Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en Now on View at Living Arts of Tulsa: "Chandelier & Other Luminous Objects" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/now-view-living-arts-tulsa-chandelier-other-luminous-objects <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Steve Liggett, artistic director of the nonprofit Living Arts of Tulsa (located downtown at 307 East Brady). Liggett is also the curator of "Chandelier &amp; Other Luminous Objects," which opened in early August and will remain on exhibit at the Living Arts gallery through September 25th -- and which Liggett tells us all about on today's program. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:51:02 +0000 Rich Fisher 65748 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Now on View at Living Arts of Tulsa: "Chandelier & Other Luminous Objects" Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/experimental-drug-saves-monkeys-stricken-ebola Scientists are reporting strong evidence that the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp may be effective for treating victims of the devastating disease.<p>A <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13777">study</a> involving 18 rhesus macaque monkeys, published Friday in the journal <em>Nature,</em> found that the drug saved 100 percent of the animals even if they didn't receive the drug until five days after they had been infected. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0000 Rob Stein 65747 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Experimental Drug Saves Monkeys Stricken With Ebola Professor Awarded Supercomputer Grant http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/professor-awarded-supercomputer-grant <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A University of Central Oklahoma professor of engineering and physics has been awarded a $304,745 research grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a cluster supercomputer.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Professor Evan Lemley and the Edmond university's Center for Research and Education in Interdisciplinary Computation received the grant.</span></p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:31:27 +0000 Associated Press 65745 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Professor Awarded Supercomputer Grant With Home-Grown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/home-grown-technology-israel-becomes-leading-arms-exporter One by-product of the recurring battles between Israel and its Arab neighbors is that Israel has developed a home-grown weapons industry that addresses its very specific needs.<p>Over the decades, this has included a number of cutting-edge technologies, from drones to night-vision equipment, which have been widely exported.<p>A more recent example is the Iron Dome, which was used throughout the latest conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:22:00 +0000 Jackie Northam 65746 at http://publicradiotulsa.org With Home-Grown Technology, Israel Becomes Leading Arms Exporter Malaysia Airlines Cuts A Third Of Its Workforce After Steep Losses http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/malaysia-airlines-cuts-third-its-workforce-after-steep-losses For Malaysia Airlines, the tragic loss of two of its aircraft with all passengers and crew in recent months has hardly been the extent of its problems: On Thursday, the carrier announced a steep quarterly loss, and today came word that it is cutting nearly a third of its workforce.<p>The airline said it would lay off 6,000 employees, or about 30 percent of its 20,000-strong workforce a day after it <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/29/business/malaysia-airlines-financial-losses-grow.html?_r=0">reported a loss in the quarter ending June</a> of $97.6 million, on top of a first-quarter loss Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:08:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 65744 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Malaysia Airlines Cuts A Third Of Its Workforce After Steep Losses The Juiciest Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/bob-mcdonnell-recap-juiciest-bits-come-out-trial The trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell <a href="http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/state-regional/virginia-politics/lawyers-in-mcdonnell-case-present-closing-arguments-today/article_9080b796-2ebe-11e4-a6b2-0017a43b2370.html">went into closing arguments</a> today. At issue are <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/24/265687394/former-va-gov-bob-mcdonnell-wife-plead-not-guilty">serious allegations of corruption</a>, but the trial has also unveiled seriously juicy details about McDonnell's personal life.<p>We haven't given the trial much coverage around here. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:02:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 65743 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Juiciest Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/peace-corps-stint-madagascar-gave-him-vision-vanilla <strong></strong>Madagascar-grown orchids produce most of the world's vanilla beans, but vanilla extract isn't manufactured in country. Former Peace Corps volunteers-turned-entrepreneurs Tim McCollum and Brett Beach, co-founders of the Brooklyn-based <a href="http://www.madecasse.com/vanilla/">Madécasse</a> brand, aim to change that. They want to produce the world's first "bean to bottle"<strong></strong> extract, made entirely in Madagascar by local people using all-local materials — right down to the packaging. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:28:00 +0000 editor 65742 at http://publicradiotulsa.org A Peace Corps Stint In Madagascar Gave Him A Vision Of Vanilla Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/britain-raises-terror-alert-level-cites-no-specific-threat British Prime Minister David Cameron is warning that the threat to the U.K. from international terrorism is "greater and deeper" than ever before, as London raised its terror warning level in response to what it said were plans by the Islamic State and other extremist groups to attack the West.<p>The U.K. ratcheted up the alert to "severe," which is the second-highest of five levels and indicates the risk of an attack is considered "highly likely." However, it's important to note that authorities have not offered evidence of a specific or immediate plot. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 65741 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Britain Raises Terror Alert Level, But Cites No Specific Threat California Lawmakers Pass 'Affirmative Consent' Sexual Assault Bill http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/california-lawmakers-pass-affirmative-consent-sexual-assault-bill California is one step closer to becoming the first state to require colleges and universities "to adopt a standard of unambiguous consent among students engaging in sexual activity," <a href="http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-pol-bills-legislature-20140829-story.html"><em>The Los Angeles Times</em> reports</a>.<p>The California Senate gave the bill unanimous approval on Thursday, and it is now headed to the governor's office.<p>The <em>Times</em> adds:<p><blockquote><p>"Along with a comprehensive prevention program, colleges would be required to help victims of sexual assault seek m Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 65739 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/life-under-islamic-state-sharia-law-and-few-services Ever since the Islamic State seized Mosul more than two months ago, it's been difficult to get a detailed picture of life inside Iraq's second largest city.<p>But glimpses have emerged. This week, the United Nations human rights chief, Navi Pillay, presented <a href="http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/Media.aspx?IsMediaPage=true&LangID=E" target="_blank">details of a massacre</a> that took place at the city's Badoush prison in June. Islamic State fighters seized more than 1,000 inmates. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:17:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 65740 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services