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Oklahomans for Equality

Rally Against Hate Held in Tulsa

Several hundred people turned out for a Sunday afternoon rally in Tulsa against hate. The rally was in response to the weekend clashes between Neo-Nazis, white supremacists and counter protesters in Virginia. Oklahomans for Equality sponsored the rally. It was held at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park in Tulsa’s Greenwood District. Speaker after speaker expressed concern for the social/racial divide in the country and in our community. In Virginia, a car plowed into the crowd, hurling...

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City of Tulsa

Green Waste Pick-Up Begins Today

The City’s Streets and Stormwater crews will begin a special collection for green waste only on Monday Aug. 14 for residents affected by the midtown tornado Sunday. Mayor G.T. Bynum has requested additional funding from the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy (Tulsa’s refuse policy-making board) to help cover costs associated with waste removal efforts. TARE plans to meet Thurs., Aug. 10. The City of Tulsa will make one green waste sweep at no cost for residents between Harvard to...

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A Reformed White Nationalist Speaks Out On Charlottesville

Christian Picciolini says he was a "lost and lonely" teenager when he was recruited by a white nationalist group. Picciolini immersed himself in the organization's ideology and by age 16, he had emerged as the leader of a group called the Chicago Area Skinheads. He even helped recruit others to the cause. That is until, he says, he had an awakening after the birth of his first child. Picciolini says he renounced ties to the Neo-Nazi movement in 1996 when he was 22 years old. He went on to co...

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Beginning today, and running through August 6th, the nonprofit Choregus Productions will present its second-annual Summer Heat International Dance Festival. The Festival starts with a Gala Performance (happening tonight, the 28th, at the Tulsa PAC, beginning 8pm) that will spotlight guest artists from leading dance companies from the United States, Canada, and Europe -- and this opener will be followed by a solid week of performances by the celebrated Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève, The Paul Taylor Dance Company, and Brian Brooks Moving Company.

Tulsa Police

On this edition of ST, we learn about the Tulsa Police Department's ongoing efforts to implement recommendations submitted earlier this year by the Tulsa Commission on Community Policing. In particular, we focus on the Department's implementation of a Community Response Team (or CRT) program; this is an initiative still in its "pilot" stage. As we learn today from our guest, Tulsa Police Deputy Chief Jonathan Brooks, the three-person CRT team includes an officer from the Police Department, a paramedic from the Tulsa Fire Department, and a mental health professional.

On this edition of ST, a discussion with Richard Rothstein, who is a research associate of the Economic Policy Institute and a Fellow at the Thurgood Marshall Institute of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Widely seen as a leading authority on U.S.

(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.

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