Sound Portrait

KWGS News

Oklahoma Watch sponsored a free community forum on the topic of mental health for women. It was held at the Circle Cinema on May 21 in Tulsa.

Featured speakers were Janet Cizek, Center for Therapeutic Interventions managing partner and CEO; Roxanne Hinther, Women in Recovery clinical director; and Dr. Nicole Washington, Family and Children’s Services psychiatrist. Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze was the moderator.

KWGS News

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

Oklahoma Watch

Teacher pay and school accountability were among the biggest topics discussed during a community forum Wednesday evening tackling issues facing Oklahoma public-school teachers.

A panel of educators, joined by other teachers and representatives from education and public-policy groups in the audience, talked about the challenges they see in schools and classrooms on a daily basis.

KWGS

Kindness. Empathy. Compassion. When religious passion is channeled by a true believer, it can be a powerful contributor to the common good. There's a fine line between passion and extremism. That's where religion becomes angry, triumphant. God loves me more than God lives you. The trouble is that we can't always see these things clearly. We rely on the media, but it loves a fight. How can we tell what's true or false?

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Extremism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception 

Trialogue 2014: The Challenge of Civil Discourse 
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

This is the third of three public discussions regarding the topic of religious extremism. Learn More

Session Three: The Media
Sunday, February 16, 2014 • Temple B'Nai Emunah, Tulsa, Oklahoma

KWGS

Extremism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception 

Trialogue 2014: The Challenge of Civil Discourse 
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

This is the second of three public discussions regarding the topic of religious extremism. Learn More

Session Two: The Bad
Sunday, February 9, 2014 • Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Tulsa, Oklahoma

KWGS

Extremism: Religious Passion and The Problem of Perception 

Trialogue 2014: The Challenge of Civil Discourse 
Sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice 

This is the first of three public discussions regarding the topic of religious extremism. Learn More

Session One: The Good
Sunday, February 2, 2014 • Peace Academy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

KWTU

Here’s an impressionistic sound portrait of wandering through the workshops, exhibit halls, and performances of the 2014 Oklahoma Music Educators Association Conference. This recording was made by Classical 88.7 KWTU on January 16 and 17 at the downtown Tulsa Assembly Center. Heard (in order) are highlights of:

Terri White, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services commissioner, and Michael Brose, Mental Health Association in Tulsa executive director, were featured guests at “Oklahoma Watch-Out” on Nov. 20, 2013.

This public question-and-answer forum, focusing on mental and emotional health issues, was recorded at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa by Public Radio Tulsa.