American History

StudioTulsa
5:50 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Meet Isabel Wilkerson, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author of "The Warmth of Other Suns"

Aired on Friday, May 22nd.

The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation here in Tulsa will present its 2015 Symposium on Reconciliation next week, from May 26th through the 29th, and the theme for this year's gathering is "The Media and Reconciliation." Our guest on StudioTulsa will give an address at this symposium; Isabel Wilkerson -- who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times, and whose bestselling nonfiction account, "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration," won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2011 Heartlan

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StudioTulsa
7:54 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

"How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood"

Aired on Wednesday, May 20th.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we chat with the well-regarded Atlanta-based author, Jim Grimsley, who is best known for his novels "Winter Birds," "Dream Boy," and "My Drowning." Grimsley has a new memoir out, "How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood," which he tells us about. In this book, which looks back on his rural 1960s North Carolina childhood, he writes: "White people declared that the South would rise again. Black people raised one fist and chanted for black power.

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StudioTulsa
4:24 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

The Doctor as National Hero -- "Jonas Salk: A Life"

Aired on Tuesday, May 19th.

On this edition of ST, we're discussing an interesting new biography, "Jonas Salk: A Life." Our guest is Dr. Charlotte DeCroes Jacobs, the Shenson Professor of Medicine (Emerita) at Stanford University. Dr. Jacobs -- who's also the author of "Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin's Disease" -- remembers firsthand the polio scare of the middle 20th century, and thus also remembers Salk's widespread celebrity in this country; her heroic portrait of Salk was hailed as a "treasure trove of facts and stories" by Library Journal.

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StudioTulsa
2:56 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

"Paying with Their Bodies: American War and the Problem of the Disabled Veteran"

Aired on Tuesday, May 12th.

On this edition of ST, we offer an interesting interview with John M. Kinder, an assistant professor of American studies and history at Oklahoma State University.

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StudioTulsa
4:12 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

"Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader"

Aired on Monday, April 20th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with journalist and editor Rick Tetzeli, who's the executive editor of Fast Company -- and who's also the co-author, with Brent Schlender, of "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader." This newly released biography is, as was noted by a book critic for Business Insider, "detailed and thorough....

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StudioTulsa
4:33 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Noted Economist Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, to Visit TU

Aired on Wednesday, April 8th.

It's been observed by many that disparity between the rich and the poor in the U.S. is now approaching levels not seen since the Great Depression. But how did we get here? On this edition of ST, a we offer a chat with Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

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StudioTulsa
4:16 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

"Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory"

Aired on Wednesday, April 1st.

On this installment of ST, an interesting conversation with Anne Sarah Rubin, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who is also the author of "Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory." This book explores the stories as well as the myths about Sherman's infamous March to the Sea.

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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
1:19 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Historian Laura Auricchio Offers "The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Tuesday, February 17th.

(Note: This show originally aired in October of last year.) On this installment of ST, an interesting chat with Laura Auricchio, a specialist in eighteenth-century French history and art who's received fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, and Columbia University -- and who's also Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies at The New School in NYC. Auricchio speaks about her new book, "The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered," which was called "a sharp and moving biography" in a starred review in Kirkus.

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StudioTulsa
3:28 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Now at Philbrook -- "Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection"

Aired on Tuesday, February 10th.

On today's ST, we are pleased to once again welcome Catherine Whitney, the Chief Curator and Curator of American Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa, who tells us about a fantastic new show on view at that museum called "New York to New Mexico: Masterworks of American Modernism from the Vilcek Foundation Collection." This show will run through May 3rd; more info can be accessed at the museum's website.

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