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2:21 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Ground is Broken; The 1st Event at 'A Gathering Place For Tulsa'

Each child was given a yellow sand shovel so that they could take part in the ground breaking.
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Ground is broken at 12-noon for the 'Gathering Place for Tulsa'. The new park-like facility will cost over one-third of a billion dollars.  Most of the money has been donated my civic minded corporations and foundations. The effort has been  headed by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.

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12:07 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

BusinessWorld Podcast (9/20/14)

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This week on BusinessWorld, Alibaba's initial public offering strikes gold, a Tulsa-based company earns a national honor and personal kudos from one of us, and a scary story from an unusual source:  cue the Halloween music for the attack of the converging yield curves.

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Local & Regional
9:21 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Fatal Plane Crash in Okmulgee County

A pilot is dead after crashing a single engine plane in Okmulgee County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says Gene Thompson was killed when the 2006 Cessna-172 he was flying crash near Preston into a grove of dense trees.

The 63-year-old Thompson was flying to Tulsa from Fort Worth, Texas when the plane went down about 5 p.m. on Friday. The wreckage was spotted by the Civil Air Patrol around 7:30 Friday evening.  Thompson was the only person on board.

The FAA and the NTSB will investigate the cause of the crash.

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Local & Regional
9:04 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Lobbist Found Dead in Hot Tub at Home

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EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Police in Edmond say a man has drowned in the hot tub of his home.

Police spokeswoman Jennifer Monroe says 46-year-old Bart McSpadden was found dead in the hot tub after his wife called about 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Monroe says family members reported that McSpadden had gotten up about 2:30 a.m. and said he could not sleep and was going to sit by a backyard pool that was connected to the hot tub.

Monroe says there is no evidence of foul play.

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Local & Regional
9:00 am
Sat September 20, 2014

Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Up Slightly in August

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials say the state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 4.7 percent in August, up from 4.6 percent in July.

The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission said Friday that the civilian labor force fell by 5,950, total employment declined by 6,750 and the number of unemployed rose by 790.

Four of the state's nine industry sectors added jobs during the month with professional and business services increasing by 1,900 and the construction sector adding 1,400 jobs.

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Local & Regional
4:07 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Booker T. Washington Loses Teacher, Then Doesn't

Booker T. Washington High School learned yesterday it would lose a teacher today.

It’s called a trim when Tulsa Public Schools decides to move a teacher based on enrollment numbers. School officials say they were being trimmed for having 1,331 students instead of 1,334. TPS spokesman Chris Payne said Superintendent Keith Ballard reversed the decision today.

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Music
4:03 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Swing Bands of Yesterday on Big Band Saturday Night

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This weekend, Swing Bands of Yesterday and Today. Keeping the sounds we love, alive! From Harry James to Benny Goodman to today's swing bands.

Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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3:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

StoryCorps: Always a Family

StoryCorps’ mobile recording studio will soon arrive at the Guthrie Green in Tulsa on October 16. Public Radio Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation is bringing StoryCorps back to Tulsa so that your stories can be captured for posterity. Make a reservation to record family and friends. Learn More about StoryCorps.

Beginning October 2, Click Here to make a recording reservation

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1:54 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

An Evening with David Sedaris at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center

“One of America’s most prickly and most delicious, young comic talents.” – The Washington Post

Tickets are on sale online or by calling the Tulsa Performing Arts Center box office at (918) 596-7111.

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1:38 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Listen. Love. Participate.

"Weilerstein avoids nostalgia and produces an account full of passion, grief and nobility of feeling…it's been years since a new recording of Elgar's great concerto made this kind of visceral impact." - BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Year, 2014. Available for a gift of $120 or more.

Dear Friend of Public Radio Tulsa,

Thank you for listening and for your continuing financial support of Public Radio Tulsa. And an especially big thank you for your patience as we have been working on our backup antenna project. We know that you depend on us every day, and we’ve worked hard to minimize the interruptions of programming, but the installation was problematic and the time off-air, or at low power, has been an irritant.

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