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CAP Tulsa Gets New Director

CAP Tulsa’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to name Karen Kiely as the agency’s next Executive Director, effective October 1. Steven Dow, the founding Executive Director is stepping down to relocate to Houston, TX to be closer to his aging parents. Dow will remain a Special Advisor for the agency during this transition and beyond. “It has been an absolute honor to lead CAP Tuls a, and I am beyond proud of what we have accomplished together” Steven Dow said. “As sad as I am to leave my...

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Tulsa's Greek Festival Gets Underway Today

Tulsa’s longest running ethnic festival kicks off this weekend. Each day of the Tulsa Greek Festival, Thursday through Sunday, is full of dance performance, live music, and sprinkles of Greek tradition and culturally inspired activities. The event welcomes all ages for its 59 th year. Among entertainment, this year’s festival will feature a new Temple of Fire Tent where traditional foods like Saganaki, Loukaniko, Keftedes, Gyros, Souvlaki and Loukoumades will be served. After a bite, shopping...

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UAE Agrees To Join U.S.-Led Maritime Coalition To Protect Gulf Shipping

The United Arab Emirates said Thursday that it would join a U.S.-led maritime coalition aimed at protecting international shipping in and near the Strait of Hormuz following alleged Iranian attacks on oil tankers there. The UAE joins neighbors Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, along with the United Kingdom and Australia, in the effort to protect vessels in the Gulf of Oman, the Persian Gulf and the narrow Strait of Hormuz waterway that separates the gulfs and acts as a transit point for a fifth of...

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NEW PODCAST! Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less

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Our guest is Dr. Amir Hussain of Loyola Marymount University. He'll be speaking tomorrow night (Friday the 20th) at Philbrook Museum of Art here in Tulsa in connection with that museum's soon-to-close exhibit, "Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place." Dr. Hussain's remarks will be derived from his book, "Muslims and the Making of America," which explores everything from Muslims who fought in the Civil War to the cultural icon (and sports legend) Muhammad Ali.

Our program today explores the work of Jave Yoshimoto, a visual artist and educator born in Japan to Chinese parents who immigrated to California at a young age. A recent Tulsa Artist Fellowship alum as well as a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painter's and Sculptor's grant, Yoshimoto now has a show at the Living Arts of Tulsa gallery, which he tells us about.

Photo by Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936.

On this installment of ST, we learn about a new photography show at Gilcrease dedicated to the work of Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) and her peers. (The exhibit is on view through January 5, 2020.) Per the Gilcrease website, Lange's "empathetic images documented the toll that the Depression took on the nation. The evidence was seen in the long lines of desperate, jobless men, migrant workers searching for work, and impoverished families living in squalid conditions.

One in five Americans now has medical debt in collections. Today's rising health care costs threaten pretty much every small business in the nation. How did we get here? What can be done? Our guest on ST Medical Monday is the bestselling author and Johns Hopkins surgeon, Dr. Martin Makary, who tells us about his book, "The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care -- and How to Fix It." The book offers, per Kirkus Reviews, "plain talk from a surgeon and professor who has long studied health care issues and finds the American system badly in need of repair....

Tomorrow night, Saturday the 14th, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra will present a special gala concert at the Tulsa PAC (beginning at 8pm). The guest artist will be the world-renowned violinist Rachel Barton Pine, who will play Samuel Barber's soulful and lyrical Violin Concerto. Also on the program will be Rossini's "Barber of Seville" and Mussorgsky/Ravel's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Our guest on StudioTulsa is the TSO's Principal Guest Conductor, Daniel Hege, who will lead the orchestra.

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It has been a week since the disturbing discovery of thousands of fetal remains at the home of a former abortion provider, and authorities still don't know why he kept them.

Ulrich Klopfer had performed abortions at three clinics in Indiana but lived across the state line in Illinois.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau apologized after after photos surfaced showing him wearing brownface and blackface as a young man, saying he has no plans to resign and vowing to continue his campaign for re-election in October.

"Darkening your face, regardless of the context or the circumstances, is always unacceptable because of the racist history of black face," Trudeau said at a news conference Thursday in a public park in Winnipeg. "I should have understood that then and I never should have done it."

Purdue Pharma, facing a mountain of litigation linked to the opioid epidemic, filed for bankruptcy in New York this week. The OxyContin manufacturer and its owners, the Sackler family, have offered to pay billions of dollars to cities and counties hit hard by the addiction crisis.

But that's not good enough for critics such as U.S. Rep. Max Rose.

An explosion this week in a Russian lab, one of only two labs in the world known to store live samples of the variola virus, which causes smallpox, has raised anew questions that have been asked since the disease was eradicated in 1980.

Should humankind hold on to the live virus to conduct research on treatments, tests and vaccines in case smallpox were to reemerge?

In gridlocked Washington, both Democrats and Republicans have signaled there's potential for a deal when it comes to lowering prescription drug prices. Now, there's an idea both Congressional Democrats and the White House seem to like: They want to base U.S. prices on something called an international price index.

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff about a whistleblower complaint from the intelligence community, spurred by Trump's communications with a foreign leader.

The higher education subcommittee of the U.S. House held a contentious hearing Thursday to investigate the failed implementation of the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.

Thousands of students are expected to skip school Friday to march through Manhattan to demand global action to stop climate change. WNYC's Gwynne Hogan reports the protest has been long in the works.

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Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg are making big moves to bolster their primary campaigns in Iowa, the first state to hold a contest in 2020.

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