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Oklahoma Sees Nation's Largest Increase in After School Meal Participation But Has Room to Improve

Oklahoma saw a big jump in after-school supper participation — 121 percent, to be exact — from October 2016 to October 2017, the biggest increase of any state. According to the Food Research & Action Center, almost 15,000 Oklahoma kids got after-school meals each day. Hunger Free Oklahoma Executive Director Chris Bernard said that’s good not only for low-income kids who may get most or all of their meals at school, but also for their families. "Maybe they don’t have to make the decision...

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VP Mike Pence to Stump for Stitt in Tulsa

Vice President Mike Pence will headline a rally Thursday for Oklahoma Republican gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt. The rally is at ORU's Mabee Center. Tickets are free, but space is limited . The rally will begin around 4 p.m. "The Trump administration has demonstrated what a businessman and outsider can do to grow the economy and expand opportunity. Kevin Stitt is ready to get Oklahoma growing again, … and he is thrilled to have the Vice President coming to Tulsa to rally our base and...

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On '60 Minutes,' Trump Talks Possible Mattis Exit, Climate Change And Kim Jong Un

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toY3Uo3A7q0 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "could" be considering a departure, Saudis can expect "severe punishment" for any involvement in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and climate change is probably real, but not caused by man, President Trump said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS' 60 Minutes. The wide-ranging discussion with the network's Lesley Stahl touched on Trump's opinion of politicians ("deceptive, vicious"), Chinese tariffs and Christine...

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Two Scoops: The Museum of Ice Cream and The New York Times

On the Next All This Jazz, Autumn's Arrival

Dig the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 13th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. We'll hear from Allison Miller, Kenny Garrett, Phil Woods, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, and Billie Holiday, among many others. And our third-hour theme, running from 11pm until midnight, will be The Arrival of Autumn . Thus we'll hear such stellar jazz standards as "Early Autumn," "Autumn Leaves," and "Autumn in New York" (to name just a few).... Every Saturday night, both online and over the...

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On this installment of ST, we learn about a remarkable and newly launched exhibit at Gilcrease, "Americans All!" This show, which is ongoing, is (per the Gilcrease website) the museum's "latest exhibition drawn from [its] permanent collection...[and it] showcases the many positive contributions immigrants have made, and continue to make, to American life and culture.

On this edition of ST Medical Monday, an interesting discussion with Dr. Ira Byock, one of the nation's leading palliative care physicians. Also known for his work as a writer and longtime public advocate for improving end-of-life care, Dr. Byock will soon (as in, tomorrow night, the 9th) give a free-to-the-public lecture at the Cascia Hall Auditorium here in Tulsa on "What Mortality Can Teach Us About Living." His book, "The Four Things That Matter Most," is now out in a Tenth Anniversary Edition. Dr.

The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will soon kick off its new season with an Opening Night Gala Concert at the Tulsa PAC. (It happens tomorrow night, Saturday the 6th, with more info posted here.) On the program, the lyrical and masterful cello concerto by Dvorák, which will feature a guest appearance by the world-renowned cellist, Lynn Harrell.

On this edition of our show, we chat with Emily Zilber. A former curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and currently the editor of Metalsmith magazine, Zilber is now in Tulsa to serve as the curator for VisionMakers 2018 at 108 Contemporary. This show, which is the gallery's juried biennial exhibition, features the work of contemporary craft-based artists from a multi-state region, all of whom combine cutting-edge concepts with traditional skills in order to push the boundaries of art, craft, and design.

Our guest is Wendy Sherman, a Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and a former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Ambassador Sherman is also a Senior Fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center and is a member of both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group. She was also a Chief Negotiator for the Iran Nuclear Deal; her newly published memoir is called "Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence." She was a guest recently of the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations.

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Flash floods have killed at least 13 people in southwest France, according to multiple local news outlets. Intense rains overwhelmed roads and drainage systems overnight into Monday morning; a resident in one village called it "the apocalypse."

Three months' worth of rain fell in just a few hours, France's interior ministry says, adding that some areas saw up to 14 inches. The rainwater was driven by winds up to 60 mph.

Sushi lovers will tell you that full-grown eels, called unagi, are pretty tasty. That's why Sara Rademaker started raising baby eels a few years ago ... in her basement near the coast of Maine.

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "could" be considering a departure, Saudis can expect "severe punishment" for any involvement in the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and climate change is probably real, but not caused by man, President Trump said in an interview aired Sunday on CBS' 60 Minutes.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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