Modern History http://publicradiotulsa.org en "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River" Opens at Philbrook on Sunday http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/monet-and-seine-impressions-river-opens-philbrook-sunday <p>On this edition of ST, we're discussing a special exhibit that's set to open at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa over the weekend. Indeed, it's Philbrook's first-ever exhibition of works by Claude Monet (1840-1926), the widely admired and highly influential Fresh Impressionist. "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River" opens on Sunday the 29th and runs through September 21, 2014. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:32:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 62214 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River" Opens at Philbrook on Sunday "The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/epic-rise-and-dramatic-fall-atomic-era-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show first aired earlier this year.) On this edition of ST, we speak with Craig Nelson --- who's written for Vanity Fair, Salon, Popular Science, and other periodicals, and who's the bestselling author of "Rocket Men" as well as a biography of Thomas Paine --- about his newest book, which is an engrossing cultural history of the Atomic Age. "The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" is, as was noted by Kirkus Reviews, "no impersonal 'march of science' story. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:05:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 61788 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" (Encore presentation.) "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/nile-journey-downriver-through-egypts-past-and-present <p>On this edition of ST, an interesting conversation with the British author and scholar Toby Wilkinson, who earned a degree in Egyptology from Downing College, Cambridge, and has been awarded several prestigious awards in his academic field. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:26:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 61505 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" 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.) Tulsa's Temple Israel Will Host the 17th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsas-temple-israel-will-host-17th-annual-interfaith-holocaust-commemoration <p>The locally based Council for Holocaust Education will present its 17th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration --- or Yom Hashoah Commemoration --- tomorrow night (Thursday the 1st) at 7pm here in Tulsa. This event will happen at <a href="http://www.templetulsa.com/calendar/yom-hashoah-commemoration/">Temple Israel</a>, at 2004 E. 22nd Place, and the featured speaker will be Dr. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:31:20 +0000 Rich Fisher 58765 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsa's Temple Israel Will Host the 17th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration "Love and Treasure: A Novel" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/love-and-treasure-novel <p>On this installment of ST, we're pleased to speak with Ayelet Waldman, the well-known novelist and essayist whose previous books include "Red Hook Road," "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits," "Daughter's Keeper," and "Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes." Waldman tells us about her newest book, a novel called "Love and Treasure." It's been getting some rave reviews lately --- The Washington Post called it "absorbing [and] moving [and] a marvelous panorama of early-20th-century attitudes about women" --- and it was thus summarized in Booklist: "Classics scholar Jack Wiseman, in the la Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 58374 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Love and Treasure: A Novel" "The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/epic-rise-and-dramatic-fall-atomic-era <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Craig Nelson --- who's written for Vanity Fair, Salon, Popular Science, and other periodicals, and who's the bestselling author of "Rocket Men" as well as a biography of Thomas Paine --- about his newest book, which is a meticulous and consistently engrossing cultural history of the Atomic Age. "The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" is, as was noted by Kirkus Reviews, "no impersonal 'march of science' story. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:22:32 +0000 Rich Fisher 56389 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" 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 TU's Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture: "A World History of Genocide" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-annual-cadenhead-settle-memorial-lecture-world-history-genocide <p>Tonight, Thursday the 13th, TU's Department of History will present the Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture here on the University of Tulsa campus; the event begins at 7:30pm in the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium. Our guest on ST is the distinguished academic who will be delivering this free-to-the-public lecture: Professor Norman Naimark is the Robert and Florence McDonnell Chair in East European History at Stanford University. He's also a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and the Institute of International Studies. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:24:05 +0000 Rich Fisher 54447 at http://publicradiotulsa.org TU's Annual Cadenhead-Settle Memorial Lecture: "A World History of Genocide" A Conversation with David Shambaugh of George Washington University, Author of "China Goes Global" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/conversation-david-shambaugh-george-washington-university-author-china-goes-global <p>On this installment of StudioTulsa, we're talking about the rise of China with David Shambaugh, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. Professor Shambaugh is a well-known authority on contemporary China and international relations within Asia, and his latest book is "China Goes Global: The Partial Power," which Foreign Affairs has called a "masterful survey." He gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations last week, and he stopped by our Public Radio Tulsa studios while he was in town. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:51:35 +0000 Rich Fisher 53456 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Conversation with David Shambaugh of George Washington University, Author of "China Goes Global"