Modern History

StudioTulsa
2:26 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

Alexander Graham Bell's Assistant, John Wayne's Stunt Man, and Various Other Remarkable "Sidekicks"

Alexander Graham Bell's Assistant, John Wayne's Stunt Man, and Various Other Remarkable "Sidekicks"

Alfred Hitchcock's longtime collaborator, Alexander Graham Bell's assistant, Vladimir Nabokov's wife, Muhammad Ali's first coach, Ernest Shackleton's right-hand man, John Wayne's stunt man, and the little-known sixth member of The Rolling Stones -- on this installment of ST, we're talking about some of the great "sidekicks" of modern history. Our guest is Julia Rothman, one of the editors of a new book called "The Who, the What, and the When: 65 Artists Illustrate the Secret Sidekicks of History," which is just out from Chronicle Books.

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StudioTulsa
2:13 am
Sat December 13, 2014

"Reclaiming What We've Lost in a World of Constant Connection" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, December 12th.

(Note: This program originally aired earlier this year.) The Internet is, of course, bringing massive changes to our lives -- and bringing them rapidly -- but how often do we really consider what these changes mean, or how they will affect us? In the not-too-distant future, for example, no one will remember what life was actually like before the Internet. What does this unavoidable fact mean? What lessons can we draw from it?

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StudioTulsa
2:20 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

TU's Oklahoma Center for the Humanities Presents a Lecture on "The Nixon Tapes: 40 Years Later"

Aired on Wednesday, December 3rd.

Our guest is Luke A. Nichter, an Associate Professor of History at Texas A&M University: Central Texas, and a noted expert on the Nixon tapes. Tomorrow night, Thursday the 4th at 7pm, TU's Oklahoma Center for the Humanities and Book Smart Tulsa will co-present a free-to-the-public lecture by Professor Nichter on "The Nixon Tapes: 40 Years Later." This event will happen in Kendall Hall on the TU campus -- not in TU's Tyrrell Hall, as was originally announced.

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StudioTulsa
5:23 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

A New Documentary Film Explores the Work of Novelist Vicente Blasco Ibanez: "The Fifth Horseman"

Aired on Tuesday, November 11th.

On this Veterans Day edition of StudioTulsa, we're talking about a certain classic novel that came out of World War I, "The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse" by the Spanish author Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, and about a silent-film epic, from 1921, which had the same title, and which was based on this novel -- and which also introduced audiences around the globe to an unknown actor named Rudolph Valentino.

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StudioTulsa
4:01 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Babe Ruth, Lucky Lindy, and Then Some: The Great Bill Bryson Offers "One Summer: America, 1927"

Aired on Tuesday, November 4th.

On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome the widely popular and bestselling nonfiction author Bill Bryson. Appreciated for his likable tone, his sly humor, his love of travel, and his gifts as both a storyteller and a history buff, Bryson is the author of "A Walk in the Woods," "Notes from a Small Island," "A Short History of Nearly Everything," "Made in America," and so forth.

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StudioTulsa
1:33 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

Author and Journalist Kirstin Downey Offers Readers the Fascinating "Isabella: The Warrior Queen"

Aired on Friday, October 31st.

On this edition of ST, we speak with author and journalist Kirstin Downey, whose new book, just out from Doubleday, is "Isabella: The Warrior Queen." It's an engrossing biography of Isabella of Castile, the powerful Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.

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StudioTulsa
2:56 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

"The Fourth Revolution: How the Infosphere Is Reshaping Human Reality"

Aired on Wednesday, October 1st.

The Internet is changing life itself, and it's doing so rather quickly, and we all know this. But how is it changing...us? We speak with Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and the Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford.

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StudioTulsa
1:27 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

"Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War"

Aired on Tuesday, September 23rd.

On this presentation of ST, we welcome Karen Abbott, the bestselling author of "Sin in the Second City" and other books, whom USA Today has called a "pioneer of sizzle history." Abbott joins us by phone to talk about her newest volume, which tells the strange-but-true stories of four different women who risked everything to become spies, combatants, or informants during the Civil War. The book is "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War," and it's just out from Harper.

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StudioTulsa
1:16 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

In "Boom," Actor and Playwright Rick Miller Explores the Baby Boomer Generation at the Tulsa PAC

Aired on Thursday, September 18th.

On this installment of ST, we speak with the award-winning Canadian actor, playwright, and humorist Rick Miller, who will present his one-man show, "Boom," on Saturday the 20th at 7:30pm at the Tulsa PAC's Williams Theatre. As Miller tells us by phone, his 100-minute production offers a sweeping, fascinating, and maybe even educational exploration of the Baby Boomer generation -- from Che Guevara to Janis Joplin, from Buddy Holly to Nikita Khrushchev, and from Walter Cronkite to Martin Luther King, Jr.

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StudioTulsa
5:16 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Noted Academic and Musician Leon Botstein to Give the Frank Memorial Lecture at the Schusterman JCC

Aired on Friday, September 5th.

On this edition of our program, we're pleased to speak with the distinguished orchestra conductor, scholar, and educator Leon Botstein, who has been the president of Bard College since 1975. Botstein will deliver the annual Frank Memorial Lecture in Judaism and Contemporary Issues here in Tulsa on Sunday the 7th at 7:30pm.

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