Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org en Christian McBride On Piano Jazz http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/christian-mcbride-piano-jazz Bassist, bandleader, and composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168606/christian-mcbride">Christian McBride</a> has been a presence on the jazz scene for more than twenty years. A veteran <em>Piano Jazz</em> sideman, McBride has accompanied guests like <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15404396/j-j-johnson">J.J. Johnson</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15192705/cassandra-wilson">Cassandra Wilson</a>.<p>On this <em>Piano Jazz </em>session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight as a dynamic composer and stylist, leading a new generation of jazz players. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:18:00 +0000 Grant Jackson 65367 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Christian McBride On Piano Jazz State Agencies Concerned About Carrying Out EPA's 'Aggressive' Air Pollution Plan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/state-agencies-concerned-about-carrying-out-epas-aggressive-air-pollution-plan <div id="attachment_17927" class="wp-caption module image right" style="width: 300px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-17927" alt="Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas." src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/01/CoalPlantPic-300x199.jpg" width="300" height="199" /> <p class="wp-media-credit">roy.luck / Flickr<p><p class="wp-caption-text">Power lines extend out from the Oklaunion coal-fired power plant near Vernon, Texas.<p></div><p>State environmental and utility regulators on Thursday said it would be a struggle to accomplish carbo Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:03:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 65368 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/eggs-milk-and-ink-venezuela-wants-all-supermarket-shoppers-fingerprinted Attention Venezuelan shoppers: please proceed to the supermarket check-out for fingerprinting.<p>That could be a reality if a plan announced earlier this week by the country's president, Nicolas Maduro, goes into effect.<p>The purpose? Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:25:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 65366 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Eggs, Milk And Ink: Venezuela Wants All Supermarket Shoppers Fingerprinted In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/riots-sparked-ebola-quarantine-teen-shot-and-dies A teenage boy should not die from gunshot wounds to his legs.<p>But that was the fate of 15-year-old Shakie Kamara.<p>This week, people in the neighborhood of West Point were angry that they'd been quarantined — a government step to prevent the spread of Ebola to other parts of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. On Wednesday, crowds of protesters tried to get past the checkpoints.<p>Soldiers opened fire. Kamara was wounded.<p>The teen was screaming, crying for help. Photographer Tommy Trenchard was on the scene, covering the story for NPR. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Marc Silver 65365 at http://publicradiotulsa.org In Riots Sparked By An Ebola Quarantine, A Teen Is Shot And Dies Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/who-owns-monkeys-selfie-no-one-can-us-says The question of who owns a striking image taken by a crested black macaque may be closer to being settled, as the U.S. Copyright Office says the photo can't be copyrighted — by the person who owns the camera or by any other entity — because it wasn't taken by a human.<p>The remarkably photogenic monkey won fans by capturing her own smiling image back in 2011, after a group of macaques in Indonesia appropriated British wildlife photographer David Slater's equipment. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 14:06:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 65364 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Who Owns A Monkey's Selfie? No One Can, U.S. Says Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/insurers-refuse-cover-some-contraceptives-despite-health-law How much leeway do employers and insurers have in deciding whether they'll cover contraceptives without charge and in determining which methods make the cut?<p>Not much, as it turns out, but that hasn't stopped some from trying.<p>People still write in regularly describing battles they're waging to get birth control coverage they're entitled to under the Affordable Care Act.<p>In one of those messages recently, a woman said her insurer denied free coverage for the NuvaRing. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:16:00 +0000 editor 65363 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law Hamas Executes Suspected Informants After Deadly Israeli Strike http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/hamas-executes-suspected-informants-after-deadly-israeli-strike One day after an Israeli airstrike killed three of its senior military leaders, Hamas says it has executed more than a dozen people in the Gaza Strip, after concluding that they had been spying for Israel.<p>From Jerusalem, NPR's Jackie Northam reports:<p><blockquote><p>"Hamas confirmed that there were two separate rounds of executions in Gaza for people suspected of collaborating with Israel.<p>"In one instance, 11 men were rounded up recently and investigated by the Hamas government. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 65361 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Hamas Executes Suspected Informants After Deadly Israeli Strike Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev's Protests http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/russian-convoy-crosses-ukraine-border-despite-kievs-protests After being halted at the border for more than a week, a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/14/340336238/russian-aid-convoy-resumes-move-toward-ukraine-border">Russian aid convoy</a> is rumbling into eastern Ukraine without permission, prompting Kiev to label the move a "direct invasion" of sovereign territory.<p>About 70 white trucks from a 260-strong convoy were moving toward the Luhansk region, an area in the country's east that is held by pro-Russia separatists, Reuters reports.<p>Earlier, Ukraine refused to allow the trucks across the border because it feared they might Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:47:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 65362 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Russian Convoy Crosses Ukraine Border Despite Kiev's Protests U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/us-prisoner-swap-bergdahl-broke-law-gao-says The Pentagon didn't give enough notice to Congress and misused nearly $1 million when it swapped Army Sgt. <a href="http://www.npr.org/tags/125938957/bowe-bergdahl">Bowe Bergdahl</a> for five senior Taliban members, the Government Accountability Office says. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:49:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 65360 at http://publicradiotulsa.org U.S. Prisoner Swap For Bergdahl Broke The Law, GAO Says Book News: David Gregory To Write Book About Judaism http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/book-news-david-gregory-write-book-about-judaism <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Former <em>Meet the Press</em> host David Gregory is writing a book about his Jewish faith, Politico <a href="http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/08/playbook-david-gregory-writing-book-on-judaism-194287.html">reported</a> Thursday. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:25:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 65359 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Book News: David Gregory To Write Book About Judaism