Arts, Medicine, and Literature conversations from Public Radio Tulsa
The Past, and How We Regard the Past: Considering the Official Report of Trump's "1776 Commission"
It's well-known that Americans today -- in so many cases, if not in most cases -- inhabit completely different worlds when it comes to acquiring news and daily information. But do we also have completely different understandings of our country's history? On this edition of ST, we're discussing the official report of the "1776 Commission." This report was released by the Trump Administration on Monday of this week...and then removed from the White House website two days later by the newly
"Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells" (Encore Presentation)
(Note: This interview first aired last fall.) Our guest is Harold McGee, who writes about the science of food and cooking. He joins us to discuss his new book, "Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World's Smells." As was noted of this work by Booklist: "In his detailed survey of scents, food writer and cooking scientist McGee elegantly explains olfaction.... His exploration of our smelly world includes the odors of flora and fauna, soil and smoke, food and fragrances, but also the unexpected:
ST Medical Monday: "The Case for Keto"
On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we're looking at the connections between diet, weight control, and health. Our guest is Gary Taubes, the investigative science and health journalist who co-founded the non-profit Nutrition Science Initiative, and whose bestselling previous books include "Why We Get Fat" and "The Case Against Sugar." He joins us to discuss his latest book, "The Case for Keto." As was noted by this work by Lewis Cantley, director of the Meyer Cancer Center at Weill Cornell
"Project Hope, Unity, and Compassion" at Living Arts of Tulsa
On this edition of ST, we chat with artist and Living Arts of Tulsa board member Tina Henley, who is the curator for an interesting group show now on view at Living Arts called "Project Hope, Unity, and Compassion." On view through the 22nd, it is a collection of large-scale artworks which were created on plywood last summer by various artists, and which were then used to cover store-fronts, windows, and buildings in advance of the Trump rally at the BOK Center. As Henley, who's also a Black
"Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy"
Our guest on ST is Adam Jentleson, the public affairs director at Democracy Forward and a former deputy chief of staff to Senator Harry Reid. Jentleson joins us to discuss his new book, which argues that far from reflecting the intent and design of the Founding Fathers, the U.S. Senate -- from John C. Calhoun in the mid-1800s up through Mitch McConnell today -- has been transformed by a tenacious, often extremist minority of white conservatives. Per The New York Times: "An impeccably timed book.
"The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X"
Our guest is Tamara Payne, who's the primary researcher and co-author (along with her late father, the esteemed investigative journalist Les Payne) of "The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X." The recipient of the 2020 National Book Award, this biography draws upon countless interviews in order to contextualize Malcolm's life not only within the Nation of Islam but also within the broader sweep of modern American history. Per the Los Angeles Times: "Payne frequently revises or expands the
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