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7:00 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Coast Guard Members Rescue Man in Oklahoma Lake

The marina at Applegate Cove
Credit Applegate Cove Marina

The Coast Guard says its members rescued a 36-year-old man from an eastern Oklahoma lake when he began struggling in the water.

The Coast Guard says Lt. Clint Smith and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jose Blanco were touring the Arkansas River area Thursday when they heard a man yell for help near the Applegate Cove Marina of Kerr Lake.

Authorities say the man was fishing with a friend when his boat became disabled. The man jumped in the lake then struggled to stay above water.

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Local & Regional
6:58 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Tulsa Preparing for National Gay Men's Blood Drive

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa's Dennis R. Neill Equality Center and the Oklahoma Blood Institute are teaming up for Friday's National Gay Men's Blood Drive.

Officials at the center say that gay and bisexual men have been banned since 1983 from donating blood. The ban was instituted shortly after the start of AIDS. Officials at the center say it has been left in place since that time.

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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Friday Morning Local News from 89.5/KWGS

In the local news:

  • With out tools of the trade, reporters are allowed to tour immigration dorms at Fort Sill.
  • Democrat candidate for Governor Joe Dorman releases his education funding plan.
  • New report: Poverty brings about more poverty.
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Local & Regional
5:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Reporters Tour Fort Sill Immigration Dorm

Credit Fort Sill

    FORT SILL, Okla.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:07 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

On the Next ATJ: Some Outsanding Jazz Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Please join us for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm Central on Saturday the 12th --- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and "live streaming" online at PublicRadioTulsa.org.

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StudioTulsa
2:30 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

"The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem"

Aired on Thursday, July 10th.

Could America's current student loan debt --- which now exceeds $1 trillion and is predicted to reach $2 trillion by 2020 --- somehow become the sequel to the mortgage meltdown? Some economists think it's possible. Our guest on this edition of ST is Eric Best, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University. Along with his father, sociologist Joel Best of the University of Delaware, Eric is the co-author of "The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem" (University of California Press).

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Local & Regional
1:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Dorman Unveils "Classrooms First" Education Proposal

Democratic candidate for governor Joe Dorman talks about his "Classrooms First" education plan Thursday after being introduced by state Rep. Eric Proctor (left).
Credit Matt Trotter / KWGS

Gov. Mary Fallin’s Democratic challenger wants to boost per-pupil spending on education by $50 by using the state’s franchise tax as a funding source.

"This will be set aside and earmarked completely for classroom funding," state Rep. Joe Dorman said Thursday at a news conference. "This will not go to salaries. It will not go to administrative costs. It will go to the tools needed by educators to educate those students to the level where they can achieve their highest potential."

There was a moratorium on franchise tax collections from 2010 to 2013. ​

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Local & Regional
12:58 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Flood Warning for Parts of Tulsa County

The National Weather Service office Tulsa has issued a flash flood warning for northern Tulsa County. Below you will find the text as transmitted from the National Weather Service.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL OSAGE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
NORTH CENTRAL TULSA COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...
SOUTHERN WASHINGTON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA...

* UNTIL 400 PM CDT

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Local & Regional
11:32 am
Thu July 10, 2014

West Nile Virus in Oklahoma

First case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Oklahoma.

The first West Nile case in Oklahoma this year has been confirmed in Major County. So far there are no reported infections in Tulsa County, but it is very early in the season. Kaitlin Snider with the Tulsa Health Department says testing will continue for several months.

People are encouraged to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West Nile, a mosquito-borne illness. Many people don’t even know when they’ve been infected, but in some, the disease can be extremely serious.

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Local & Regional
11:19 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Second Man Identified in Pawnee County Deaths

MANNFORD, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says the second of two men found dead in a mobile home in Mannford nearly a month ago has been identified.

The OSBI said Thursday that the state medical examiner's office has identified the man as 53-year-old Don Ray Stanford.

The bodies of Stanford and 60-year-old Ward Ray Bartlett were found June 18 in Bartlett's mobile home by Pawnee County deputies conducting a welfare check at the request of a state health care worker. Authorities say Stanford was also living at the home.

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