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An Update on an Important New Tulsa Police Department Program: The Community Response Team
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On this edition of ST, we learn about the Tulsa Police Department’s ongoing efforts to implement recommendations submitted earlier this year by the Tulsa Commission on Community Policing. In particular, we focus on the Department’s implementation of a Community Response Team (or CRT) program; this is an initiative still in its “pilot” stage. As we […]

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The Ballet of the Grand Théâtre de Genève Helps to Open the Summer Heat International Dance Festival
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Beginning today, and running through August 6th, the nonprofit Choregus Productions will present its second-annual Summer Heat International Dance Festival. The Festival starts with a Gala Performance (happening tonight, the 28th, at the Tulsa PAC, beginning 8pm) that will spotlight guest artists from leading dance companies from the United States, Canada, and Europe — and […]

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"The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America"
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On this edition of ST, a discussion with Richard Rothstein, who is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Widely seen as a leading authority on U.S. housing policy, Rothstein joins us to talk about his well-researched and disturbing new […]

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Tulsa Transit Announces the Forthcoming Aero Bus Rapid Transit System
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On this edition of ST, an interesting chat with Tulsa Transit Interim General Manager Debbie Ruggles. In a joint appearance, City of Tulsa and Tulsa Transit officials recently announced a new bus rapid transit line for our community, which will run mainly along Peoria Avenue. It will be known as the Aero system. Service on […]

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Getting to Know Jessica Borusky, the New Artistic Director at Living Arts of Tulsa
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Living Arts of Tulsa — a vital part of the arts scene here in town, and a long-running locally-based nonprofit that seems to be increasingly popular — now has, for the first time in decades, a new artistic director. Our guest on ST is that individual: Jessica Borusky, who’s been on the job for only […]

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"How Darwin's Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation" (Encore Presentation)
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(Note: This program first aired back in January.) On this edition of ST, we speak with Randall Fuller, the Chapman Professor of English here at TU. He joins us to discuss his book, “The Book That Changed America: How Darwin’s Theory of Evolution Ignited a Nation.” As the historian Eric Foner wrote of this work […]

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"Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions" (Encore Presentation)
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(Note: This show originally aired back in February.) Our guest is Sharon Begley, the senior science writer at STAT, which is the life sciences publication of The Boston Globe. She joins us to talk about her new book, “Can’t Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions.” In an appreciation of this book by Publishers Weekly, we […]

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Clark Youth Theatre Performs at the American Association of Community Theatre's National Festival
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Earlier this summer, the Tulsa-based theatre company, Clark Youth Theatre, was honored to perform at the very first YouthFest during the American Association of Community Theatre’s 2017 National Festival. Only a handful of youth theatre companies from across the U.S. were invited to participate in the festival, which happened in Rochester, Minnesota. At this special […]

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"Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age"
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On this edition of our show, an interesting if rather unsettling discussion with Edward D. Hess, who is a co-author of the newly released book, “Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age.” As was noted of this volume in a detailed appreciation posted at the online San Francisco Review […]

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