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Two Decades of Caring for Songbirds of All Kinds: A Conversation with Suzie Gilbert

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Aired on Monday, November 17th.

Tomorrow afternoon and evening -- on Tuesday the 18th, at the Tulsa Garden Center, from 1pm till 9:15pm -- the Tulsa Audubon Society, in collaboration with WING IT (as in "Wildlife In Need Group -- In Tulsa") and Wild Birds Unlimited, will present the second annual Wild at Art festival. It's a very worthwhile "art for a cause" event that offers locally produced turned-wood ornaments, hand-carved vases, paintings of wildlife, dragonfly trays, nature photographs, and so on -- and all of which is offered, just in time for the holidays, in an attempt to raise funds for wildlife conservation and preservation. Our guest on ST is the keynote speaker for this event: Suzie Gilbert, from New York's Hudson River Valley, is the author of a memoir called "Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings" as well as a children's book, "Hawk Hill."

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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