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Inert Gas Inhalation Supplants Lethal Injection as Oklahoma's Execution Method of Choice

Oklahoma is developing a protocol for the state’s new primary method of execution: inert gas inhalation. Officials announced Wednesday it will replace lethal injection as Oklahoma's primary way to carry out capital punishment. Corrections Director Joe Allbaugh was put in charge of the state's prisons in January 2016, a year after Oklahoma's last execution, one in which the state used the wrong drug on Charles Warner. "Ever since that date, I have been in the mad hunt for drugs to perform...

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Tulsa Students Protest Gun Violence

Students at Hale High School in Tulsa walk out of class at straight-up ten-o-clock this morning. They joined students from all across the nation in protesting gun violence. The protest comes a month after the fatal shootings at a Florida High School. The protest last 17-minutes. One minute for each of the Florida victims. Tulsa protest organizer, Hale Junior, Molly Montgomery says last month’s Florida school shootings were eye opening for her. "Those kids were my age", she said. The students...

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Duterte Pulls Philippines Out Of International Criminal Court

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has resulted in the deaths of over 12,000 people allegedly using and dealing drugs, has announced that the country will withdraw from the establishing treaty of the International Criminal Court. His statement comes about a month after the ICC launched a preliminary investigation into those deaths. Human Rights Watch has called Duterte's term a "human rights calamity," as his administration "has rejected all domestic and international...

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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with the Austin-based, Montana-raised filmmaker Alex Smith, who's currently visiting TU in order to screen and answer questions about his feature film, "Walking Out." (The film will be shown tonight, the 13th, at the Lorton Performance Center; the screening is free to the public.) Smith and his twin brother Andrew work together on various film and TV projects, and "Walking Out" is their most recent movie.

On this installment of ST Medical Monday, our guest is F. Diane Barth, a longtime psychotherapist based in New York City. She joins us to discuss her new book, "I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives." As was noted of this readable and useful study by Kirkus Reviews: "A psychotherapist offers advice about how to be, and keep, a friend. Barth, whose Psychology Today blog frequently focuses on women's friendships, draws on interviews with diverse women to examine the 'magical, meaningful, and surprisingly difficult' connections they make with friends.

Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa is Eric Schlosser, the well-regarded American journalist and filmmaker whose bestselling books include "Fast Food Nation" (2001), "Reefer Madness" (2003), "Chew on This" (2006), and "Command and Control" (2013). This last-named title reveals the details of America's ongoing efforts to prevent nuclear weapons from being stolen, sabotaged, or detonated by accident.

Our guest on StudioTulsa is Prof. Paige West of Barnard College in Columbia University. She's an anthropologist who's been researching the Pacific Island country of Papua New Guinea for more than two decades.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, our guest is the well-regarded cyber security expert, Susan Landau of Tufts University. She will soon give the 2018 Graves Cyber Security Distinguished Lecture here at TU; her talk begins at 7pm tomorrow night (the 8th) in the Alan Chapman Student Union. Her talk carries the same title as her latest book, "Listening In: Cyber Security in an Insecure Age." As Prof.

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