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TU's Nimrod Journal Will Soon Host Its Write Night and Its Conference for Readers and Writers
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On this edition of our program, we chat with Eilis O’Neal, the editor-in-chief of TU’s long-running literary publication, Nimrod International Journal. Nimrod will soon host its 2017 Write Night (tomorrow night, the 20th) at the Tulsa Garden Center, which will be followed (on the 21st) by the day-long Conference for Readers and Writers at the […]

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A Conversation with Angélique Kidjo, the Grammy Award-Winning Beninese Singer-Songwriter
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak by phone with Angélique Kidjo, the internationally acclaimed Beninese singer-songwriter and activist, who routinely speaks out for human rights and female empowerment as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Named “Africa’s premier diva” by Time Magazine and “the undisputed queen of African music” by The Daily Telegraph of London, Kidjo […]

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A Conversation with Joseph Opala, the Noted Historian Best Known for the "Gullah Connection"
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On this edition of ST, we speak with Joseph Opala, an American historian who’s known for his research on the so-called “Gullah Connection,” i.e., the long historical thread linking the West African nation of Sierra Leone to the Gullah people of coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Opala, an Oklahoma native, first learned of the Gullah […]

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ST Medical Monday: Training as a Boxer in Order to Fight Parkinson's Disease
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On this installment of our show, we chat with Aaron Sloan, who is the owner and head coach of The Engine Room, a gym based in Tulsa (with two different locations) which began as the Owasso Boxing Club in 2009. Aaron tells us about his Ready to Fight program, which he established just last year, […]

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A Chat with Oklahoma's Own Jimmy Webb, the Legendary Pop Songwriter
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On this edition of ST, we chat with Jimmy Webb, who grew up in rural Oklahoma before going out to Hollywood, while still a teen, to break into the songwriting biz…and who eventually created such classic pop tunes as “Wichita Lineman,” “By The Time I Get To Phoenix,” “Up, Up and Away,” and “MacArthur Park.” […]

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The Tulsa American Film Festival Offers the Oklahoma Premiere of a New Doc Profiling Wilma Mankiller
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The 2017 Tulsa American Film Festival, or TAFF, showcasing indie features and shorts from across the United States — with a focus on local, classic, student, Native American, and Okie-rooted films — continues here in T-Town at several different venues. Tonight, the 13th, the TAFF will present the Oklahoma Premiere of a new documentary film […]

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The Brooklyn Navy Yard Meets the Great American Novel in "Manhattan Beach"
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On this edition of ST, we chat with the New York-based author and journalist Jennifer Egan, whose newest novel, the much-praised “Manhattan Beach,” is just out. As was noted of this book in a starred review in Kirkus: “After stretching the boundaries of fiction in myriad ways…Egan does perhaps the only thing left that could […]

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The Mind-Body Connection…at the Movies: ST Medical Monday Explores "All the Rage: Saved by Sarno"
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On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we learn about the remarkable life and work of Dr. John Sarno, who died earlier this year at 93. As was noted in his New York Times obituary , Dr. Sarno was “a doctor at New York University whose controversial books on the psychological origins of chronic pain […]

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ST Medical Monday: "When Breath Becomes Air"
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On this edition of our program, we speak with the California-based physician and writer Lucy Kalanithi. Her late husband Paul, also a physician, wrote the bestselling memoir, “When Breath Becomes Air,” in the final months of his life. (He died of lung cancer before his 40th birthday.) As was noted of this short yet powerful […]

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