The Give and Take

One in seven adults has a mental illness, and one in 20 has a serious mental illness. Nearly 90,000 Tulsa County adults need treatment for severe mental illness but there isn't enough funding. Untreated mental illness is extremely costly to the state of Oklahoma. The compounding factors are complex and the solutions often seem bleak, so where do we go from here?

It was cold and rainy outside, but inside the Tyrrell Hall Auditorium on the TU campus last Thursday evening, it was warm, dry, and filled with great conversation!  Thanks to everyone who joined us for The Give & Take on Sentencing Reform, especially our panelists: Tammy WestcottIncarceration Reduction division director and Tulsa County COURTS program manager, Community Service Council and Ryan Gentzler, Policy Anal

Oklahoma’s state prisons are overcrowded, dilapidated, and understaffed.  Women in Oklahoma are incarcerated at twice the national rate.  Two state questions aimed at sentencing reform passed in 2016, but they left major areas unaddressed. 

My friends will tell you: I’m not a cockeyed optimist.  I’m the gal in the back of the room rolling her eyes and looking for the hors d’oeuvres table. 

But get me talking about Public Radio Tulsa, and I’m all unicorns and glitter.  And thanks to you, I believe 2018 will be our best year yet.

Just look at all LAST year brought us:

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Sexual violence against women is not new. But the conversation about it is starting to change.  And the #MeToo movement has reflected thousands, or millions, more stories of personal pain and humiliation.

We took the conversation local. Listen to the full recording HERE.

Sexual violence against women is not new. But the conversation about it is starting to change.  And the #MeToo movement has reflected thousands, or millions, more stories of personal pain and humiliation. We’re taking the conversation local.

Today marks 70 years of Public Radio Tulsa! 

On October 19, 1947 KWGS hit the airwaves as one of the first FM stations in Oklahoma. We since have evolved into the stations you love today: KWGS Public Radio 89.5 and KWTU Classical 88.7. You can tune in 24/7 - 365 days a year to hear great journalism and unforgettable music.
 
We recently celebrated with two special events on September 30, 2017. Scott Horsley, NPR’s White House Correspondent, was our honorary guest. 

What's a "typical day at the office" like for a reporter who's been assigned to cover the White House? How often do presidents traveling on Air Force One actually stroll to the back of the plane and chat with journalists? How much prep work goes (or doesn't go) into the annual White House Turkey Pardon, just before Thanksgiving? On this edition of ST, we listen to a "Public Radio Tulsa Give and Take" conversation that was recorded recently, on Saturday the 30th.

The event series you loved last season is back! And we are kicking off the 2017/2018 season of The Give and Take with Scott Horsley, NPR White House Correspondent, in honor of our 70th Anniversary

Thank you to everyone who came out to May's The Give and Take on Education on Thursday, April 27!

Special thanks to our speakers: State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Tulsa City Councilor Anna America, and Sand Springs Assistant Superintendent Rob Miller; our volunteers Peggy, Shannon, Ellen and Virginia; and the Central Library for hosting!

We ended the evening with some door prize fun! 

 

Education. It is one of the most important and discussed issues in our state. We see it on the ballot and we see it in the daily headlines. 

But what questions do you have? What are your concerns? What actions do you want to see? Join us for the April Give and Take on education. 

Public Radio Tulsa Staff

If you weren't with us at The Give and Take on Thursday, March 23 you were missed!

The boys are back in town!  

And by boys, we mean the StateImpact reporters Joe Wertz and Logan Layden. Last fall they came to Tulsa to pitch in and help with the Fall Fund Drive but this spring they are back for YOU and the March Give and Take. 

giv-uhn-teyk

Noun
1.  The practice of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation.
2.  Good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.  

The lively exchange of ideas.  NPR fans.  Chili-Cheese Fries.  Cold beverages.  Join us for OUR inauguration of this new opportunity for civil conversation Thursday, February 9 , 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Lefty’s on Greenwood.  We’ll chat with two freshmen state representatives about their first week on the job.  We’ll even have door prizes!

Incredible.

Feb 10, 2017
PRT Staff

Incredible. The word to describe the first Public Radio Tulsa's Give and Take. On Thursday evening, February 9, nearly 100 listeners and concerned, engaged community members joined us for  civil discourse, learning and the lively exchange of ideas. We even had some laughter! 

It is happening. Today is the day. The first Give and Take.