American History http://publicradiotulsa.org en "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" A Review of the Supreme Court Term with TU Law Professor Lyn Entzeroth http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/review-supreme-court-term-tu-law-professor-lyn-entzeroth <p>While the Hobby Lobby contraceptives case made most of the headlines, the U.S. Supreme Court term, which concluded yesterday, also rendered important decisions in 1st Amendment free-speech rights, 4th Amendment search-and-seizure laws, copyright law, the limit of presidential powers, federal election law, and affirmative action. Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is constitutional scholar Lyn Entzeroth, the Associate Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she is also Professor of Law.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 21:29:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 62428 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Review of the Supreme Court Term with TU Law Professor Lyn Entzeroth A Historical Novel Concerning the Shakers: "The Visionist" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/historical-novel-concerning-shakers-visionist <p>On this installment of ST, we speak with Rachel Urquhart, a writer whose work has been published in The New Yorker, Tin House, Elle, The New York Times, Vogue, and Spy, among other publications. Urquhart has recently published her first novel, "The Visionist," which is a widely acclaimed historical drama about a teenage girl who finds refuge --- or perhaps does not find refuge --- in an 1840s Shaker community. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:26:25 +0000 Rich Fisher 61575 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Historical Novel Concerning the Shakers: "The Visionist" 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 Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gripping-story-esteemed-rare-map-dealer-who-made-millions-stealing-priceless-maps <p>Our guest on this edition of ST is Michael Blanding, an author and magazine writer who's also a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Reporting at Brandeis University. Blanding tells us about his newest book, just out, which is "The Map Thief: The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps." As was appreciatively noted of this title by Kirkus Reviews, "The Map Thief" profiles the "strange, mysterious world of rare maps --- and the even stranger mystery of the man who stole them for years without getting caught. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:58:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 61160 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps" Remembering Danny Lewin: "The Genius Who Transformed the Internet" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/remembering-danny-lewin-genius-who-transformed-internet-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This interview first aired earlier this year.) We speak by phone with Molly Knight Raskin, a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in Psychology Today, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and elsewhere; her TV credits include two PBS documentaries. Raskin is also the author of "No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet," which The Daily Beast has hailed as "a fascinating biography, but...also a history of the Internet and those who took it from clunky dial-up service to the speed-of-light marvel. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:15:51 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60730 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Remembering Danny Lewin: "The Genius Who Transformed the Internet" (Encore presentation.) "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of WWII" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/higher-call-incredible-true-story-combat-and-chivalry-war-torn-skies-wwii <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Adam Makos: a longtime journalist and military historian who's also the editor of the military-themed magazine, Valor. Makos is likewise the co-author of the bestselling nonfiction account, "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II," which is just recently out in paperback. Mon, 26 May 2014 17:26:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 60271 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of WWII" "Hiding in Plain Sight: Mixed Blood Families and Race in the 19th-Century United States West" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hiding-plain-sight-mixed-blood-families-and-race-19th-century-united-states-west <p>Our guest on ST is Anne Hyde, the William R. Hochman Professor of History at Colorado College. She'll be giving the 2014 H.G. Barnard Distinguished Lecture, which is presented annually by the TU Department of History, tonight (Tuesday the 25th) at the Gilcrease Museum Auditorium here in Tulsa. The lecture begins at the 7pm and is free to the public. Prof. Hyde, who mainly teaches courses on the history of Native America as well as that of North America, received her A.B. degree in American Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her M.A. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:52:41 +0000 Rich Fisher 56649 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Hiding in Plain Sight: Mixed Blood Families and Race in the 19th-Century United States West" On Presidents' Day 2014, Reconsidering U.S. Grant's Tenure in the White House http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/presidents-day-2014-reconsidering-us-grants-tenure-white-house <p>On this edition of our show, in honor of Presidents' Day, we revisit, and reassess, an American leader who's seen by many as a brilliant general but a rather less-than-brilliant president. Today's ST is an encore presentation of an interesting discussion that we first aired in October 2012. At that time, we chatted with the bestselling author and acclaimed historian, H.W. Brands, who's the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. We spoke with Prof. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:31:17 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 54664 at http://publicradiotulsa.org On Presidents' Day 2014, Reconsidering U.S. Grant's Tenure in the White House "Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/here-where-discovering-americas-great-forgotten-history <p>On this edition of ST, an interesting chat with Andrew Carroll, a writer and historian best known for the Legacy Project, which he created, and which tirelessly archives wartime correspondence as culled from across the nation; Carroll is also known for "War Letters," a bestselling book which he edited, and which inspired an acclaimed PBS documentary. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:23:20 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 53314 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Here Is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History"