News http://publicradiotulsa.org en Trash Board Proposes to Keep Burning Green Waste http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/trash-board-proposes-keep-burning-green-waste <p>A new plan would take Tulsans’ green waste to the incinerator.</p><p>The TARE board will vote Aug. 5 to solicit bids for curbside pickup and hauling to the incinerator.&nbsp;Vice Chairman Paul White said the new plan meets all the board’s criteria.</p><p>"We have to implement a plan that is cost-effective, operationally feasible, customer-friendly and environmentally responsible," White said.</p><p>If the plan goes forward, White said as few changes will be made as possible, so customers would likely continue putting green waste in clear plastic bags next to their trash carts.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:51:20 +0000 Matt Trotter 63694 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Trash Board Proposes to Keep Burning Green Waste "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/horse-lover-cowboys-quest-save-wild-mustangs-encore-presentation <p>On this edition of ST, we listen back to a fine interview that first aired in March of this year with H. Alan Day, who's the younger brother of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Day tells us about his then-recent memoir, "The Horse Lover," which is a moving and perceptive account of how he established a sanctuary for unadoptable wild horses previously warehoused by the Bureau of Land Management. Mustang Meadows Ranch, as the facility was called, began in the late 1980s; it was the first-ever government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary established in the United States. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:47:24 +0000 Rich Fisher 63692 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Horse Lover: A Cowboy's Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs" (Encore presentation.) Tulsans to Celebrate the Center of the Universe http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tulsans-celebrate-center-universe <p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:52:37 +0000 Marshall Stewart 63684 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Tulsans to Celebrate the Center of the Universe National Night Out at Hicks Park http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/national-night-out-hicks-park <p></p><p>The 31st National Night Out, celebrated across the nation, will be held at Hicks Park this year in Tulsa. The national movement is way for the community to gather in an area and discuss crime and other issues. The police and fire departments, EMSA, and other first responders will be there to chat with people as well.</p><p>Program Coordinator, Bart Dean, says there will also be non-profit organizations there to talk with the community.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:56:41 +0000 KWGS News 63682 at http://publicradiotulsa.org National Night Out at Hicks Park New Homes from the Charred Ruins of a Tulsa Church http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-homes-charred-ruins-tulsa-church <p></p><p>Since February there has been a pile of charred rubble where the 75 year-old Bowen Church once stood in north Tulsa.&nbsp; Arsonists torched the building, but that property will soon bear fruit.</p><p>The land has been donated to Habitat for Humanity. Habitat’s Jane Dunbar says it is large enough for at least a half-dozen homes. Site work is now underway with large trucks hauling away the debris.</p><p>The lots are in the Crutchfield Neighborhood. That is near Independence and North Peoria.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:14:44 +0000 KWGS News 63674 at http://publicradiotulsa.org New Homes from the Charred Ruins of a Tulsa Church Riverside Traffic to Be Impacted by 'Gathering Place' Construction http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/riverside-traffic-be-impacted-gathering-place-construction <p></p><p>Tulsa's next traffic bottleneck will be Riverside Drive. The City held a meeting last night to detail how the construction of 'A Gathering Place for Tulsa' will impact Riverside Drive.</p><p>There will be lane shifts and closures, and this time next year the entire roadway will be closed near the Pedestrian Bridge. That means drivers will have to find new routes into and out of downtown Tulsa.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:00:04 +0000 KWGS News 63669 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Riverside Traffic to Be Impacted by 'Gathering Place' Construction Fire Damages Apartments Near TU http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/fire-damages-apartments-near-tu <p></p><p></p><p>Tulsa fire fighters spent the night battling an apartment blaze near the University of Tulsa campus. The fire was reported in a small complex, west of TU, on 7th street near Lewis.</p><p>Three units at the complex sustain damage from smoke, flames and water. The Red Cross will assist those people displaced. There were no injuries.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:02:33 +0000 KWGS News 63665 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Fire Damages Apartments Near TU Mother and Son Dead in Midtown Tulsa Home http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mother-and-son-dead-midtown-tulsa-home <p>Tulsa Police investigate a grim discovery in a midtown Tulsa home. Two people are found dead inside a fashionable home near 22nd and South Delaware.</p><p>Police say a mother and her son were found dead inside the home. Homicide detectives speculate that the 17-year-old son killed his mother and then himself in a murder-suicide.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:58:39 +0000 KWGS News 63664 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Mother and Son Dead in Midtown Tulsa Home Wednesday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/wednesday-morning-local-news-895kwgs-16 <p></p><p> In the Local News:</p><ul><li>Tulsa ranks high when it comes to fatal DUI crashes.</li><li>Plans for Riverside Drive are discussed at a city gathering.</li><li>A mother and son are found dead in a Tulsa home.</li></ul> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:50:11 +0000 John Durkee 63663 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Wednesday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS "Mississippi Eyes: The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/mississippi-eyes-story-and-photography-southern-documentary-project <p>Fifty years ago, in 1964 -- during what would come to be called Freedom Summer in the American South -- a young photographer named Matt Herron, who'd recently relocated to Mississippi from the North (with his wife and kids) in order to work on civil rights issues while also shooting photo-stories for Life, Look, and The Saturday Evening Post, put together a group of talented photographers that was known as the Southern Documentary Project. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:07:59 +0000 Rich Fisher 63639 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Mississippi Eyes: The Story and Photography of the Southern Documentary Project"