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OU-Tulsa to Host a Free-to-the-Public Blue Zones Presentation at the Schusterman Learning Center

Aired on Tuesday, February 9th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about the Blue Zones Project. This popular initiative, per its website, is a systematic "approach in which residents, schools, employers, restaurants, grocery stores, and community leaders collaborate on policies and programs to improve health." It's a community-betterment strategy that's attracting attention across the country, and that's based on the so-called Blue Zones -- those five different communities around the world (as notably profiled by National Geographic about a decade ago) where people lead lives that are, statistically speaking, much longer and healthier than normal. There will be a free-to-the-public Blue Zones presentation in our community today, Tuesday the 9th, at 5pm -- it happens at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center, at 41st and Yale, and registration is required. Our guest on the program is Tony Buettner, senior vice president of business development with the Blue Zones organization, which has developed books, videos, lecture plans, and other resources that are all focused on "making the healthy choice the easy choice."

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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