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"Four Chords and a Gun" — A New Play Regarding The Ramones
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On this edition of ST, we learn about “Four Chords and a Gun,” a newly created non-musical play that looks at the iconic punk band known as The Ramones — and in particular, at their efforts to record an album with the eccentric yet legendary music producer, Phil Spector. The play was written by John […]

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"Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act"
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Americans are less and less in agreement these days — polarization, as we all know, has become a buzzword…and an omnipresent reality. But if there’s one thing everyone agree on, it’s that Washington, DC, is broken. How can it be fixed? Our guest is Joseph A. Califano, Jr., who spent thirty years in Washington at […]

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The Take Control Initiative: Birth Control Services, Outreach, and Education in the Tulsa Area
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Oklahoma — sadly, and perhaps unsurprisingly — is number two in the United States when it comes to teen pregnancy. On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we learn about an organization working to address our state’s high teen-birth rate. Our guest is the Executive Director of the nonprofit Take Control Initiative (or TCI). Per […]

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Brandon Hobson, Author of "Where the Dead Sit Talking," to Appear at a Reading and Signing in Tulsa
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Our guest is the writer and writing teacher Brandon Hobson, whose new novel, “Where the Dead Sit Talking,” has just been published. Set in rural Oklahoma during the late 1980s, it’s a spare, lyrical, and at times troubling story about a fifteen-year-old Cherokee boy who’s been placed in foster care. As was noted of this […]

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"Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera" Now on View at Gilcrease
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On this installment of StudioTulsa, we learn about a new exhibition at Gilcrease Museum; “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” is the first exhibition to explore in depth the famous illustrator’s richly detailed study photographs, which he used, quite carefully, as reference points for his iconic paintings. “Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera” — which is on […]

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Still She Rises: Bringing a "Holistic Defense" Approach to Assisting the Mothers of North Tulsa
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Women are the fastest-growing prison population group in the United States today — and the State of Oklahoma, tragically, puts women in prison at twice the national rate. On this edition of ST, we check in with the non-profit organization known as Still She Rises , a public defender office based here in our community […]

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Tulsa Habitat for Humanity: What They Do Now, and What They Have Planned for the Immediate Future
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On this installment of ST, our guest is Cameron Walker, the Executive Director of Tulsa Habitat for Humanity (or THFH). This crucial nonprofit recently received a $6.7 million grant from the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, and therefore, as we learn on today’s program, THFH is transitioning from building 25 to 30 houses per year […]

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"Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance"
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The author and journalist Mark Whitaker is our guest on StudioTulsa. A former managing editor of CNN Worldwide, and a previous Washington bureau chief for NBC News, Whitaker has a new book out, which he tells us about. It’s an “expansive, prodigiously researched, and masterfully told history” (Kirkus Reviews) called “Smoketown: The Untold Story of […]

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"Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
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On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we learn about “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race,” an exhibition that will be on view at The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art here in Tulsa through March 4th. As noted at the Sherwin Miller website , this traveling exhibit, presented by the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, […]

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