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"The Oath and the Office" -- TU Presents a Public Talk by Corey Brettschneider

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Aired on Thursday, September 17th.

Our guest is TU's Phi Beta Kappa Carl F. Cranor Visiting Scholar, Corey Brettschneider. He joins us to talk about his recent book, "The Oath and the Office." This book will form the basis for his upcoming, free-to-the-public Phi Beta Kappa lecture, which Brettschneider will give online this evening (the 17th) at 5pm. (Information on how to register for this lecture is posted here.) The book both explains and explores the powers, and the limits, that our Constitution assigns to the presidency. From the writing and ongoing interpretation of the document itself and to the various ways in which the presidency has figured into America's most famous court cases, Brettschneider time and again underscores what "we the people" can do to influence the nation's highest public office.

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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