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Ethics Panel Warns Congressman Mullin Against Product Endorsements

The House Ethics Committee is warning members of Congress not to advertise or endorse products in which they have a financial interest. It says "under no circumstances" should a lawmaker be "personally selling or endorsing" such products. The guidance comes at the end of an investigation into Rep. Markwayne Mullin, a Republican from Oklahoma. He was the face of Mullin Plumbing in TV commercials and on a home-repair radio show and sought guidance from the committee after his 2012 election. The...

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Get Ready for a Soggy Week

Thunderstorm chances become possible again this afternoon and continue overnight tonight across Eastern Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas. Like yesterday, the greater chances are expected to be this afternoon into the evening hours with much of the convection weakening with the loss of daytime heating. Daytime heating combined with instability interacting with a weak surface frontal boundary could allow for some storms to become to strong to severe with strong winds of 50 to 60 mph. The greater...

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'We Are Resilient': Memorials, Heavy Police Presence Mark Charlottesville Anniversary

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET In downtown Charlottesville, Va., authorities are limiting car and pedestrian traffic, dozens of police in riot gear are patrolling a park in the city's center and some residents have left town in case the weekend turns violent. Sunday is the first anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right rally , the white supremacist march that boiled into a chaotic clash between protesters and counter-protesters, injuring dozens. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports that memorials have been...

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On the Next ATJ: Sidney Bechet, George Cables, Gretchen Parlato, Tyshawn Sorey, and More

Tune in for the next broadcast of All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 11th, 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 smashing program that fisrt aired in July 2016 as we hear from the likable likes of Sidney Bechet (shown here), George Cables, Gretchen Parlato, Tyshawn Sorey, Cannonball Adderley, Bria...

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(Note: This show originally aired back in February.) "Bobby BlueJacket: The Tribe, The Joint, The Tulsa Underworld" is a well-researched book exploring little-known aspects of American crime, Native American identity, and smalltown politics in the 20th century. It's also an engrossing biography of a real and remarkable person: Bobby BlueJacket, born in 1930, who grew up in Tulsa amid teenage rumbles, mean streets, dangerous pool halls, and Midwest safecracker crews -- and who actually went from being a career thief to a prison journalist to a Eastern Shawnee Indian activist.

Our guest is the award-winning British author and journalist William Atkins, whose new book -- a dense and engrossing blend of history, memoir, geography, and travel writing -- is called "The Immeasurable World: Journeys in Desert Places." It's a work that, per The Wall Street Journal, "courts comparisons with the capaciously learned nature writing of John McPhee. But there's also an open-ended spiritual quest to Mr.

Our two guests on ST are the architects who will design the forthcoming Bob Dylan Center, which will be the "public face" of the Tulsa-based Bob Dylan Archives -- and which is slated to open in 2021 at the corner of MLK Blvd. and Archer Street. After a far-reaching, international competition, architect Tom Kundig (of the well-regarded, Seattle-based firm Olson Kundig) was chosen by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to design this exciting new public venue. Along with Mr.

Our guest on ST is Kendra Taira Field, an assistant professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University.

Our guest on ST Medical Monday is Mike Scardino, whose debut memoir, just out, is "Bad Call: A Summer Job on a New York Ambulance." The book details his experiences working an ambulance job in Queens, New York, in the late '60s and early '70s. As per a starred review in Publishers Weekly: "Fresh and powerful...Scardino looks back on his summers during college...when he worked as a New York City hospital ambulance attendant.

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