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10:54 am
Thu April 24, 2014

What Spooked The Subs Of The '60s? Quacking Whales

Originally published on Wed April 23, 2014 7:21 pm

In the '60s, submarines picked up a mysterious quacking sound in the Southern Ocean. This "bio-duck," as it came to be known, has been heard on and off ever since, but scientists haven't been able to trace it — until now. New research shows that the quack is coming from minke whales, but researchers still don't know why.

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10:53 am
Thu April 24, 2014

For Shakespeare's 450th Birthday, Here's An Unusual Tempest

An image from The Smith Center's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest in Las Vegas.
Geri Kodey The Smith Center

Originally published on Thu April 24, 2014 11:12 am

Shakespeare is 450 today! And after all these years, The Tempest is still so magical it can make Teller talk.

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9:31 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer

Can these cartoon pals help reduce the stigma of cancer treatment for children?
Courtesy of Ogilvy Brazil

It's not easy having cancer, especially when you're a kid. And it's even harder when that bald chemo head tells the whole world that you're sick.

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11:27 am
Tue April 22, 2014

'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Runs Boston Marathon As Guide

Peter Sagal and Erich Manser are pictured about an hour before the start of the Boston Marathon. (@Peterruns/Twitter)

Originally published on Mon April 21, 2014 1:52 pm

You know Peter Sagal as host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” but he’s also a marathon runner. For the second year in a row, he’s running the Boston Marathon with a legally blind athlete, at the invitation of a group called “Team with a Vision.”

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11:25 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Before And After Photos: 8 Runners In The Boston Marathon

Matthew Conlon before and after running the Boston Marathon on Monday. Conlon is one of the eight runners who chronicled their journey to the marathon for NPR.
Courtesy of Matthew Conlon

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 12:49 pm

For 10 weeks we followed these eight runners as they trained for the 118th Boston Marathon. On the day of the race we asked each of them to send us a picture of themselves before they hit the course and after they finished. Capturing the ups and downs of the day, this is what it looks like to stare 26.2 miles in the face.

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11:34 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Promoting Sustainable Energy for All on Answers in Energy

Thoughts on an Emerging Global Energy Governance

Ambassador Irene Giner-Reichl, the sitting Ambassador from Austria to China, and the President of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy. (Recorded March 26, 2014)

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1:25 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Takings Law in the Energy Sector on Answers in Energy

What is a proper governmental purpose, and what is adequate compensation?

T.U. Professor Marla Mansfield discussed her in-depth and ongoing research on Takings Law. (Recorded March 10, 2014)

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10:59 am
Tue April 15, 2014

This is Radio

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People ask us about what is the appeal of working in Pubic Radio. The long hours? The low pay? The lack of recognition? These short video snapshots contain the answers as to why we got into this business in the first place.
Intro from Jay Allison: Audio may not go viral, but we love it anyway. We love it so much we're making it visual. Transom hereby premieres a new series, called "This Is Radio," created by our friend and Transom Story Workshop graduate, Andrew Norton.
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7:04 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Kindergartners @ KWGS: Young Students from Lee Elementary Recently Visited Our Studios

"Lee's in the House!" (Ms. Henke's Kindergartners Visit Public Radio Tulsa at TU)

Last week, we at Public Radio Tulsa (KWGS and KWTU) were very pleased to welcome Ms. Henke's Kindergarten Class from Lee Elementary School. The students have lately been learning about sound waves, echoes, vibrations, and related concepts, so a visit to a nearby radio station seemed like a great way to see (and hear!) such ideas in action.

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12:28 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Let Us Know How You Feel About Public Radio Tulsa Programming With This Quick Survey

Gary Oldman
Melissa Kuypers NPR

Here's a quick 'n easy seven-question survey about our programming. Tell us what you listen to, what you dislike, and what you wish was different.

Thank you for sharing your opinions about Public Radio Tulsa.