American Politics

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
4:57 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

"How Should the U.S. Deal with the Challenges of Today's Middle East?"

Aired on Thursday, March 19th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Brian Katulis, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia. Katulis -- who recently gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations, and who spoke with us while he was in town -- has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and non-governmental organizations on projects in more than two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Colombia.

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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
2:14 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

At the Crossroads of Compassion and Controversy: Notes on the Catholic Church and Health Care

Aired on Tuesday, January 6th.
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From pharmacists who refuse to dispense Plan B drugs (which prevent ovulation) to legislation designed to limit a patient's end-of-life or euthanasia options, there's no shortage of controversial topics in America today when it comes to religion/morality overlapping with science/medicine. On this edition of ST, we discuss such a topic as we confront certain practices of some Catholic hospitals.

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StudioTulsa
2:20 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

TU's Oklahoma Center for the Humanities Presents a Lecture on "The Nixon Tapes: 40 Years Later"

Aired on Wednesday, December 3rd.

Our guest is Luke A. Nichter, an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University: Central Texas, and a noted expert on the Nixon tapes. Tomorrow night, Thursday the 4th at 7pm, TU's Oklahoma Center for the Humanities and Book Smart Tulsa will co-present a free-to-the-public lecture by Professor Nichter on "The Nixon Tapes: 40 Years Later." This event will happen in Kendall Hall on the TU campus -- not in TU's Tyrrell Hall, as was originally announced.

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StudioTulsa
4:05 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

The Comic Stylings, Strained Crooning, Country-Fried Wisdom and Questionable Taste of Kinky Friedman

Aired on Friday, October 17th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, the bawdy humor of Jackie Mason collides -- for better or worse -- with the common-sense politics of Will Rogers as we welcome the one and only Kinky Friedman back to our show. The legendary Texas-based singer/songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician, and former columnist for Texas Monthly was one of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office of Governor of Texas; Friedman placed fourth in the six-person race.

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StudioTulsa
6:38 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Carefully Searching for (and Polling for) Government by "We the People" -- A Chat with Steven Kull

Aired on Friday, August 22nd.

News flash: Government is broken in Washington. Problems aren't being solved. New solutions aren't being put forward. "Compromise" (as has been so commonly observed) has become a dirty word. Or at least, such is the opinion of many of us. Indeed, poll after poll has found that a large majority of Americans believe government isn't working, and that it's -- on the contrary -- dominated by special interested and partisan gridlock. But...come to think of it...could your average American citizen do any better?

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StudioTulsa
3:39 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

John Zogby, the "Prince of Polling," Offers Stats and Insights on the Millennial Generation

Aired on Wednesday, November 20th.

Our guest is John Zogby, founder of the famed Zogby Poll and veteran political/cultural analyst, who did a pair of events here in Tulsa earlier this week and stopped by our studios while he was in town.

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StudioTulsa
3:06 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

A. Scott Berg, the Widely Accalimed Historian and Biographer, Offers a Life of Woodrow Wilson

Aired on Wednesday, October 2nd.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with A. Scott Berg, whose bestselling, highly regarded biographies include "Max Perkins: Editor of Genius" (winner of the National Book Award), "Goldwyn," "Lindbergh" (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and "Kate Remembered." Berg's newest book is a life of America's 28th President, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) --- it's titled simply "Wilson" --- which the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram has called: "A work of spectacular artistry and objective workmanship....

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StudioTulsa
1:52 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Doctor as Legislator, and Vice Versa: StudioTulsa on Health Welcomes Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK)

Aired on Friday, September 27th.

"The big problem I see in the practice of medicine today is [that] our payment scheme makes it where we violate the first rule of medicine, which is: Listen to your patient and they'll tell you what's wrong. And we don't allow anybody the time to do that anymore." So says our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican who's been the junior senator from Oklahoma since January of 2005.

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