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9:59 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

House Will Vote on Changes to Judicial Nominating Commission

Credit File photo

It's been 45 years since Oklahoma's Judicial Nominating Commission was established, but the bribery scandal preceding it hasn't been forgotten. 

Tulsa attorney and commission member John Tucker watched the impeachment trials on TV as a young law student.

"Here are people just admitting that they paid money for decisions, and not just that they paid money, but it was only, like, a couple of thousand bucks to buy four votes in the Supreme Court," Tucker said. "How bad is that?"

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StudioTulsa
4:23 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

"All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood"

Aired on Tuesday, April 15th.

Kids are wonderful. Kids are amazing. Kids enrich, brighten, and deepen our lives as parents, obviously. But they also change us --- in so many ways --- and "being a parent" in America today means something very different from what it meant, say, fifty or sixty years ago.

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Local & Regional
4:13 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Abortion Drug Ban Bill Clears Senate

Credit State of Oklahoma

 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma has easily passed the state Senate. The Senate voted 37-5 Tuesday for the bill that was written in direct response to a state Supreme Court decision that tossed a similar measure approved by the Legislature in 2011. The bill would prohibit off-label uses of certain abortion-inducing drugs by requiring doctors to administer the drugs only in accordance with U.S.

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1:25 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Takings Law in the Energy Sector on Answers in Energy

Takings Law in the energy sector - what is a proper governmental purpose, and what is adequate compensation? T.U. Professor Marla Mansfield discussed her in-depth and ongoing research on takings law. (Recorded March 10, 2014)

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Local & Regional
1:11 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Cherokees Host Job Fair

An applicant visits one of the vendors at the job fair.
Credit Cherokee Nation-Facebook

The Cherokee Nation hosts a regional job and resource fair with nearly a dozen vendors on today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

The fair is being held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the upstairs salons A, B, C and D of the casino. Jobs available within Cherokee Nation Businesses include gaming, hotel, and food and beverage positions.

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Local & Regional
12:59 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Barresi Decries Plan to Eliminate Oklahoma Tests

Janet Barresi
Credit State Impact-Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi is raising concern about a bill before the Legislature that would eliminate state testing in social studies and geography.

In a statement Tuesday, Barresi complained the bill would erase the state's ability to measure student knowledge in those topics, as well as in a "significant portion of U.S. history."

Senate Bill 1654 would eliminate several state-mandated tests beginning in the fall, including social studies in grades five and eight, and geography in grade seven.

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Local & Regional
12:46 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Call First... Dig Second!

flags mark under ground utilities
Credit Call Okie

Accidental “hits” on utility lines continues to be a very real problem in Oklahoma and across the nation.  It is also avoidable.  April has been declared Safe Digging month by Governor Fallin. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is joining with the Governor to remind all Oklahomans of the importance of calling 8-1-1 or 1-800-522-OKIE before starting any project that involves digging.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission Chairman Bob Anthony says the warning is for all Oklahomans, not just those doing large projects.

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Local & Regional
11:11 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Pets Are Asked to "Stay Away" at Cherry Street Market

A crowd shops at the Cherry Street Farmer's Market
Credit Cherry Street Market/File Photo

The Cherry Street Farmer's Market will not be going to the dogs. The board that oversees the weekly market on 15th Street near Peoria will  ask  pet owners not to bring animals to the market, effective this week.

In part, this is due to an attack by a dog on a customer on April 5th at the market.

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Music
9:04 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Canterbury Choral Society Performs Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem on Performance Oklahoma

The requiem of Johannes Brahms was first heard in public performance on Good Friday in 1868 in Bremen Cathedral, a highly personal and intimate portrait of the composer emerging in this sacred but non-liturgical piece which reshaped Brahms’ career. Though portions of the second movement were part of an earlier symphony begun in 1854 in response to Robert Schumann's attempted suicide, a more immediate impetus for the work as a whole was the death of Brahms' mother in 1865.

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Local & Regional
7:54 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Helicopter Heat: Porter Peach Crop Saved from Bitter Cold

A helicopter circles low over the orchard at day break.
Credit Livesay Orchard

UPDATE: Orchard owner Kent Livesay says it appears the peach crop escaped any serious damage from the overnight cold.

A helicopter makes lazy circles over the Livesay Orchard at Porter. It is an attempt to force warm air aloft down into the orchard. Owner Kent Livesay says it is an effort to save his peach crop from a late freeze. The temperature dropped to a critical level at the orchard just before 7 a.m.

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