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"Maternal Health Care Is Disappearing in Rural America" (Encore Presentation)
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in March.) “The disappearing maternal care problem is common across rural America. Only about 6 percent of the nation’s OB/GYNs work in rural areas, according to the latest survey numbers from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Yet 15 percent of the country’s population, or 46 million people, […]

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"More Alive and Less Lonely: On Books and Writers" (Encore Presentation)
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in April.) On this installment of ST, the bestselling writer Jonathan Lethem is our guest. He’s known for such celebrated novels as “Dissident Gardens,” “The Fortress of Solitude,” and “Motherless Brooklyn.” He joins us to discuss his latest book, which is a gathering of nonfiction pieces. It’s called “More […]

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"The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act" (Encore Presentation)
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(Note: This interview originally aired in October of last year.) Our guest is Alex Prud’homme, who is Julia Child’s great-nephew as well as the co-author of her autobiography, “My Life in France” (which was adapted into the hit movie, “Julie & Julia”). Prud’homme joins us to discuss his book, “The French Chef in America: Julia […]

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An Exciting and Original New Novel: "The Talented Ribkins" by Ladee Hubbard
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Our guest on this installment of ST is author Ladee Hubbard, who joins us to discuss her first novel, which is just out. It’s called “The Talented Ribkins.” It’s a creative and widely acclaimed book about race, class, politics, and America itself…and it focus on, of all things, a family of super-heroes. And per a […]

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"Junk Raft: An Ocean Voyage and a Rising Tide of Activism to Fight Plastic Pollution"
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Our guest is Marcus Eriksen, a naturalist, author, and environmental activist whose latest book — “Junk Raft” — details his 2008 sea voyage on a craft made from plastic bottles and other recycled materials; it’s a trek he made in order to demonstrate the blight of plastic waste in the world’s oceans. As was noted […]

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A Chat with Dave Hall, Chair of the Disaster Resistant Business Council
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On this edition of ST, after the tornado activity we saw here in Tulsa earlier this month, we’re talking about what local small businesses can do to protect themselves from damage caused by flooding, storms, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Our guest is Dave Hall, Chair of the Disaster Resistant Business Council, which is a […]

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Local Art at Its Finest: The 2017 "Oh, Tulsa!" Biennial Opens at Living Arts
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The “Oh, Tulsa!” Biennial — a “best of” group show that aims to gather and present many outstanding works by Tulsa-based visual artists — opened recently at the Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District. Our guest on ST is the guest curator for this show, Dr. Kirsten Olds, who is an Associate Professor […]

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"Finding a Better Path to the End of Life" (Encore Presentation)
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(Note: This interview originally aired back in February.) On this installment of ST Medical Monday, our guest is Jessica Nutik Zitter, who practices the atypical combination of ICU and palliative care medicine at a hospital in Oakland, California. She’s also the author of a remarkable new book, “Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the […]

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Confronting a Newly Created $214 Million Budget Deficit at the State Capitol
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Last week’s Oklahoma Supreme Court decision invalidating the State Legislature’s cigarette cessation fee means that there’s now a $214 million budget deficit in this year’s budget. This gives Oklahoma lawmakers two options: go back into special session to fix the state budget, or else three state agencies — the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Department […]

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