How long has atheism been a part of human experience? Most people today regard the sustained, intellectually rigorous adherence to non-religion as an invention of the European Enlightenment -- or, more recently, of modernity. But as our guest argues on this edition of ST, atheism is actually -- like so many other aspects of Western life and culture -- a phenomenon with origins in the societies of the ancient Mediterranean.

"Aphrodite and the Gods of Love" at Philbrook

Mar 20, 2013

Our guest for this edition of ST is Tanya Paul, the Ruth G. Hardman Curator of European Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa, who tells us about "Aphrodite and the Gods of Love." It's a terrific new show that will be on view at Philbrook through May 26th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Dr. Paul Lewicki, the CEO of StatSoft, a Tulsa-based company (established in 1984 as a partnership of a group of university professors and scientists) that makes business-analytical software, and that now has 30 offices worldwide. Recently, Dr. Lewicki issued a remarkable challenge --- he wrote an open letter to software CEOs across the US, urging them to provide free software to the three countries that have been especially hard-hit by the ongoing Eurozone crisis: Greece, Portugal, and Spain.

On today's ST, a detailed discussion of the currency problems affecting certain European countries --- namely, Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland. We welcome to our show Dr. Stanley Black of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He's a highly respected economics professor who's also taught courses at Princeton, Vanderbilt, Yale, the Institute of International Economics in Stockholm, the University of Siena in Italy, the Brookings Institution, the International Monetary Fund, and the Free University in Berlin.