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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
1:33 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

"Behind the Scenes of American Diplomacy"

Aired on Tuesday, February 26th.

What does it take to be a successful diplomat? How does one best "train" or prepare for this type of work? And how, if at all, does the art of diplomacy differ from how it was, say, twenty or thirty years ago? A recent change of leadership at the U.S. State Department --- in the wake of last year's deadly attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens as well as three other Americans --- has reminded us, once again, of the serious challenges now facing the U.S. Foreign Service.

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What's New?
11:51 am
Tue February 26, 2013

The Tobolowsky Files: A Special Four Week Series

Actor and Writer Stephen Tobolowsky, host of "The Tobolowsky Files", the Documentary of the Week in March

Fridays at 8pm; and Thursday at Noon on 89.5-1

This month, the Documentary of the Week will present "The Tobolowsky Files", a series of specials 

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StudioTulsa
3:55 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Tonight on Campus, It's TU's 5th Annual Spring Film Festival

Aired on Monday, February 25th.

Move over, Oscar; your uber-hyped, high-octane night of movie-making awards and accolades is now done with. This evening, Monday the 25th, at 7pm here on the University of Tulsa campus --- in the Gussman Concert Hall of the Lorton Performance Center --- the TU Film Studies Department will present its Fifth Annual Spring Film Festival, which is free to the public. This will be a juried festival, wherein prizes will be awarded after the screenings for Best Film, Runner-Up, Best Original Score, and Audience Choice. Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Prof.

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StudioTulsa
5:01 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Opening Soon on East Archer Street in Downtown Tulsa: The Hardesty Arts Center

Aired on Tuesday, December 4th.

Our guest on this installment of ST is Ken Busby, the Executive Director and CEO of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, which is, per its website, the long-standing "champion of area arts and culture.

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StudioTulsa
3:03 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Gov. Fallin Declines the Expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma: A Reaction from the OK Policy Institute

Aired on Wednesday, November 21st.

On this installment of ST, we are discussing Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's recent decision not to join the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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What's New?
12:33 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Turkey Confidential Offers Last Minute Holiday Help

Turkey Confidential host Lynne Rossetto Kasper

Airs Thanksgiving morning from 10am-Noon on KWGS 89.5-1

Help is on the way for Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers and dinner guests on this, the biggest cooking day of the year. Lynne Rossetto Kasper, award-winning host of public radio's national food show The Splendid 

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StudioTulsa
2:53 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

"A History of How We Cook and Eat"

Aired on Tuesday, November 20th.

On this installment of ST, a fascinating book about culture, cuisine, customs, cutlery, crockery, and civilization itself.

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StudioTulsa
2:09 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

"A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras"

Aired on Monday, November 19th.

"It's always five o'clock somewhere," as the old saying goes. And this expression, of course, was as true in the 1770s or 1860s or 1930s as it is today --- and maybe it's all the more fitting right this instant, as we approach the holiday season. On today's show, therefore, we are discussing the histories, traditions, origins, myths, and/or recipes related to various cocktails.

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Points-of-View
3:22 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Enough About Twinkies, Do You Know What's In Them?

The Hostess Twinkie: Gone for Good, or Here Forever?

Yes, we all love Twinkies, but do you know what's actually in them? What is polysorbate 60, for instance? In 2009, StudioTulsa host Rich Fisher spoke with Steve Ettlinger, who made an exhaustive investigation into how the popular sponge cake was made, and how the ingredients themselves are created.  He found that Twinkies were as much a chemically created product as a baked one.

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StudioTulsa
1:13 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

From the Famed New Orleans Chef John Besh: "A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking"

Aired on Friday, November 16th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with celebrity chef John Besh about his latest book, "My Family Table: A Passionate Plea for Home Cooking." It's a volume aimed not at great cooks per se but, rather, at everyone who recognizes that there are obvious and immediate (and delicious) benefits to making more of one's meals at home.

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