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Rich Fisher

StudioTulsa features down-to-earth interviews that make sense of complex issues and offer new perspectives on topics we might take for granted. It's an award-winning program covering the arts, sciences, news events, books, politics, culture, economics, history, social trends, the media, the humanities, and so forth --- and it's been a popular show here at Public Radio Tulsa ever since it began in August of 1992.

The program is hosted by Rich Fisher and produced/edited by Scott Gregory.

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StudioTulsa
3:07 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Tulsa Author Sasha Martin's "Life From Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family, and Forgiveness"

Aired on Tuesday, March 3rd.

The around-the-world journey that locally based food blogger Sasha Martin undertook was truly remarkable; over the span of nearly four years, this Tulsa-based mom and author -- who's our guest on ST today -- set out to cook, and eat, a meal from every country on the planet.

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StudioTulsa
5:31 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

"What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs"

Aired on Monday, March 2nd.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Cat Warren, a university professor and former journalist who for several years had an admittedly strange hobby -- that is, she and her German shepherd, Solo, would often go searching for the dead. Solo, now retired, was a cadaver dog -- and what began as an effort to make the best of Solo's unruly energy and boundless enthusiasm eventually became, for our guest today, a quest to learn all she could about so-called "working" dogs, their handlers, and their trainers.

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StudioTulsa
3:37 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

"Selected Letters of Langston Hughes"

Aired on Friday, February 27th.

On this penultimate day of Black History Month, we're talking about the life and work of one of our greatest African American writers, Langston Hughes (1902-1967), the prolific and influential poet, activist, novelist, memoirist, playwright, and newspaper columnist. Our guest on ST is David Roessel, one of the editors of the recently published "Selected Letters of Langston Hughes" (Knopf).

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StudioTulsa
4:32 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Tulsa Voters Will Soon Consider a $415 Million Bond for TPS

Aired on Thursday, Friday 26th.

On Tuesday, March 3rd, the citizens of Tulsa will vote on a $415 million bond for Tulsa Public Schools. This bond -- which would not raise taxes -- is focused on four areas: facilities and classrooms, books and classroom technology, transportation, and libraries. As we learn on today's show, the bond is part of TPS's 20-year capital improvement plan to transform and expand aging facilities while also making schools safer throughout the district.

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StudioTulsa
4:28 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Animal Cruelty, Domestic Violence, and the Links Between These Crimes

Aired on Wednesday, February 25th.

Several studies have shown links existing between acts of cruelty toward animals and violence toward human beings -- and it's hardly surprising that 31 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia now recommend (or else mandate) judges to require counseling for persons convicted of animal cruelty. The aforesaid "links" -- and working to end both of these crimes -- are what we're discussing on today's ST. AniCare of Oklahoma, a local grassroots group sponsored by the nonprofit Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, will soon host a two-day AniCare Seminar here in Tulsa.

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StudioTulsa
2:15 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Kirstin Downey Offers Readers the Fascinating "Isabella: The Warrior Queen" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, February 24th.

(Note: This interview originally aired in late October.) We speak with author and journalist Kirstin Downey, whose new book is "Isabella: The Warrior Queen." It's an engrossing biography of Isabella of Castile, the powerful Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.

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StudioTulsa
2:03 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Journalist and Activist Tamar Jacoby Addresses the TCFR on "Prospects for Immigration Reform"

Aired on Monday, February 23rd.

From the most powerful politicians in Washington, DC, to the director of "Birdman," Alejandro González Iñárritu, who accepted the Best Picture Oscar at last night's Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood, immigration reform -- and finally doing something about immigration reform -- is on the minds of many. On this edition of ST, we talk about such with Tamar Jacoby, the president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, which is a national federation of small business owners working to advance better immigration law.

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StudioTulsa
12:54 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, Formerly of the Acclaimed Kronos Quartet, Presents a Concert of New Music

Aired on Friday, February 20th.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Jeffrey Zeigler, the gifted cello player and composer who's best known for his eight-year tenure with the internationally known Kronos Quartet. Since leaving that collective about two years ago, Zeigler has embarked on an interesting (and decidedly multi-genre) solo career that's found him collaborating with a host of fascinating musicians -- such as singer/songwriter Norah Jones, avant-jazz guru John Zorn, pianist Vijay Iyer, composer Philip Glass, Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, and so forth.

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StudioTulsa
2:27 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

"The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, February 19th.

(Note: This show originally aired in November.) Our guest is Betty Medsger, an author and former journalist whose latest book, "The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI," is now out in paperback. As a critic for The Wall Street Journal has noted, this is "an important work, the definitive treatment of an unprecedented and largely forgotten 'act of resistance' that revealed shocking official criminality in postwar America. One need not endorse break-ins as a form of protest to welcome this deeply researched account of the burglary at Media, Penn. Ms.

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StudioTulsa
3:17 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

"The First Bad Man" -- The Debut Novel by Indie Filmmaker and Performace Artist Miranda July

Aired on Wednesday, February 18th.

On this edition of ST, a conversation with Miranda July, the noted filmmaker, writer, and performance artist.

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