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"Start-Up City: Inspiring Private & Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, & Having Fun"

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Aired on Thursday, March 24th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, an interesting conversation with Gabe Klein, an entrepreneur and urban-development advocate who was formerly the DOT director under Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago, and also the Director of the District of Columbia DOT under Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. Prior to working in local government, Klein worked at a few notable start-ups, including Zipcar. On our show today, he talks about his new book, "Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun." About this guidebook, Ray LaHood, the former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, has noted: "Cities are leading the change in America. 'Start-Up City' gives a window into how to align all of the stars to make it happen. Klein's playbook provides an inside look at how to integrate private-sector skills and processes while instituting strong, public-oriented management and governance. 'Start-Up City' is a must-read for anyone interested in making positive change in our cities." Also, please note that Klein will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Connected Tulsa 2016 conference, which happens one week from today (Thursday the 31st) at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Learning Center (near 41st and Yale). You can learn more about this conference at its Facebook page.

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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