Public Safety

Our guest on today's StudioTulsa is the Oregon-based author Craig Ryan, who tells us about his new book, just out from Liveright: "Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth." This biography offers readers, per a starred review in Kirkus, "[the] remarkable, almost-forgotten story of an aerospace pioneer....

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Yesterday morning, we told you about a proposal for a Public Safety Tax in Tulsa. This morning, we can tell you that plan is DOA on the 15th floor of City Hall.

A Spokesman for the mayor says Mayor Bartlett is not in favor such a proposal right now. The spokesman says the mayor would rather look at ways to streamline efficiencies.

A Citizens Task Force drafted the public safety proposal and has presented it to the City Council.