"Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore"

Nov 28, 2012

On this edition of our show, we speak with the Bay Area-based writer Robin Sloan, whose smart, tech-savvy, entertaining, and decidedly adventure-driven debut novel, "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore," has been drawing some rave reviews. As critic Janet Maslin has noted in The New York Times, this book is a "slyly arch novel about technology and its discontents.... The culture clash at work here --- Google aces wielding the full, computer-assisted strength of their collective brainpower, one scholar fiddling with a quaint astrolabe --- has a topicality that works to this novel's advantage.

Google Grant for Pryor

Jul 24, 2012

Mayes County 911 receives a 10,000 dollar grant from Google. The grant is through Google’s Charitable Giving Fund of the Tides Foundation.

Mayes Emergency Trust Services director, Rick Langkamp, says the county is now able to purchase equipment for faster 911 responses.

Google Oklahoma data center’s operations manager, Mike Wooten, says this grant will provide a significant improvement in the way of life for all of Mayes County.