Science

StudioTulsa
1:22 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Best of ST in 2013: "The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death"

Aired on Friday, December 27th.

On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our chat with Dr. Sam Parnia, one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences. Specifically, we discuss Dr.

StudioTulsa
1:17 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night"

Aired on Thursday, December 26th.

On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we are listening back to an interesting interview with Paul Bogard, who teaches in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard describes his book, "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light," which The Boston Globe has called "lyrical [and] far-reaching....

StudioTulsa
4:21 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

"American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival"

Aired on Monday, December 16th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Giles Slade, a Canadian environmentalist and journalist whose books include " Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America" and "The Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness." Slade's newest book, just out from New Society Publishers, is "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival." As we read of this book at the New Society website: "Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps co

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StudioTulsa
4:46 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

"Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" (Encore Presentation)

Aired on Friday, November 29th.

(Please note: This interview first aired earlier this year.) Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a key player in the electrical revolution that transformed life itself at the dawn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and significantly contributed to the development of radio and TV. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was also one of America's first celebrity scientists --- yet he's not nearly as famous as Edison today. Why? Our guest is W.

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StudioTulsa
6:28 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

"Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity"

Aired on Tuesday, November 19th.

Our guest is author and journalist Andrew Solomon, whose hefty, far-reaching, and award-winning book, "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity," was one of the most widely acclaimed works of nonfiction to be published last year. The book has just appeared in paperback; Solomon joins us today by phone.

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StudioTulsa
1:30 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

At TU's Hulings Lecture, an Oil Industry Veteran Will Discuss and Dissect the BP Spill of 2010

Aired on Thursday, November 14th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is a retired petroleum engineering executive and author, John Turley, who will deliver the free-to-the-public Norman M. Hulings, Jr., Memorial Lecture here on the TU campus tomorrow evening (Friday the 15th). Turley's lecture begins at 6pm in the Great Hall of the Allen Chapman Activity Center, which is at 440 S. Gary Avenue.

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StudioTulsa
3:54 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

"How Our Bodies Fight Disease, Attract Others, and Define Our Selves"

Aired on Wednesday, October 16th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann conducts a fascinating interview with Daniel M. Davis, a Professor of Immunology at the University of Manchester in the UK, where he's also the Director of Research at the Manchester Collaborative Center for Inflammation Research. Dr.

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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
6:12 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

More and More Sports Concussions: A Chat with Dr. Pat Bellgowan, a Neuroscientist at Laureate and TU

Aired on Thursday, August 15th.

Why are concussions in sports today --- at the grade school, high school, collegiate, and professional levels; especially over the last decade or so --- becoming more and more common? And what exactly does the term "post-concussion syndrome" (or PCS) refer to? On this encore edition of our program, we listen back to an interesting discussion with Dr. Pat Bellgowan, who's a neuroscientist at The Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at TU. When we originally spoke with Dr.

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StudioTulsa
5:22 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

"Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers" (and Various Other Mysteries of Stress and Science) Explained Herein

Aired on Tuesday, August 13th.

On this encore edition of ST, we listen back to a discussion from April of this year. At that time, we spoke by phone with the acclaimed science writer, biologist, and neuroscientist, Dr. Robert Sapolsky. He's widely seen as one of our leading experts on stress --- namely, on the ways in which stress affects baboons and other primates, and what this, in turn, tells us about the effects of stress on the human condition.

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