Family Life http://publicradiotulsa.org en A Conversation about Freedom to Marry, the Long-Running Campaign to Win Gay Marriage Nationwide http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/conversation-about-freedom-marry-long-running-campaign-win-gay-marriage-nationwide <p>On this installment of ST, a discussion of the marriage equality movement in our country. Hard to believe, perhaps, but the right for same-sex couples to marry was granted to the people of Massachusetts only ten years ago. A lot has happened in the last decade --- and by now, given that 20 different states have approved same-sex marriage, it's obvious that a lot of Americans have changed their minds and/or embraced gay-marriage tolerance, especially younger Americans. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:54:50 +0000 Rich Fisher 63312 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Conversation about Freedom to Marry, the Long-Running Campaign to Win Gay Marriage Nationwide "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/student-loan-mess-how-good-intentions-created-trillion-dollar-problem <p>Could America's current student loan debt --- which now exceeds $1 trillion and is predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020 --- somehow become the sequel to the mortgage meltdown? Some economists think it's possible. Our guest on this edition of ST is Eric Best, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University. Along with his father, sociologist Joel Best of the University of Delaware, Eric is the co-author of "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" (University of California Press). Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:30:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 62942 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" "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 "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/secrets-and-lies-surviving-truths-change-our-lives-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This interview first aired earlier this year.) Family secrets. They're as common and as varied --- and as much a part of life --- as are families themselves. Such secrets, those we keep and those we discover, greatly influence who we are and how we live. And our guest is an expert in this regard: Jane Isay is a writer (and former book editor and publisher) whose previous works include "Walking on Eggshells," about parents and their adult children, and "Mom Still Likes You Best," about adult siblings. Tue, 27 May 2014 18:32:38 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 60335 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" (Encore presentation.) "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/secrets-and-lies-surviving-truths-change-our-lives <p>Family secrets. They're as common and as varied --- and as much a part of life --- as are families themselves. Such secrets, those that we keep and those that we discover, greatly influence who we are and how we live. And our guest is an expert in this regard: Jane Isay is a writer (and former book editor and publisher) whose previous works include "Walking on Eggshells," about parents and their adult children, and "Mom Still Likes You Best," about adult siblings. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:38:31 +0000 Rich Fisher 52457 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives" Best of ST in 2013: "The Path to a Better Way of Death" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-path-better-way-death <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our discussion with Katy Butler, an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Essays, and The Best Buddhist Writing. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:30:47 +0000 Rich Fisher 52210 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "The Path to a Better Way of Death" Advancements in Addressing Domestic Violence --- and a New Facility, in Downtown Tulsa, for Doing So http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/advancements-addressing-domestic-violence-and-new-facility-downtown-tulsa-doing-so <p>On this edition of our show, we welcome Casey Gwinn, who served as the elected City Attorney of San Diego, California, from 1996 to 2004, and who is now the President of the National Family Justice Center Alliance. (He was once named by The American Lawyer magazine as one of the top 45 public lawyers in the U.S. --- and you can view his full bio <a href="http://www.caseygwinn.com/Biography_of_Casey_Gwinn.html">here</a>.) Mr. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:01:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 47694 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Advancements in Addressing Domestic Violence --- and a New Facility, in Downtown Tulsa, for Doing So StudioTulsa on Health: Concerning Women in Recovery, a Family & Children's Services Program http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-concerning-women-recovery-family-childrens-services-program <p>As some of us know already, Oklahoma leads the nation, by a lamentably significant margin, in female incarcerations --- and two-thirds of the women in our state's prisons are actually there for non-violent offenses. Today, we hear about on-going efforts to combat this trend. On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, Dr. John Schumann, our guest host, learns about Women in Recovery (or WIR), an outpatient incarceration-alternative for women facing long prison sentences for non-violent, drug-related offenses. Thu, 09 May 2013 21:21:10 +0000 Rich Fisher 38783 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Concerning Women in Recovery, a Family & Children's Services Program A New Program from Tulsa Habitat for Humanity: A Brush with Kindness http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-program-tulsa-habitat-humanity-brush-kindness <p>On this installment of ST, we welcome Paul Kent, Executive Director of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity. This cherished, local nonprofit will mark its 25th anniversary this year --- the national Habitat organization, by the way, is about a dozen or so years older --- and the Tulsa chapter is also on track to build its 300th house in our community this coming fall. Thu, 02 May 2013 20:00:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 38388 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A New Program from Tulsa Habitat for Humanity: A Brush with Kindness "The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/practical-guide-logistics-death <p>On this edition of ST, a nuts-and-bolts discussion of a topic that few of us actually want to talk about. Nevertheless, our program covers some important ground today; our guest is Scott Taylor Smith, a venture capitalist and lawyer in California, who talks about his new book, "When Someone Dies: The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death." This is a useful and readable guidebook that is --- as was noted in the Library Home Journal --- "well-organized, succinct, and detailed without being overwhelming.... Wed, 01 May 2013 20:17:53 +0000 Rich Fisher 38319 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Practical Guide to the Logistics of Death"