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10:28 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Dog Days of Summer on BusinessWorld

Warren Buffett and President Obama
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This week on BusinessWorld, here in the dog days of August, summer seems to be sliding away at this stage. Warren Buffett’s company crosses a milestone and we’ll look at why perceptions may lag reality as far as the economy goes. And our first holiday shopping story of the season.

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10:29 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Stations Broadcasting at Low Power to Complete Antenna Repair

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8:49 am
Tue August 5, 2014

2014 Oklahoma Summer Policy Institute

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This year’s Summer Policy Institute was held August 3-6, 2014 at The University of Tulsa. The event brings together more than 50 highly-qualified undergraduate and graduate students for a four-day learning experience. The Institute is hosted by the staff of OK Policy, a Tulsa-based think-tank guided by core commitments to the fair and adequate funding of public services and the expansion of economic prosperity for all Oklahomans.

Panel Discussion: Oklahoma’s Fiscal Challenges

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3:06 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Fourth of July Weekend Specials on Public Radio Tulsa

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The Right to Vote
Thursday, July 3 at noon • Public Radio 89.5
Our documentary of the week looks at historical battles over who can and cannot vote, and on the new battles over voter ID.

Marketplace Interviews President Barack Obama
Thursday, July 3 at 7:30 pm • Public Radio 89.5
The full Oval Office interview of Kai Ryssdal's interview with the President about how the economic recovery looks from the perspectives of Main Street, Wall Street and small business owners.

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1:59 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

A Look At The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

Two green evening gown patterns from the 1930s. (McCall’s Fashion Book, Winter 1936-1937. McCall's ® M9009, McCall's ® M9006 images courtesy of the McCall Pattern Company.)

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 6:50 am

There once were women called the “Dress Doctors,” the product of a federal act in 1914 that funded vocational programming and a boom in home economics. They helped shape style and fashion in the U.S.

Nowadays, these women might be chemists or researchers, but they put their energies into helping women run their homes and dress with a sense of style.

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1:59 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

How D.C.'s Height Limit Has Shaped The Capital

Existing conditions along North Capitol Street looking towards the U.S. Capitol Building. (Background modeling images prepared by the District of Columbia Office of Planning)

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 12:48 pm

One of Washington, D.C.’s signatures is its low buildings and wide, sunny streets. It’s one of the things many residents love about the city, and that often strikes first-time visitors.

There’s a popular conception about why the buildings are so low: that a law says they either can’t be taller than the Capitol or the Washington Monument.

But that’s a myth. In reality, the height limit has to do with the building height-street width relationship.

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1:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Ranking The College Rankings

Are ranking publications actually helpful to high school students in helping them choose a college or university? (U.S. News & World Report)

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 1:41 pm

There are a lot of factors a student has to consider when choosing a college, such as cost, location, reputation, and curriculum.

With so many variables, students — and parents — often turn to the U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review for guidance. But do those rankings actually help a student make an informed and accurate decision?

NPR education blogger Anya Kamenetz joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of college ranking criteria.

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1:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Is It Time To Scrap The Resume And Cover Letter?

Are those résumés and cover letter we work so hard on perfecting a waste of time? Journalist Jesse Singal thinks so -- adding that it's discriminatory, that companies should adopt alternative techniques when screening job candidates. (Scott Kellum/Flickr)

Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 1:41 pm

“It’s time for the résumé and the cover letter to die,” writes New York Magazine’s Jesse Singal. He tells Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson that the current cover letter and résumé packet is discriminatory and time wasting, and that companies should adopt alternative techniques when screening job candidates.

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1:58 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Free Ways To Beat The Summer Slide

Older children can learn basic coding skills through this puzzle game.
Courtesy of Two Lives Left

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 4:33 pm

Oh, summer vacation. In between camp and soccer games, many kids don't have much time to dedicate to schoolwork and find themselves behind once September rolls around. Experts call this 'the summer slide'.

"The summer slide is the phenomenon that all kids experience in some way, losing their hard-earned skills," says Sarah Pitcock, the CEO of the National Summer Learning Association, a nonprofit advocacy group.

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4:07 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Investigating Strange Noises Coming From The Earth

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Wilson was telling everyone in the neighborhood about the noises. Some had heard them. Some hadn't. And she met people on her quest to figure out what they were...
For hundreds of years, residents of a small New England town have been hearing strange noises coming from the earth. Reporter Ari Daniel took a trip there,
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