Inventors and Innovators http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" (Encore Presentation) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tesla-inventor-electrical-age-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This interview first aired earlier this year.) Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a key player in the electrical revolution that transformed life itself at the dawn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and significantly contributed to the development of radio and TV. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was also one of America's first celebrity scientists --- yet he's not nearly as famous as Edison today. Why? Our guest is W. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:46:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 50500 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" (Encore Presentation) "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tesla-inventor-electrical-age <p>Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was a key player in the electrical revolution that transformed life itself at the dawn of the twentieth century. His inventions, patents, and theoretical work formed the basis of modern AC electricity, and significantly contributed to the development of radio and TV. Like his competitor Thomas Edison, Tesla was also one of America's first celebrity scientists --- yet he's not nearly as famous as Edison today. Why? Our guest is W. Bernard Carlson, a professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:37:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 42093 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age" "The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/amateurs-diyers-and-inventors-who-make-america-great-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show originally aired earlier this year.) When we say that someone is a "tinkerer," we might be offering a word of praise...or a put-down. Today's edition of ST explores the positive definition of the term "tinkerer," as a creative inventor or innovator. Tue, 21 May 2013 19:48:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 39463 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great" (Encore presentation.) "The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/amateurs-diyers-and-inventors-who-make-america-great <p>When we say that someone is a "tinkerer," we might be offering a word of praise...or a put-down. Today's edition of ST explores the positive definition of the "tinkerer," as a creative inventor or innovator. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:24:31 +0000 Rich Fisher 34117 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great" Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/connecting-dots-amateurism-american-character-encore-presentation <p>(Please note that this show first aired back in May.) What do we mean when we call someone an "amateur"? What are we saying? As it happens, there are many answers to this question. On this edition of ST, we speak with Jack Hitt, a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and public radio’s This American Life. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:28:38 +0000 Rich Fisher 25304 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character (Encore presentation.) "Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/gene-therapy-and-boy-who-saved-it <p>Our guest is Dr. Ricki Lewis, a geneticist, journalist, professor, and genetic counselor. She&#39;s also the author of one of the most widely used college textbooks about genetics --- &quot;Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications&quot; (now in its tenth edition) --- and her latest book, just out from St. Martin&#39;s Press, is &quot;The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It.&quot; Dr. Lewis will be a featured speaker later this week at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society&#39;s Annual Conference, which has been happening here in Tulsa since Saturday the 26th. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:39:43 +0000 Rich Fisher 19531 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It" Taking a Peek Inside "The Innovator's Cookbook" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/taking-peek-inside-innovators-cookbook-encore-presentation <p>On this edition of ST, which originally aired last fall, we welcome back Steven Johnson, the bestselling and award-winning author of several books on science and technology. Tue, 29 May 2012 17:40:06 +0000 Rich Fisher 19520 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Taking a Peek Inside "The Innovator's Cookbook" (Encore presentation.) Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/connecting-dots-amateurism-american-character <p>What do we mean when we call someone an &quot;amateur&quot;? What are we saying? As it happens, there are many answers to this question. On this edition of ST, we speak with Jack Hitt, a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine, Harper&rsquo;s, and public radio&rsquo;s This American Life. Thu, 24 May 2012 18:02:41 +0000 Rich Fisher 19299 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character