City of Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en 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 An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-workshop-fly-loft-downtown-tulsa-art-street-performance <p>On this edition of our show, we're talking about buskers --- or, in other words, street performers. Whether it's by juggling, playing music, eating fire, doing magic tricks, enacting mime, or what-have-you, buskers take their creativity, theatricality, and pass-the-hat know-how directly to the streets, as it were --- and, as a socio-cultural phenomenon, they must be as old as cities themselves. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 62149 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" TU's Lobeck Taylor Family Advocacy Clinic and Its Recent "Assessing the Cost" Report http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-lobeck-taylor-family-advocacy-clinic-and-its-recent-assessing-cost-report <p>On this edition of ST, we learn about the Lobeck Taylor Family Advocacy Clinic at the TU College of Law, which is, per its <a href="http://www.utulsa.edu/academics/colleges/college-of-law/Centers%20and%20Institutes/Boesche%20Legal%20Clinic/Programs/Lobeck%20Taylor%20Family%20Advocacy%20Clinic.aspx">web page</a>, "an intensive, one-semester course that offers students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on lawyering experience and explore the ethical, strategic, and theoretical dimensions of legal practice. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 19:11:03 +0000 Rich Fisher 61643 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Lobeck Taylor Family Advocacy Clinic and Its Recent "Assessing the Cost" Report From Steve Gerkin, a Writer and Editor at This Land, Comes a "Hidden History of Tulsa" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/steve-gerkin-writer-and-editor-land-comes-hidden-history-tulsa <p>On this installment on ST, we chat with Steve Gerkin, who is originally from Iowa, has lived in Tulsa for more than 35 years, retired from his general dentistry practice in 2010, and has written a number of interesting articles for This Land Press about little-known aspects of Tulsa-area history. Gerkin has gathered several of these articles into a book, "Hidden History of Tulsa," which has just been published. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:33:29 +0000 Rich Fisher 61364 at http://publicradiotulsa.org From Steve Gerkin, a Writer and Editor at This Land, Comes a "Hidden History of Tulsa" The Harmony Project: It's Thriving in Los Angeles, and It'll Soon Begin a Satellite Effort in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/harmony-project-its-thriving-los-angeles-and-itll-soon-begin-satellite-effort-tulsa <p>On this edition of our show, we speak with Myka Miller, who is a musician, teacher, and self-described (per one <a href="http://www.harmony-project.org/about-us/meet-our-staff/">online bio</a>) "agent for social change through music." Miller is also the executive director of the Los Angeles-based Harmony Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to music education for young people in low-income communities. Since taking the helm of this nonprofit in 2007, Miller has seen its number of enrolled students expand from 250 to 2,000 in and around Greater Los Angeles. Wed, 28 May 2014 18:49:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 60415 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Harmony Project: It's Thriving in Los Angeles, and It'll Soon Begin a Satellite Effort in Tulsa "Home, James" --- A Cinematic Valentine to the City fo Tulsa --- Now Playing at the Circle http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/home-james-cinematic-valentine-city-fo-tulsa-now-playing-circle <p>On this installment of ST, we listen back to an interview we did about a year ago with Jonathan Rossetti, who directed, stars in, and co-scripted "Home, James," a newly released indie feature film that was made here in T-Town...and that's now (or was recently) playing --- thanks to a distribution deal with Devolver Digital Films --- in New York City, Los Angeles, Portland, and the aforesaid Tulsa; "Home, James" will be screened at the <a href="http://www.circlecinema.com/">Circle Cinema</a> (near the corner of Admiral and Lewis) through May 29th. Thu, 22 May 2014 18:45:05 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60083 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Home, James" --- A Cinematic Valentine to the City fo Tulsa --- Now Playing at the Circle "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 "Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/freedom-s-school-new-documentary-film-profiling-tulsas-booker-t-washington-high-school <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Andrea Jobe, a local filmmaker whose latest offering is a 45-minute documentary about the history and development of Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School. The school celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and as Jobe tells us on today's program, her just-completed film profiles not just BTW but also the wider community of Tulsa. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:37:58 +0000 Rich Fisher 58712 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Freedom’s School" --- A New Documentary Film Profiling Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School Tulsa City Worker Injuries Drop Significantly http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-city-worker-injuries-drop-significantly <p></p><p>Injuries to city of Tulsa workers reach a six year low, and officials believe a new Safety First Program is mostly responsible. Since implementation of the safety transformation project, the city overall has reduced the number of serious work-related injuries by 22%. Water and Sewer Director Clayton Edwards says the numbers are even better in his department, worker injuries dropped by 36%.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:14:03 +0000 Marshall Stewart 58415 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa City Worker Injuries Drop Significantly Readers and Writers and Movers and Shakers: Book Smart Tulsa Marks Its Fifth Anniversary http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/readers-and-writers-and-movers-and-shakers-book-smart-tulsa-marks-its-fifth-anniversary <p>On this edition of our program, we speak with Jeff Martin, the creator and host of Book Smart Tulsa, the popular reading series here in our city that's now celebrating its fifth anniversary. Book Smart is marking the occasion with three different events this week, on Tuesday the 11th, Thursday the 13th, and Friday the 14th. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:07:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 55752 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Readers and Writers and Movers and Shakers: Book Smart Tulsa Marks Its Fifth Anniversary