American History

StudioTulsa
4:27 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

"Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year"

Aired on Tuesday, February 19th.

For this installment of ST, on the day after Presidents' Day, we are looking back on the war-torn tenure of our nation's greatest president, Abe Lincoln. Our guest is the author and journalist David Von Drehle, whose widely acclaimed and most recent book, "Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year," was named one of the Kansas City Star's Top 100 Books of 2012.

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StudioTulsa
3:24 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

"The Amateurs, DIYers, and Inventors Who Make America Great"

Aired on Wednesday, February 13th.

When we say that someone is a "tinkerer," we might be offering a word of praise...or a put-down. Today's edition of ST explores the positive definition of the "tinkerer," as a creative inventor or innovator.

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StudioTulsa
1:43 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Award-Winning Historian and Biographer Robert Caro Delivers a Presidential Lecture at TU

Aired on Monday, February 11th.

Our guest on this installment of StudioTulsa is Robert Caro, the widely celebrated historian and biographer whose detailed, tirelessly researched writings have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, and the Francis Parkman Prize, among other honors. Tomorrow night, Tuesday the 12th, he'll deliver a Presidential Lecture in the Allen Chapman Activity Center here on the TU campus. The lecture begins at 7:30pm and is free to the public. (The Presidential Lecture Series is sponsored by TU's Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair.) Mr.

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StudioTulsa
5:19 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

"Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents"

Aired on Friday, January 11th.

Talk about the influential use of language.... Did you know that "bloviate," "lunatic fringe," "iffy," "military-industrial complex," "Anglophobia," "public relations," and "ottoman" are all terms or phrases that have been either coined or popularized by various U.S. Presidents over the years?

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StudioTulsa
2:44 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

The Best of ST in 2012: Jack Hitt and His "Search for the American Character"

Aired on Wednesday, January 2nd.

On this "best of" edition of our show, we're listening back to a discussion we had by phone last year with Jack Hitt, who's a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and public radio's This American Life.

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StudioTulsa
2:28 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

The Best of ST in 2012: Civil War Historian David Blight

Aired on Monday, December 31st.

On this "best of" edition of our show, we're listening back to a discussion from earlier this year with Professor David Blight, the acclaimed Civil War historian based at Yale University.

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StudioTulsa
2:22 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

The Best of ST in 2012: "Panther Baby"

Aired on Friday, December 28th.

On this "best of" edition of our show, we're listening back to a discussion from earlier this year with the author and activist Jamal Joseph. Joseph's autobiography, "Panther Baby: A Life of Rebellion and Reinvention," is the focal point of our chat; it's an engrossing hybrid of coming-of-age candor, street-savvy wisdom, and recent socio-political history.

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StudioTulsa
4:00 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Legal Expert Michelle Wilde Anderson on "Dissolving Cities"

Aired on Wednesday, December 12th.

On this edition of ST, we are joined by Michelle Wilde Anderson, an Assistant Professor at the UC-Berkeley School of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Stanford Law School. She'll deliver the Sixth Annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law tonight, Wednesday the 12th, at 6pm.

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StudioTulsa
4:46 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

"Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, November 30th.

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 ST, which first aired earlier this year, we speak with Robert N. Proctor, Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University.

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StudioTulsa
2:14 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

"When America First Met China"

Aired on Tuesday, November 6th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Eric Jay Dolin, the bestselling author and award-winning popular historian whose previous books include "Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America" and "Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America." Dolin's new book, which he discusses with us today, is "When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail." On this Election Day, after so much stump-speech rhetoric concerning (among several other topics) "getting tough on China," we are taking the long view, so to speak, on thi

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