Why Being Awkward Is Awesome, And Oil Money And The Osage: A Tragedy

May 9, 2017

Even suave people blunder a bit here and there, but research suggests those weird traits have some advantages. Today, we look at the science behind social awkwardness. Then, we learn how vast new oil wealth among Oklahoma's Osage tribe engendered a heart-rending greed that led to a series of murders in the 1920s, and helped the fledgling FBI make a name for itself.

David Grann discusses his new book, 'Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,' at Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9. Visit KCLibrary.org for more information.