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"Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice" by Shelly Tochluk

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Aired on Friday, July 15th.

Questions of race and ethnicity are clearly at the heart of American politics -- and American culture, and American life -- in an all-encompassing way that we as a nation haven't seen since the Sixties. On this edition of ST, we speak with Dr. Shelly Tochluk, author of "Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk About Race and How to Do It." It's a widely read book on contemporary US race relations, and one that Dr. Tochluk has spoken about -- and led workshops on -- here in Tulsa in the past. She'll be back in our community soon to talk about her newest book, which touches on many of themes of her previous volume. The new book is called "Living in the Tension: The Quest for a Spiritualized Racial Justice," and Dr. Tochluk will be reading from it, and lecturing about it, on Monday the 18th at 6pm in Tulsa. This event, co-presented by YWCA Tulsa and Tulsa Community College, will happen at the TCC Center for Creativity (at 910 South Boston). More about the event can be found here.

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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