City of Tulsa

StudioTulsa
3:56 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Heller Theatre Company Presents "Dead Man's Cell Phone" at the Henthorne PAC in Tulsa

Aired on Wednesday, January 21st.

On this edition of ST, we learn about the new Heller Theatre Company presentation of "Dead Man's Cell Phone," which opens at the Henthorne PAC here in Tulsa (at 4825 So. Quaker) on Friday the 23rd. (It runs through February 1st.) "Dead Man's Cell Phone" -- a celebrated and off-the-wall comedy by Sarah Ruhl, the forty-ish American playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient -- was given the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play after it premiered in 2007.

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StudioTulsa
1:29 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

James Pepper Henry, Head of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Will Soon Become the Director of Gilcrease

Aired on Wednesday, January 7th.
(Photo: Craig Smith / Heard Museum)

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with James Pepper Henry, director of the well-regarded Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, who's just been named at the new director of the Gilcrease Museum here in Tulsa. Pepper Henry will begin his tenure at Gilcrease in late March. He's a member of Oklahoma's Kaw Nation, and in a statement released on Monday the 5th, he referred to his upcoming arrival at Gilcrease as "a real homecoming.... I have lots of family and friends in Oklahoma. The museum's founder, Thomas Gilcrease, and I share Muscogee Creek heritage.

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StudioTulsa
4:45 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

A New App from the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum -- "Virtual Exhibit: 1921 Tulsa Race Riot"

Aired on Wednesday, November 19th.

On this edition of ST, we welcome two members of the staff at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum: Michelle Place is the Executive Director, and Ian D. Swart is the Archivist and Curator of Collections. Both are with us to talk about a recently created app from the Tulsa Historical Society, which is based on what's far and away the most-asked-about historical event at the THS: the Tulsa Race Riot.

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StudioTulsa
1:55 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

The City of Tulsa, the Arkansas River, and a Relationship in Transition: Notes on "The Tulsa River"

Aired on Thursday, November 13th.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Robert J. LaFortune, a former Mayor of Tulsa, and Ann Patton, a locally based writer, activist, and former journalist. Patton has a new book out, for which LaFortune wrote the Foreword; it's a collection of essays on and photos of the Arkansas River, and it's called "The Tulsa River." But to what degree is Tulsa truly a "river city"? And are the age-old questions about riverfront development in this community changing -- or else taking on new meaning -- given the eventual creation of A Gathering Place on Riverside Drive?

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StudioTulsa
3:04 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Covering the Local-Food Movement in Green Country: A Chat with the Editor of "Edible Tulsa"

Aired on Thursday, November 6th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Valarie Carter, a classically trained chef, food writer, wine columnist, and catering/events coordinator. She's also the editor of "Edible Tulsa," which is a newly launched bimonthly print publication (accessible online at this link) that celebrates the local food culture of our community and its surrounding environs. The magazine's tag line -- "Eating. Drinking. Thinking.

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StudioTulsa
5:54 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

An Exit Interview with Joe Worley, Who Recently Left His Post as the Tulsa World's Executive Editor

Aired on Monday, November 3rd.

Our guest on this installment of ST is Joe Worley of the Tulsa World, who was hired by that paper in 1987 and served as its Executive Editor from 1995 until yesterday. He'd actually been the paper's Executive Editor for some 19 days when the biggest story of his tenure at the World happened: the Oklahoma City bombing.

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StudioTulsa
4:16 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

A Far-Reaching New Partnership Known as ImpactTulsa Addresses "Education: The Calling of Our Time"

Aired on Monday, October 20th.

ImpactTulsa is a newly formed, entirely pro-education initiative that brings together locally based community leaders from the varied realms of education, business, civics, nonprofits, philanthropy, and the faith community -- all of which are united, as per the ImpactTulsa website, "to engage the community to provide a pathway where all students are guaranteed a high-quality education." Our guests today on ST are Kathy Taylor, the CEO of ImpactTulsa and a former mayor of this city, and Dr.

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StudioTulsa
1:04 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Urban Planner Charles Marohn to Speak Soon in Tulsa at a "Walk to the Future" Event

Aired on Monday, October 6th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with urban planner and professional engineer Charles Marohn, who is also the president and founder of a nonprofit called Strong Towns. This organization works to help America's towns and cities to become financially resilient and economically strong -- and as is noted at the Strong Towns website: "Enduring prosperity cannot be artificially created from the outside but must be built from within, incrementally over time.

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StudioTulsa
12:58 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

A New Biography of an Early Tulsa Hero -- "Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery"

Aired on Thursday, September 25th.

On this edition of ST, we cover some interesting and less-familiar Tulsa history by way of a new biography of Cy Avery. Our guest is the Missouri-based author Susan Croce Kelly, author of "Father of Route 66: The Story of Cy Avery," which is just out from OU Press. Kelly will be speaking about and signing copies of this book on Saturday the 27th at the Tulsa Historical Society; the event is free to the public and begins at 10:30am.

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StudioTulsa
12:37 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

An Update on the Renovation of the TCCL's Central Library in Downtown Tulsa

Aired on Wednesday, September 24th.

On this edition of our show, we welcome Gary Shaffer, CEO of the Tulsa City-County Library. The TCCL's Central Library, in the heart of downtown Tulsa, has recently entered its "public phase," with direct fund-raising appeals being made to the public to complete the mid-century-modern building's vast, thorough, and state-of-the-art renovation. Demolition of the building's interior is now complete; the actual construction of the new Central Library has begun.

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