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FBI Now Involved in Senator Shortey Case

The FBI in Oklahoma City has confirmed it is investigating a Republican state senator who is facing felony child prostitution charges after police say he solicited sex from a 17-year-old boy. FBI spokeswoman Jessica Rice confirmed Monday that her agency served a search warrant Friday at the Oklahoma City home of Sen. Ralph Shortey. Rice said she could not provide any more details because of a "sensitive ongoing investigation." No federal charges have been filed against Shortey. State...

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Gas Prices Holding Steady in Oklahoma

Pump prices remain relatively stable, with today’s national average price for regular gasoline holding at $2.29 per gallon. Oklahoma’s price average at the pump stands at $2.09 today, down a nickel from the March high of $2.14 recorded on March 2. Five states have a lower average today than Oklahoma. “The latest Energy Information Administration report shows that Gulf Coast crude oil inventories dropped 2.4 million barrels for the week ending March 10, the result of a nearly 500,000-per...

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Watch Live: Day 1 Of Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

The confirmation hearings of President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, began with Senate Judiciary Republicans praising his qualifications and legal philosophy. "His grasp on the separation of powers — including judicial independence --enlivens his body of work," committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said of the federal appeals court judge during his opening remarks on Monday. Democrats, however, wanted to talk about the man they believed should have been sitting there...

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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

The big three U.S. airlines — American, Delta and United — are all taking on the discount carriers by offering no-frills, discounted fares, called "basic economy." Some critics call it "misery class" because you'll board last, sit in a middle seat near the back of the plane, and on United and American, you can't bring a carry-on bag. Now there is evidence that this lower class of fare is not any lower priced, but instead is a way to raise standard economy fares. In launching the new "basic...

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News from Capitol Hill - NPR LIVE Blog

Two very high profile hearings take place this week on Capitol Hill. The House Intelligence Committee i s investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Senate Judiciary Committee is grilling President Trump’s nominee to be the next justice of the US Supreme Court. You can stay up-to-date by listening to NPR's extensive coverage on Public Radio 89.5 HD 3 or by streaming on our website. LISTEN LIVE. You can also follow the real-time coverage here with the NPR live blogs....

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On this installment of StudioTulsa, we speak with with Laura Fry, the Senior Curator and Curator of Art at the Gilcrease Museum. She tells us about two special exhibitions now on view at the museum: "Looking West: The Rumley Family Collection" (which will close on the 19th, this coming Sunday) and "Creating the Modern Southwest" (which will close at the end of this year).

On this edition of ST, we offer a wide-ranging chat with Bill Leighty, the executive director of Smart Growth Tulsa, which was founded in April of 2014 and incorporated as a nonprofit just recently. This organization, per its website, is "committed to policies, not politics. We seek to create healthy communities that work for everyone, with strong schools and local businesses, improved mobility options and jobs that pay well....

Our guest is Prof. Barry Friedman, who is the Fuchsberg Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and the director of the Policing Project. He joins us to discuss his new book, "Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission." As noted of this widely acclaimed study in a starred review in Kirkus: "A law professor diagnoses the ills of American policing and prescribes a healthy dose of sunlight. 'Policing in the United States -- from the overzealous beat cop all the way to the NSA -- is out of control,' writes Friedman, and the fault lies not with the police but with us.

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"The disappearing maternal care problem is common across rural America. Only about 6 percent of the nation's OB/GYNs work in rural areas, according to the latest survey numbers from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Yet 15 percent of the country's population, or 46 million people, live in rural America.

On this edition of ST, we welcome Ron Spigelman back to our show. He'll be the Guest Conductor for the next Tulsa Symphony Orchestra concert, which happens tomorrow night (Saturday the 11th) at the Tulsa PAC. As we learn on today's show, it's a Pops evening that will celebrate Route 66 -- indeed, a wide-ranging multimedia presentation (in image, text, and music) that will offer everything from Kander and Ebb's "Chicago" to Aaron Copland's "Buckaroo Holiday," and from W.C. Handy's "St.

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