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4:15 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

Yuletide Memories on Big Band Saturday Night

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This weekend on Big Band Saturday Night, our annual Christmas Holiday Show. Special features and lots of Yuletide memories including the class big band seasonal hits and Great American Songbook chartbusters. Join us at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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12:03 pm
Sat December 20, 2014

BusinessWorld Podcast (12/20/14)

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This week, events in the news feature a cast of characters straight out of the cold war...or a James Bond movie.  Falling oil prices cause problems for the Russian economy, a move towards normalization of relations with Cuba was announced and Sony pulls a movie after a hacker attack and threats from North Korea. 

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Local & Regional
8:17 am
Sat December 20, 2014

OSU Receives Defense Department Grant for Study

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OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — An $875,000 grant has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense to Oklahoma State University's Institute of Technology.

OSU will use the grant to study the supply chain of the Oklahoma defense industry in partnership with the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission.

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Local & Regional
8:15 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit on Oklahoma Execution Access

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by media organizations that sought greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates.

U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton dismissed the lawsuit on Friday. He rejected allegations that Oklahoma's execution protocols violate the First Amendment.

The lawsuit was filed in August by Oklahoma Observer and the Guardian US news organizations following the April 29th of inmate Clayton Lockett, who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began.

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Local & Regional
8:11 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Tulsa Port of Catoosa says Shipping Up in November

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CATOOSA, Okla. (AP) — The Tulsa Port of Catoosa says shipping activities last month jumped to the highest total since February as outbound agricultural commodities saw large increases.

The port says shipping for soybeans easily surpassed October's numbers as 50,000 more tons left the port in November than during the previous month.

Outbound fertilizer also showed big gains, with totals for that commodity leaving the port more than doubling October's figure.

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Local & Regional
8:03 am
Sat December 20, 2014

Spiked Red Bull Leads to M&Ms on Oklahoma Road

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VINITA, Okla. (AP) — Police say a truck driver who spiked his Red Bull with liquor wrecked his rig on a northeastern Oklahoma highway, spilling M and M candies, hair products and baby wipes across the road.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Bertram says the driver was arrested on a complaint of drunken driving after the accident early Friday on U.S. 60 west of Vinita. The wreck triggered crashes involving another tractor-trailer rig and a pickup truck and prompted police to close an 11-mile stretch of the highway.

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StudioTulsa
4:23 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Dr. Gerry Clancy: Vice President for Health Affairs and Dean of TU's New College of Health Sciences

Aired on Friday, December 19th.

In late October, Dr. Gerard P. “Gerry” Clancy was selected as vice president for health affairs and dean of The University of Tulsa's new College of Health Sciences. Dr. Clancy is our guest on this edition of ST. He has served as president of OU-Tulsa for the past eight years, and his tenure here at TU will begin on January 1st, when the newly created College of Health Sciences officially begins operations.

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Local & Regional
1:50 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Neighborhoods Department Could Benefit From Public Safety Funding Proposal

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The City of Tulsa’s Working In Neighborhoods department may stand to benefit if Mayor Dewey Bartlett’s public safety funding proposal becomes a reality.

City councilors asked department head Dwayne Midget which functions impact public safety.

"Such things as investigating nuisances, zoning complaints, dilapidated structures and demolition [or] rehab of these dilapidated structures, drug house investigation, property maintenance, livability standards and rehab of properties with livability standards, and animal welfare and control," Midget said.

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Local & Regional
1:42 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Salvation Army Gets a Few Surprises in Its Kettles

Salvation Army Maj. Jim Taylor holds the gold coins found in donation kettles Thursday night: Three $20 American coins from 1880 and one Krugerrand.
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It’s happened again — the Salvation Army gets a Christmastime gold coin donation in its kettles.

Maj. Jim Taylor says during collections last night, they found a folded and taped $2 bill. Inside was a gold $20 U.S. coin from 1880.

"Then as we continued to count the money that was in the other kettles, we pulled out two more $20, 1880 coins, also wrapped in $2 bills," Taylor said. "Then, later in the evening, in a plastic container, we pulled out the Krugerrand."

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Local & Regional
11:41 am
Fri December 19, 2014

2 Dead in Explosion, Fire at Oklahoma Oil Rig

Colgate is in Southeast Oklahoma
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COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials say two people have died of injuries suffered during an explosion and fire at an oil rig in the southeastern corner of the state.

The state Medical Examiner's office identified the dead as 26-year-old Gary Keenen of Ada and 27-year-old Kelsey Bellah of Tulsa.

Television stations KTEN in Ada and KWTV in Oklahoma City reported that the explosion occurred early Friday at a rig about 2 miles west of Coalgate. The area is 100 miles southeast of Oklahoma City.

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