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Regarding Tulsa's Quality of Life Report, Which Was Recently Presented to the City Council

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Aired on Wednesday, February 4th.

From public transportation to park spaces, from educational opportunities to crime stats, from ethnic diversity to urban density, how does Tulsa measure up to other cities of its kind throughout the nation? In mid-January, the Tulsa City Council was presented with the annual Quality of Life Report for our city. This report -- per the City Council website, where you can read all of it -- is "an objective analysis of our community, compared to 20 peer cities. The report includes data on demographic trends, economic vitality, public safety, neighborhood vitality, human investment, citizen engagement, transportation, the environment, and recreation and culture." On this edition of ST, we discuss this Report with both City Councilor G.T. Bynum, who represents District 9, and Jack Blair, the City Council's Policy Administrator, who oversaw the execution of its findings. Mr. Blair also tells us that he'll be speaking about this Report in detail this evening, Wednesday the 4th, at a free-to-the-public Tulsa Now gathering. The Tulsa Now meeting happens at the Up With Trees headquarters, at 1102 South Boston, and it starts at 5:30pm.

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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