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Drug Operation With Ties to Mexican Cartel Smashed in Tulsa

Heroin and cash are seized in a Tulsa drug raid with ties to the Mexican drug cartel. Three people were taken into custody from two different locations in Tulsa. One apartment was near 8th and South Lewis and other near 18th and Boston. Tulsa Sheriff’s spokesman Justin Green says this was a joint undercover operation with Homeland Security. Nearly three pounds of heroin was seized. The street value would have been around $150,000. Officers also confiscated 25-thousands dollars in cash.

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EMSA Financial Plan B Calls for Delaying Ambulance Purchases, Financing Others

EMSA's backup plan for this fiscal year should mean patient care and response times are not affected. Tulsa city councilors rejected Wednesday EMSA's request to hike the rate for ambulance transports from $1,300 to $1,700 for people not subscribed to EMSAcare, a program that covers all out-of-pocket costs for a $5.45 monthly fee. The increase request was moved up a year as EMSA could pay its attorneys in a federal anti-kickback lawsuit up to $2.4 million. Executives said the magic number they...

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Visiting Florida, Trump Praises 'Incredible' First Responders, State Officials

Walking through mobile homes ravaged by Hurricane Irma in Naples, Fla., President Trump praised first responders and residents for doing an "incredible" job on rescue and recovery. Earlier in his one-day visit to Florida, Trump also lauded state and federal officials for their preparation and response to the hurricane. "We love the people of Florida and they went through something that, I guess, the likes of which we could really say nobody's ever seen before," Trump said in Naples. He spoke...

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Celebrating 70 Years of Public Radio Tulsa with Scott Horsley

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President Trump recently announced a new approach -- a new strategy, basically -- for the U.S. Military in Afghanistan. How will this play out? Our guest on this installment of ST is Omar Samad, the former Afghan Ambassador to France (2009-11) and Canada (2004-09). Now working as a consultant in Virginia, Ambassador Samad has also been a Senior Afghan Expert at the United States Institute of Peace (2012-2013) as well as a Senior Central Asia Fellow at the New America Foundation (2013-14).

On this edition of ST, we speak with Herb Boyd, an award-winning journalist and historian who's also the author of several books on black history and activism, including biographies of James Baldwin and Sugar Ray Robinson; his latest book is a remarkable 300-year history of African-American life and politics in his hometown of Detroit. Boyd, who now teaches at the City College of New York, will be giving a free-to-the-public lecture tonight, the 12th, at 7pm here at TU.

On this installment of ST Medical Monday, our guest is Dr. David Kendrick, CEO of the locally based nonprofit, MyHealth Access Network. This network, serving more than 2 million clients throughout Greater Tulsa, works to link health care providers and their patients in a digitally-driven data network aimed at improving the health of patients, reducing inefficiency and waste, and coordinating care more effectively. As Dr. Kendrick tells us today, MyHealth Access Network has recently received a $4.5 million federal grant to establish the Route 66 Accountable Health Community.

Our guest on this edition of ST is the well-regarded jazz trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling. He'll be appearing tonight and tomorrow night (the 8th and 9th) with the Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College in a special "pops" concert created by Stripling himself. The show is called "The Roaring '20s and All That Jazz," and it will feature the music of Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, and other American music masters (and will be staged at the TCC Van Trease PACE).

On this episode of ST, we welcome Jared Johnson to the show. He's an active drummer on the Tulsa-area music scene as well as a drumset instructor at Northeastern State University. Jared gigs widely on the local scene, playing in all sorts of bands and musical settings, and mainly works as a jazz drummer.

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