StudioTulsa on 89.5-1 http://publicradiotulsa.org en Getting to Know the Recently Formed Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/getting-know-recently-formed-smart-growth-tulsa-coalition <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Bill Leighty, a longtime realtor in our community who's also served on the Tulsa Metropolitan Area Planning Commission, the City's Transportation Advisory Board, and its Land Use Task Force. Moreover, Leighty is the executive director of the Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition, which he tells us all about on today's program. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:02:12 +0000 Rich Fisher 63973 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Getting to Know the Recently Formed Smart Growth Tulsa Coalition "I Wear the Black Hat" --- Reflections on Our Fondness for Villains, Anti-Heroes, and Other Bad Guys http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/i-wear-black-hat-reflections-our-fondness-villains-anti-heroes-and-other-bad-guys <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with the well-regarded author, essayist, and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, who has published a number of books and also writes the weekly "Ethicist" column for The New York Times Magazine. Klosterman's latest title, "I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)," is just out in paperback; it's a far-reaching, often funny, and highly entertaining exploration of why we as a society are so attracted to -- yet also, of course, repelled by -- villains both fictional and nonfictional...as well as the very notion of villainy itself. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 18:28:14 +0000 Rich Fisher 63817 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "I Wear the Black Hat" --- Reflections on Our Fondness for Villains, Anti-Heroes, and Other Bad Guys A Chat with Musician Janet Witman, a Longtime Expert of Both the Classical and Celtic Harp http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/chat-musician-janet-witman-longtime-expert-both-classical-and-celtic-harp <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with harpist Janet Witman, whose accomplished career in music has taken her from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia to the Salzedo Harp Colony in Maine (where she worked with the legendary Alice Chalifoux). Witman, based in Pennsylvania, has performed as a soloist with the Allentown Symphony, the Hilton Head Orchestra, Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia, Providence Chamber Orchestra, the Wheatland Chorale, and other ensembles. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:05:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 63774 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Chat with Musician Janet Witman, a Longtime Expert of Both the Classical and Celtic Harp "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/horse-lover-cowboys-quest-save-wild-mustangs-encore-presentation <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to a fine interview that first aired in March of this year with H. Alan Day, who's the younger brother of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Day tells us about his then-recent memoir, "The Horse Lover," which is a moving and perceptive account of how he established a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. Mustang Meadows Ranch, as the facility was called, began in the late 1980s; it was the first-ever government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:47:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 63692 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" (Encore presentation.) "Mississippi Eyes: The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mississippi-eyes-story-and-photography-southern-documentary-project <p>Fifty years ago, in 1964 -- during what would come to be called Freedom Summer in the American South -- a young photographer named Matt Herron, who'd recently relocated to Mississippi from the North (with his wife and kids) in order to work on civil rights issues while also shooting photo-stories for Life, Look, and The Saturday Evening Post, put together a group of talented photographers that was known as the Southern Documentary Project. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:07:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 63639 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Mississippi Eyes: The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project" Professor Robert Dudley of UC-Berkeley and the "Drunken Monkey Hypothesis" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/professor-robert-dudley-uc-berkeley-and-drunken-monkey-hypothesis <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Robert Dudley, who's a Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Prof. Dudley tells us about his interesting "drunken monkey hypothesis," which (per <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunken_monkey_hypothesis">its Wikipedia entry</a>) "proposes that human attraction to ethanol may have a genetic basis due to the high dependence of the primate ancestor of <em>Homo sapiens</em> on fruit as a food source. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:41:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 63562 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Professor Robert Dudley of UC-Berkeley and the "Drunken Monkey Hypothesis" Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-singer-songwriter-rebecca-ungerman-will-soon-unveil-song-ny-musical-theater-festival <p>On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome Rebecca Ungerman back to our program. She has long been known and admired as one of the outstanding jazz/cabaret singers in the Tulsa community. She's also a wonderful songwriter, and her original musical, "The Unwitting Wife," was first staged about two years ago here in town (and was thereafter staged in Israel). Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:08:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 63442 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa Singer-Songwriter Rebecca Ungerman Will Soon Unveil a Song at the NY Musical Theater Festival "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/eating-wild-side-missing-link-optimum-health <p>Buying local and frequenting farmers' markets continue to be very popular pursuits, and for obvious reasons. But what's the best strategy for navigating the produce section of your average supermarket? Our guest on ST is Jo Robinson, an investigative journalist who lives (and often "grows her own") on Vashon Island, Washington, and who specializes in science and health. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:06:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 63356 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" A Conversation about Freedom to Marry, the Long-Running Campaign to Win Gay Marriage Nationwide http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/conversation-about-freedom-marry-long-running-campaign-win-gay-marriage-nationwide <p>On this installment of ST, a discussion of the marriage equality movement in our country. Hard to believe, perhaps, but the right for same-sex couples to marry was granted to the people of Massachusetts only ten years ago. A lot has happened in the last decade --- and by now, given that 20 different states have approved same-sex marriage, it's obvious that a lot of Americans have changed their minds and/or embraced gay-marriage tolerance, especially younger Americans. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:54:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 63312 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Conversation about Freedom to Marry, the Long-Running Campaign to Win Gay Marriage Nationwide A Matter of Priorities: The City of Tulsa, Its Budget, and Its Arts Community http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/matter-priorities-city-tulsa-its-budget-and-its-arts-community <p>This has been an anxious past few months for many in Tulsa's arts community. That community was very much caught off-guard by the decision of Mayor Bartlett's office to eliminate most of the City of Tulsa's arts funding. Alarming proposals to cut staff positions at the Tulsa PAC Trust, the Waterworks Community Arts Center, and both the Heller and Clark Theatres effectively galvanized supporters all over town, and these supporters quickly spurred the City Council to oppose the Mayor's proposals. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:56:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 63240 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Matter of Priorities: The City of Tulsa, Its Budget, and Its Arts Community