On this edition of ST, an interesting conversation with Dr. Margaret Martin, who more than a decade ago founded The Harmony Project, beginning with 36 students and a $9,000 check from The Rotary Club of Hollywood; today, The Harmony Project is the largest nonprofit in Los Angeles dedicated exclusively to music education for youth in low-income communities.
(Note: This interview originally aired back in January.) On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Anthony Barnosky, a Professor of Integrated Biology at UC-Berkeley and a leading scientist specializing on how global change affects biodiversity and ecosystem function.
The John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation here in Tulsa will present its 2015 Symposium on Reconciliation next week, from May 26th through the 29th, and the theme for this year's gathering is "The Media and Reconciliation." Our guest on StudioTulsa will give an address at this symposium; Isabel Wilkerson -- who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work as Chicago Bureau Chief of The New York Times, and whose bestselling nonfiction account, "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration," won the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the 2011 Heartlan
On this edition of ST, we speak with Christine Madrid French, a Florida-based architectural historian, historic preservation advocate, and author. (You can read about her many and various projects and publications as an architect with a passion for the past at French's website.) French will deliver a presentation called "Saving the Modern Century" tonight, Thursday the 21st, at 5:30pm at the Phlibrook Museum of Art.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for areas of Oklahoma affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding in early May.
The declaration signed Tuesday makes federal funding available to individuals whose property was damaged in storms in Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma counties May 5–10.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
More rain over the holiday weekend means faster flowing rivers, which is a problem at the Port of Catoosa.
"Basically, the flows are so strong that all tow boats are tied off for the present time. No tows are moving," said Director Bob Portiss. "And they won't until these river flows subside. It's just simply not a safe situation."
Tow boats help bring barges into and out of the port. Around 30 loaded barges are stuck waiting to enter or leave the port.
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Fast-food restaurant Lee's Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly.
The Orange County Register reports that chicken, beef and pork products were recalled by the Garden Grove-based company from its restaurants in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas.
There have been no reports of adverse reactions to eating any of the products.
Three bidders want the job of an intensive review of the Tulsa Sheriff’s Office. Bids were opened this week. What is being called an operational assessment of the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Services comes about partly because of the killing of an unarmed suspect by a reserve deputy. Sheriff Glanz says it will be a comprehensive study of his office, including the reserve deputy program.
Glanz’ office has been under fire since the fatal shooting and allegations of falsifying training records.