Rural Life http://publicradiotulsa.org en "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.) "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hell-lid-blown-tornado-driven-mystery-novel-set-eastern-oklahoma-1916 <p>On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Donis Casey, a mystery author and former librarian who is originally from Oklahoma and has been based in Arizona for many years. "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- the seventh title in Casey's popular Alafair Tucker series -- is newly available, and (as with the rest of Casey's fiction) this novel draws heavily upon her Oklahoma roots...as well as the roots of her Sooner State relatives. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:14:11 +0000 Rich Fisher 61998 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Hell with the Lid Blown Off" -- A Tornado-Driven Mystery Novel Set in Eastern Oklahoma in 1916 "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/horse-lover-cowboys-quest-save-wild-mustangs <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with H. Alan Day, who's the younger brother of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, and who co-wrote with her the bestselling "Lazy B" memoir of a dozen years ago. Alan Day has a new book out called "The Horse Lover," which he tells us about on today's program. This moving and perceptive autobiography mainly describes how he was able to establish a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:57:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 56234 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" "This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/place-these-people-life-and-shadow-great-plains <p>Farming, as a way of life, has of course been on the decline in this country for a long time now --- and one way in which we can actually see this dwindling livelihood is by noting the disappearing or decaying farm structures throughout America's rural landscape: the houses, barns, and out-buildings that made such a landscape habitable in the first place. Our guest is a photographer whose work tells the stories of these once-loved-but-now-abandoned buildings. Nancy Warner joins us by phone; she's a fine-art and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:43:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 50683 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains" Jon Katz, the Popular Author and Blogger, on Why Dogs Matter to Us (and How They Make Us More Human) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/jon-katz-popular-author-and-blogger-why-dogs-matter-us-and-how-they-make-us-more-human <p>Tomorrow, Saturday the 19th, the annual Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers will happen here on the TU campus; it's a day-long writing-and-editing symposium presented by Nimrod International Journal, running from 9:30am to 4:30pm and offering workshops in fiction, poetry, memoir, YA fantasy, writing queries and synopses for literary agents, and more. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 17:31:07 +0000 Rich Fisher 48107 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Jon Katz, the Popular Author and Blogger, on Why Dogs Matter to Us (and How They Make Us More Human)