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Three in four Oklahoma 12th graders have already had their first drink — or more.

That’s a statistic cited by Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Terri White at a public safety summit on alcohol abuse held by Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett.

Alcohol abuse is a big problem in Oklahoma, which ranks sixth in the nation in alcohol-related deaths. It’s also a big problem in Tulsa County, which has a DUI rate 20 percent higher than the state average.

OK Mozart has just announced the musical artists and programs to be featured in its 2016 Festival.  To help celebrate the Festival's 32nd season we'll enjoy an encore of Edition Three of the 2015 OK Mozart radio broadcast series!   

Founded in 2012 and specializing in the masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, The Thirteen Chamber Choir has garnered a reputation for inspired and powerful live performances.  On tour this past fall across the American Midwest and Great Plains, The Thirteen were guests in residence at UCO’s College of Fine Arts and Design, hosted by the Choral Department at the School of Music, in partnership with the Brisch Center for Historical Performance, the Edmond Community Chorale and St.

Continuing its mission to offer a high quality music and cultural Festival for Oklahoma audiences, OK Mozart marked its 31st season this past June, taking a musical trip to Italy, the place where 17 year old Wolfgang received the Papal Order of the Knight of the Golden Spur for his extraordinary musical gifts. Presented June 6th through the 13th, Festival 2015 offered a series of orchestral concerts, chamber music performances and a semi-staged production of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni, as well as a full program of related cultural activities in its showcase events.

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Jan 18, 2016


Jan 18, 2016

Some Tulsa Area Lottery Big Winners

Jan 14, 2016

Tulsa is not completely devoid of Powerball winners. While no one in Oklahoma picked the right numbers to win the $1.6 Billion dollar jackpot. Some people got enough numbers correct to win some big cash.

A $1 Million dollar lottery ticket was sold at the Admiral and Memorial Quik-Trip store in Tulsa. The QT store at Highway 412 and Gilcrease Museum Road sold a ticket worth $100,000.

The big winner may be the schools in Oklahoma. 35-cents from every dollar spent on Powerball will be Oklahoma schools. 

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Democrats, in two recent special elections, have claimed Republican legislative seats. The most recent was this week in Owasso. Republican Strategist Fount Holland says Republicans are not projecting a clear message.                          

Holland says the GOP is catching the blame for state budget and education shortfalls. He says the party is being perceived, as not having clear solutions.


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division is implementing a plan in response to recent earthquakes in the Fairview area. The plan calls for changes to the operations of oil and gas wastewater disposal wells in the area that dispose into the Arbuckle formation.

Under the plan, 27 Arbuckle disposal wells in an area measuring approximately 24 miles by 12 miles will reduce disposal volume. The total disposal volume reduction for the area in question is 54,859 barrels a day or about 18 percent.

Acclaimed as an outstanding ensemble of distinguished musicians, the Mozart Orchestra of New York performs a diverse repertoire in creatively programmed concerts. Touring throughout the US this season, the 45-piece orchestra offers a program featuring Mozart’s final three symphonies; Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K543, Symphony No. 40 in g minor, K550 and Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K551 “Jupiter” and appeared at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, November 19th, presented by the Armstrong International Cultural Foundation’s Performing Arts Series.