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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’re taking the conversation local.

Spend your Thanksgiving with Public Radio Tulsa! Tune in Thursday, November 23, 2017 to hear turkey tips, the science behind gratitude, a look at laugher, and beautiful music. 

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | KWGS Public Radio 89.5
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Today, public broadcasting in America turns 50, and Public Radio Tulsa joins America in saluting this national treasure. In signing the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967, President Johnson expressed the hope that one day, public television and radio stations would satisfy “America’s appetite for excellence” and “enrich man’s spirit.” 

The Public Broadcasting Act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which serves as the linchpin of a unique public-private partnership that today sustains nearly 1,500 local public television and radio stations across the country. 

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. 

Thank you for taking YOUR stand with the facts. 

You make a difference. You make Public Radio Tulsa possible.

Thank you for supporting Public Radio Tulsa all year long and most recently during the Fall Fund Drive. You'll hear your contribution in the fact-based reporting, in-depth and compelling storytelling, and unforgettable music.  

Public Radio Tulsa brings you great journalism and unforgettable music, every day. 

Your support is more important than ever. And we want to hear from you! We are using listener comments on our social media and website during the Fall 2017 Fund Drive to encourage others to join you in supporting Public Radio Tulsa. 

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.

More Perfect

Oct 5, 2017
WNYC

Public Radio's Tulsa's latest Documentary of the Week is Radiolab’s first ever spin-off show and it’s about the Supreme Court. More Perfect is a five-part series and it will air on Public Radio 89.5 Thursdays at noon and rebroadcast Fridays at 8:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017.  LISTEN LIVE  

 

Whether you’re a brand-new listener to Public Radio Tulsa, or a long-time fan who’s never quite made that first donation yet, the time to act is NOW!

Public Radio Tulsa member Julia Harris has made a pledge of $5,000 to our Fall Fund Drive…if we receive donations IN ANY AMOUNT from 300 new members by midnight, October 14th. 

Philbook Museum of Art

Museum Confidential: The Podcast
A Twice-Monthly Podcast
Beginning Friday, October 13, 2017. 

Cool-weather gifts for you!

Ahhh, that summer sun was great!  But with fall and winter on the way, we’ve rounded up thank-you gifts perfect for cooler days. And introducing for the first time ever:  NPR SOCKS!

You’re welcome.

Fall 2017 Thank-You Gifts:

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL:  Flat of Pansies from Southwood
$120/$10 per month or more
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You turn to Public Radio Tulsa every day for news that delivers the facts.  Not alternative facts.  Not “blue” or “red” facts.  But in-depth, scrupulously-researched stories that give you the information you need to make up your own mind.

Facts matter.  And so does your support.

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

We are officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone attending. We look forward to seeing you on September 30! If you would still like the opportunity to see Scott Horsley live, please join us at The Give and Take!

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Public Radio Tulsa and The University of Tulsa cordially invite you to AN EVENING WITH SCOTT HORSLEY, NPR White House Correspondent

PRT Tulsa

Here at Public Radio Tulsa we have 100,000 listeners and growing, 3,000 members, and 267 of you attended our Southwood Member Party on Monday, June 19, 2017. We had perfect summer weather for a memorable evening and celebrating…YOU! We loved connecting with old friends and meeting some of you for the first time!

Many of you have thanked us and Southwood for the party:

Meet Scott Horsley

Jul 12, 2017
NPR by Steve Barret

 

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Trump Administration.

Horsley took up the White House beat in 2009 after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A BIG shout-out to the nearly 100 listeners who made their very first donations during our 10 Days/100 New Members Drive in June!  Your contributions helped Public Radio Tulsa end our fiscal year strong.  Thanks to all of you who became Public Radio Tulsa supporters.  (Not a member yet?  We still have New Member gifts!)  

Over the first ten days of June, we shared a message: Public Radio Tulsa membership is for EVERYONE.  Whether your gift is $10 or $1,000, your support is vital and valued.

Allen Mandlebaum loves sleek, Italian sports cars.  He ALSO loves NPR.  So when he decided he had one too many vintage Alfa Romeos in his garage, he gave us a call and donated this yummy little cherry red number to benefit Public Radio Tulsa. 

“We listen to NPR all the time.  And we want to SUPPORT NPR,” says Mandlebaum, who adds that he has been restoring Alfas for years.  But at almost 75, he says that climbing in and out of a tiny two-seater isn’t as easy as it used to be.  That led to his decision to part with what he jokingly calls his “Italian mistress.”  

We had SO much fun last night! So much fun!

A gigantic thank you to ALL of our friends at Southwood Landscape and Garden! You hosted a spectacular Public Radio Tulsa Member Thank You Party! We had great weather, food, drinks, music, door prizes, members and an all-around GREAT time. Plus, everyone got to do a little sale shopping!

Party Updates!

Jun 16, 2017

We love you! All of you! And we wish every single one of you could come Monday night!

The outpouring of people registering have exceeded our expectations and our space capacity. We are now at 300 people attending the Southwood Member Thank You Party!

Unfortunately, registration is now CLOSED for the event. We promise there will be more parties!

But wait, there are more party announcements!!

Something special just for YOU! 

How many times over the course of 10 days do you find yourself saying to someone, “Hey, I heard this GREAT story on Morning Edition”…or wind up sitting in your driveway for 15 minutes so you don’t miss a second of RadioLab?  If you’re a public radio fan, and if you’re not already a contributing member of Public Radio Tulsa, the first 10 days of June are for YOU.  It’s our “10 Days/100 NEW Members” drive. 

How do you listen to Public Radio Tulsa? How do you get stay-up-to-date with local news?

We asked.  You answered. 

Now, let us say “Thanks!” with a summertime party just for YOU, Monday evening, June 19, 2017!

Your financial support over the last 12 months has been nothing short of amazing, including a record-breaking Spring Fund Drive.  Over and over, we’ve heard from listeners who’ve said how grateful they are for the balanced, fact-based news and analysis, and brilliant music they hear on Public Radio Tulsa.  Now it’s time to celebrate the people who make this possible:  Our listener contributors!

10 days. 

In the span of ten days, just imagine all you’ll hear on Public Radio Tulsa. 

Rigorous, fact-based news.  Respectful discussion.  Rich storytelling.  The very best in classical, jazz, folk, and western swing music.  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me (twice!).

You rely on the unparalleled news, conversation, and music on Public Radio Tulsa.  And we rely on YOU, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us in support of public radio.

100,000 Listeners, but…

 

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. 

Spring Fund Drive:  OUTSTANDING!

    Those of us who make our living behind a mic are rarely at a loss for words. But the response to Public Radio Tulsa’s Spring Fund drive left us speechless.

Thank you to all of you who made contributions, large and small, to support YOUR public radio station.  We surpassed our fund drive goal of $200,000 BEFORE the final day of the drive, and our total now stands at an astounding $233,801!  

WE ❤️ YOU!

Apr 10, 2017

We've said it before and we'll say it again. 
 

Because of you, we're able to continue to provide the highest quality news, information, conversation, and music. 

 We are at $225,367 and counting for the Spring 2017 Fund Drive!   

Thank you for listening, thank you for supporting, and thank you for standing with Public Radio Tulsa!

  

Tick tock! The doctor is in and she has issued a challenge. 

You can make a bigger impact with your dollars.  

Here's how the challenge works: this afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. if we receive $2,000 in pledges, Dr. Kathleen Heffron will donate $1,000 to Public Radio Tulsa. 

Will you meet the challenge? DONATE NOW

Your Support is Still Crucial, Now More Than Ever. And we still have some GREAT thank you gifts for you. Check 'em out! 

Public Radio Tulsa/NPR Cap
$180/$15 per month or more
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Love NPR and PRT?  Shout it to the world with this stylish charcoal gray ball cap!  This six panel cap has a self-fabric Velcro closure and sports the Public Radio Tulsa logo in front in white stitching, and the full-color NPR logo on the back.

 

 

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