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Heavy Weather: Get Your Information Here

Here is your one stop location for information you need concerning our severe weather threat in Green Country. Click here for the latest weather radar information from the Oklahoma Mesonet At this link you will find the latest severe weather watches and warnings for all of Oklahoma. For a discussion on the severe weather threat from the Tulsa National Weather Service office. The latest information from the National Storms Prediction Center can be found here. To download the Red Cross Tornado...

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Death Penalty Sought In Deputy's Death

A man suspected of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy was charged Thursday with murder, and the district attorney later vowed she'll seek the death penalty against him because of the "particularly heinous, atrocious and cruel" nature of the crime. Nathan LeForce, 45, was charged Thursday in Logan County with first-degree murder, larceny of a vehicle and armed robbery, court records show. Those records don't list an attorney for him, and he remains jailed. Logan County Deputy David Wade, 40,...

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1 Officer Killed, 2 Wounded In Shooting On Paris' Champs Elysees

Updated at 8:05 p.m. ET One police officer is dead and two seriously wounded after a shooting on Paris' famous Champs Elysees, in an incident that left one attacker dead. The assailant reportedly targeted a police vehicle. Authorities say a bystander was also wounded. French prosecutor Francois Molins said the authorities have identified the shooter and are assessing whether the attacker had accomplices. Raids and searches were ongoing, Molins said. ISIS very quickly claimed responsibility...

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Teenager Opens Up To Her Dad About Her Experiences With Racism

Editor's Note: This story contains a quote where a racial slur is used. Calvin Burns has trouble getting his 15-year-old daughter, Stepheni Bellamy, to talk to him. It's something many parents of teenagers can relate to. He hoped that doing a StoryCorps interview — and sharing stories from his own teenage years — might help her open up. Burns tells her when he was growing up, he was usually the only black kid in school and often felt left out. "It was really tough, but I think it made me...

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The Give and Take on Education with Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Sand Springs Assistant Superintendent Rob Miller, and Tulsa City Councilor Anna America

The Hidden Sixties Earth Day Special -- Friday Night at 8!

Good Day, Sunshine! The Hidden Sixties are returning -- hooray! Longtime record-collectors and KWGS colleagues John Wooley and Scott Gregory will present another Hidden Sixties Radio Special -- on the topical theme of Earth Day -- this coming Friday night, the 21st, at 8pm on good ol' Public Radio 89.5. Tune in for lotsa nature-friendly Sixties-era pop, jazz, rock, funk, and what-not -- from The Kinks to Wes Montgomery, and from The Sunshine Company to The Velvet Underground.... It'll be a...

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This Land Sings: Songs of Wandering, Love, and Protest

Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 p.m. on Classical 88.7 KWTU


In 1938, Dr. Sigmund Tobias (who was a toddler at the time) and his family were forced to flee from their native Berlin, Germany, to one of the poorest districts of Shanghai, China, where they lived as refugees along with 17,000 other European Jews for more than a decade. Dr. Tobias is our guest today on StudioTulsa. He will share his moving personal story as the featured speaker for the Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education's 20th Annual Yom HaShoah / Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration, which happens tomorrow night (Thursday the 20th) at Congregation B’nai Emunah.

On today's StudioTulsa -- that is, on Tax Day 2017 -- we are joined by T.R.

On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we get to know Robin Steinberg, a New York City-based public defender who founded the nonprofit Bronx Defenders in the late 1990s. This organization is still known for its model of "holistic defense," in which clients are advocated for by an interdisciplinary team of professionals (legal and otherwise) who address the underlying causes as well as the collateral consequences of our criminal-justice system. As Steinberg tells us, in January of this year, the Bronx Defenders opened a smaller-scale satellite office in North Tulsa called Still She Rises.

On this installment of ST, we speak with the British author and historian Huw Lewis-Jones, who is one of the editors (along with his wife, Kari Herbert) of a striking and engaging new book, "Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery and Adventure." As was noted of this book in a starred review in Library Journal: "The intersection of adventure, art, and memoir doesn't get any better than this title, edited by polar guides and husband-and-wife team Lewis-Jones and ­Herbert.

Our guest on ST today is Eileen Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. The Food Bank, as it's commonly known, is the largest private hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma; it's been around since 1981. As is noted at this special nonprofit's website: "Our vision is food security, with dignity, for all eastern Oklahomans.... With locations in Tulsa and McAlester, we provide food and other donated goods to 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma.

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