Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. to receive $2.6B in stimulus funds
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma is expected to receive more than $2.6 billion from the federal stimulus package, along with additional grant funds in areas like education, technology and energy efficiency.
The spending is expected to ramp up significantly in 2010 as infrastructure projects continue and state and federal agencies award competitive grants.
Global warming is threatening the food supply in South Africa. It's driving Parisians into the Catacombs, and Indians from their coastal homes. Heat of the Moment examines the front lines of global warming, through the voices of the people already affected by this dramatic change.
Public Radio Tulsa – Jeff Fox is an Associate Professor of English and Japanese at the College of Southern Idaho, and he is also a working musician who plays guitar, bass, and saxophone. He has played in the CSI Jazz Orchestra, which played at Montreux, Switzerland Jazz Festival which has appeared in New York City at the International Association of Jazz Educators conference in 2001. He has fronted several jazz groups over the years ranging from an eight-piece little big band to a duo featuring sax and guitar. Jeff has also performed on and produced several CDs for local jazz artists.
Tulsa. OK – Study: Oxygen levels dropping in Okla. lakes
TULSA, Okla. (AP) A new national study shows Oklahoma's lakes and reservoirs are experiencing a loss of oxygen at a higher rate than the national average.
The Tulsa World's Washington bureau reports the study by the Environmental Protection Agency placed one-third of Oklahoma's estimated 3,056 lakes, ponds and reservoirs of more than 10 acres on the "bad end" of the survey. About 10 percent were on the "good end," and the rest were somewhere on the middle.
Public Radio Tulsa – Classical 88.7 celebrates the New Year by playing musical firsts: Prokofiev's sparkling First Symphony, Bruch's beloved First Violin Concerto, the first-ever performance of Mozart's quintet for piano and winds, and many others. And since it's New Year's, of course there will be waltzes and polkas from Vienna, as well as dazzling Euro-classic features.
Hear these exclusive weekly concerts, a recently recorded, live performance from a European orchestra a recording from the European Broadcasting Union every week overnight Wednesday into Thursday.
Public Radio Tulsa – After 30 years of waking up at 1:05 a.m. to anchor the top of the hour newscast during Morning Edition, Carl Kasell has decided the time has come to sleep in. He left his newscast post at the end of 2009... but happily for all of us he isn't going far. Carl will continue to be the Official Judge and Scorekeeper for Wait Wait.. Don't Tell Me!, the show that turned him from a newsman into a rock star! Carl will also continue his travels to stations around the country on NPR's behalf.