City Life http://publicradiotulsa.org en An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/upcoming-workshop-fly-loft-downtown-tulsa-art-street-performance <p>On this edition of our show, we're talking about buskers --- or, in other words, street performers. Whether it's by juggling, playing music, eating fire, doing magic tricks, enacting mime, or what-have-you, buskers take their creativity, theatricality, and pass-the-hat know-how directly to the streets, as it were --- and, as a socio-cultural phenomenon, they must be as old as cities themselves. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:50:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 62149 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Upcoming Workshop at the Fly Loft in Downtown Tulsa: "The Art of Street Performance" Introducing the Go Plan: INCOG Unveils a Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan for the Greater Tulsa Area http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/introducing-go-plan-incog-unveils-bicyclepedestrian-master-plan-greater-tulsa-area <p>The Indian Nations Council of Governments (or INCOG) is a voluntary group of local and tribal governments in the Greater Tulsa community that offers planning and coordination services to help with such ongoing Tulsa metro-area challenges as land use, transportation, community and economic development, environmental quality, public safety, and services for older adults. Last year, INCOG put forth a mass-transit master plan, and now --- in an effort that will roll out next week as well as later in the spring --- INCOG is offering a bike-and-pedestrian master plan. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:12:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 55132 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Introducing the Go Plan: INCOG Unveils a Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan for the Greater Tulsa Area Best of ST in 2013: "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-looking-eleven-walks-expert-eyes <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our chat with Alexandra Horowitz, author of the bestselling "Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know." Horowitz, who teaches psychology, animal behavior, and canine cognition at Barnard College, Columbia University, speaks with us about her latest book, which is a collection of essays on how we as human beings perceive, discover, and experience the world around us. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:17:28 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 52208 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes" Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/best-st-2013-end-night <p>On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we are listening back to an interesting interview with Paul Bogard, who teaches in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard describes his book, "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light," which The Boston Globe has called "lyrical [and] far-reaching.... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:17:28 +0000 Rich Fisher 51876 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night" "Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hidden-cities-memoir-urban-exploration-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This show originally aired earlier this year.) If you're something of a daredevil, and further, if you've ever wondered what it'd be like to climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge --- or wander amid the catacombs beneath Paris, or maybe just take an up-close look at a "ghost station" within the far-reaching New York City subway system --- you might be a latent "urban explorer." Our guest is an active explorer of this sort; Moses Gates, who joins us by phone, is also an urban planner, a licensed New York City tour guide, and an assistant professor of demography at the Pratt Institute Wed, 03 Jul 2013 18:47:18 +0000 Rich Fisher 42096 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration" (Encore presentation.) "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/great-inversion-and-future-american-city-encore-presentation <p>On today's ST, which originally aired earlier this year, we speak with the journalist, author, and veteran urbanologist Alan Ehrenhalt, whose books include "The United States of Ambition" and "The Lost City." Ehrenhalt's latest book, "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City," is now out in paperback. This book argues that the roles and characteristics of America's cities and suburbs are basically changing places with one another --- younger adults and affluent retirees are moving into the city, while immigrants and the less affluent are moving out to the 'burbs. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:00:22 +0000 Rich Fisher 41828 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City" (Encore presentation.) "Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hidden-cities-memoir-urban-exploration <p>If you're something of a daredevil, and further, if you've ever wondered what it'd be like to climb to the top of the Brooklyn Bridge --- or wander amid the catacombs beneath Paris, or maybe just take an up-close look at a "ghost station" within the far-reaching New York City subway system --- you might be a latent "urban explorer." Our guest on ST is an active explorer of this sort; Moses Gates, who joins us by phone, is also an urban planner, a licensed New York City tour guide, and an assistant professor of demography at the Pratt Institute. Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:19:46 +0000 Rich Fisher 36441 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Hidden Cities: A Memoir of Urban Exploration" "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/great-inversion-and-future-american-city <p>On today's ST, we speak by phone with the journalist, author, and veteran urbanologist Alan Ehrenhalt, whose books include "The United States of Ambition" and "The Lost City." Ehrenhalt's latest book, "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City," is just out in paperback. This book argues that the roles and characteristics of America's cities and suburbs are basically changing places with one another --- younger adults and affluent retirees are moving into the city, while immigrants and the less affluent are moving out to the 'burbs. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:09:27 +0000 Rich Fisher 35408 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City" Legal Expert Michelle Wilde Anderson on "Dissolving Cities" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/legal-expert-michelle-wilde-anderson-dissolving-cities <p>On this edition of ST, we are joined by Michelle Wilde Anderson, an Assistant Professor at the UC-Berkeley School of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Stanford Law School. She'll deliver the Sixth Annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law tonight, Wednesday the 12th, at 6pm. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:00:41 +0000 Rich Fisher 30918 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Legal Expert Michelle Wilde Anderson on "Dissolving Cities" "Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/saving-our-cities-and-ourselves-automobile-encore-presentation <p>(Note: This interview originally aired in August of this year.) The automobile thrived, of course --- in fact, it flourished --- in the 20th century. Especially in America, where entire cities were developed around the car. People bought houses, planned vacations, and chose their schools and supermarkets (and so forth) around their autos --- and we still do so today. But it seems highly unlikely that cars will have quite so great an influence on our lives (and our cities) in the 21st century. So, what's next? Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:26:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 29480 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile" (Encore presentation.)