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Mom and Son Remembered at Memorial Service

A 14-minute video, set to music, plays at the Life Church in Edmond as a memorial service is held for 40-year-old Erin Van Horn and her 10-year-old son Zack of Jenks. The two were killed a week ago on Interstate 35, when their car ran into the back of a tractor-trailer rig near Purcell. Two other people were killed in that SUV crash: 11-year-old Beck Kitterman and 13-year-old Lizzie Edwards. A mass honoring their lives will be tomorrow at Tulsa’s St-Pius Catholic Church. An estimated 1,500...

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Hearing Delayed for Suspected Get Away Driver

The Preliminary Hearing for 22-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez is on-hold until this fall. It had been set for today in Wagoner County. Rodriguez is the suspected get-away driver from a botched home invasion that left three Collinsville area teenagers dead. The crime took place last March at a home east of Broken Arrow along 91 st Street South. The teens had cased the home and did not believe anyone was inside. However, the homeowner’s son was in the house and shot the intruders as they broke...

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Trump's Boy Scouts Speech And The Thin Line Between Openness And Recklessness

"Know your audience" is usually the first rule of public speaking. But that doesn't really seem to matter all that much to President Trump. Trump became overtly political in yet another setting that some are seeing as crossing the line — in a speech to the Boy Scouts. Ironically, Trump began his remarks Monday night promising not to talk about politics. "Tonight, we put aside all of the policy fights in Washington, D.C., you've been hearing about with the fake news and all of that," Trump...

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(Note: This program first aired back in January.) On this edition of ST, we speak with Randall Fuller, the Chapman Professor of English here at TU.

(Note: This show originally aired back in February.) Our guest is Sharon Begley, the senior science writer at STAT, which is the life sciences publication of The Boston Globe. She joins us to talk about her new book, "Can't Just Stop: An Investigation of Compulsions." In an appreciation of this book by Publishers Weekly, we find: "Science journalist Begley demystifies compulsive behavior, exploring its history and manifestations and the many difficulties its sufferers face in finding appropriate diagnoses and treatment.

Living Arts of Tulsa -- a vital part of the arts scene here in town, and a long-running locally-based nonprofit that seems to be increasingly popular -- now has, for the first time in decades, a new artistic director. Our guest on ST is that individual: Jessica Borusky, who's been on the job for only two or three weeks at this point.

On this edition of ST, an interesting chat with Tulsa Transit Interim General Manager Debbie Ruggles. In a joint appearance, City of Tulsa and Tulsa Transit officials recently announced a new bus rapid transit line for our community, which will run mainly along Peoria Avenue. It will be known as the Aero system. Service on the Aero -- which will run in rotation from Peoria and 36th Street North to 81st and Lewis -- is expected to start in Spring 2019.

Earlier this summer, the Tulsa-based theatre company, Clark Youth Theatre, was honored to perform at the very first YouthFest during the American Association of Community Theatre's 2017 National Festival. Only a handful of youth theatre companies from across the U.S. were invited to participate in the festival, which happened in Rochester, Minnesota. At this special gathering, Clark Youth Theatre staged "Snow Angel," by playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, as our guest today tells us.

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The House overwhelmingly passed a sanctions bill on Tuesday that would punish Russia for interfering in the 2016 election and tie President Trump's hands in terms of lifting economic restrictions on Moscow.

If you're involved in high school athletics, you know the scene. There's increasing pressure to specialize in a single sport and play it year-round.

In a joint Rose Garden press conference Tuesday, President Trump stood beside Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and said the United States is helping Syrian refugees by supporting their needs close to home.

"Our approach supporting the humanitarian needs of displaced Syrian citizens as close to their home country as possible is the best way to help most people." Trump said.

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The House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday considered looking into President Trump's financial ties, particularly those linking him to a bank that had been involved with laundering Russian money.

But Republican members voted "nyet" on a straight party-line vote of 34-26.

President Trump is keeping up relentless pressure on his attorney general, telling reporters "time will tell" whether Jeff Sessions stays or goes.

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