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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Local & Regional
7:58 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Snakes seek Water

Oklahoma City, OK – Snake sightings rise as Oklahoma drought lingers

(Information in the following story is from: KFOR-TV, http://www.kfor.com)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma wildlife officials say sightings of snakes are on the rise as the drought continues.

Oklahoma City television station KFOR reports that snakes that are seeking water are more likely to turn up around residential gardens.

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Local & Regional
7:56 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Facebook Drought Aid

Tulsa, OK – Facebook becomes a trading zone for hay purchases

(Information in the following story is from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com)

TULSA, Okla. (AP) The Oklahoma drought has started a trend that merges business and a social network.

The Tulsa World reports that farmers have been using Facebook as a way to buy and sell hay this month.

Many Oklahoma cattle producers have had to sell their herds early because they haven't been able to provide forage due to the drought.

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Local & Regional
7:53 am
Mon August 29, 2011

Inhofe to Endorse Perry

Senator Jim Inhofe meets with reporters.
Jim Inhofe

Tulsa, OK – Texas governor in Oklahoma, to appear with Inhofe

TULSA, Okla. (AP) U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe will join Texas Gov. Rick Perry for an announcement in Tulsa.

Perry recently announced his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Inhofe said last week that he supports Perry's campaign for the GOP nomination.

The two Republicans have scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Monday in Tulsa. Perry also is planning to attend fundraisers in Oklahoma during the day.

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