The Middle East

StudioTulsa
4:57 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

"How Should the U.S. Deal with the Challenges of Today's Middle East?"

Aired on Thursday, March 19th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Brian Katulis, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East and South Asia. Katulis -- who recently gave an address to the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations, and who spoke with us while he was in town -- has served as a consultant to numerous U.S. government agencies, private corporations, and non-governmental organizations on projects in more than two dozen countries, including Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Egypt, and Colombia.

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StudioTulsa
6:04 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

Studying Climate Change Over the Long Term -- the Very Long Term -- with TU's Dr. Miriam Belmaker

Aired on Monday, March 9th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Miriam Belmaker, an assistant professor of anthropology here at the University of Tulsa as well as a paleoanthropologist who studies the remains of small rodent species to determine environmental effects on human dwelling places and communities -- and on humanity's ancient ancestors. In doing so, she studies how changes in the climate over the past two million years may have affected human development and evolution.

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StudioTulsa
5:05 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Remembering Marcus Borg, a Well-Respected and Prolific Theologian and Historical Jesus Expert

Aired on Monday, January 26th.

On this installment of ST, we listen back to a 1999 interview with Marcus Borg, a noted liberal theologian and New Testament scholar who was among the first -- from the 1980s onward -- to analyze Jesus as a historical figure. Borg, who died last week at age 72 of a lung ailment, appeared on StudioTulsa a few times over the years. This discussion marks his first appearance on our program.

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StudioTulsa
4:45 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Polemical, Timely, and Astute, Assaf Gavron's "The Hilltop" Is a Novel of Realism and Comedy

Aired on Wednesday, November 12th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with Assaf Gavron, an Israeli novelist whose widely hailed fiction has been translated into several languages. Gavron's latest novel, newly available in English from Scribner's, is called "The Hilltop." Acclaimed by at least one critic as "the Great Israeli Novel" and winner of the prestigious Bernstein Prize, this ambitious, many-layered, and occasionally quite funny story explores contemporary life in a West Bank settlement.

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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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