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12:03 pm
Sat February 21, 2015

BusinessWorld Podcast (2/21/15)


This week on BusinessWorld, an end to the port strike on the west coast, Apple zooms on speculation it may enter the car business, Walmart announces wage hikes that signal a tightening labor market and Paris tries to learn some lessons from Toronto.

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10:50 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Ray Anthony on Big Band Saturday Night


One of the most versatile big band leaders ever... Ray Anthony, is our star performer this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night!

From his hit records like "The Bunny Hop" and his version of the "Peter Gunn Theme" to "Sunrise Serenade" and "Memory", Anthony has always known how to shine. He began his career working with big band greats like Glenn Miller Today he is 93 and still performing!

Ray Anthony, this weekend on Big Band Saturday Night at 8 o'clock on 89.5. 20 years on Tulsa Radio with Alan Lambert. Join us!

Local & Regional
8:30 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Man Gets Probation for Pointing Laser at Tulsa Police Helicopter

A Tulsa Police Helicopter lifts off from its North Tulsa Heliport.
Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa man who admitted aiming a laser pointer at a police helicopter has been sentenced by a federal judge to three years of probation.

The Tulsa World reports that Carl Don Floyd was ordered to serve the first six months of the term in home detention, with allowances to leave for work.

In November, Floyd pleaded guilty on the eve of a second jury trial. As part of an agreement, prosecutors agreed to support probation. Floyd's initial trial in July resulted in a deadlocked jury.

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Local & Regional
8:26 am
Sat February 21, 2015

More Oil Rigs Cease Drilling

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Incorporated says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices.

The Houston-based firm said Friday in its weekly report 1,019 rigs were exploring for oil and 289 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago 1,771 rigs were active.

Among the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas' count fell by 22, Oklahoma lost 16, and North Dakota and Wyoming each lost four.

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Local & Regional
8:24 am
Sat February 21, 2015

Crude Oil Flowing into Cushing Worth Billions

Credit OETA

CUSHING, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma town known as the "Pipeline Crossroads of the World" is again the focus of the global energy industry.

Cushing is home to the nation's largest oil storage facility, a complex capable of holding more than 80 million barrels of crude oil. As oil prices have plummeted over the last several months, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said companies have stockpiled about 2.2 million barrels a week at Cushing. Companies hope to sell the oil at higher prices when prices rise again.

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Local & Regional
8:21 am
Sat February 21, 2015

USAF Report: Pilot Error Caused Air Guard Mid-Air Collision

The air guard base in Tulsa
Credit Oklahoma Air National Guard

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Air Force says an October jet crash in Kansas involving two F-16s occurred after one of the pilots failed to maintain visual contact with the other jet, leading to a mid-air collision.

Air Combat Command in Virginia released its investigation into the jet crash near Moline, Kansas, on Friday.

After the collision, one of the jets crashed into the ground. The other was able to return to Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma. The pilot who ejected suffered minor injuries.

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Kind of Blog: An Occasional KWGS Jazz Journal
3:26 am
Sat February 21, 2015

For the Next All This Jazz...On the Eve of the Oscars...Jazz Goes to the Movies

Join us Saturday the 21st at 10pm, right here on Public Radio 89.5, for another happy-go-lucky installment of All This Jazz (with a contemporaneous online stream of the show at PublicRadioTulsa.org).

Each week, ATJ spins modern jazz, both recent and classic, across a range of styles. We also offer, every Sunday night, a 7pm re-airing of the show on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz HD Radio channel.

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Local & Regional
3:51 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Open Records Act Changes Going to Oklahoma House

Credit File Photo

A state House committee approves increased restrictions to the state’s Open Records Act.

House Bill 1361 exempts police audio and video recordings as records. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater said he’s afraid witnesses could be identified when video is shown by a news outlet.

"And I'll tell you, in this very violent society that we live in now, there's not a problem with suspects approaching witnesses and perpetrating violence on them to keep them from cooperating," Prater told the House Public Safety Committee.

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Local & Regional
3:47 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Cherokee Nation Institutes Progressive Maternity Leave Policy

The Cherokee Nation adopts a policy giving its female employees eight weeks of paid maternity leave.

Principal Chief Bill John Baker said the tribe’s leaders weren’t worried about the financial feasibility of the policy.

"The joy of having a child should not be a financial burden to anybody," Baker said.

Previously, women had to exhaust their sick leave and vacation time if they wanted their full salaries.

"We really think that it's a good investment not only in our employees, but in their newborn children," Baker said.

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