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A Poetic Justice Exhibit Now at ahha: "Not a Number"

Aired on Thursday, March 12th.

It's well-known that Oklahoma has the highest rate of female incarceration in the US. On this edition of StudioTulsa, we profile Poetic Justice, an important nonprofit that, per its website, aims to "reveal the individuality and experiences of the women who inhabit [our] state's prisons. Poetic Justice seeks to [thus emphasize] the voices of incarcerated women through restorative and transformative workshops in writing, drama, and art." Our guests are the founder/director of this organization, Ellen Stackable, and a Poetic Justice alum, Angelina Cicone. Both are involved in an art exhibit on view at ahha Tulsa titled "Not a Number: Artists from the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center," which will be up through April 5th. (Please note that a special "Not a Number" event had been scheduled for the evening of Saturday, March 28th -- but this event has now been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns.)

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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