Do join us for the next installment of All This Jazz, which begins at 10pm on Saturday the 22nd, right here on Public Radio 89.5...and online, via live stream, at PublicRadioTulsa.org. (We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-broadcast of ATJ on Sunday the 23rd on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.)
On this installment of ST, we've got a show for all the history buffs out there. Our guest is author and scholar Munro Price, the Professor of Modern European History at Bradford University in the UK. His newest book, which he discusses with us by phone, is "Napoleon: The End of Glory" (Oxford U. Press). It's a detailed yet accessible account of the final years of Napoleon's life, including the Battle of Nations, the Hundred Days, and of course Waterloo.
Tulsa's mayor is breathing a little easier these days. Tulsa's yo-yoing sales taxes numbers have seemed to stabilize in recent months.
Mayor Bartlett says figures have been averaging between 3 and 5% up, depending on the category. That allows more flexibility in budgeting. However the mayor wants to remain on a conservative spending path.
He says the improving figures shows that Tulsa's economy continues to improve. The city is funded with sales tax receipts.
A crash in sales tax numbers in 2010, caused city layoffs and drastic budget cuts.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma police agencies plan to increase their enforcement of impaired driving offenses as part of the statewide ENDUI program during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
The program kicks off Saturday and will continue through Nov. 29. The approach of the Thanksgiving holiday will not only bring a major increase in vehicle travel, but also the risk of incidents of impaired driving.
This Thanksgiving holiday, Triple-A predicts more travelers on roadways and in airplanes than during any Thanksgiving in the past seven years. Chuck Mai with Triple-A Oklahoma says the main reason, low gas prices. He says it’s likely there will be more than half a million Oklahomans driving, and another 50-thousand flying.
Predictions are more than 46-million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home over the holiday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's finance secretary says state agencies don't have to worry about any impact on their budgets from two attorney general opinions released this week that the transfer of money from two revolving funds was unconstitutional.
In a letter to agency directors on Thursday, Secretary of Finance, Administration and Information Technology Preston Doerflinger says the opinions will not result in a budgetary impact "at this time."
But Doerflinger warns additional opinions or court rulings could lead to some action begin taken.
CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — Shipping through the Tulsa Port of Catoosa rebounded last month after all locks on the navigation system re-opened to traffic after repairs were made to the W.D. Mayo Lock & Dam 14.
Officials say total October barge shipping through the port was 147,158 tons — bringing the year's total to more than 1.9 million tons.
Inbound steel increased by nearly 8,000 tons, nearly all of it imported from Russia and China. Also increasing during October were outbound shipments of soybeans— to nearly 30,000 tons, which was the highest total in seven months.