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A Vivid New Book on Tulsa History -- "4th & Boston: Heart of the Magic Empire"

Aired on Tuesday, December 20th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we offer a chat with Douglas Miller, the principal behind Müllerhaus Legacy, a Tulsa-based firm that creates books and other publications on-demand for private organizations and special occasions. A graphic artist and book designer by trade, Miller is also, in fact, a writer, since a book for which he's the lead author has just recently appeared. It's called "4th & Boston: Heart of the Magic Empire" -- and it's a lavishly illustrated collection of photos, illustrations, anecdotes, and stories concerning the history of Tulsa's earliest days as an incorporated community. Focusing on the architecture, economy, population, and overall development of the intersection of 4th and Boston in downtown Tulsa -- in other words, the stately buildings at that crossroads, and those who built and inhabited them -- this very attractive and over-sized volume offers readers a fresh look at the city-defining "boomtown" era that put Tulsa on the map.

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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