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A New App from the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum -- "Virtual Exhibit: 1921 Tulsa Race Riot"

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Aired on Wednesday, November 19th.

On this edition of ST, we welcome two members of the staff at the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum: Michelle Place is the Executive Director, and Ian D. Swart is the Archivist and Curator of Collections. Both are with us to talk about a recently created app from the Tulsa Historical Society, which is based on what's far and away the most-asked-about historical event at the THS: the Tulsa Race Riot. This app -- known as "Virtual Exhibit: 1921 Tulsa Race Riot" -- is also accessible to visitors to the THS facility on South Peoria, and you can learn more about it here. Also on today's program, we offer another conversation that was recorded recently at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth (when it was parked at the Guthrie Green in downtown Tulsa). In this dialogue, Shirley Elliott of the Tulsa PAC Trust interviews Steve Liggett, artistic director of Living Arts of Tulsa. Steve talks about the early days of Living Arts, and about the beloved music teacher, musician, and arts advocate Virginia Myers, who founded Livings Arts of Tulsa in the late 1960s and died in 1991.

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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