Public Radio Tulsa – A new Pew Research Center survey finds that nearly 80 percent of respondents say they can't trust Washington, and have little faith that the federal bureaucracy can solve the nation's ills. Director Andrew Kohut tells Steve Inskeep that only 22 percent said they can trust the federal government "almost always or most of the time."
Public Radio Tulsa – Yemen's on the brink. It's the poorest Arab nation, with a bulging youth population and a sagging economy. Making matters worse, al Qaeda's deeply woven into the national fabric, threatening Yemen, its neighbors, and the US. In this edition of America Abroad from PRI, we explore conditions on the ground, and ask how Yemen became such a fragile state.
Don't miss the Documentary of the Week this Friday at 8:00 pm.
Public Radio Tulsa – Public Radio 89.5 KWGS is the winner of the 2009 Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Metro Radio Feature Single Award. News Director John Durkee produced the story on Tulsa's new homeless and the work of the Salvation Army. John was given the award at the OAB convention in Oklahoma City on March 19, 2010. Listen Now to this award-winning story.
Public Radio Tulsa – TechNation focuses on the impact of technology in our lives. Hosted by Dr. Moira Gunn, TechNation presents interviews with people from every aspect of our lives - from internet entrepreneurs to scientists, from astronauts to media critics, from sci-fi novelists to politicians. In Gunn's words, "Everyone is a piece of the puzzle. Everyone is essential."
Public Radio Tulsa – Friday's Documentary of the Week features features true stories told live on stage without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. The Moth Radio Hour mixes humorous and heartbreaking tales told with honesty, bravery, and wit. In this episode: a batboy for the New York Yankees goes on a wild goose chase for a left-handed bat-stretcher; an Irish-Catholic family obsessed with the Kennedys dedicates a summer to spying on their idols; a comedian experiences the ultimate heartbreak; and a drill sergeant faints at the sight of blood.
Public Radio Tulsa – On Monday at 4:00 pm, Classical 88.7 HD1 presents a special program devoted to Frederic Chopin's 200th birth anniversary, featuring the American pianist Garrick Ohlsson in a solo recital recorded earlier that day in Chopin's birthplace of Warsaw, Poland.
This program is remarkable in that Ohlsson, the first and only American to win the prestigious Chopin International Competition, was selected from all the pianists worldwide for this honor; second, the recital will be given in Poland the morning of March 1, Chopin's birth date.
Public Radio Tulsa – The premise of the contest is simple: Send in your original short story that can be read in three minutes or less. That's no more than 600 words. Your essay must be inspired by the photo provided, and we must receive it by 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 28, 2010. We'll read the winning story on-air as well as post some of our favorites on NPR.org. Learn More
Public Radio Tulsa – With an atmosphere of agreement that capping carbon is good for the planet, world leaders are still generating a lot of hot air arguing how to do it. And, the inconvenient truth is that this isn't just an international political problem - the actual process of greening cars, cows, and coal-fired power plants will be even more exhausting than getting 190 countries to sign a treaty. This edition of America Abroad explores the issue - from the Peruvian rainforest where economic development is slashing a weapon in the war on warming, to the U.S.