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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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StudioTulsa
1:00 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

"The Internet Police: How Crime Went Online, and the Cops Followed"

Aired on Tuesday, September 10th.

On this edition of ST, we chat by phone with Nate Anderson, a senior editor at Ars Technica, which is a long-running online journal that features IT news, reviews, and analysis.

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StudioTulsa
4:55 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Political Satirist, Bestselling Author, and "Wait, Wait" Panelist P.J. O'Rourke to Speak at TU

Aired on Monday, September 9th.

On this installment of ST, we offer a conversation with P.J. O'Rourke, the well-known conservative American satirist and journalist who's been writing articles and books about --- and just basically poking fun at --- politics, economics, culture, and current events for nearly forty years now. O'Rourke's bestselling books include "Give War a Chance," "Holidays in Hell," "Parliament of Whores," and "The CEO of the Sofa" --- and his newest book, "The Baby Boom," is due out later this year.

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StudioTulsa
3:37 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

The TSO Begins Its New Season with Beethoven and Adler, and with Philip Mann as Guest Conductor

Aired on Friday, September 6th.

Tomorrow night, Saturday the 7th, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will begin its new season with a 7:30pm concert at the Tulsa PAC. On the program, a pair of timeless Beethoven works, Leonore No. 3 and Symphony No. 5, as well as two pieces from the outstanding contemporary composer, Samuel Adler, each of which will be presented in its world premiere: Violin Concerto and Song Cycle. This special evening will also include two guest artists, the soprano Sarah Coburn and the violinist Siwoo Kim.

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StudioTulsa
1:29 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

"Red Dirt Women: At Home on the Oklahoma Plains"

Aired on Thursday, September 5th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Susan Kates, an associate professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Oklahoma, who tells us about her new book, an autobiographical collection of essays called "Red Dirt Women: At Home on the Oklahoma Plains." Born and raised in Ohio, Kates now considers herself an Oklahoman --- she's been teaching at OU for the past two decades or so --- and this book quite deliberately traces her development from immigrant to native.

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StudioTulsa
4:14 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

StudioTulsa on Health: Discussing the Status Quo of Sports Medicine

Aired on Wednesday, September 4th.

On this edition of ST on Health, we welcome Dr. Lamont Cavanagh, a Tulsa-based family physician who specializes in sports medicine, and who also works as an assistant professor at the OU-Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Moreover, Dr. Cavanagh spent five years as an U.S. Air Force flight surgeon, and he's now chief of aerospace medicine for the 138th Fighter Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard.

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StudioTulsa
3:42 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

"Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light"

Aired on Tuesday, September 3rd.

On this installment of ST, we present an interesting discussion with Paul Bogard, who teaches creative nonfiction in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard has a new book out that's getting glowing reviews from near and far. It's called "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" --- and The Boston Globe says it's "a lyrical, far-reaching book.

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StudioTulsa
3:35 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

"True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Monday, September 2nd.

(Note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) Food, glorious food --- it's more, of course, than what we eat. Food is memory, family, love, culture, and community.

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StudioTulsa
3:23 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

New Report: "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity"

Aired on Friday, August 30th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Peter Fisher, research director at the Iowa Policy Project, who co-wrote a recently published paper, "A Well-Educated Workforce Is Key to State Prosperity," for the Economic Analysis and Research Network.

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StudioTulsa
3:37 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Daniel Riedemann, of 19th Century Restorations, on Rebuilding Woody Guthrie's Childhood Home

Aired on Thursday, August 29th.

Today on ST, we speak with Daniel Riedemann, a contractor based in Lawrence, Kansas, who owns and operates the firm known as 19th Century Restorations. This is a company that's restored the childhood homes of Johnny Carson, Nina Simone, and others. About a year ago, Riedemann initiated the non-profit Woody Guthrie Family Home Reconstruction Project, which is raising funds in order to re-build the home of Woodrow Wilson Guthrie in Okemah, Oklahoma --- using, for the most part, the original materials.

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StudioTulsa
3:52 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

"Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age"

Aired on Tuesday, August 27th.

On our show today, an interesting chat with Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD, a noted clinical psychologist, school consultant, and author. She maintains a private practice in Massachusetts, is a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and is also an associate psychologist at McLean Hospital, which is a psychiatric hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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