American History

StudioTulsa
2:29 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

"The Man Who Saved the Union"

Aired on Monday, October 22nd.

On this edition of ST, a reappraisal of U.S. Grant; we are pleased to welcome back to our show the bestselling author and acclaimed historian H.W. Brands, who's also the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. In an event co-presented by Book Smart Tulsa and the Gilcrease Museum, Prof. Brands will present a reading/signing/discussion of his newest book, "The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace," at Gilcrease on Thursday of this week (the 25th) at 7pm.

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StudioTulsa
2:17 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

The Middle Class Remains on Life-Support in "The Betrayal of the American Dream"

Aired on Friday, September 14th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with James B. Steele. He and Donald L. Barlett are the nation's most honored investigative reporting team, having worked together for more than four decades. Now based at Vanity Fair magazine, Barlett and Steele are the only reporting team ever to have received two Pulitzer Prizes for newspaper reporting and two National Magazine Awards for magazine work. (Per the Columbia Journalism Review: "Barlett and Steele's preeminent talent is their knack for combining the micro and the macro. They look systemically at issues and policies, from the U.S.

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StudioTulsa
2:47 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

"Police Training and Nation-Building in the American Century"

Aired on Wednesday, September 5th.

Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Jeremy Kuzmarov, the Jay P.

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StudioTulsa
3:43 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

"Sacred Discourse and American Nationality"

Aired on Tuesday, September 4th.

Last week, the GOP held its National Convention. This week, the Democratic Party will have its turn. And with the presidential campaign now in full gear, American politics --- and the two-party system at the heart of those politics --- is now, more or less, on just about everyone's mind.

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StudioTulsa
5:28 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, August 30th.

(Please note that this show first aired back in May.) What do we mean when we call someone an "amateur"? What are we saying? As it happens, there are many answers to this question. On this edition of ST, we speak with Jack Hitt, a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and public radio’s This American Life.

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StudioTulsa
2:23 pm
Mon July 30, 2012

"How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda"

Aired on Monday, July 30th.

"Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger," the former President George W. Bush once remarked to an appreciative audience, "which, in Texas, is called 'walking.'" It's pretty clear to just about everyone that the State of Texas sees itself as a breed apart in many ways, and for many reasons; Texans, as a rule, seem to consider their home state an exceptional, singular, not-to-be-messed-with place.

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StudioTulsa
3:21 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

"Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition"

Aired on Friday, July 20th.

How many cigarettes are sold each year, worldwide? Believe it or not, six trillion. Our guest, who calls the cigarette "the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization," was the first-ever historian, several years ago, to testify in court against Big Tobacco. On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with Robert N. Proctor, Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University.

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StudioTulsa
4:07 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

"1913 Massacre" --- A Woody Guthrie Ballad, a Little-Known American Tragedy, and a New Documentary

Aired on Monday, July 9th.
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"1913 Massacre" is the name of a song that Woody Guthrie wrote circa 1941; it recounts an early-20th-century tragedy that happened at the Italian Hall building in Calumet, Michigan, on Christmas Eve of 1913, when hundreds of miners, along with their families and friends, had gathered for a party. At that time, Calumet was at the heart of Michigan's then-lucrative copper-mining activity.

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StudioTulsa
4:10 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Yale University Historian David Blight on How We Remember the Civil War

Aired on Tuesday, July 3rd.

Tomorrow, of course, is the Fourth of July, America's birthday. But, in the meantime, today (July 3rd) is the 149th anniversary of Pickett's Charge, the failed Confederate infantry assault on the final day of the Battle of Gettysburg: the unsuccessful attack (named for Maj. Gen. George Pickett) that's now basically seen as the beginning of the end of the Southern war effort.

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StudioTulsa
1:54 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

At Gilcrease --- "Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon"

Aired on Friday, June 22nd.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we're joined by Elizabeth Chambers, the collections manager for the Mount Vernon Estate, Museum, and Gardens, who's currently in town to help set-up a show opening at the Gilcrease Museum on Sunday the 24th. It's a traveling exhibit, "Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon," that will be on view at Gilcrease through September 23rd. What do we know, for certain, about "the Father of Our Country"?

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