On this installment of ST, we listen back to a 1999 interview with Marcus Borg, a noted liberal theologian and New Testament scholar who was among the first -- from the 1980s onward -- to analyze Jesus as a historical figure. Borg, who died last week at age 72 of a lung ailment, appeared on StudioTulsa a few times over the years. This discussion marks his first appearance on our program.
Born in Niteroi, Brazil, Sergio Monteiro won first prize in the second Martha Argerich International Piano Competition and was selected to take part in the International Piano Academy in Como, Italy. He received degrees from the National Music School of Rio de Janeiro and has performed in Moscow and across Europe and South America. Awarded a scholarship by the Ministry of Culture to study at the Eastman School of Music, he earned his Doctorate of Musical Arts, studying with Nelita True.
Attorney General Scott Pruitt wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stay three executions until the death row inmates’ lawsuit is resolved.
Richard Glossip, John Grant and Benjamin Cole’s deaths have been scheduled, but Pruitt’s press secretary Will Gattenby said this is a necessary step.
"It is important that the attorney general act in order to best serve the interests of the victims of these horrific crimes and the state's obligation to ensure justice in each and every case," Gattenby said.
The lawsuit centers on Oklahoma’s use of the sedative midazolam.
BLACKWELL, Okla. (AP) — Authorities in Blackwell say a gas leak in a school gymnasium has sent 35 students and three faculty members to the hospital.
Officials say the leak occurred in the high school practice gymnasium in the Kay County community about 9 a.m. as the middle school boys basketball team and varsity cheer squad were practicing. Some students began to feel sick and a couple of students passed out in the shower area.
The students and faculty members were taken to Blackwell Regional Hospital and administered oxygen. All are expected to recover.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Human Services says hospitals in the state are reporting an increasing number of newborns who tested positive for drugs or alcohol at birth.
The Oklahoman reports the agency listed 375 addicted newborns in the 12-months ending June 30th, the latest data available. Of those, 42 babies showed symptoms of withdrawal, which can include seizures, excessive crying, fever, sweating and vomiting.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has decided to consider whether two oil companies can be held liable for injuries a Prague woman suffered during a 2011 earthquake.
The lawsuit by Sandra Ladra of Prague is among dozens of lawsuits filed in the past several years across the country alleging oil and gas companies are responsible for earthquakes. Similar lawsuits seeking class-action status have been filed against energy companies in Arkansas and Texas.
The Tulsa School Board is slowing its search for a new School Superintendent. It had been expected the board would announce a new leader for the Tulsa Public Schools during a meeting this evening. However, the board changed its plans yesterday.
The board says tonight's meeting has been canceled and rescheduled for Wednesday. It will be an executive session, so most of the meeting will will closed to the public. A news release says the board hopes to announce a new superintendent one-week from today on February 2nd.