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First Reponders Awarded for Flood Service

The Oklahoma National Guard presents its highest civilian honor to emergency personnel in a Muskogee County town. Major General Michael Thompson presented the “Thunderbird Medal”, Saturday, to a group of first responders in Braggs. The award was for their performance during last spring’s devastating flooding. The flooding cut off the town and left it as a rural island for days.

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New Indictments in Doctor Drug Case

A Tulsa doctor and two of his former employees are facing federal charges tied to the deaths of three patients who authorities allege were given medically unnecessary opioid drugs. Dr. Christopher Moses and clinic employees Melisa Million and Kay Speir had earlier this year been charged with illegally dispensing opioid drugs from 2010 to 2018. In a superseding indictment announced on Friday by federal prosecutors in Tulsa, the three now face additional charges of distributing Fentanyl,...

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Soupy Study: Minestrone Could Be A Secret Weapon Against Malaria

Bring in some soup. The unusual homework assignment at London's Eden Primary School was for a science week project cooked up by parent Jake Baum . He's a professor of cell biology and infectious diseases at Imperial College London, and his lab's job is to find new ways to combat malaria, which kills half a million children each year. Baum figured he could teach young students about the process of medical research through something both tasty and understandable: the go-to soup recipes their...

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A Decade in Jazz: 2010-2019 (on the Next ATJ)

Join us for All This Jazz, starting at 9pm on Saturday the 7th, right here on KWGS / Public Radio Tulsa. It'll be three solid hours of can't-miss modern jazz...all of it lovingly chosen and presented by a person (rather than an algorithm or robot)! Also, in the 3rd and thematic hour of our show, running from 11pm till midnight, our focus will be A Decade in Jazz: 2010-2019. Thus we'll hear magnificent cuts from various jazz albums released over the past ten years, including Kamasi Washington...

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At a time when America's foreign service professionals are front and center in the national debate, we hear the story of four exemplary ambassadors from the State Department's Near East bureau.

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On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with two Tulsa art icons, painter P.S. "Pat" Gordon, and ceramic artist, curator, and arts advocate Steve Liggett. These two artists have been fixtures in the visual arts community for over forty years, and describe their shared history. The two are now collaborating on a project of ceramic objects featuring Gordon's trademark floral botanic designs on Liggett's pottery. "Botanica-Patrick (P.S.) Gordon and Steve Liggett, A Collaboration" is currently on display through December 21st at the Liggett Studio at 314 S Kenosha Ave. in downtown Tulsa. 

Our guest is the widely acclaimed writer and historian Stacy Schiff, who is the winner of the 2019 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. This award is given each year by the Tulsa Library Trust and Tulsa City-County Library.

On this edition on ST Medical Monday, we learn about Sick, a podcast from WFYI and Side Effects Public Media (with help from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PRX). This podcast, per its website, "is a new investigative [series concerning] what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. The first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor's abuse of power, and the generations of lives he affected." Our guests are the two reporters behind Sick, Lauren Bavis and Jake Harper.

(Note: This show first aired back in July.) Our guest is Carla Rachel Sameth, a writer who teaches at the LA Writing Project (at California State University Los Angeles) and at Southern New Hampshire University. She joins us to discuss her new book, "One Day on the Gold Line: A Memoir in Essays." As Sue William Silverman, author of "The Pat Boone Fan Club: My Life as a White Anglo-Saxon Jew," has noted of Sameth's book: "Race, class, drugs, sexuality, otherness.... Twenty-first century American hot-button issues are on full display in this brave, gritty, unflinching memoir.

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A fire broke out at a factory in India's capital New Delhi early on Sunday morning. At least 43 people have been reported dead.

Many of the victims were asleep in beds in the factory, resting between shifts, when the fire began.

Investigators say the blaze was sparked by an electrical short circuit. Most of the deaths were caused by people inhaling poisonous gases in the cramped factory, The Associated Press reports.

Guides hand out knee-high rubber boots before leading visitors on hikes around Gorgona National Park, an island 21 miles off Colombia's Pacific coast. The boots provide traction in the mud — and protection from poisonous snakes.

Big 12 Conference

No. 6 Oklahoma has done all it can, winning a fifth Big 12 title in a row with another close win over No. 8 Baylor.

Now the Sooners wait to see if they are going to get in back in the College Football Playoff. That is up to the selection committee, though it will be virtually impossible to keep Oklahoma from being one of those four teams.

In an unprecedented response to historically low numbers of Pacific cod, the federal cod fishery in the Gulf of Alaska is closing for the 2020 season.

The decision, announced Friday, came as little surprise, but it's the first time the fishery has closed due to concerns over low stock.

"We're on the knife's edge of this over-fished status," North Pacific Fishery Management Council member Nicole Kimball said during talks in Anchorage.

It's not over-fishing to blame for the die-off, but rather, climate change.

Bring in some soup.

The unusual homework assignment at London's Eden Primary School was for a science week project cooked up by parent Jake Baum. He's a professor of cell biology and infectious diseases at Imperial College London, and his lab's job is to find new ways to combat malaria, which kills half a million children each year.

This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

A privately funded, nonprofit organization is creating a 3.2 million-acre wildlife sanctuary — American Prairie Reserve — in northeastern Montana, an area long known as cattle country.

There's a lot of enthusiasm for intermittent fasting — a term that can encompass everything from skipping a meal each day to fasting a few days a week.

Interview With Singer Girl Ultra

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And finally today, when we think about music coming out of Mexico City, R&B probably isn't what comes to mind. But our next guest is trying to change that. She is Mariana de Miguel, who goes by the name Girl Ultra.

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