Tulsa History http://publicradiotulsa.org en 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" "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 A Special New Exhibit in Tulsa: "Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook's 75th Anniversary" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/special-new-exhibit-tulsa-collective-future-gifts-honor-philbrooks-75th-anniversary <p>Back in 1938, the legendary local oilman Waite Phillips announced that he was giving his Italianate mansion --- and its surrounding 20-plus acres of uniformly gorgeous grounds --- to the citizens of Tulsa as an art museum and park space. Today, as has been the case all along, the Philbrook Museum of Art is an important and truly unique aspect of the art scene not just in our community but throughout this part of the nation. Mon, 04 Nov 2013 23:21:42 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 49043 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Special New Exhibit in Tulsa: "Collective Future: Gifts in Honor of Philbrook's 75th Anniversary" The Circle Cinema Celebrates Its 85th Birthday http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/circle-cinema-celebrates-its-85th-birthday <p>Moviegoers, rejoice! The Circle Cinema is turning eighty-five! The theatre opened on July 15, 1928, with a showing of "Across the Atlantic," starring <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Blue">Monte Blue</a> --- in this picture, according to advertisements from the period, Blue "flies to France...and...finds romance." The Circle is Tulsa's only remaining historical movie theatre (and the only theatre in town built before the 1960s); it's listed with the Oklahoma Historical Preservation Office and on the National Register of Historic Places. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:25:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 42502 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Circle Cinema Celebrates Its 85th Birthday A Look at "Home, James" --- A New Indie Film That Feels Much Like a Love Letter to the City of Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/look-home-james-new-indie-film-feels-much-love-letter-city-tulsa <p>Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa is Jonathan Rossetti, a young actor/writer/director who grew up in Tulsa and is now based in Los Angeles. Rossetti joins us by phone from Oklahoma City, where his newly completed indie film, "Home, James," will have its public debut tomorrow, Saturday the 8th, at 2pm at the Harkins Bricktown Cinema 2. "Home, James," which Rossetti directed, co-wrote, and stars in, is appearing as part of OKC's annual deadCenter Film Festival. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:13:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 40529 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Look at "Home, James" --- A New Indie Film That Feels Much Like a Love Letter to the City of Tulsa "Tulsa's KAKC Radio: The Big 97" --- A New Book by Public Radio Tulsa's Own Steve Clem http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsas-kakc-radio-big-97-new-book-public-radio-tulsas-own-steve-clem <p>The "new KAKC" --- an AM Radio titan from the annals of Tulsa broadcasting --- emerged in the middle 1950s, when rock and roll was just starting to make its very significant mark on American culture. KAKC was <em>the</em> Top 40 station in our community, and invariably one of the most popular stops on the radio dial, well into the 1970s. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 20:19:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 37408 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Tulsa's KAKC Radio: The Big 97" --- A New Book by Public Radio Tulsa's Own Steve Clem The Tulsa Historical Society Presents "Tulsa in the Teens" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsa-historical-society-presents-tulsa-teens <p>In 1901, the first-ever oil well in Tulsa (from the Creek word, "Tallasi," meaning "Old Town") was established; the city itself had been officially incorporated in 1898. In 1905, the discovery of the fabled Glenn Pool oil field occurred --- and a boom town was born. And not just any boom town, but a petroleum-driven city-on-the-go, as Tulsa's population climbed to more than 140,000 between 1901 and 1930. On this edition of ST, we revisit the pivotal decade in this remarkable growth spurt as we discuss a new exhibit at the Tulsa Historical Society (or THS). Thu, 07 Feb 2013 21:33:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 33795 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Tulsa Historical Society Presents "Tulsa in the Teens" Theatre Tulsa @ 90 http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/theatre-tulsa-90 <p>On this edition of ST, we're talking about the past, present, and future of Theatre Tulsa, one of the oldest arts organizations in the state. Established in 1922, Theatre Tulsa is actually the oldest community theatre west of the Mississippi River. Over the years, it's brought hundreds of productions to the people of Tulsa. It premiered the first-ever community theatre productions of "Our Town" in 1939, "All My Sons" in 1947, and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" in 1993. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:03:56 +0000 Rich Fisher 24907 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Theatre Tulsa @ 90 Tulsa's Kendall Whittier Neighborhood Looking Forward to New Development http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsas-kendall-whittier-neighborhood-looking-forward-new-development <p>Tulsa&#39;s Kendall Whittier neighborhood, certainly the city&#39;s most diverse neighborhood, is poised for new development. Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:55:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 22196 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa's Kendall Whittier Neighborhood Looking Forward to New Development "Dan's War on Poverty: A Grassroots Crusade for Social Justice" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/dans-war-poverty-grassroots-crusade-social-justice <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with the Tulsa-based writer, consultant, and activist Ann Patton, who&#39;s just published a biography of the late (and legendary) Father Dan Allen, a Catholic priest turned social activist who worked incessantly (and memorably) to combat poverty and promote equality in Tulsa in the 1960s and beyond. Father Dan is probably best known for creating the Tulsa-area social service agency, Neighbor for Neighbor, which still exists today. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:57:15 +0000 Rich Fisher 20520 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Dan's War on Poverty: A Grassroots Crusade for Social Justice"