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"Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory"

Aired on Wednesday, April 1st.

On this installment of ST, an interesting conversation with Anne Sarah Rubin, an associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, who is also the author of "Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory." This book explores the stories as well as the myths about Sherman's infamous March to the Sea. In doing so, it draws from a diverse range of sources, among them the firsthand accounts of African Americans, women, Union soldiers, Confederates, and even Sherman himself -- as well as, of course, travel accounts, memoirs, literature, films, and newspapers of the time. Thus Rubin shows the ways in which our thinking about the Civil War -- and especially Sherman's role within it -- has changed over time. "Through the Heart of Dixie" was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "an engrossing exploration of the ways in which the march has been recounted and understood over the years" -- and the Gettysburg Chronicle called it "one of the more innovative books which has been published this year on the Civil War and one of the more innovative books on the March to the Sea." Please note that Rubin will be speaking about her book -- and about the scholarship and research behind it -- at the TCC Center for Creativity (in downtown Tulsa, near the TCC Metro Campus) tonight, Wednesday the 1st, at 7pm.

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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