The Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa has announced the selection of Holly Becker as its new Executive Director. “Holly Becker brings a passion for the arts, a successful business background, and years of strategic leadership in the non-profit sector to the position of Executive Director of the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa.
UNDATED (AP) — The National Weather Service is warning of new flooding across much of Oklahoma. Meteorologist Michael Scotten says two bouts of bad weather should hit the state today, and some parts of Oklahoma could see as much as 3 inches of rain.
The greatest threat for severe weather is in western Oklahoma, where hail and tornadoes are possible.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the past two years, thousands of supporters of public education have thronged the Oklahoma Capitol asking legislators mostly for pay raises for teachers, increased funding for education and a reduction in the number of mandatory tests.
And for two consecutive years, they have returned to their school districts with little to show for their efforts.
As the gavel fell on the 2015 legislative session last week, legislators were unable to reach a deal to either reduce the number of mandatory tests or increase teacher pay.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With widespread damage to roads and bridges as a result of recent flooding, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin is seeking expedited bidding for county infrastructure projects.
Fallin said Wednesday the full extent of the county-level flooding damage is still unknown since many roads remain underwater. But she says she's asked the Oklahoma Department of Transportation to expedite the process for awarding contracts.
Founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra is recognized as one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. Touring this season across North America, Italy, Croatia, Germany and Mexico with mandolinist Avi Avital, the ensemble is also featured on a new release from Deutsche Grammophon with Mr. Avital of works by Vivaldi.
The University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa have received a $15 million federal grant to help prevent heart disease and strokes among Oklahomans.
The universities will establish a cooperative to help improve heart health.
"There are physicians all across Oklahoma — especially in small communities, and in rural communities and private practice — who will be part of this infrastructure that will change the quality of heart care in the state of Oklahoma," said OU President David Boren.
Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, is our guest today on StudioTulsa. He tells us all about his new book, "Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab." As the noted historian H.W. Brands has observed of this book: "History is complicated, and in its complications lies its appeal. Steve Inskeep understands this, and his elegantly twinned account of Andrew Jackson and John Ross shows just how complicated and appealing history can be.