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9:52 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Encore! The Canadian Brass from Armstrong Auditorium on Performance Oklahoma

Five celebrated musicians make up the legendary Canadian Brass offering their own unique blend of virtuosity, spontaneity and humor in concerts, presenting a wide-ranging repertoire spanning five centuries of classical music as well as Dixieland, Latin, jazz, blues, gospel, Broadway, holiday, ragtime and more!  Now in their fourth decade the Quintet maintains an extensive world-wide touring schedule, continues to add to a discography of over 100 albums and to bring innovative and pioneering projects in music education to life! 

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Local & Regional
7:06 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Oklahoma Endangered Places

Getty's bunker, now on Crane Carrier property on Virgin east of Sheridan.
Credit Flicker

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second year in a row, the Oklahoma state Capitol has made a list of the most endangered places in the state.

The nonprofit organization Preservation Oklahoma released its annual list of Oklahoma's most endangered places on Tuesday.

The list recognizes historic sites across Oklahoma at risk of demolition or deterioration and raises awareness about the need to preserve them.

The 400,000-square-foot state Capitol building has been plagued with structural, plumbing and electrical problems and is in need of repairs.

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Local & Regional
6:52 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Political Hopefuls to Descend on State Capitol

Credit KWGS News Photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Political hopefuls from across Oklahoma are expected to descend on the state Capitol for the first day of filing paperwork to have their names placed on the 2014 election ballot and one person is already in line.

The three-day filing period runs from 8 a.m. Wednesday until 5 p.m. Friday. More than 300 elective positions are up for grabs, including both U.S. Senate seats, all of the five congressional seats, and statewide offices, including governor and lieutenant governor.

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Local & Regional
6:47 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Oklahoma House Panel to Consider $160 Million Capitol Bond

A yellow fence prevents people from using the capitol's south entrance
Credit KGOU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Members of the Oklahoma House plan to take up legislation that would authorize a $160 million bond issue to repair the nearly 100-year-old State Capitol.

The Senate-passed legislation will be debated on Wednesday by the House Appropriations and Budget Committee.

The building's interior features polished marble floors, valuable artwork and a dome that was added in 2002. But behind the walls are major problems that include a plumbing system with rotting pipes that has never been completely restored and a hodgepodge of electrical systems.

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Local & Regional
6:40 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Today's Top Local News from KWGS

In the local news:

  • More legal wrangling over execution protocols
  • An educator tells a TU audience,  America's colleges need to do a better job.
  • Most Oklahomans are getting an income tax refund this year. The average refund in just over $370.
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What's New?
7:04 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Kindergartners @ KWGS: Young Students from Lee Elementary Recently Visited Our Studios

"Lee's in the House!" (Ms. Henke's Kindergartners Visit Public Radio Tulsa at TU)

Last week, we at Public Radio Tulsa (KWGS and KWTU) were very pleased to welcome Ms. Henke's Kindergarten Class from Lee Elementary School. The students have lately been learning about sound waves, echoes, vibrations, and related concepts, so a visit to a nearby radio station seemed like a great way to see (and hear!) such ideas in action.

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StudioTulsa
3:45 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Meet Dr. Susan Reverby, Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy"

Aired on Tuesday, April 8th.

On Thursday and Friday of this week, the TU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will mark its 25th anniversary with a symposium here on campus regarding the moral and ethical issues involved in human medical research. The event is entitled "Protecting Human Subjects from Harm: Traversing the Moral & Legal Boundaries of Biomedical Research" and is described in detail at this link. Our guest on ST is the scholar who'll give the keynote address at this event: Dr.

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Local & Regional
12:38 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

HUD Announces $6.6 Million in Grants to Oklahoma

File photo of a homeless man with his belongings stuffed in a shopping cart.
Credit File photo

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan has announced $6.6 million in grants to renew support for 55 homeless housing and service programs in Oklahoma.

The grants announced Tuesday support programs that include street outreach, client assessment and direct housing assistance to individuals and families with children who are homeless. The grants also support job training; health care; mental health counseling; substance abuse treatment; and child care.

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Local & Regional
11:43 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Body Found in Burned Home 2 weeks After Blaze

GANS, Okla. (AP) — Authorities have discovered a body inside a home that burned two weeks ago in eastern Oklahoma.

Authorities in Sequoyah County say firefighters believed the home was vacant when they extinguished the blaze in Gans two weeks ago. But according to Fort Smith television station KHBS, a man's body was discovered inside the home on Monday.

Authorities say the victim's body was sent to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy and positive identification.

Fire investigators say they don't yet know how the fire started.

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Local & Regional
11:26 am
Tue April 8, 2014

New Communications Director For Broken Arrow

Krista Flasch
Credit Broken Arrow

After an extensive and competitive recruiting process, Krista Flasch has been named the Director of Communications for the City of Broken Arrow and will start on  April 16th. 

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