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4:07 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Booker T. Washington Loses Teacher, Then Doesn't

Booker T. Washington High School learned yesterday it would lose a teacher today.

It’s called a trim when Tulsa Public Schools decides to move a teacher based on enrollment numbers. School officials say they were being trimmed for having 1,331 students instead of 1,334. TPS spokesman Chris Payne said Superintendent Keith Ballard reversed the decision today.

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Music
4:03 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Swing Bands of Yesterday on Big Band Saturday Night

Wolverine Orchestra
Wikipedia

This weekend, Swing Bands of Yesterday and Today. Keeping the sounds we love, alive! From Harry James to Benny Goodman to today's swing bands.

Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5!

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3:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

StoryCorps: Always a Family

StoryCorps’ mobile recording studio will soon arrive at the Guthrie Green in Tulsa on October 16. Public Radio Tulsa and the George Kaiser Family Foundation is bringing StoryCorps back to Tulsa so that your stories can be captured for posterity. Make a reservation to record family and friends. Learn More about StoryCorps.

Beginning October 2, Click Here to make a recording reservation

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1:54 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

An Evening with David Sedaris at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center

“One of America’s most prickly and most delicious, young comic talents.” – The Washington Post

Tickets are on sale online or by calling the Tulsa Performing Arts Center box office at (918) 596-7111.

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What's New?
1:38 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Listen. Love. Participate.

"Weilerstein avoids nostalgia and produces an account full of passion, grief and nobility of feeling…it's been years since a new recording of Elgar's great concerto made this kind of visceral impact." - BBC Music Magazine, Recording of the Year, 2014. Available for a gift of $120 or more.

Dear Friend of Public Radio Tulsa,

Thank you for listening and for your continuing financial support of Public Radio Tulsa. And an especially big thank you for your patience as we have been working on our backup antenna project. We know that you depend on us every day, and we’ve worked hard to minimize the interruptions of programming, but the installation was problematic and the time off-air, or at low power, has been an irritant.

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StudioTulsa
1:35 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Jeff Stava of the George Kaiser Family Foundation: A Groundbreaking for A Gathering Place

Aired on Friday, September 19th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with Jeff Stava of the George Kaiser Family Foundation. Stava is the project manager for A Gathering Place, the multimillion-dollar initiative of the Foundation that will -- after many months of planning and anticipation -- officially break ground in Tulsa near 31st Street and Riverside Drive tomorrow, Saturday the 20th, at noon, with the day's events actually beginning, come rain or shine, at 10am.

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Local & Regional
1:23 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Tulsa's Annual Greek Festival Is Underway Downtown

Students dance at the 2014 Tulsa Greek Festival.
Credit KWGS News

There are many ethnic festivals in Tulsa throughout the year, but the ‘Granddaddy’ of them all is this weekend. Tulsa’s Greek Festival is billed as the city’s oldest. Reverend Deacon Michael Stevenson says this is the 54th year, and several thousand people attend the annual event each September, with as many as ten thousand or more served meals every year.

The festival also includes a live band, dancing, crafts, and costumes. It runs until 10 tonight and from 11am until 10pm tomorrow at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 12th and Guthrie.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
12:36 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

On the Next Edition of All This Jazz: The Compositions of John Coltrane

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 20th, right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via live stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

In the first half of the program, we'll hear from Jane Ira Bloom, Diego Urcola, The Jazz Crusaders (featuring the late-great Joe Sample on piano), Ken Peplowski, and more.

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Local & Regional
12:07 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Information on Today's 'Gathering Place' Ground Breaking

The proposed Lodge for the Gathering Place
Credit Kaiser Family Foundation

Ground will be broken today for  'A Gathering Place for Tulsa'. It will begin at 10 a.m.   Wear your picnic attire, walk the grounds with family and friends, and imagine the future that awaits Tulsa. Children will have the opportunity to participate in the noon groundbreaking ceremony!

Local Tulsa food trucks will be on site, kids and family activities will include a giant tape tunnel from the Tulsa Children’s Museum, hula hooping and more.

LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCES

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Local & Regional
11:48 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Regents Approve 3 Storm Shelters for Norman Campus

The OU campus at Norman
Credit OU

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved a plan to build three above-ground storm shelters on the Norman campus.

The regents agreed Thursday to use $12 million from general obligation bond proceeds to build the shelters. According to the Tulsa World, the 4,200-square-foot shelters will be located in three university apartment complexes on campus.

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