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The Yard By Yard Community Resiliency Project

Aired on Wednesday, June 9th.

On this edition of ST, we learn about how homeowners in the Greater Tulsa area can take simple steps -- in both their lawncare and their gardening practices -- to improve and preserve the quality of our local water, land, and ecology. The Yard By Yard Community Resiliency Project is an initiative of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission; the project started in OKC and is now happening in Tulsa. As noted at the Tulsa County Conservation District website: "Urban citizens do not always realize what a big difference they can make in our communities with the addition of even a few 'earth friendly' practices. Through our Yard By Yard Community Resiliency Project, you will find not only support to do the right things for your yard and community, but also recognition for your efforts and the chance to encourage others. Whole neighborhoods coming together for the greater good can absolutely add strength, health, and resilience to our city." Our guest is Cheryl Cheadle, a volunteer coordinator with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, who also tells us about an upcoming "Soil, Water, and Ways to Make a Difference" event that she'll be presenting at the Tulsa Garden Center in Woodward Park. This event is on June 26th; details are posted here.

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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