Geography http://publicradiotulsa.org en Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-end-night <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we are listening back to an interesting interview with Paul Bogard, who teaches in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard describes his book, "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light," which The Boston Globe has called "lyrical [and] far-reaching.... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:17:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 51876 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night" Back to the Land, Complete with Bison and Prairies: Prof. Deborah Popper and the Buffalo Commons http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/back-land-complete-bison-and-prairies-prof-deborah-popper-and-buffalo-commons <p>For the first time ever, the Tulsa Global Alliance, the Gilcrease Museum, and The University of Tulsa were jointly awarded a grant from the Institute of International Education to host more than 70 Fulbright Scholars from around the world at a Fulbright Enrichment Seminar here in our community. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:05:59 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 48615 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Back to the Land, Complete with Bison and Prairies: Prof. Deborah Popper and the Buffalo Commons "Tectonics, Earthquakes, and the EarthScope Project in North America's Interior" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tectonics-earthquakes-and-earthscope-project-north-americas-interior <p>Our guest on ST is Dr. Stephen Marshak, Professor of Geology and Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. As a part of Earth Week, the University of Tulsa's Geosciences Department invited Dr. Marshak for two speaking engagements that occurred here on the TU campus yesterday (the 17th) at noon and 7:30pm. The latter was an address entitled "What's Happening Deep Beneath the Midcontinent?: Tectonics, Earthquakes, and the EarthScope Project in North America's Interior." Dr. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 18:05:26 +0000 Rich Fisher 28057 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Tectonics, Earthquakes, and the EarthScope Project in North America's Interior" "The Revenge of Geography" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/revenge-geography <p>In this age of instant worldwide cell-phone communication, pervasive and incessant Internet connectivity, and 24-7 airline transport, geographical borders and topographical boundaries don't really hold us back anymore. People with the appropriate financial and legal ways and means can basically go wherever their passports might lead them, and those who blog about revolution or social change in one country might well help to trigger the downfall of a government in another country. So, does the old notion or subject (or field of study, for that matter) called geography still matter today? Wed, 26 Sep 2012 23:23:42 +0000 Rich Fisher 26877 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Revenge of Geography" Dr. Laurence Smith (of the UCLA Geography Department) on "The World in 2050" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dr-laurence-smith-ucla-geography-department-world-2050 <p>On today&#39;s show, we speak with Dr. Laurence Smith, a professor of geography at UCLA, about his much-discussed book, &quot;The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization&#39;s Northern Future,&quot; which first appeared in 2010 (and which The Wall Street Journal called &quot;lively and impressive...[and] among the first in what promises to be an important publishing category, the explication of how the human landscape will be altered by artificially triggered climate change&quot;). Dr. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 23:27:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 15761 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Dr. Laurence Smith (of the UCLA Geography Department) on "The World in 2050"