Commentaries aired on Public Radio Tulsa, both of local and national interest.

More Perfect

Oct 5, 2017

Public Radio's Tulsa's latest Documentary of the Week is Radiolab’s first ever spin-off show and it’s about the Supreme Court. More Perfect is a five-part series and it will air on Public Radio 89.5 Thursdays at noon and rebroadcast Fridays at 8:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017.  LISTEN LIVE  


We HEART our members!

Jan 11, 2017
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We HEART our members!    


When Public Radio Tulsa put out the call for end-of-year support, you responded!  In the final five weeks of 2016, we heard from HUNDREDS of you...long-time members and first-time donors, folks who donated cars, stocks, and checks and credit card gifts, large and small.  All in all, you and your fellow listeners raised over $58,000 in the final weeks of 2016 to support Public Radio Tulsa!  


I want mine simply to read: Friend Of The Cleaning People.

I emailed him: "You were the greatest sports writer that I ever read." He wrote back "What do you mean was? I'm old. I'm not dead."

Don't get me wrong - I applaud the right of people to spend their money as they want - on entertainment, or medical tests, or medical tests as entertainment.

The closest I'll ever get to Australia is an Outback Steakhouse. 

Last Summer Walk

Jul 25, 2013

My Summer walks begin on Florence Avenue, as they always do, heading north to 11th street.

There should be six core competencies, fundamental attributes that all doctors should share, right?

Honey Bees

Jul 18, 2013

I know I take an unholy glee in worst-case scenarios and far-fetched conspiracy theories, especially if they're based on purely anecdotal evidence.

Here is a tough, solitary, independent man who goes against the tide and settles wrongs often with gun justice.  

The End of Buffets

Jul 11, 2013

I got him an orange juice and a chocolate bar because that's what Michael Corleone asked for in Godfather III.

The BBC and Adverts

Jul 8, 2013

The pop group was said to have been made so that companies could buy them off-the-shelf.  

The Carny

Jul 2, 2013

Chico was tearful. His freedom was gone - the carnival was the only life that he had known.

The Talent Show

Jun 28, 2013

After having been a father for thirteen years and counting, I've developed a superhuman ability to tune out all volumes of cacophony.

Cat Man Did

Jun 25, 2013

Having wild animals in the house was her idea, not mine. What is this horror that you call nature?

Now, I've watched enough True Crime TV shows to have second thoughts, but only for a split second.

The irony is that I'm in constant flight from future gadgets.  

When you're a doctor, there's higher pressure to practice what you preach.  

Imagine a world controlled by the Illuminati where individual freedom is but a distant memory.

What's with the tolls in Oklahoma?   

Vegas, baby!   

Saying goodbye...

I've been told that it's a glorified Powerpoint demonstration.

"Where's the money?" wondered the New York Times.

Notes On Opera

May 6, 2013

If a contestant sang an aria, she got points taken away.

In one ironic twist, to combat the hardware bottleneck, hospitals have invested heavily in COWS.

Tea, Anyone?

Apr 25, 2013

By 1920, special tall glasses and long spoons were being manufactured.

Diary of an Old Man

Apr 22, 2013

A year ago, I was playing tennis every day and bowling.

The Rabbi and Me

Feb 11, 2013

They know...they know. How do you get to that point in your life?

I am part magpie and attracted to shiny objects. Wa do!