Elizabeth Caldwell


Before joining Public Radio Tulsa, Elizabeth Caldwell was a freelance reporter and a teacher. She holds a master's from Hollins University. Her audio work has appeared at KCRW, CBC's The World This Weekend, and The Missouri Review. She is a south Florida native.  

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The White House says a COVID-19 treatment the federal government recently spent almost $3 billion on will be distributed according to states' needs, just as demand for it grows in Oklahoma. 

"Our role as the government overseeing the entire country is to be equitable in how we distribute. We are not going to give a greater percentage to Florida over Oklahoma," White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a briefing.

Data from the Centers For Disease Control; photo from https://fshoq.com

What plans are hospitals in Tulsa following for elective surgeries now during COVID-19?  

Ascension St. John has publicly announced its services “may require” adjustments, while media reports say the hospital has internally communicated cancellations. Hillcrest Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital say they’re evaluating electives on a patient-by-patient basis. 

Amazon is building another large-scale facility in Tulsa.

The company chose a 40-acre site at Mingo Road and 36th Street North for a 270,000-square foot sortation facility, the point between fulfillment centers and Amazon’s last-mile delivery stations.

Mayor G.T. Bynum said the sortation center is a $32 million project, Amazon’s third large investment in Tulsa.