This Land

StudioTulsa
1:33 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

From Steve Gerkin, a Writer and Editor at This Land, Comes a "Hidden History of Tulsa"

Aired on Friday, June 13th.

On this installment on ST, we chat with Steve Gerkin, who is originally from Iowa, has lived in Tulsa for more than 35 years, retired from his general dentistry practice in 2010, and has written a number of interesting articles for This Land Press about little-known aspects of Tulsa-area history. Gerkin has gathered several of these articles into a book, "Hidden History of Tulsa," which has just been published.

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StudioTulsa
1:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Getting to Know The Tulsa Voice --- A New "Alt-Biweekly" in Our Community

Aired on Friday, February 21st.

The Tulsa Voice, a new publication on the city's print-media landscape which hits newsstands every first and third Wednesday, and which grew out of the now-defunct Urban Tulsa Weekly, has been attracting the attention of readers for its sleek design, quality writing, and focused arts/cultural coverage. The publication originated late last year, and our guest today on ST is Natasha Ball, its managing editor, who addresses The Tulsa Voice's presence and purpose in our community --- as an arbiter and chronicler of the local arts scene as well as an observer and participant in same.

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StudioTulsa
5:30 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

It's a Full Menu's Worth of Far-Reaching Foodie Musings in "My Mother Is a Chicken"

Aired on Wednesday, January 16th.

Marcel Proust has his little madeleine cakes. Calvin Trillin has Arthur Bryant's BBQ in Kansas City. And Tulsa-based writer and editor Mark Brown has, well, his mother's bygone fried chicken. Food, for so many of us, is about much more than taste and sustenance, much more than flavors and rations. It's about culture, society, tradition, and practically everything else --- about the past, the seasons, our memories, our loved ones. Food is as basic to the human species as are celebrations, rituals, fingerprints, or dreams.

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StudioTulsa
1:03 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Theatre Tulsa @ 90

Aired on Friday, August 24th.

On this edition of ST, we're talking about the past, present, and future of Theatre Tulsa, one of the oldest arts organizations in the state. Established in 1922, Theatre Tulsa is actually the oldest community theatre west of the Mississippi River. Over the years, it's brought hundreds of productions to the people of Tulsa. It premiered the first-ever community theatre productions of "Our Town" in 1939, "All My Sons" in 1947, and "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" in 1993.

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StudioTulsa
2:32 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

A New Anti-Hunger Campaign in Tulsa: "Live Local, Give Local"

Aired on Friday, June 15th.

Did you know that more than 16% of Oklahomans live in poverty? Or that more than 23% of the children in our state live in poverty? Or that more than 80% of the students in the Tulsa Public Schools qualify for the free and reduced-cost lunch program? Or that 17% of the residents in Tulsa County are "food insecure" --- meaning, they're unsure of where they'll get their next meal? On this installment of StudioTulsa, we hear about a new anti-hunger campaign in our community that kicked off just last month: Live Local, Give Local.

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StudioTulsa
5:07 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

"Leading America's First All-Women Tribal Council and How We Changed Palm Springs"

Aired on Monday, May 7th.

On our show today, we present a conversation with the Tulsa-based writer and curator Diana C. du Pont, who has recently published a book called "You Can't Eat Dirt: Leading America's First All-Women Tribal Council and How We Changed Palm Springs." It's a profile of one Vyola J. Ortner, who led the first-ever all-women tribal council in the United States, and it's co-written with Ortner herself.

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StudioTulsa
4:29 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

TU's Theatre Department Presents "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Aired on Wednesday, April 11th.

On today's show, we hear from Susan Barrett, an associate professor in the TU Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre. Barrett is directing a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," which opened on Broadway in 2006. As Barrett tells us, this funny and terrifically fun-to-watch musical actually began as a spoof --- written for a wedding reception --- of old-time musicals . . . and of the out-dated styles, politically incorrect jokes, and wonderful, jazzy tunes that tend to define such musicals.

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StudioTulsa
12:24 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

A Local Reporter Standing at "Death's Yellow Door"

[Aired on Monday, February 27th.] On today's show, we speak with Kelly Kurt, a former AP reporter and freelance writer here in Tulsa whose article, "Death's Yellow Door," is the cover story in the current issue of This Land.

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