American Life, recently received a medal from the Academy of Arts and letters. A portion of his talk revolved around a photo of Ira and Michael Jackson. See that photo and watch the humorous video of his acceptance of the award for spoken language.
Open any Torah, Bible or Koran, and the passages about homosexuality seem clear: being gay is an abomination; a sin; something that incurs the wrath of God. But for some, these interpretations are changing. Gay in the Eyes of God, explores the ways in which the major American religious traditions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam) grapple with acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The program presents personal stories as well as interpretations of scripture and theology - both traditional and progressive.
Every day in America, more than 7,000 students drop out of school. In a State of the Re:Union first, Summer in Sanctuary combines radio drama and documentary to explore America's dropout epidemic through the intimate story of one man's attempt to make a difference in the lives of a group of high-risk kids. Based on the celebrated off-Broadway show by SOTRU host Al Letson, this episode chronicles his journey teaching at a summer camp at the Sanctuary on 8th Street, a community center in an economically challenged neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida.
The sun provides less than one percent of American electricity. But there is a solar surge underway and the number of installations grew 75% in 2012. Wind power is also on the upswing and it is happening in places you might not expect.
Alan Lambert to be honored at March 28 Newsies Awards. Big Band Saturday Night is heard every Saturday on Public Radio 89.5-1 from 8-10 pm.
Veteran Tulsa broadcaster Alan Lambert has been named the Tulsa Press Club’s newest Media Icon, and will be recognized during the Press Club’s annual Newsies Awards, which will be held March 28 at the Campbell Hotel.
Springtime in Oklahoma means severe weather. At Public Radio Tulsa, we broadcast the latest Tulsa area severe weather bulletins immediately from National Weather Service. But we also realize you don’t always have on your radio. The American Red Cross has developed new app to address that problem. It sends a message to your smartphone or tablet to alert you of a pending storm. You can download this app and stay safe this spring in Oklahoma.
When a classical music fan thinks of "Francesca da Rimini", one immediately thinks of Tchaikovsky's famous tone poem. In fact, this brief episodic story from Dante's Inferno, became the most famous opera of a relatively unknown Italian 20th Century composer, Riccardo Zandonai. Librettist Tito Ricordi, Jr. adapted a play drawn from this historical episode, and envisioned it as revival of the grand Italian operatic tradition, with the music of Italy's greatest operatic composer, Giacomo Puccini. Unfortunately for Ricordi, Puccini had no interest in reviving the grand operatic tradition.