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A Far-Reaching New Partnership Known as ImpactTulsa Addresses "Education: The Calling of Our Time"

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Aired on Monday, October 20th.

ImpactTulsa is a newly formed, entirely pro-education initiative that brings together locally based community leaders from the varied realms of education, business, civics, nonprofits, philanthropy, and the faith community -- all of which are united, as per the ImpactTulsa website, "to engage the community to provide a pathway where all students are guaranteed a high-quality education." Our guests today on ST are Kathy Taylor, the CEO of ImpactTulsa and a former mayor of this city, and Dr. Keith Ballard, the Superintendent of Tulsa Public Schools, both of whom tell us all about ImpactTulsa, and how it was created, and who it will benefit, and why it is vitally important to the Greater Tulsa area. Also, as our guests explain, you can learn more about ImpactTulsa when this "we're all in this together" organization hosts a First Report Release Gathering tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday the 21st) at 5:30pm at the TCC Center for Creativity in downtown Tulsa.

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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