April Fulton http://publicradiotulsa.org en What Does the 'Death Penalty Ruling' Mean to Pending Cases? http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/what-does-death-penalty-ruling-mean-pending-cases <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A decision by an Oklahoma judge to declare the state's execution law unconstitutional leaves intact each death-row inmate's conviction and sentence.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish said Wednesday it was wrong for the state to say inmates couldn't sue to find out more information about the drugs that would be used to kill them. She said that denying inmates their due process rights violated the U.S. Constitution.</span></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:02:22 +0000 April Fulton 56767 at http://publicradiotulsa.org What Does the 'Death Penalty Ruling' Mean to Pending Cases? More Than 125 Oklahoma DHS Employees Disciplined http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/more-125-oklahoma-dhs-employees-disciplined <p>More than 125 Oklahoma DHS employees disciplined</p><p></p><p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Records show that more than 125 Oklahoma Department of Human Services employees were fired, suspended or demoted during 2013 for various infractions — including one instance of an employee picking up the wrong baby from a day care.</p><p>The records obtained by The Oklahoman include a report that a child welfare specialist picked up a baby girl instead of a baby boy that the worker had picked up weekly for "at least 12 weeks."</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:46:24 +0000 April Fulton 54600 at http://publicradiotulsa.org More Than 125 Oklahoma DHS Employees Disciplined Another Missing Plane Along Oklahoma Arkansas Border http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/another-missing-plane-along-oklahoma-arkansas-border <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma are searching for a plane that disappeared while flying from Arkansas to Oklahoma.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale told the Times Record Wednesday that search crews are looking in a heavily wooded area of the Ouachita National Forest in southeastern Oklahoma.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 11:57:14 +0000 April Fulton & AP 48408 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Another Missing Plane Along Oklahoma Arkansas Border Arrest Warrant for Veronica's Dad http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/arrest-warrant-veronicas-dad <p></p> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 01:30:19 +0000 April Fulton 44331 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Arrest Warrant for Veronica's Dad Judge Dismisses Suit Over Oklahoma Youth Expo http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/judge-dismisses-suit-over-oklahoma-youth-expo <p></p><div><p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging $2 million in state funding for a youth livestock show after attorneys in the case failed to show up for a scheduling conference.</p><p>Republican Rep. Mike Reynolds filed the suit, arguing that the state violated a prohibition on gifts of public money when it allocated $2 million to the Oklahoma Youth Expo, which runs the livestock show.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 11:59:29 +0000 April Fulton 42389 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Judge Dismisses Suit Over Oklahoma Youth Expo The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/martini-american-cocktail-may-have-international-twist There's no cocktail more distinctly American than the martini. It's strong, sophisticated and sexy. It's everything we hope to project while ordering one.<p>Baltimore-born satirist H.L. Mencken is said to have called the martini "the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet." But is the martini perfectly American? Maybe not entirely.<p>So in honor of <a href="http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-martini-day">National Martini Day</a> on Wednesday, we decided to dig into the drink's muddled past.<p>The history of the martini is a murky one. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:28:00 +0000 April Fulton 41247 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Martini: This American Cocktail May Have An International Twist OKC Businessman Gets 15-Months in Skiatook Case http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/okc-businessman-gets-15-months-skiatook-case <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">OKC businessman gets 15 months in Skiatook case</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma City businessman has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for fraud following an investigation involving Skiatook Public Schools</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">U.S. Attorney Danny Williams says Rickey Enos was sentenced Friday for conspiracy to defraud the government. He was also ordered to pay $338,999 in restitution to the school district.</span></p> Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:59:26 +0000 April Fulton 34637 at http://publicradiotulsa.org OKC Businessman Gets 15-Months in Skiatook Case Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism' http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/whole-foods-founder-john-mackey-fascism-and-conscious-capitalism <strong>UPDATE at 12:35 p.m., ET, Jan. 17:</strong> Many of you wrote in to tell us you were taken aback by Whole Foods top executive John Mackey characterizing the health law as fascism in an NPR interview, and apparently, he's feeling a little sheepish.<p>About three minutes into his otherwise amiable chat with <em>CBS This Morning</em> hosts on on Thursday, Mackey <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50139170n">walked back</a> his comments in response to a direct question from Norah O'Donnell:<p><blockquote><p>"Well, I think that was a bad choice of words on my part ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:04:00 +0000 April Fulton 32559 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Whole Foods Founder John Mackey On Fascism and 'Conscious Capitalism' Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/theres-too-much-food-waste-here-are-five-things-people-are-doing-about-it The food world is buzzing today about the latest news on just how often we waste perfectly good food. And we admit, the statistics are pretty depressing.<p>About 40 percent of food in the United States today goes uneaten. The average American consumer wastes 10 times as much food as someone in Southeast Asia — up 50 percent from Americans in the 1970s. Yet, 1 in 6 Americans doesn't have enough to eat, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:38:00 +0000 April Fulton 24772 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Food Waste Is Overwhelming. Here Are Five Things People Are Doing About It Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/discarded-food-cans-turn-canvas-british-street-artist <strong></strong>Those eyes grab you first. Only after a couple of beats do you realize you're looking at the painted bottom of a flattened metal can left on the street, and not some mysterious fairy.<p>These can art people come from the imagination of a British artist known as <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mydogsighs/">My Dog Sighs</a>, who has left a piece of art on the street for someone to find every Friday for the last 10 years.<p>Above, check out a small sampling of some of his work. Below, he talks with The Salt about where he gets those cans and his funny name.<p><strong> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:42:00 +0000 April Fulton 22465 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Discarded Food Cans Turn Into Canvas For British Street Artist