On this edition of our program, we're pleased to speak with the distinguished orchestra conductor, scholar, and educator Leon Botstein, who has been the president of Bard College since 1975. Botstein will deliver the annual Frank Memorial Lecture in Judaism and Contemporary Issues here in Tulsa on Sunday the 7th at 7:30pm.
The Oklahoma Education Association is starting a new campaign: Wear Red for Public Ed.
"We want to see teachers. We want to see support professionals. We want to see administrators," said OEA President Linda Hampton. "We want to see parents, students, everyone that supports public education and realizes all the good things and what a great system we have in Oklahoma of public education."
OEA is encouraging people to wear red on Tuesdays throughout the school year. Hampton said it was time for a change in focus.
The state's report on Clayton Lockett's execution hasn't answered all the questions people have about it.
Brady Henderson is the legal director of ACLU of Oklahoma. He said the Department of Corrections can use the report to improve the process, but the state’s drug protocol is still untested in a sense.
"Frankly, too many things went wrong with the execution to know that, and so I think that we're really back about where we were now with this next execution, again, experimenting with what is — is for all intents and purposes — a new cocktail of drugs," Henderson said.
If you want to get an idea what the ‘Gathering Place’ will look like and actually walk the grounds, later this month is your chance. Director of Tulsa’s Gathering Place project, Jeff Stava, says a groundbreaking for the $350 million park project is set for September 20th, and the public is invited.
It will be a picnic style event with food trucks, live music, and activities for children and families. It’s free and open to the public.
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) — The Cherokee Nation is honoring its veterans with new displays at the tribe's veterans center.
Newly installed displays at the Tahlequah-based Cherokee Nation Veterans Center feature tributes to Lt. Jack C. Montgomery and Adm. Joseph J. Clark. They are two of the most highly decorated Cherokee citizens to have ever served in the U.S. military.
The tribe estimates there are more than 4,000 Cherokee veterans, and it says it is honoring those citizens and their service by presenting many of their stories, artifacts and memorabilia to the public.