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Fallin Seeks SBA Disaster Aid for Tulsa

Gov. Mary Fallin has asked the federal government to declare Tulsa a disaster area because of tornadoes and other severe weather seen there since Aug. 5. Fallin directed her request Friday to the U.S. Small Business Administration. If her request is granted, the SBA will make low-interest disaster loans to business owners, homeowners and renters for repair or replacement of storm-damaged property. Counties contiguous to Tulsa County, including Wagoner and Rogers counties, also would be...

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Tulsa Housing Authority

Waiting List Closed, Will be Purged as Tulsa Housing Authority Changes Systems

The waiting list for public housing in Tulsa is now closed and will be purged on Sept. 29. Those actions are part of the process to change from a centralized waiting list to individual lists for all 13 properties owned by the Tulsa Housing Authority. "We will still be working from the waiting list that we currently have, we're just not accepting new people onto that list," said THA President Aaron Darden. "So, we'll house as many people as we can up until that point." The change will allow...

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Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

The front page of The Daily Progress , Charlottesville's local paper, on June 28, 1921, offers a mix of local minutiae folded in with larger news. "VALUABLE DOG DEAD," shouts one headline. "WON'T ACCEPT WAGE CUT," says another. And then, right up near the top, bordered with teeny asterisks, is this headline: "KU KLUX KLAN ORGANIZED HERE." What follows is this reverential, two-paragraph recounting of the local Klan's birth: "The spirit of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest hovered over...

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Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

Children who start school at an older age do better than their younger classmates and have better odds of attending college and graduating from an elite institution. That's according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Affairs. Many parents already delay enrolling their children in school, believing they'll do better if they're a bit older. It's sort of "academic red-shirting," says one of the study's authors, David Figlio, an economist at Northwestern University, using a term...

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Everything You Need for the Solar Eclipse: Live Blog, Map, Video, and NPR Special Coverage

On the Next Edition of All This Jazz: A Excellent Earful of Newly Released Jazz Albums

We're happy to return -- relaxed, refocused, and refreshed from a tall, cool drink of summer vacay -- with a new broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm sharp on Saturday the 19th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. On this edition of our show, we'll hear from Fred Hersch, June Christy, Wayne Horvitz, Gerry Mulligan, Louis Armstrong, Steps Ahead, and other jazz greats past and present. And our 3rd-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be Newly Released Recordings --...

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Solar Eclipse Special Coverage on Here and Now

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 12:00 p.m on Public Radio 89.5

Last week, NPR had a story that garnered a huge response from listeners and Shots readers.

Dick Gregory, the comedian and civil rights crusader, died Saturday. He was 84.

His family announced the news on his public Facebook page.

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If you've ever undertaken a creative endeavor, you may have found that inspiration doesn't always come when you're creating; sometimes, it strikes when you put your work down and walk away.

That's what indie-folk singer Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes discovered during his six-year hiatus from making music. The band's newest album, Crack-Up, came out this summer.

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