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...And The Heat Goes On...

Jun 30, 2018

Dangerous heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees will be possible this afternoon across northeast Oklahoma. A plume of subtropical moisture and an upper level disturbance will approach the area late in the day bringing thunderstorms back into the forecast for portions of northeast Oklahoma. Locally damaging wind gusts will be the primary concern. A limited risk for severe weather will continue into Sunday as thunderstorms form along a weak cool front that moves into the area.

Classical Tulsa Podcast: Sitting Down with Ryan & Ryan

Jun 22, 2018
Pianists Barron Ryan and Donald Ryan
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On this Classical Tulsa podcast, host Jason Heilman sits down with pianists Donald Ryan and Barron Ryan, who perform together as the father-and-son duo of Ryan & Ryan. With a wide-ranging repertoire encompassing classical, jazz, film music, and more, they've thrilled audiences in Tulsa and beyond with their virtuosic displays of piano pyrotechnics.  In this interview, the Ryans describe

Following Oklahoma's second-coldest April, the state had its hottest May.

Oklahoma's statewide average temperature for May was 74.6 degrees, breaking the previous record of 74 degrees set in 1962, according to state Climatologist Gary McManus. Data dates to 1895.

"The jet stream retreated to the north a little bit earlier than it usually does, that's what usually happens during the summer months, McManus said Friday. "That left us south of the jet stream to bake in the heat."

Some Rain Today, But Then Cooler

May 20, 2018
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Showers and thunderstorms continue early this morning across eastern Oklahoma. The main threat with these storms will be strong or damaging wind gusts. The severe potential for this afternoon may be more limited in areas that had rain overnight. The higher severe potential will likely be across far southeast Oklahoma. An outflow boundary extended from roughly Gainesville to Atoka, and this could serve as a focus for storm development later today. Otherwise, main hazards with ongoing storms will be brief heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lightning.

BREAKING WEATHER

May 19, 2018

TORNADO WARNING until 3:30 for Osage and Pawnee Counties.

Live on Classical Tulsa: The Catalyst Quartet

May 11, 2018
The Catalyst Quartet: violinists Karla Donehew Perez and Jessie Montgomery, cellist Karlos Rodriguez and violist Paul Laraia
Frank Christel

This week, the Catalyst Quartet was in town to perform for all of the fourth graders in the Tulsa Public Schools as part of Chamber Music Tulsa's contribution to the Any Given Child program.

Concert 5 "Old and New"

Alexander Mickelthwate Philippe Quint Classics 7

Latest on School Closings and Reopenings

Apr 12, 2018
KWGS News File Photo

Here is the latest school closing list

Mayor Will Sign Dollar Store Spacing Measure

Apr 12, 2018

Mayor Bynum says he will sign a zoning charge that will require a mile space between so-called dollar stores in a portion of Tulsa. Some believe the proliferation of such “small box” stores like Dollar General and Family Dollar are keeping north Tulsa from attracting a full service supermarket. The mayor wants better food options for north Tulsans.               

People in north Tulsa tend to die a decade earlier than other Tulsans. Health officials fear that is because of the lack of healthy food sources.

An Evening With Brahms

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The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the largest with a preliminary magnitude of 3.7.

The USGS reports the larger quake struck at 10:07 a.m. Friday near Covington, two minutes after a magnitude 3.1 quake was recorded in the same area about 56 miles northwest of Oklahoma City.

An emergency management official has not returned a phone call seeking comment, but geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0.

OSHD

Someone returning to Tulsa recently from an international trip contracted measles…and the City-County Health Department is alerting people of possible exposure. Leanne Stephens with the Health Department says measles is very contagious, and can linger for as long as a couple of hours after the carrier has left the area.

The Health Department has all the pertinent information about where and when possible exposures may have occurred. Anyone concerned or with questions may call the Department’s measles hotline at 918-595-4500.

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

Alexander Mickelthwate    Joyce Yang

(Note: This interview originally aired last year.) On this edition of ST Medical Monday, Dr. David Palma is our guest. He is a Canadian radiation oncologist and cancer researcher who focuses on the treatment of lung, head/neck, and metastatic cancers -- and he tells us about his new book, which is just out: "Taking Charge of Cancer: What You Need to Know to Get the Best Treatment." As was noted by Dr. Tony Mok of the Chinese University of Hong Kong: "If you use a guidebook for a journey, you will need [this book] for a cancer journey.

Chamber Music in Oklahoma

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It’s well known Oklahoma incarcerates the highest percentage of females in the nation. During this Women’s History Month, OU-Tulsa and Poetic Justice team up to present ‘Grey Matter’, a documentary exploring the subject. Megan Hickey is the Director of the film. Poetic Justice is a program to let women behind bars write about their feelings. She interviewed women at Mabel Basset prison and focused on their writings. On a panel after the film was former inmate, Sophia Carbajal.

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Hospitalizations and deaths from the flu in Oklahoma continue in March. The latest stats show more than 43-hundred hospitalizations and 228 deaths in this record year. Jamie Dukes with the State Health Department says the older population is the most vulnerable. The most recent deaths are all in the age group 50 years and older. Oklahoma has reported only one pediatric death and none under age four.

String Theory Concert 3

The London premiere in April 1885 of Antonin Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony was one of the great triumphs of the composer’s career, and critics since have often regarded the Seventh as his finest work in the symphonic genre.

'Hey, Sunday Sun'

Feb 25, 2018
NWS

Patchy fog and freezing fog has developed this morning across portions of eastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. The fog is most dense in and near valleys in the terrain of far eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas where visibility was locally reduced to less than one half mile. Freezing fog will likely result in some slick spots on bridges and overpasses where the fog is most dense. Conditions will improve by late morning, with sunny and warmer conditions expected.

Kemp Concert Series

First Presbyterian Church

Concert 1 "Song and Dance"

Classics 4 - OKC Philharmonic

Muskogee K9 Dies on Duty

Feb 5, 2018
Muskogee Police

On February 3rd, Lt. William Peters and his K9 partner Indie reported to work as they have for the last 4 years. Neither of them knowing how the night would end. 

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