Tulsa, OK – On today's edition of The Best of ST, we listen to an interview from March of 2011 with the author and journalist Joshua Foer. At that time, Foer was getting a lot of attention for his book, "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything." This remarkable book --- at once funny, fascinating, and fully entertaining --- follows Foer's own ups and downs as a journalist of (and then, as a participant in) the U.S. Memory Championship.
Tulsa, OK – A woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed once in the chest inside her west Tulsa R-V. Police got the call just before 2 a.m. today from an RV park near 51st and Union. Officers say the woman and a man in an RV in the park were fighting when the man allegedly stabbed her. The woman ran to a nearby RV to get help and that is when the man set her R-V on fire and ran away. EMSA took the woman to a Tulsa hospital. The R-V was heavily damaged.
Tulsa, OK – A 19-year-old man was shot in an apparent gang fight outside a north Tulsa convenience store early Tuesday. The man got into an argument outside Lucky Sam's at 3407 N. Lewis Ave. just after midnight. He was shot in the upper thigh, according to police.
Security camera footage shows the man in the store with two women and two men. The group argued, went outside, and then a store clerk says he four to five shots.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) Tulsa authorities say a weekend fire that destroyed a church was accidental. Officials say a motor in the furnace at Cornerstone Free Will Baptist Church sparked the fire on Christmas Eve. The building was unoccupied and no injuries were reported.
Tulsa, OK – Today on The Best of StudioTulsa, we listen back to an interview with the curator and scholar Susie Kalil, which first aired in September. Kalil is an expert on the life and work of Alexandre Hogue, the celebrated American artist (1898-1994) who was a member of the "Dallas Nine" --- and who taught for many years here at TU. She's also the author of "Alexandre Hogue: An American Visionary --- Paintings and Works on Paper" (Texas A&M Press).
Cromwell, OK – 3.3-magnitude earthquake reported in central Okla.
CROMWELL, Okla. (AP) Some Oklahoma residents may have felt their homes shake on Christmas Day, but it wasn't because reindeer had landed on the roof.
The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.3-magnitude quake struck around 8:10 a.m. Sunday 5 miles northwest of Cromwell. A Seminole County Sheriff's dispatcher said the office didn't receive any reports of injuries or damage from the temblor, which happened about 55 miles east of Oklahoma City.