Program 384a: Oklahoma City; Honolulu; A Blue Mind
Release Date: 10-17-2015
Hear how recent upgrades to Oklahoma City have helped to turn it into a "big-league" city. Then eavesdrop on some local buzz around town in Honolulu, and get a sense of how time spent exploring its cultural opportunities can enhance any visit to Hawaii. And listen in as author Wallace J. Nichols explains the psychological benefits of being near the water ― even if that just means taking a relaxing bath now and then.
- Travel writer Robert Reid
- Don Wallace, author of "The French House" (Sourcebooks)
- Wallace J. Nichols, author of "Blue Mind" (Little, Brown)
- Robert Reid writes about "Offbeat Travels" for National Geographic.
- Robert writes about a 2014 road trip into the Oklahoma Panhandle on his Reid on Travel website.
- The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department lists some of the top things to do in Oklahoma City. It also has information for visiting Tahlequah, in the heart of the Cherokee Nation.
- The Oklahoma National Stockyards has a website to help plan a visit.
- The website for the Red Earth museum and festival.
- The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum commemorates the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in 1995.
- "Route 66" is mostly an historical reconstruction of the two-lane highway that used to connect Chicago to California, running through Oklahoma.
- The Hawaii Book and Music Festival website include links to Don Wallace and his book "The French House."
- The Hawaii Tourism Authority lists sites and events in Honolulu.
- Lonely Planet adds to the list of local favorites to explore in Honolulu.
- Eat the Street is a monthly food truck gathering on the last Friday of the month in Honolulu.
- An online guide to Honolulu's Chinatown.
- A detailed guide to Waikiki.
- Big wave surfing peaks during the winter months on the North Shore of Oahu.
- Don Wallace's website features his latest book "The French House," about the decades he and his family spent restoring a decaying farmhouse on Belle Île, off the coast of Brittany.
- Wallace J. Nichols explores how to develop your "blue mind" on his website, where he also outlines his Blue Marbles Project to share "random acts of blue gratitude" around the world.
- J. also writes for the Huffington Post.
- Publisher's page for "Blue Mind."
- Outside magazine featured Wallace J. Nichols' work in November 2011.
- Operation Surf includes a video of its surf therapy for wounded veterans on its website.
- Paul K. Piff at U. C. Irvine writes about his studies into the psychological benefits of beauty and awe on his website.