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On this edition of ST Medical Monday, we chat once again with Katie Plohocky, the founder and director of Tulsa's Healthy Community Store Initiative. This initiative is an umbrella for several programs that Plohocky runs, all of them focused on healthy eating, healthy living, and healthy communities -- these programs include R&G Grocers (Tulsa's mobile grocery store), Cooking for Health (a program that brings farm-fresh food and nutrition to at-risk populations), and a farm-to-table...

On this installment of ST, we listen back to our conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, who joined us earlier this year to talk about his latest book, which was at that time just out in paperback: "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." This book presents a fascinating and highly detailed profile of America's biggest export, its most prodigious product, and perhaps its greatest legacy: garbage. Trash, after all, is the largest thing we make; the average...

Okay, so you could probably handle going through life without any more plastic water bottles. And you'd be fine with using your own bags at the grocery store --- as opposed to those thin, cheaply-made plastic ones that they have at the check-out. But what about finding an alternative to plastic prescription bottles? Can you? And what else --- besides plastic --- does one keep shampoo in? On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Beth Terry, who began writing a blog entitled "Fake Plastic...

On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes, whose previous books include "Force of Nature" and "No Matter How Loud I Shout," and whose latest book, just recently out in paperback, is "Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash." This book presents an unsettling yet fascinating and highly detailed profile of America's biggest export, its most prodigious product, and perhaps its greatest legacy: garbage. Trash, after all, is the largest...

Cash for Trash, a New Program is Proposed

Nov 28, 2012
KWGS News

If you don’t win at Powerball tonight, you may be able to try your luck soon on “Tulsa’s Recycle Lottery”. The Tulsa Trash Board likes the idea from Metropolitan Environmental Trust Director Michael Patton. It would work like this: Each service day an unannounced address is selected. If that household recycled that day, it wins. The jackpot would start at $100 and build each day there is no winner. Patton thinks it would cost about $20,000 to start and operate the program. The city legal...

Tulsa's Trash Transition: Recycling

Jun 19, 2012
KWGS News

With City sponsored recycling stopping for the summer months, the Metropolitan Environmental Trust is getting ready for a busy summer. The City is stopping recycling as it transitions from the current trash hauling service to a new one. The new service officially takes over on October first. MET Director Michael Patton says they will be prepared. However, he doesnt know how recyclers will react to the city down-time. Right now, about 15,000 Tulsans take part in city sponsored recycling...