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Air Force Pilot Ejects as Jet Trainer Crashes in Oklahoma

Officials say an Air Force pilot ejected successfully before a jet trainer crashed in western Oklahoma. Air Force officials say the twin-jet T-38 Talon from Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma, crashed around 1:45 p.m. Friday about 70 miles west of the base near Chester, Oklahoma, a community of about 120 residents. Vance officials say emergency responders arrived at the crash site to find the pilot sitting upright and drinking water with a farmer. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the...

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Yes, More Rain

Isolated thunderstorms will be possible across far southwest Oklahoma this afternoon just to the north of a stalled out frontal boundary. Shower and thunderstorm chances will increase across the entire area late tonight and early Sunday as an upper level storm system moves east into the central plains. Afternoon heat index values will rise into the 100 to 105 degree range across far southeast Oklahoma this afternoon. Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue Sunday as the upper level...

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Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide

Your doctor probably nags you to schedule cancer screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies. These tests, after all, can be life-saving, and most doctors want to make sure you get them done. But when it comes to explaining the ways that certain screenings can cause you harm, your doctor may not be doing such a good job. A study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at how well doctors talked about the risks and benefits of lung cancer screening — and, well, they could use...

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On the Next ATJ: Anat Cohen, John Hicks, Cory Henry, Kenny Wheeler, Sophie Milman, and More

Listen for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 18th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz -- all of it introduced, contextualized, and lovingly selected by an actual person (i.e., not by a robot)! We’ll listen back to a fine broadcast that fisrt aired in May of 2016 as we hear from John Hicks, Sophie Milman, Cory Henry, Weather Report, Dave Brubeck, Kenny Wheeler, GoGo Penguin, and Anat Cohen (shown here...

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Our guest today is John Pavlovitz, a progressive Christian pastor, writer and activist from Raleigh, North Carolina. He's the author of the popular blog, "Stuff That Needs To Be Said," that offers advice and admonitions for Christians living in the era of Trump. His following on the blog has led to him being called the "digital pastor of the resistance".

Our guest on this edition of StudioTulsa has written a comprehensive account of the financial crisis of 2008, it's roots that go back decades, and how it spawned further economic and political crises in the years since, from Brexit and the Euro-crisis in Greece, to the conflict in Ukraine, and rise of economic nationalism in the U-S, and throughout Europe. Adam Tooze is a Professor of History at Columbia University and author of "The Deluge" and "The Wages of Destruction", both award-winning economic histories of the world after World War I, and Nazi Germany respectively.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we feature our interview with Tulsa Arts Fellowship writer Anna Badkhen. Badkhen has been a journalist and war correspondent in many of the world's conflict areas in this century, and the author of six books of literary non-fiction about the remarkable people she has met in her travels; families who due to conflict, globalization, or climate change, find their way of life on a knife's edge.

On this encore edition of ST Medical Monday, our guest is F. Diane Barth, a longtime psychotherapist based in New York City. She joins us to discuss her new book, "I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women's Lives." As was noted of this readable and useful study by Kirkus Reviews: "A psychotherapist offers advice about how to be, and keep, a friend.

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Imran Khan was sworn in Saturday as Pakistan's new Prime Minister, ushering in a new era in the country. The legendary cricket star and international playboy turned politician was voted in with a slim majority – just 51 percent of the vote — and allegations of election meddling and voter irregularities.

In an emotional speech after the vote, Khan repeated a campaign theme of vowing to stamp out corruption. On Saturday Khan approved his cabinet, and appointed one of his top aides, Shireen Mazari, to minister designate of human rights.

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It's been almost 20 years since Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons, has released a new show. He last did it in 1999 with his sci-fi comedy Futurama. But he says, it hasn't been all work since then.

"I love playing," Groening says. "I love inventing worlds."

As it turns out, Groening has been dreaming up a new universe almost all of that time. His new show Disenchantment is an animated fantasy set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland.

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Sunday marks the first day of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage of Muslims to Mecca. The journey to the holiest site in the Muslim world is one of the five pillars of Islam, and is expected to draw around 2 million people — making it among the largest yearly gatherings in the world . It lasts through Friday, Aug. 24.

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Families of 19 victims in the deadly bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy gathered on Saturday at a state-run funeral.

At least 38 people died when a section of Morandi Bridge collapsed in the Italian port city just before noon on Tuesday, sending cars and trucks tumbling to highway A10 below.

Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Aretha Franklin: The 'Fresh Air' Interview: The Queen of Soul rarely gave interviews, so we were delighted when she sat down with Terry Gross in 1999. Franklin died Thursday at age 76.

An elite boarding school in Connecticut is acknowledging sexual abuse by seven now-former staffers against 16 students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn., is a private high school of about 600 students.

Your doctor probably nags you to schedule cancer screening tests like mammograms and colonoscopies. These tests, after all, can be life-saving, and most doctors want to make sure you get them done.

But when it comes to explaining the ways that certain screenings can cause you harm, your doctor may not be doing such a good job.

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