On this installment of ST, we speak by phone with Dr. Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution's Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, who oversees most of the organization's various museums as well as many of its educational programs. An anthropologist and cultural historian by training, and a former Fulbright fellow with a doctorate from the University of Chicago, Dr.
No, that is not a line from 'What Does the Fox Say'. But, it is a sound you will be hearing a lot between now and Christmas.
The Salvation Army in Tulsa started its annual Red Kettle Drive today at noon. Hundreds of volunteers will be ringing bells outside stories. They are collecting spare change to help fund the Salvation Army. This year's goal is just over $650,000.
A campaign kick-off was held today at the new Reasor's location at 71st and South Garnett.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Fewer Oklahomans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving, and most will be getting to their destination by driving.
That's according to AAA Oklahoma. The agency says more than 574,000 Oklahomans are expected to travel for Thanksgiving, and of those, 90 percent will be getting there by car. More than 47,000 are expected to fly. That's down about 3 percent compared to last year.
AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will travel over the Thanksgiving holiday week. That's a decrease of 1.5 percent compared to last year.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa church has settled a civil lawsuit brought by a mother whose then-13-year-old daughter was raped last year in a ministry stairwell by an ex-janitor.
Church spokesman Justin Johnson says details of the settlement between Victory Christian Center and the mother are confidential. Johnson declined to comment further on behalf of the 17,000-member church.
The ex-janitor pleaded guilty to raping the teenager and was sentenced in December to 55 years in prison.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service says freezing rain and ice are possible from a storm system poised to move through Oklahoma.
A winter weather advisory is in place for much of Oklahoma from 6 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Saturday. Forecasters say freezing rain is expected to develop behind a cold front late Thursday and early Friday.
The weather service says ice accumulation of one-tenth of an inch is possible in some areas. The wintry precipitation is predicted to cause dangerous driving conditions during the Friday morning commute.
Our guest is John Zogby, founder of the famed Zogby Poll and veteran political/cultural analyst, who did a pair of events here in Tulsa earlier this week and stopped by our studios while he was in town.
The Owasso City Council clears the way for a half-million dollar incentive to lure a new business to the area. The name of the business remains a secret, it is not being released. However, city officials say it could mean up to 1,000 new, good paying jobs for the north county region.
It is expected the business would be located west of Owasso, most likely in the Cherokee Industrial Park. The unnamed company has apparently narrowed its search to Owasso and one other community.