ON PUBLIC RADIO 89.5 HD1 – Listen to a comprehensive special from KWGS News on the first flu pandemic of the 21st century. Brad Gibson, John Durkee and Denise Brewer interview the experts and the victims to expose the myths and the dangers of H1N1, swine flu. Who is most vulnerable? Can the medical community in Oklahoma cope?
We've gathered together stories and links to flu resources from around the world.
Tahlequah, OK – Bank employee arrested for robbery
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (AP) A man has been arrested for allegedly helping someone rob the bank where he works.
Authorities allege James Hughart admitted planning the Monday heist at the Bank of Commerce branch in Keys, and that Joshua Toney acted as the armed robber. Hughart is in the Cherokee County jail, but an arrest warrant has been issued for Toney.
Oklahoma City, OK – 4 more deaths attributed to swine flu
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) State health officials say four more people have died from complications of the swine flu.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported the deaths Thursday. The latest deaths occurred through last Saturday and bring to 37 the number of swine flu deaths reported in the state since tracking began Sept. 1.
Meanwhile, health officials say survey results show declining flu activity since a peak in mid-October.
RadioTU and Public Radio Tulsa – You're invited to a screening of "Going to College", a film about life at The University of Tulsa in the forties, on Monday, November 30 at 7:00 pm at the Circle Cinema. The voice of Dr. Ben Henneke, recently deceased President Emeritus of TU, is heard as a high school couple visits classrooms, campus facilities, and Greek houses as they looked sixty years ago. For more information, call the Circle Cinema at 585-3456.
Tulsa, OK – When it comes to recovering, Tulsa is among the fastest cities in the nation.
That is according to a survey out from Forbes Magazine. The survey ranks Tulsa as number 12 in the nation, behind the likes of Omaha, Austin and Little Rock. Oklahoma City was ranked 13th in the nation.
The survey ranked cities based on unemployment, home prices, foreclosure rates and gross product production.