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Rich Fisher

General Manager & host of StudioTulsa

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which will celebrate its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government.  Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.  

In addition, Rich is an active musician. He’s currently the principal trombonist of the Signature Symphony at TCC, leads the Starlight Jazz Orchestra, and is a free-lance musician whose work ranges from the pit of touring Broadway musicals, to the salsa band, Grupo Salsabor.

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10:50 am
Wed November 27, 2013

Hanukkah Lights Starts PRT's Holiday Special Lineup Tonight

A perennial NPR favorite for nearly two decades, acclaimed authors explore Hanukkah stories and memoirs written expressly for the program. Hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz, they share stories of love and remembrance of this eight night holiday.

This year's stories include "Potatoes" by Tova Mirvis; "Gifts of the Jewish Magis" by Allegra Goodman; "The Two Menorahs' by Daniel Mark Epstein; and "All Good Things Are Surprises" by Robin Hemley. These humorous and heartwarming stories speak to us all about family, love, and the specialness of the holidays.

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StudioTulsa
1:49 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

British Photojournalist Paul Conroy Vividly Remembers "Marie Colvin's Final Assignment"

Aired on Tuesday, November 26th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Paul Conroy, a former British soldier who's worked as a photographer and filmmaker for more than a dozen years, and who's reported as a photojournalist on conflicts in Iraq, Congo, Kosovo, Libya, and Syria.

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StudioTulsa
12:53 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Ziva Branstetter, the Enterprise Editor at the Tulsa World, Addresses the Onging Roll-Out of the ACA

Aired on Monday, November 25th.

Everyone knows, as even President Obama himself has recently admitted, that the arrival of the Affordable Care Act has been, frankly, a disaster. So far, anyway. But what happens next? And more precisely, what happens next in our neck of the woods?

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StudioTulsa
1:46 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

"Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier" at Gilcrease

Aired on Friday, November 22nd.

On this edition of ST, we are discussing a soon-to-open exhibit at the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa, "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Käsebier," which will go on view Sunday, November 24th. Our guest is Michelle Delaney, director of the Consortium for Understanding the American Experience at the Smithsonian Institution.

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StudioTulsa
1:41 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Dr. Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian Institution Offers a "History of America in 101 Objects"

Aired on Thursday, November 21st.

On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution's Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, who oversees most of the organization's various museums as well as many of its educational programs. An anthropologist and cultural historian by training, and a former Fulbright fellow with a doctorate from the University of Chicago, Dr.

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StudioTulsa
3:39 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

John Zogby, the "Prince of Polling," Offers Stats and Insights on the Millennial Generation

Aired on Wednesday, November 20th.

Our guest is John Zogby, founder of the famed Zogby Poll and veteran political/cultural analyst, who did a pair of events here in Tulsa earlier this week and stopped by our studios while he was in town.

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StudioTulsa
6:28 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

"Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity"

Aired on Tuesday, November 19th.

Our guest is author and journalist Andrew Solomon, whose hefty, far-reaching, and award-winning book, "Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity," was one of the most widely acclaimed works of nonfiction to be published last year. The book has just appeared in paperback; Solomon joins us today by phone.

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StudioTulsa
5:52 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

"The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence"

Aired on Monday, November 18th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Rick Hanson, a neuropsychologist and author whose books include "Buddha's Brain," "Just One Thing," and "Mother Nurture." Dr.

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StudioTulsa
1:30 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

At TU's Hulings Lecture, an Oil Industry Veteran Will Discuss and Dissect the BP Spill of 2010

Aired on Thursday, November 14th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is a retired petroleum engineering executive and author, John Turley, who will deliver the free-to-the-public Norman M. Hulings, Jr., Memorial Lecture here on the TU campus tomorrow evening (Friday the 15th). Turley's lecture begins at 6pm in the Great Hall of the Allen Chapman Activity Center, which is at 440 S. Gary Avenue.

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StudioTulsa
4:41 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: A Conversation with Brent Wolfe of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau

Aired on Wednesday, November 13th.

On this edition of ST on Health, guest host John Henning Schumann conducts an interesting conversation with Brent Wolfe, director of the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau. Most of us probably already know that Oklahoma's incarceration rate is alarmingly high --- our state ranks a shameful third in the nation in this regard --- but what might not be as commonly known is that many of these incarcerated adults began to run afoul of the law as juvenile offenders.

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