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Tulsa City Council Chair David Patrick Dies

Longtime Tulsa City Councilor David Patrick has died. His death was unexpected. Sources tell KWGS, Patrick was discovered dead around 3 p.m. this afternoon. Patrick first ran for office two decades ago, after his brother, Councilor Mike Patrick, died in an oil field accident. David Patrick often faced, and occasionally lost to, Roscoe Turner in elections for District 3. He had decided to not to seek re-election this year. His daughter, Crista Patrick, is on the ballot in November seeking the...

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Oklahoma Medicaid Providers See Rate Hike after 9 Years

Oklahoma medical professionals will get more money for treating Medicaid patients for the first time in nearly a decade. The Oklahoman reports that the 3 percent rate hike comes after years of cuts from budget shortfalls. Medical professionals saw their Medicaid reimbursements rates fall by nearly 3.3 percent in 2010, by almost 7.8 percent in 2014 and by 3 percent in 2016. The last time the rate increased was in 2009. Nursing home providers will now see a rate increase of 3.2 percent in...

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Sharks In The Water? FEMA Tries To Fight 'Fake News' As Florence Hits

FEMA is rolling out a new tool as it begins to deal with now-tropical storm Florence. It's a rumor-control webpage . Unfounded rumors — what might be called "fake news" — have been a problem in coping with recent disasters, according to Gary Webb, a professor and chair of emergency management and disaster science at the University of North Texas. "Disasters do create a great deal of uncertainty, confusion and anxiety," Webb said, "and, as a result, there is the potential for rumors to...

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The Russia Investigations: What Will Paul Manafort Tell The Feds?

This week in the Russia investigation: Paul Manafort turns state's evidence ... what will he tell the government? Saint Paul After a long career as an advocate for political animals of nearly every kind across the world, Paul Manafort is now going to work for the United States government. Donald Trump's onetime campaign chairman pleaded guilty on Friday to avoid his second federal trial in Washington, D.C., and signed a deal that obliges him to help the Justice Department. The White House and...

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On the Next All This Jazz, Delfeayo Marsalis, Artie Shaw, Claudia Acuna, Blue Mitchell, and More

Catch the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 15th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. Every Saturday night, both online and over the air, ATJ delivers three hours of recent and classic jazz, across a wide range of styles, from 9 o'clock till midnight. From John Coltrane to John Zorn, Chris Connor to Kris Davis, Bill Holman to Bill Frisell, and Gerry Mulligan to Geri Allen, All This Jazz is delighted by modern (and post-modern!) jazz in its many forms, and we love...

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Our guest is Edith Chapin, the Executive Editor of NPR News, who is currently visiting the Tulsa community. Before joining NPR in 2012, she spent 25 years at CNN, working as an intern, then as a bureau chief, and finally as a vice president. Please note that Chapin will take part in a special Public Radio Tulsa "Give & Take" event tonight, the 12th, in the Lorton Performance Center on the TU campus.

What happens when one of the world's most oil-wealthy nations becomes a failed state? Our guest is Ambassador Patrick Duddy, the director of Duke University's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies who also teaches at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Before arriving at Duke, Ambassador Duddy served as a U.S. diplomat for nearly 30 years; upon his retirement, he was one of the State Department's most senior Latin American specialists.

Medical Marijuana was approved by voters here in Oklahoma as recently as June of this year, yet so much is happening on this front -- medically, politically, economically, legislatively, etc. -- that it can be rather difficult to stay informed. On this edition of ST Medical Monday, our guest is Jackie Fortier, the StateImpact Oklahoma reporter who covers health and medicine for KWGS, KGOU, KOSU, and other public radio outlets across the state. Fortier brings us up to speed on the fast-moving, far-reaching story that is Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma.

Signature Symphony at Tulsa Community College is now celebrating, with the arrival of its 2018-19 season of concerts, forty years of entertaining Tulsa-area audiences. Our guest is Andres Franco, the Music Director for Signature Symphony, who also serves as Associate Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Principal Conductor of Caminos del Inka. As Mr.

On this edition of ST, we listen back to our April 2017 chat with David Grann, the bestselling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Magazine, about his book, "Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI." As was noted of this book by a critic writing for Time: "Nearly 100 years ago, the Osage tribe of Oklahoma were thought to be the wealthiest people per capita in the world, thanks to their oil-rich reservation, kindly sold back to them by the federal government that had snatched it away.

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