Terri White, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services commissioner, and Michael Brose, Mental Health Association in Tulsa executive director, were featured guests at “Oklahoma Watch-Out” on Nov. 20, 2013.
This public question-and-answer forum, focusing on mental and emotional health issues, was recorded at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa by Public Radio Tulsa.
On this edition of StudioTulsa, our old pal (and longtime book reviewer, and former Tulsan) Nancy "America's Librarian" Pearl returns with --- just in time for the holidays --- another list of outstanding literary recommendations. Whether you're keen on ficton or non-fiction, a YA novel or a thriller, a work of history or one of satire, Nancy has just the book you're looking for. . . . Here's the rundown of titles/authors that she shares with us on today's program:
Inspired by the book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, by economist Pietra Rivoli, the NPR Planet Money T-shirt reports take you on a journey that documents every step of T-shirt manufacturing. Meet the people who grow the cotton, spin the yarn and cut and sew the fabric. Ride on the cargo ships that bring the T-shirt from factories in Bangladesh and Colombia to ports in the U.S. Learn about the tangle of international regulations that govern the T-shirt trade the whole way.
Opponents of Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law are asking the State Supreme Court to find it unconstitutional.
Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleges the law violates the state Constitution and should be struck down.
Two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization filed the lawsuit in September. The lawsuit says provisions of the new law would deny treatment and compensation to injured workers under certain circumstances.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved several road construction contracts, including a nearly $38 million plan to improve parts of U.S. 60 near Pawhuska.
During its monthly meeting Monday, the commission awarded a contract to Sherwood Construction Co. Inc. to improve a nearly six-mile stretch of U.S. 60. The project is expected to take about 590 days to complete.
But Oklahoma Department of Transportation Executive Director Mike Patterson says future work and even existing contracts may be jeopardized because of an uncertainty in federal funding.
Performance Oklahoma presents editions 5 and 6 from the 2012 OK Mozart International Festival Chamber Music series. In the first hour, devoted to music by Robert Schumann cellist Peter Wiley and pianist Anna Polonsky performt the composer’s Drei Fantasiestucke Op 73 and the Adagio and Allegro Op 70 and mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and baritone Kelly Markgraf join pianist Orion Weiss to present a duet and six songs. And in the second hour cellist Peter Wiley returns with violinist Ani Kavafian and violist Paul Neubauer to play the String Trio by Jean Francaix. Pianist Orion Weiss
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of fatalities in Oklahoma blamed has risen to at least eight.
Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman Keli Cain said Monday that the deaths include a 5-year-old boy who died in a rollover accident in Muskogee and a 6-year-old boy who died after falling through ice in a creek in Tulsa. A 77-year-old woman from Altus died from hypothermia.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders waited for the completion of an independent study on state employee pay, House Speaker T.W. Shannon approved more than a quarter of a million dollars in annual pay increases for his staff.