The Middle East

StudioTulsa
2:26 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

"The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present"

Aired on Monday, June 16th.

On this edition of ST, an interesting conversation with the British author and scholar Toby Wilkinson, who earned a degree in Egyptology from Downing College, Cambridge, and has been awarded several prestigious awards in his academic field.

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StudioTulsa
1:50 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Veteran Energy Expert James Clad on "The World Politics of a Changing Energy Landscape"

Aired on Thursday, June 5th.

On this installment of ST, we offer a discussion of how oil, coal, and other energy sources are influencing today's international geo-politics. Our guest is James Clad, a diversely experienced foreign-affairs and oil-policy expert who consults for various energy and investment firms worldwide. Clad is a senior adviser at the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) in Arlington, Virginia, as well as an advisor to IHS Jane's and Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA). From 2002 to 2010, Clad served as U.S.

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StudioTulsa
1:02 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Best of ST in 2013: "Lawrence in Arabia"

Aired on Monday, January 6th.

On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we listen back to our conversation with author and journalist Scott Anderson, who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and other war- and strife-torn countries. Anderson's newest book, which he speaks about on today's show, is "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East." One New York Times book critic has hailed this work as "fine, sophisticated, richly detailed...[and] filled with invaluably complex and fine-tuned information.... Eminently readable....

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StudioTulsa
12:44 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

"Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East"

Aired on Wednesday, October 9th.

On this edition of ST, we chat with the author and journalist Scott Anderson, who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and many other strife-torn countries, and whose writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper's, and Outside. Anderson tells us about his newest book, "Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East," which a New York Times book critic has hailed as "fine, sophisticated, richly detailed...[and] filled with invaluably complex and fine-tuned information....

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StudioTulsa
2:46 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Middle East Journalist Barbara Slavin: "Iran Gets a New President, But Will It Make a Difference?"

Aired on Friday, September 20th.

Our guest is Barbara Slavin, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center who's also the Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com, a website devoted to news from and about the Middle East.

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StudioTulsa
2:02 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Ambassador Molly Williamson, Formerly of the U.S. State Department, on "The Geopolitics of Oil"

Aired on Friday, April 12th.

Our guest on this edition of ST is Molly Williamson, a highly experienced former Foreign Service Officer who served six U.S. Presidents over the course of a long, far-flung career, eventually achieving the rank of Career Minister. Throughout the 1990's and early 2000's, she held important positions within the U.S. Departments of Energy, Commerce, State, and Defense.

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StudioTulsa
1:33 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

"How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martyrdom"

Aired on Monday, March 25th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Candida Moss, a professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

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StudioTulsa
1:19 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

"Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration"

Aired on Wednesday, November 14th.

On this installment of ST, we welcome Dr. Elizabeth Colton, who's still pursuing an active, long-running, and wide-ranging career in diplomacy, journalism, foreign-relations scholarship, and U.S. and international politics and education. Such work has taken her to more than 100 countries; she's taught and/or delivered lectures on six different continents. Last night, Dr. Colton addressed to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations on the topic of "Foreign Policy Challenges for the New Administration" --- which will be, of course, in this case a second Obama Administration. Dr.

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StudioTulsa
2:05 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

A Chat with the Turkish Journalist Mustafa Akyol, Author of "Islam Without Extremes"

Aired on Friday, October 19th.

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Mustafa Akyolm, a columnist for two Turkish newspapers whose work has also appeared in Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, and elsewhere. He's also spoken at the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the Heritage Foundation, the Cato Institute, and the TED conference.

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StudioTulsa
3:52 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

"A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Thursday, August 2nd.

The uprising in Syria continues to be a cause of great concern around the globe as fighting intensifies between rebel forces and pro-government soldiers, with much of the combat occurring in and near the ancient trading city of Aleppo, in northwestern Syria. On this installment of ST, as we listen back to an interview that first aired in late May, we offer another story of Aleppo --- and of one of Judaism's most sacred texts. Our guest is the journalist Matti Friedman, a correspondent for the Associated Press who grew up in Toronto and now lives in Jerusalem.

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