Hope (the stars align so that) you can tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 18th -- right here on Public Radio 89.5 (KWGS-FM)...and online via stream at PublicRadioTulsa.org.
Public Radio Tulsa and Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett welcomed StoryCorps to Guthrie Green on Thursday morning, October 16, 2014. Attending were members of the press and the public, who had an opportunity to tour the Airstream MobileBooth recording studio which travels around the country.
The StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth has returned to Tulsa; it will be parked at the Guthrie Green in Downtown Tulsa from today (Thursday the 16th) through November 15th. How does it work, you ask? Well, people come in pairs to interview family members, friends, mentors, and loved ones; StoryCorps is all about everyday people sitting down together to ask or answer life's important questions. It's a vast and far-flung oral history project like no other; after all StoryCorps interviews are completed, the recordings are archived at the Library of Congress for generations to come.
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx toured recently completed highway projects Thursday in Tulsa.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation held a news conference near a stretch of I-44 near Highway 75 that needs work.
"Because of its functional obsolescence — it's narrow with no shoulders, it has high accident rates, so we have real safety concerns," said ODOT Director Mike Patterson. "There are structurally deficient bridges within this section of the interstate that will be addressed."
Tulsa city and county continue to fight over a proposal to increase jail fees.
In a special meeting Thursday morning of the Tulsa County Criminal Justice Authority, Mayor Dewey Bartlett said increasing the city’s fees is unfair because it contributes about two-thirds of the sales tax revenue that funds the jail.
Bartlett read the sales tax ballot measure for the authority.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education have determined the education standards currently in place for public school students in math and English will adequately prepare them for college or the workforce.
The regents voted unanimously Thursday that Oklahoma's current Priority Academic Student Skills, or PASS, standards are "college and career ready." Two separate committees of university and faculty experts reviewed the standards and recommended approval. The panels also made suggestions for improving the standards.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma-based aerospace company says it will add about 300 jobs after receiving a contract to build engine parts for Gulfstream business jets.
Nordam says the new jobs are a result of the company's contract with Pratt and Whitney Canada. The Tulsa-based company says the deal with Pratt and Whitney is the largest contract in Nordam's 45-year history.
Nordam now employs 2,500 people at nine facilities on three continents. As of last month, 1,800 of those employees were in Oklahoma.