American Culture

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
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
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
9:21 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Sociobiologist Rebecca Costa on "The Watchman's Rattle" (Encore Presentation)

Aired on Monday, August 12th.

Whether it's the endless instability of the Middle East or the vexing reality of climate change or understanding Wall Street's complex economics, life today is getting ever-more complex. How will this complexity ultimately affect society? What happens when life becomes literally too complicated for human beings? On this encore edition of ST, we listen back to an interesting discussion with an expert on these matters.

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StudioTulsa
12:13 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

"Eight Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are" (Encore Presentation)

Aired on Monday, August 5th.
Credit Stanford University

On this encore edition of StudioTulsa, our guest is Dr. Hazel Rose Markus, who is the Davis-Brack Professor in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and a pioneer in the field of experimental cultural psychology. She's also the co-author of the book, "Clash: Eight Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are," which examines the basic differences in how human beings relate to the world --- that is, the differences that define how we perceive other cultures and people unlike ourselves.  Dr. Markus is a pioneer in the study of independent and interdependent selves.

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StudioTulsa
2:11 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

"Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean"

Aired on Thursday, August 1st.

Our guest is the celebrated American author, Philip Caputo, who was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist in Chicago before going on to write several notable works of fiction, nonfiction, and memoir, including 1977's "A Rumor of War," one of the most highly praised and widely read volumes ever published on the Vietnam War.

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StudioTulsa
3:16 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Creating Stories, Characters, and Series: Chatting with the YA Novelist and TV Writer D.J. MacHale

Aired on Tuesday, July 30th.

On this edition of our show, we visit with D.J. MacHale, the bestselling YA novelist and veteran TV writer/director. MacHale is probably best known as the author of the ten-volume, YA fantasy book series called "Pendragon: Journal of an Adventure through Time and Space." He's also the author of the "Morpheus Road" trilogy --- you can read all about MacHale's literary output here, by the way --- and he's likewise been successful in the world of children's television.

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StudioTulsa
3:05 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Notes on the Newly Opened Woody Guthrie Center in Downtown Tulsa

Aired on Tuesday, July 16th.

"The Woody Guthrie Center is dedicated to celebrating Woody's life and legacy and educating a new generation about his important role in American history," as we read on the Center's website.

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StudioTulsa
2:00 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

"The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, June 28th.

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.

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StudioTulsa
11:40 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Thomas Moran's Vivid Color Prints on Display at Gilcrease Museum

Aired on Monday, June 24th.
Credit Gilcrease Museum

Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum is currently showing one of the finest collections of early color printmaking, or chromolithography, in its exhibit called "Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran," which is on display through September 8th at the museum. The exhibit features a suite of 15 prints commissioned and made by Louis Prang; these are prints of Moran's watercolors from his 1871 journey to Yellowstone as a member of the Hayden Expedition.

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