Last night's This American LifeLive event was great fun and a great success: more than 200 fans attended at the Cinemark theaters in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. Public Radio Tulsa station staff enjoyed meeting and greeting listeners.
45 years ago, Tulsan S.E. Hinton broke every rule for young adult fiction and created an American icon. Way back before The Hunger Games there was The Outsiders. Studio 360's Lu Olkowski came to Tulsa to talk to Susie Hinton about The Outsiders and its premise now. Learn More
A good game--whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table--can make you feel, at least for a little while, like your whole life hangs in the balance. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert wonder why we get so invested in something so trivial. What is it about games that make them feel so pivotal?
RadioLab airs Thursday at Noon on Public Radio 89.5-1
What can machines tell us about being human? This week Jad and Robert meet humans and robots who are trying to connect, and blur the line. We talk to the world's most advanced robot, meet a man who fell in love with a chatbot, and argue with the inventor of Furby over whether a toy can ever really be "alive."
RadioLab airs today at noon on Public Radio 89.5-1
It'll be a night of stories, dance, and things that you can never do on the radio! Host Ira Glass and friends will perform an episode of This American Life on stage at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in NYC, which you can watch live via satellite here in Tulsa. Public Radio Tulsa personalities will be there with door prizes.
The French electorate goes to the polls to decide who will be their next president with the economy and national security high on the agenda. The election comes just a few weeks after the shooting in Toulouse shook France. Will the electorate see the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen as a viable alternative to Nicolas Sarkozy? Or will it be the Socialist Party candidate Francois Hollande who benefits?
Hear this special program on World Radio 89.5-3 this Sunday, April 22, at 1:00 pm. Learn more about HD Radio.