News http://kwgs.com en StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Public Health with Dr. Michael Fischetti and Dr. Marilyn Winkleby http://kwgs.com/post/studiotulsa-health-notes-public-health-dr-michael-fischetti-and-dr-marilyn-winkleby <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we hear from two doctors who are both highly accomplished and longtime advocates of public health, which has been defined as (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_health">per Wikipedia</a>) "the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations public and private, communities, and individuals." The health of a given culture or society, in other words, rather than any one individual's health or well-being. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:06:48 +0000 Rich Fisher 58298 at http://kwgs.com StudioTulsa on Health: Notes on Public Health with Dr. Michael Fischetti and Dr. Marilyn Winkleby Special Broadcast: Canterbury Choral Society Performs Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem http://kwgs.com/post/special-broadcast-canterbury-choral-society-performs-johannes-brahms-german-requiem <p><strong>UPDATE - This special program will be heard Wednesday, April 23, 2004 at 8:00 pm, preempting <em>Exploring Music</em>. It was not broadcast last Saturday the 19th as scheduled due to technical problems.</strong></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:04:55 +0000 Kimberly Powell 57853 at http://kwgs.com Special Broadcast: Canterbury Choral Society Performs Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem Tulsa Vies for More Nonstop Flights by Hosting Airports Conference http://kwgs.com/post/tulsa-vies-more-nonstop-flights-hosting-airports-conference <p>Tulsa has a big opportunity this week to land more nonstop flights to and from the city.</p><p>Tulsa International Airport is hosting a conference that could attract more routes to the area. Airport spokeswoman Alexis Higgins said they bid for the conference last year as part of an air service initiative.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:37:29 +0000 Matt Trotter 58293 at http://kwgs.com Tulsa Vies for More Nonstop Flights by Hosting Airports Conference Changes to Volunteer Parking Enforcement Program Proposed http://kwgs.com/post/changes-volunteer-parking-enforcement-program-proposed <p>The City of Tulsa might replace its volunteer program to enforce disabled parking with paid part-time parking inspectors.</p><p>State law mandates a cumbersome process for the volunteers that hasn’t been very successful. They must take a photo of a violation and file it in a police department system so an officer can review it and write the ticket.</p><p>Asset management director Mark Hogan proposes hiring 10 part-time parking inspectors for 10 hours a week each.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:28:17 +0000 Matt Trotter 58280 at http://kwgs.com Changes to Volunteer Parking Enforcement Program Proposed Testing Resumes at Oklahoma Schools http://kwgs.com/post/testing-resumes-oklahoma-schools <p>Many school districts across the state resumed assessment tests today. So far, no major problems have been noted at school testing sites. Tulsa School officials told KWGS they are keeping their "fingers crossed" as testing resumed.</p><p>In the wake of thousands of disruptions in online assessments today, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi said she will recommend the State Board of Education not renew the contract of testing vendor CTB/McGraw-Hill for the next fiscal year.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:32:42 +0000 KWGS News 58272 at http://kwgs.com Testing Resumes at Oklahoma Schools DA Candidate Pushes Law Expanding Impact Statements http://kwgs.com/post/da-candidate-pushes-law-expanding-impact-statements <p></p><p>Tulsa County District Attorney Candidate Fred Jordan is using his current position in the state legislature to expand who would be allowed to give a victim impact statement in a criminal case.</p><p>Under legislation passed today by the state house the definition of immediate family would be expanded.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:14:20 +0000 KWGS News 58266 at http://kwgs.com DA Candidate Pushes Law Expanding Impact Statements A Private Company Will Manage Tulsa School Buses http://kwgs.com/post/private-company-will-manage-tulsa-school-buses <p>The Tulsa School Board is contracting out management of the district’s transportation department. There were some complaints from the support workers’ union, but Schools Spokesman Chris Payne says no one is losing their job and the deal will save time and money, more than $250,000 a year, plus a minimum of an additional $130,000 in the first year of the contract.</p><p>The vote was unanimous to contract with Missouri based TransPar for transportation management services. The district will continue to own the school bus fleet.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:48:23 +0000 Marshall Stewart 58265 at http://kwgs.com A Private Company Will Manage Tulsa School Buses VIDEO: Barresi Reacts to Testing Glitches http://kwgs.com/post/video-barresi-reacts-testing-glitches <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — For the second consecutive year, standardized testing for Oklahoma students has been disrupted, prompting the state superintendent to suspend all online testing for the day.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Superintendent Janet Barresi directed testing vendor CTB/McGraw Hill to suspend its testing Monday after disruptions for students taking high school end-of-instruction exams and tests in grades six through eight.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:52:58 +0000 Associated Press 58252 at http://kwgs.com VIDEO: Barresi Reacts to Testing Glitches Oklahoma Election Board Tosses Governor Candidate http://kwgs.com/post/oklahoma-election-board-tosses-governor-candidate <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An independent candidate for Oklahoma governor has been removed from the ballot after the state's election board determined a guilty plea to a felony crime more than a decade ago disqualified him from running.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">The three-member Oklahoma Election Board voted unanimously Monday to remove Joe Sills' name from the ballot. Sills' candidacy was challenged by Democratic gubernatorial candidate state Rep. Joe Dorman.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:50:46 +0000 Associated Press 58251 at http://kwgs.com Oklahoma Election Board Tosses Governor Candidate Names Released in Fatal Shooting by Tulsa Officers http://kwgs.com/post/names-released-fatal-shooting-tulsa-officers <p></p><p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The names of a Tulsa police officer and Tulsa County deputy involved in a shooting that killed a woman during the weekend have been released.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">Authorities said Monday that 18-year-old Karina Sandoval-Jimenez was killed in the shooting involving police Cpl. Daniel Miller and sheriff's Sgt. Rick Treadwell.</span></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:47:52 +0000 Associated Press 58250 at http://kwgs.com Names Released in Fatal Shooting by Tulsa Officers