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"Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives"

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Aired on Wednesday, January 8th.

Family secrets. They're as common and as varied --- and as much a part of life --- as are families themselves. Such secrets, those that we keep and those that we discover, greatly influence who we are and how we live. And our guest is an expert in this regard: Jane Isay is a writer (and former book editor and publisher) whose previous works include "Walking on Eggshells," about parents and their adult children, and "Mom Still Likes You Best," about adult siblings. Isay joins us to discuss her new book: "Secrets and Lies: Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives." As Robin Marantz Henig, a contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine, has noted of this book: "Isay starts by baring some secrets of her own --- which is only fair, since this wonderful book abounds with stories of other people's secrets that are closely-guarded and, when revealed, deeply unsettling. She explores the full range of secrets people keep --- using tricks ranging from well-intended white lies to self-serving and even vicious deceptions --- and the full range of reactions when you find out you've been lied to for years. 'You don't know what you don't see until you are forced to see it,' Isay writes. A fascinating book."

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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