Memoir and Autobiography http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/why-we-make-things-and-why-it-matters-education-craftsman-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) On this edition of our show, we offer an interesting chat with Peter Korn, the founder and executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a non-profit school in Rockport, Maine. A furniture-maker since 1974, Korn is also the author of several noted how-to books, yet his latest volume is, so to speak, more of a "why" book. It's a readable and far-reaching memoir called "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" --- and he discusses it with us today. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:17:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 63011 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" (Encore presentation.) Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/books-vacations-escapes-and-getaways-all-kinds-summer-reading-suggestions-nancy-pearl <p>On this installment of ST, we welcome back Nancy Pearl, our longtime book reviewer. Nancy is a former librarian --- and former Tulsan --- who's also a bestselling author, editor, critic, and book advocate. She's also the former Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library. She can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, where she regularly offers good-reading tips, and her wide-ranging, well-researched recommendations have also been collected into the ongoing and highly popular "Book Lust" series of volumes. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:10:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 62794 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Books for Vacations, Escapes, and Getaways of All Kinds: Summer Reading Suggestions from Nancy Pearl "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/things-ive-learned-dying-book-about-life-encore-presentation <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to an interview from January of this year. At that time, we spoke with David R. Dow, a professor of law at the University of Houston Law Center and an internationally recognized figure in the fight against the death penalty. Dow discusses his latest book, a memoir entitled "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life." You can learn more about this interview --- and can hear all of it as a free, on-demand "stream" --- at <a href="http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/things-ive-learned-dying-book-about-life">this link</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:48:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 62742 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Things I've Learned from Dying: A Book About Life" (Encore presentation.) ST on Health: "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/st-health-good-doctor-father-son-and-evolution-medical-ethics <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we speak with Dr. Barron H. Lerner, a Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Lerner is also an award-winning and quite prolific writer on the related subjects of medicine, medical history, medical ethics, and medicine and society. Tue, 27 May 2014 19:03:30 +0000 Rich Fisher 60340 at http://publicradiotulsa.org ST on Health: "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics" "Bouncing Back" --- A New Autobiography from Bill Bartmann, a Kinder and Gentler Debt Collector http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bouncing-back-new-autobiography-bill-bartmann-kinder-and-gentler-debt-collector <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with a big-thinking, fast-talking, highly motivated, and fairly progressive entrepreneur who's made and lost several fortunes: Bill Bartmann is best known as the founder and CEO of Commercial Financial Services (or CFS), a debt-collection company that actually treated its debtors with respect and fairness. CFS was based in Tulsa, operated from 1986 to 1999, and was for a time amazingly successful as a business --- but the fast-growing company fell apart amid charges of illegal stock trades and bogus debt sales. Wed, 21 May 2014 19:53:26 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60018 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Bouncing Back" --- A New Autobiography from Bill Bartmann, a Kinder and Gentler Debt Collector "A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/few-seconds-radiant-filmstrip-memoir-seventh-grade <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Kevin Brockmeier, the Little Rock-based, widely acclaimed fiction writer whose books include the novels "The Illumination" and "The Brief History of the Dead" as well as the story collections "Things That Fall from the Sky" and "The View from the Seventh Layer." His newest book, just out, is an autobiography called "A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade" --- and it's been praised by Entertainment Weekly as "a funny, poignant oddity.... Fri, 09 May 2014 18:33:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 59311 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Few Seconds of Radiant Filmstrip: A Memoir of Seventh Grade" The Noted Author of "Blue Plate Special," a Popular Memoir Just Out in Paperback, Visits Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-author-blue-plate-special-popular-memoir-just-out-paperback-visits-tulsa <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to a great conversation we had last year with Kate Christensen, the award-winning author of several novels as well as a memoir --- "Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites" --- which is just out in paperback. Christensen will be reading from and signing copies of this book tonight (Tuesday the 6th) at a Book Smart Tulsa eevent at Pohlenz Cucine Moderne (at 3402 South Peoria); this event is free to the public and begins at 7pm. Tue, 06 May 2014 19:37:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 59126 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Noted Author of "Blue Plate Special," a Popular Memoir Just Out in Paperback, Visits Tulsa "The Tulsa Storytelling Festival: Tapestry of Tales" at the Boston Avenue Methodist Church http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-storytelling-festival-tapestry-tales-boston-avenue-methodist-church <p>Hemingway once noted: "There are two kinds of stories. The ones you live and the ones you make up. And nobody knows the difference. And I don't ever tell which is which." Great writers aren't the only ones who feel compelled to tell stories. It's something we all do. We have to. Doing so makes us human; sharing stories makes life easier, richer, more coherent, more meaningful. On this installment of ST, we learn about a story-driven event for the Tulsa community that's happening this weekend. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 18:42:30 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 58500 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Tulsa Storytelling Festival: Tapestry of Tales" at the Boston Avenue Methodist Church Blake Bailey's "The Splendid Things We Planned" --- An Acclaimed Biographer on His Troubled Sibling http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/blake-baileys-splendid-things-we-planned-acclaimed-biographer-his-troubled-sibling <p>We speak by phone today with Blake Bailey, who grew up in Oklahoma City, now teaches creative writing in Virginia, and is the author of three highly regarded literary biographies (of Richard Yates, John Cheever, and Charles Jackson). Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:39:36 +0000 Rich Fisher 56024 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Blake Bailey's "The Splendid Things We Planned" --- An Acclaimed Biographer on His Troubled Sibling Noted Tulsa-Based Author Clifton Taulbert Offers "The Invitation" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/noted-tulsa-based-author-clifton-taulbert-offers-invitation <p>Today on StudioTulsa, we chat with the esteemed Tulsa-based author and longtime public-speaker and businessman Clifton Taulbert, whose many books include "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored," "The Last Train North," and "Eight Habits of the Heart." Taulbert joins us to discuss his newest book, a memoir called "The Invitation," which is just out from New South Books. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 01:20:23 +0000 Rich Fisher 55926 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Noted Tulsa-Based Author Clifton Taulbert Offers "The Invitation"