What's New? http://publicradiotulsa.org en Fourth of July Weekend Specials on Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/fourth-july-weekend-specials-public-radio-tulsa <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The Right to Vote</em></strong><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Thursday, July 3 at noon • Public Radio 89.5</em></span><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our documentary of the week looks at historical battles over who can and cannot vote, and on the new battles over voter ID.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:06:25 +0000 Frank Christel 62483 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Fourth of July Weekend Specials on Public Radio Tulsa A Look At The Women Who Once Made America Stylish http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/look-women-who-once-made-america-stylish There once were women called the &#8220;Dress Doctors,&#8221; the product of a federal act in 1914 that funded vocational programming and a boom in home economics. They helped shape style and fashion in the U.S.<p>Nowadays, these women might be chemists or researchers, but they put their energies into helping women run their homes and dress with a sense of style.<p><strong>Linda Przybyszewski</strong> misses them. Fri, 30 May 2014 18:59:24 +0000 editor 60572 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Look At The Women Who Once Made America Stylish How D.C.'s Height Limit Has Shaped The Capital http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/how-dcs-height-limit-has-shaped-capital One of Washington, D.C.&#8217;s signatures is its low buildings and wide, sunny streets. It&#8217;s one of the things many residents love about the city, and that often strikes first-time visitors.<p>There&#8217;s a popular conception about why the buildings are so low: that a law says they either can&#8217;t be taller than the Capitol or the Washington Monument.<p>But that&#8217;s a myth. Fri, 30 May 2014 18:59:01 +0000 editor 60571 at http://publicradiotulsa.org How D.C.'s Height Limit Has Shaped The Capital Ranking The College Rankings http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/ranking-college-rankings There are a lot of factors a student has to consider when choosing a college, such as cost, location, reputation, and curriculum.<p>With so many variables, students &#8212; and parents &#8212; often turn to the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for guidance. Fri, 30 May 2014 18:58:50 +0000 editor 60570 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Ranking The College Rankings Is It Time To Scrap The Resume And Cover Letter? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/it-time-scrap-resume-and-cover-letter &#8220;It’s time for the résumé and the cover letter to die,&#8221; writes New York Magazine&#8217;s <strong>Jesse Singal</strong>. He tells <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/"><em>Here & Now&#8217;</em></a>s Jeremy Hobson that the current cover letter and résumé packet is discriminatory and time wasting, and that companies should adopt alternative techniques when screening job candidates.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2014/05/kill-the-cover-letter-and-rsum.html" target="_blank">Read Jesse Singal&#8217;s piece &#8220;Kill the Cover Letter and Résumé&#8221;</a></li> </ul><p Fri, 30 May 2014 18:58:41 +0000 editor 60569 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Is It Time To Scrap The Resume And Cover Letter? Free Ways To Beat The Summer Slide http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/free-ways-beat-summer-slide Oh, summer vacation. In between camp and soccer games, many kids don't have much time to dedicate to schoolwork and find themselves behind once September rolls around. Experts call this 'the summer slide'.<p>"The summer slide is the phenomenon that all kids experience in some way, losing their hard-earned skills," says Sarah Pitcock, the CEO of the <a href="http://www.summerlearning.org/">National Summer Learning Association</a>, a nonprofit advocacy group.<p>Research shows that many students lose two to three months' worth of math skills over the summer. Fri, 30 May 2014 18:58:35 +0000 Aly Seidel 60568 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Free Ways To Beat The Summer Slide An Evening With David Sedaris at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/evening-david-sedaris-tulsa-performing-arts-center <p><i style="line-height: 1.5;">“One of America’s most prickly and most delicious, young comic talents.”</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">The Washington Post</i></p><blockquote><p class="p4"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Between May 12 and May 29, tickets are on sale only to </span>Public Radio Tulsa<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> members. Use the code on the postcard that members receive for a 10% discount on tickets.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Meet David after the show for a special book signing.</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:45:07 +0000 Editor 59658 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Evening With David Sedaris at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Son Of? Bride Of? Cousin Of? How Many Godzillas Are There, Already? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/son-bride-cousin-how-many-godzillas-are-there-already The world has already seen 28 Godzilla movies — 29, if you count Roland Emmerich's 1998 Hollywood remake (which most of us don't). So why is another one opening this week?<p>Well, the fiduciary logic is no doubt compelling if you're a studio executive — even that widely derided '90s version made $379 million — but for the rest of us, director Gareth Edwards needs to make a case. He starts in the opening credits, by letting you know that everything you think you know about this story is suspect. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:51:49 +0000 Bob Mondello 59655 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Son Of? Bride Of? Cousin Of? How Many Godzillas Are There, Already? What Happens To The Junk Donated To Charity http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/what-happens-junk-donated-charity Donations of unwanted clothes keep hundreds of millions of pounds of trash out of local landfills. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:51:36 +0000 editor 59654 at http://publicradiotulsa.org What Happens To The Junk Donated To Charity Downloading A New App? There's Reason For Caution. http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/downloading-new-app-theres-reason-caution How much information sharing is going on in your smartphone? That was something <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now&#8217;</a></em>s Sacha Pfeiffer started wondering when she upgraded her phone and discovered that all of her photos had been rearranged according to the geographic location where the pictures had been taken.<p>We turn to cyber expert <strong>Tyler Cohen Wood</strong>, who is the cyber branch chief for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:51:28 +0000 editor 59653 at http://publicradiotulsa.org