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Our guest is one of the environmental movement's leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices and philosophies. Paul Hawken is an entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment.

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Local leaders are not leaving it to chance when it comes to landing new nonstop flights from Tulsa International Airport.

Here in the good ol' USA, a strong work ethic -- a drive to succeed through hard work -- is seen as a leading virtue, and indeed, as a necessity. We Americans have long been told that financial success and personal well-being will undoubtedly follow if we adopt a highly motivated mindset toward our job. On today's edition of ST, we look at the origins of that "highly motivated" outlook. Our guest is David Gray, a teaching professor of American studies and history at Oklahoma State University.

Tulsa saw a shift in what businesses are looking for in the first quarter of 2021.

City Economic Development Specialist Austin Britt told the Tulsa Authority for Economic Opportunity last week a number of big projects expressed interest in Tulsa over January, February and March.

"Last quarter, the median acreage for a project was 10 acres. This quarter, it was 175. So, we’re seeing a huge jump in the scale of projects that we’re receiving," Britt said.

American Airlines

With air travel still down from pre-pandemic levels, American Airlines took more losses in the first quarter of 2021.

Revenues of $4 billion were down 53% year-over-year and 62% from the same three months in 2019, leading to a net loss of $1.3 billion.

American Chairman and CEO Doug Parker said during an investor call this week another round of federal virus relief is helping to ease the blow. It let the airline cancel layoffs announced earlier this year that could have affected around 400 workers at its Tulsa maintenance base.