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Faculty Group Holding Confidence Vote on TU Administration as 'True Commitment' Plan Moves Forward

Top University of Tulsa administrators are the subject of a faculty confidence vote on Wednesday. All of TU's more than 300 full-time faculty members are eligible for the vote of confidence in President Gerard Clancy and Provost Janet Levit, held by the university's chapter of the American Association of University Professors. It will be held in the McFarlin Library atrium from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and done by secret ballot. The vote comes after Clancy announced trustees are fully behind the...

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Mannford Police Chief Killed in Fight With Fellow Officer

It was to have been a learning experience for the Mannford Police Chief and one of his officers. Instead it turned into murder. Chief Lucky Miller and Officer Michael Nealey were attending a law enforcement conference at Pensacola, Florida when they got into a fight overnight and Chief Miller was killed. The Escambia County, Florida Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amber Southard says they are holding Nealey for the Chief’s murder.

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Remembering The 1st Veterans Memorialized By Veterans Day

In the United Kingdom, Veterans Day is celebrated with red paper poppies pinned to lapels in remembrance of those who served in World War I. The practice caught on after the bloody battlefields of France bloomed with red poppies following the war. Every year, British people wear these red flower pins for about a month leading up to Nov. 11, and buying one of these paper flowers funds veterans groups. The U.K. memorializes the end of World War I with purpose and style. Veterans Day began as a...

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On the Next All This Jazz: A Veterans Day Program

Listen for the next All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 9th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be a rebroadcast of a dandy show from 2017, and our third-hour theme (running from 11pm till midnight) will be Jazz for Veterans Day. So we'll hear from an enticing array of jazz greats who've served this country over the decades, from Percy Heath and Cedar Walton to Dave Bruckeck and Glenn Miller (shown here). And elsewhere in our show, we'll dig the music of Stan Kenton,...

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Our guest is the Kansas City-based poet and teacher Anne Boyer, who joins us to discuss her bold, well-written memoir of cancer.

(Note: This interview originally aired back in July.) Our guest is the BBC journalist and author, Anita Anand. Her new book, a work of fascinating and compelling history, is "The Patient Assassin: A True Story of Massacre, Revenge, and India's Quest for Independence." This book tells the story of how Udham Singh, an orphan Sikh from India's lower castes, traveled to four continents over twenty years -- including the United States -- in an epic quest for revenge against a Raj official.

On this edition of ST, we learn about two 2019 Ruth Mayo Memorial Distinguished Visiting Artists here at TU, the painters Gideon Bok and Meghan Brady. They're based in Maine, and they also happen to be married. And their duo exhibit, "Being There," will open this evening (the 7th) at a special lecture/reception at the Alexandre Hogue Gallery on the TU campus. More info is poste here.

Our guest is Terence Hawkins, whose second novel, "American Neolithic," was named a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2014. In a starred review, some five years ago, Kirkus called it "a towering work of speculative fiction." This book is now appearing in a revised, newly re-published edition, and Hawkins tells us about it on ST today. As the bestselling novelist Tom Perrotta has noted of this work: "A one-of-a-kind novel, a bizarre but gripping amalgam of anthropology, political diatribe, and speculative science fiction....

Our guest is the Tulsa-based author Hunter Howe Cates, who tells us about his new book, "Oklahoma's Atticus." It's a work of biography/history that profiles his own grandfather, Tulsa County public defender and Creek tribal member Elliott Howe. Howe, as we learn, was closely involved in the investigation and trial of a Tulsa murder case that made national news back in the early 1950s. On Nov. 7th, Cates will do a free-to-the-public reading and signing in connection with this work at Magic City Books.

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