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Best of ST in 2013: "The Path to a Better Way of Death"

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Aired on Thursday, January 2nd.

On this edition of The Best of StudioTulsa, we revisit our discussion with Katy Butler, an accomplished journalist whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Best American Essays, and The Best Buddhist Writing. Butler talks about her well-written and candid new memoir, "Knocking on Heaven's Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death." It's a book that utilizes a reporter's investigative skills, a daughter's love for her mother and father, and a careful writer's powers of observation and storytelling to explore what happens when our culture's fear of dying collides with the technological imperatives of today's physicians and hospitals. You can read more about this book, and can also hear a free, on-demand "stream" of our entire interview with Butler, at this link.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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