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Getting to Know the Newly Hired Team-Leader for the GKFF's Birth through Eight Strategy
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Our guest on this edition of ST is Sophia Pappas, who formerly led the pioneering initiative to bring “universal pre-K” to the New York City Public Schools. Pappas now resides in Tulsa, as she was recently hired by the Tulsa-based George Kaiser Family Foundation, the nonprofit social-justice and civic-enhancement organization funded by local billionaire and […]

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"Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist" at Gilcrease
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On this installment of StudioTulsa, we learn about the work of Kay WalkingStick, a widely celebrated American landscape artist who once referred to herself as “a New York painter and a Cherokee woman.” Now 82, and equally (and impressively) adept in both abstract and representational styles, WalkingStick is the subject of a newly opened retrospective […]

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Tom Manhart, a TU Art Professor for Decades, Is Remembered in a New Two-Venue Exhibition
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On this edition of our show, we learn about “Eloquent Craftsman: Tom Manhart and His Students,” a new exhibition focusing on the artwork and teaching career of Thomas A. Manhart, a thoughtful and influential sculptor who was a much-admired professor of art at TU from 1963 to 1993. This exhibition — setting the work of […]

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Journalist and Author Glenn Frankel Offers "High Noon," the Story Behind a Beloved Hollywood Western
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On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Frankel about his new book, “High Noon.” It’s a detailed history focused on the making of one of Hollywood’s most popular, and most critically acclaimed, Westerns. It’s also, as we learn on today’s program, a quite deliberate if veiled parable about the […]

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A "Give and Take" Conversation with NPR White House Correspodent Scott Horsely
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What’s a “typical day at the office” like for a reporter who’s been assigned to cover the White House? How often do presidents traveling on Air Force One actually stroll to the back of the plane and chat with journalists? How much prep work goes (or doesn’t go) into the annual White House Turkey Pardon, […]

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C&W and Bluegrass Music Is Alive and Well…in Japan…in the Mighty Fine "Far Western"
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On this edition of StudioTulsa, an interesting chat with the locally based filmmaker James Payne. His new movie, a feature-length, award-winning documentary called “Far Western,” will have its Tulsa debut screening at the Circle Cinema on Thursday the 5th at 7pm. (A 5:30pm reception as well as post-screening events are also planned; full details are […]

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Ali Noorani on "How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration"
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On this edition of our show, an interesting chat with Ali Noorani, who’s the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum (an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration) as well as the author of “There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.” Mr. Noorani will […]

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From Author and Journalist Andrea Pitzer, "One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps"
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On this installment of ST, our guest is the noted author and journalist Andrea Pitzer, who tells us about her newest book, “One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps.” This volume — which Kirkus, in a starred review, has called “a chilling, well-documented history…of cruelty and dehumanization” — begins in 1890s Cuba and […]

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"Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment"
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On this edition of StudioTulsa Medical Monday, Dr. David Palma is our ghuest. He is a Canadian radiation oncologist and cancer researcher who focuses on the treatment of lung, head/neck, and metastatic cancers — and he tells us new book, which is just out: “Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get […]

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