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Big Weather Change Mid-Week

Cooler temperatures and a chance for snow showers are forecast for eastern Oklahoma next week. The National Weather Service says rain chances will end early Sunday and return to western Arkansas and parts of eastern Oklahoma by Monday. A strong cold front will pass through the region by Wednesday, bringing much colder temperatures. After the front moves through, highs in eastern Oklahoma will be in the 30s and in the 40s in northwest Arkansas for the rest of the week. Forecasters say parts...
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Multi Alarm Blaze May Have Been Started By Homeless

Two people suffered minor injuries after a large fire broke out at a commercial building near downtown Tulsa. Firefighters say the blaze erupted at the 20,000-square-foot structure at about 7 a.m. Saturday on the corner of Third and South Peoria. Images from television showed thick smoke billowing high into the sky. Two people were rescued from the collapsing building and suffered minor injuries. One was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is believed the fire was started by homeless...
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Gunman in Finland Kills Local Politician, 2 Others With Rifle Outside Restaurant

A gunman in southeastern Finland shot dead three women, including a local politician, outside a restaurant around midnight local time using a rifle, according to police on Sunday.The shooting took place in Imatra, about a three hours drive east of Helsinki, Finland's capitol.Police detained a 23-year-old man who did not resist arrest. According to The Guardian the man had a criminal record, though neither his name nor any details of his criminal history were provided.The Guardian also named...
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In House Majority Leader's Home District, Many Depend On Health Law He Wants To Scrap

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act first and replace it sometime later. That doesn't sit well with Victoria Barton, who lives in McCarthy's rural California district."It's like they dangled the carrot and now they're taking it away," said Barton, 38, of Bakersfield, an unpaid photographer and stay-at-home mother of two.Barton and her husband, a contract computer technician, had been uninsured for most of their adult lives. When Obamacare expanded...
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On this edition of ST, we welcome back to our show Steve Grantham, the executive director of Up With Trees, which is a popular nonprofit that's been active in Tulsa since 1976. As noted at the Up With Trees website: "In the last four decades, we have planted over 30,000 trees at more than 500 sites throughout Tulsa.

On this installment of ST, we learn about the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, or TAF, which was established last year by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to both enrich and expand the local art scene by recruiting artists from all over the nation to the Tulsa area. This fellowship, per its website, "provides an unrestricted stipend, free housing, and work-space in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to US Resident artists.... The Fellows are expected to integrate into the local arts community, such as [via] studio and collection visits.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Billy Collins back to our show. He is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust's 2016 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award, and he'll be reading from his work at an event here in Tulsa on Saturday the 3rd at the downtown Central Library. (This event begins at 10:30am and is free to the public.) Known and loved by readers everywhere for his accessible, conversational, clearly rendered, and often witty poems, Collins has been called "the most popular poet in America" by The New York Times.

(Note: This show originally aired back in April.) It's a straightforward fact, yet it's also frequently overlooked or dismissed: the great majority of premature deaths in this country can be prevented through changes in diet and lifestyle. Now comes a bestselling book that describes these changes while also explaining how such nutritional modifications can sometimes do more for us than prescription meds, other pharmaceuticals, and surgical procedures. Our guest is Dr. Michael Greger, author of "How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease." As Dr.

(Note: This interview first aired back in July.) On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Robert Penn, a British writer and journalist whose books include "It's All About the Bike," a bestselling memoir of craftsmanship. Penn joins us to speak out his new book, just out from W.W. Norton, which is called "The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees." As is noted of this book at the Norton website: "Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is most closely bound up with who we are: the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history.

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Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Part 4 of our series, "Unlocking Dyslexia."Megan Lordos, a middle school teacher, says she was not allowed to use the word "dyslexia."She's not alone. Parents and teachers across the country have raised concerns about some schools hesitating, or completely refusing, to say the word.As the most common learning disability in the U.S., dyslexia affects somewhere between 5 and 17 percent of the population. That means millions of school children around the country struggle with it.Under the...
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Trying to understand the Trump Organization is a daunting task. President-elect Donald Trump has not released tax documents, so the best clues about his privately held business interests come from a financial disclosure form he released in May.

The document covers scores of pages with small type, and suggests he is financially involved with hundreds of companies, including some that simply license his name.

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development in his incoming administration.

"Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump said in a statement released Monday. "We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities."

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North Dakota Congressman Addresses Pipeline Controversy

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You can re-enact that scene in the old movie Christmas Vacation.

A family goes into a forest and cuts down a ridiculously tall tree.

The U.S. Forest Service is selling Christmas tree removal permits for $5 in the Green Mountain National Forest of Vermont.

You go into the forest. You cut down the tree yourself. There's only one catch: the tree you choose cannot be more than 20 feet tall.

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The Politics Of Trade Under Trump

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