On this edition of ST, we're pleased to welcome Rebecca Ungerman back to our program. She has long been known and admired as one of the outstanding jazz/cabaret singers in the Tulsa community. She's also a wonderful songwriter, and her original musical, "The Unwitting Wife," was first staged about two years ago here in town (and was thereafter staged in Israel).
Yesterday is today...this week's edition of Big Band Saturday Night once again proves that big band and classic jazz is here to stay!
Thrill to some big band and American Songbook classic recordings. This is also your invitation for fun for your Saturday evening. Join me at 8 o'clock on 89.5. Big Band Saturday Night with Alan Lambert on Tulsa radio for more than 19 years !
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says a federal appeals court ruling that struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage is an example of federal courts trampling on the rights of states to govern themselves.
Fallin made the comments in Tulsa after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver struck down Oklahoma's constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for Tulsa County's clerk says he disagrees with a federal appeals court that struck down Oklahoma's ban against same-sex marriage.
Byron Babione with the nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom said Friday that the people of Oklahoma confirmed their belief that every child deserves a mom and a dad when they approved a constitutional amendment affirming marriage as a man-woman union.
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say a 94-year-old Tulsa man has died after a wreck on the Muskogee Turnpike.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the collision happened early Friday about 3 miles east of Broken Arrow. According to a preliminary report, 94-year-old Paul Laughlin was driving west when he stopped his vehicle for unknown reasons in the right lane of traffic. According to the report, his vehicle was hit from behind by an oncoming vehicle.
The highway patrol says Laughlin was taken to a Tulsa hospital, where he later died.
DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.
A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday has found a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution. In a Utah case, the court ruled June 25 that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed.
Lower courts struck down Utah and Oklahoma's voter-approved bans in December and January, respectively.
Tulsa Health Department officials confirmed that a sampling of mosquitoes from Tulsa County has tested positive for West Nile virus . It is important for residents to remember to take precautions against WNV. At this time, there have been no confirmed cases of WNV in humans in Tulsa County; however, the months of July through October are typically the highest risk months for exposure to WNV in Oklahoma.