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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.