Local & Regional
8:06 am
Wed August 31, 2011

Wednesday Morning's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from 89.5/KWGS

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StudioTulsa
3:08 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

District Five Council Debate on Studio Tulsa

Karen Gilbert, Sam Roop, and Chris Trail answer questions from KWGS' John Durkee at the Kiwanis Club of Tulsa.
KWGS Photo

Tulsa, OK – Hear the Studio Tulsa Debate as recorded live before the Tulsa Kiwanis Club.

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Local & Regional
1:13 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Biden Visits

Tulsa, OK – (Information in the following story is from: KJRH-TV, http://www.kjrh.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Vice President Joe Biden will be in Tulsa today to attend a private fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee and President Obama's re-election effort. Biden will be joined by state Senators Tom Adelson, Roger Ballenger, Earl Garrison and Randy Bass.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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Local & Regional
1:00 pm
Tue August 30, 2011

Fence Line Proposal Revised

KWGS News: File Photo

Tulsa, OK – The Mayor's office is modifying its position to annex Berryhill. At the City Council meeting the proposal to expand the city's fence line was trimmed to include the area along the Gilcrease Expressway extension, not the entire Berryhill area.


Mayoral Aide Clay Bird told the city council they don't have figures for what the revised area would cost the city.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Customer Rebate

Oklahoma City, OK – OG&E ordered to pay rebate to Okla. customers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma Gas & Electric customers should be seeing a credit on their bills next month following an order by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

The commission issued an order on Monday that the state's largest electric utility give customers a credit totaling $4.2 million on their bills next month. According to the commission, the result will be a reduction of about $3.15 for the average residential consumer.

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Local & Regional
7:47 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Tuesday's Top Local Stories

Tulsa, OK – Hear a recap of this morning's Top Local Stories from KWGS

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StudioTulsa
3:22 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

"Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter" (Encore presentation)

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Music Reviews
12:41 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Wilhelm Furtwaengler: A Complex German Conductor

German conductor and composer Wilhelm Furtwaengler.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 19, 2011 6:59 am

Note: Wilhelm Furtwangler's last name is typically spelled with an umlaut over the 'a' character. The npr website does not support characters with umlauts over characters. A variation of Furtwangler's name without the umlaut is spelled Furtwaengler.

Wilhelm Furtwaengler's name may be hard for Americans to pronounce, but the reason this great conductor isn't so well-remembered here is that he chose to remain in Germany during WWII, though he was never a member of the Nazi Party, and was exonerated by a postwar tribunal.

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Local & Regional
12:04 pm
Mon August 29, 2011

Chamber Rejects Charter Changes

Dr. Gerard Clancy, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and OU-Tulsa President.
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Today the Tulsa City Chamber vocalized its opposition to the proposals for ballot changes to the Tulsa City Chamber. The Chamber feels that making the mayor part of the City Council alters the checks and balances system, while the council's proposal for a city manager simply needs more debate and input from the community.

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Local & Regional
8:00 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Perry Campaigns in Tulsa

Rick Perry makes Tulsa stop
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa, OK – Texas Governor Rick Perry brings his quest for the White House to Tulsa. He met with reporters mid-afternoon at the Tulsa Press Club.

He called for more development of domestic natural gas fields to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. He says Washington must do all it can to increase domestic energy exploration.

During the Tulsa stop, Perry picked up his first endorsement from a U-S Senator. Jim Inhofe pledged to back Perry in the 2012 races.

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