Science

StudioTulsa
5:40 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

"Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea"

Aired on Tuesday, August 21st.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Carter Phipps, the former executive editor of Enlighten-Next magazine, whose latest book is "Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science's Greatest Idea." (Phipps will be reading from and signing copies of this book tonight, the 21st, at 6pm at the Barnes and Noble here in Tulsa at 41st and Yale.) Just about everyone knows the basics, so to speak, when it comes to evolution: the Darwinian theory, the debate vs. "Creationism," the idea of natural selection, etc.

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StudioTulsa
5:26 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Dr. Lenn Goodman of Vanderbilt University on "Creation and Evolution" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, August 17th.

On today's program, we listen back to a conversation from February of this year with Dr. Lenn Goodman, the Mellon Professor of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. At that time, Dr. Goodman was preparing to give a talk here at TU entitled "Creation and Evolution." An award-winning scholar and prolific author, Dr. Goodman's philosophical interests have mainly been in metaphysics and ethics, with special attention to Islamic and Jewish philosophical thought and their creative interactions.

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StudioTulsa
11:20 am
Mon August 20, 2012

"The Compass of Pleasure" (Encore Presentation)

Aired on Friday, August 10th.

On this encore edition of ST, a discussion of the neurobiology of pleasure,  and of how pleasures can turn into addictions. We speak with David J. Linden, who is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology.

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StudioTulsa
3:21 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

"Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition"

Aired on Friday, July 20th.

How many cigarettes are sold each year, worldwide? Believe it or not, six trillion. Our guest, who calls the cigarette "the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization," was the first-ever historian, several years ago, to testify in court against Big Tobacco. On this installment of our show, we speak by phone with Robert N. Proctor, Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University.

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StudioTulsa
12:16 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

"The Search for the World's Most Extraordinary Language Learners" (Encore presentation.)

Aired on Friday, June 8th.

On this edition of our show, which originally aired back in February, we hear from the writer and linguistic scholar Michael Erard, who's written about language for Science, Seed, Wired, The Atlantic, The New York Times, New Scientist, and other publications.

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StudioTulsa
2:39 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

"Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It"

Aired on Tuesday, May 29th.

Our guest is Dr. Ricki Lewis, a geneticist, journalist, professor, and genetic counselor. She's also the author of one of the most widely used college textbooks about genetics --- "Human Genetics: Concepts and Applications" (now in its tenth edition) --- and her latest book, just out from St. Martin's Press, is "The Forever Fix: Gene Therapy and the Boy Who Saved It." Dr. Lewis will be a featured speaker later this week at the Human Anatomy and Physiology Society's Annual Conference, which has been happening here in Tulsa since Saturday the 26th.

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StudioTulsa
1:02 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Connecting the Dots from Amateurism to the American Character

Aired on Thursday, May 24th.

What do we mean when we call someone an "amateur"? What are we saying? As it happens, there are many answers to this question. On this edition of ST, we speak with Jack Hitt, a contributing editor to The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s, and public radio’s This American Life.

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StudioTulsa
1:04 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

"The Compass of Pleasure" (from Penguin Trade Paperbacks)

Aired on Wednesday, May 23rd.

On this edition of ST, a discussion of the neurobiology of pleasure --- and of how pleasures can turn into addictions. We chat by phone with David J. Linden, who is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology.

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