Environment

StudioTulsa
2:57 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

A One-Man Play Depicting the Life and Work of Aldo Leopold, the Father of Wildlife Biology

Aired on Thursday, April 23rd.

On this installment of ST, a fascinating discussion with the Tennessee-based storyteller and performer Jim Pfitzer, who will soon appear onstage in Tulsa in "A Standard of Change," the one-man play that he created about the life and work of Aldo Leopold (1887-1948). An influential American author, scientist, ecologist, forester, and conservationist, Leopold -- the "father of wildlife biology," as some have called him -- is probably best known as the author of "A Sand County Almanac," which is a literary classic that's especially popular with environmentalist readers.

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StudioTulsa
11:38 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Prof. Robert B. Marks, an Expert on Both the Environment and History of China, to Lecture at TU

Aired on Thursday, April 9th.

China -- where so much of the world's population has lived for thousands and thousands of years now, and where several of the world's most polluted cities can be found -- is now starting to transition from a mega-economy that's based on exporting to one that's based on domestic consumerism. What will this transition mean for that country's already-troubled environment? And how is it even possible -- from a soil or fertility perspective -- that parts of China have served as farmland for literally 3,000 years? On this installment of ST, we speak with Prof. Robert B.

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StudioTulsa
4:33 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

"Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, and the Future of Life on Earth"

Aired on Wednesday, January 14th.

On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Anthony Barnosky, a Professor of Integrated Biology at UC-Berkeley and a leading scientist specializing on how global change affects biodiversity and ecosystem function.

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StudioTulsa
4:09 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Dr. Walter Piper of Chapman University, an Expert on the Behavior of the Common Loon, Speaks at TU

Aired on Friday, November 14th.

On this edition of ST, an interesting chat with Dr. Walter Piper of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Chapman University (in Orange, California). Dr. Piper is an expert on the common loon -- having studied these diver birds, known for their alluring and distinctive calls, for some 22 years -- and he'll present a free-to-the-public lecture on the social behavior of loons this afternoon (Friday the 14th) at 3pm in Oliphant Hall on the TU campus.

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StudioTulsa
1:17 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Best of ST in 2013: "The End of Night"

Aired on Thursday, December 26th.

On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we are listening back to an interesting interview with Paul Bogard, who teaches in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard describes his book, "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light," which The Boston Globe has called "lyrical [and] far-reaching....

StudioTulsa
4:21 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

"American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival"

Aired on Monday, December 16th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Giles Slade, a Canadian environmentalist and journalist whose books include " Made to Break: Technology and Obsolescence in America" and "The Big Disconnect: The Story of Technology and Loneliness." Slade's newest book, just out from New Society Publishers, is "American Exodus: Climate Change and the Coming Flight for Survival." As we read of this book at the New Society website: "Some scientists predict the sea will rise 1.5 meters before 2100, but rapidly melting polar ice caps co

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StudioTulsa
3:42 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

"Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light"

Aired on Tuesday, September 3rd.

On this installment of ST, we present an interesting discussion with Paul Bogard, who teaches creative nonfiction in the Writing Program at James Madison University. Bogard has a new book out that's getting glowing reviews from near and far. It's called "The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light" --- and The Boston Globe says it's "a lyrical, far-reaching book.

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StudioTulsa
5:16 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

A Look at the Origins of Flowering Plants and the Evolution of Plantlife (Encore Presentation)

Aired on Friday, August 9th.

On this encore edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Pamela Soltis, the curator of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. The work of Dr. Soltis has focused on the use of molecular evidence to reconstruct the patterns of plant evolution, and she has contributed significantly to our understanding of the evolution of flowering plants.

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StudioTulsa
3:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

TU's 4th Annual Paul Buck Memorial Lecture: "Plant Conservation in the 21st Century"

Aired on Tuesday, April 16th.

On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with Dr. Pamela Soltis, the curator of the Laboratory of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics at the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida. She'll present the fourth annual Paul Buck Memorial Lecture on the TU campus tomorrow night (Wednesday the 17th) in Helmerich Hall. Her lecture --- entitled "Plant Conservation in the 21st Century" --- is free and open to the public, and it begins at 7pm. The scholarly work of Dr.

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StudioTulsa
6:51 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

From the Popular Blogger Beth Terry: Living a "Plastic-Free" Life

Aired on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Okay, so you could probably handle going through life without any more plastic water bottles. And you'd be fine with using your own bags at the grocery store --- as opposed to those thin, cheaply-made plastic ones that they have at the check-out. But what about finding an alternative to plastic prescription bottles? Can you? And what else --- besides plastic --- does one keep shampoo in? On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Beth Terry, who began writing a blog entitled "Fake Plastic Fish" in 2007.

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