Our guest on this installment of ST is Cody Daigle, the resident playwright with Playhouse Tulsa. Originally from Louisiana and now based here in T-Town, Daigle is a witty and engaging actor/director/playwright who's had his plays produced in New Orleans, North Carolina, NYC, Iowa, and elsewhere. His newest play is a musical comedy called "Tulsa! A Radio Christmas Spectacular," and it will be staged at the Tulsa PAC by Playhouse Tulsa --- with original songs by the outstanding Tulsa songbird Rebecca Ungerman --- on Thursday the 5th through Sunday the 8th.
Shigeko Sasamori (second from left) speaks to a Japanese class Tuesday at Booker T. Washington High School. Sasamori is one of two survivors of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, visiting Tulsa this week.
The Brightmusic Society of Oklahoma presented their second series of concerts on Monday, November 4th at All Soul's Episcopal Church and on Tuesday, November 5th at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral. The programs, elegantly titled "Sonata Evening" offered five contrasting duo sonatas featuring flute, oboe, and violin with piano by Camille Saint-Saëns, Robert Schumann, Francis Poulenc, Ludwig van Beethoven and Sergei Prokofiev.
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — It's the end of the road for the Mother Road Marathon.
Citing increased costs and declining participation, the Joplin City Council on Monday night voted to end the marathon, which was tied to historic Route 66.
Only 572 people participated in the event this October, with most running the half-marathon and 5K run. The Joplin Globe reports the number of participants was 200 fewer than last year and 69 fewer than in 2011. The event debuted in 2010 with 1,657 runners.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Mary Fallin is warning state agency heads to look for ways to save money amid more than $60 million in mandatory spending increases on health care and reports of lackluster collections to the state's general revenue fund.
Fallin said Monday the state will need to make up $60 million in federal matching funds next year for Oklahoma's Medicaid program as a result of an increase in the state's per-capita income.
The National Weather Service in Tulsa has issued a WINTER STORM WATCH for all of the KWGS Listening area. It goes into effect on Thursday morning. Below, you may read the statement, as issued, by the NWS Office in Tulsa.
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TULSA HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH FOR SNOW...SLEET...AND FREEZING RAIN...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...