News http://kwgs.com en Next Time on ATJ: Highlighting Some Outstanding Jazz Trumpet Players of Today http://kwgs.com/post/next-time-atj-highlighting-some-outstanding-jazz-trumpet-players-today <p>Tune in for the next edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 19th, right here on Public Radio 89.5-1. (We'll also offer, per custom, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 20th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's all-jazz <a href="http://publicradiotulsa.org/hd-radio">HD Radio</a> channel. And please note that you can learn more about our program, and can always access the latest playlist info, at <a href="http://publicradiotulsa.org/programs/all-jazz-895-1-895-2">this link</a>.)<br /> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:57:36 +0000 Scott Gregory 58027 at http://kwgs.com Next Time on ATJ: Highlighting Some Outstanding Jazz Trumpet Players of Today Government, Company Leaders Officially Break Ground on Macy's Online Fulfillment Center http://kwgs.com/post/government-company-leaders-officially-break-ground-macys-online-fulfillment-center <p>Local, state and national leaders broke ground today on the 1.3 million square foot Macy's distribution center in Owasso.</p><p>Peter Longo is the company's president of logistics and operations. He said several factors sold them on the location.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:05:41 +0000 Matt Trotter 58022 at http://kwgs.com Government, Company Leaders Officially Break Ground on Macy's Online Fulfillment Center I-44 Progress in Tulsa Reviewed http://kwgs.com/post/i-44-progress-tulsa-reviewed <p></p><p>Federal, state, and local leaders deliver a progress report on one of the largest Tulsa road projects in recent history.</p><p>The gathering on the almost completed Lewis bridge was to display the final phase of the widening of I-44 from Riverside to Yale. Instrumental in the more than five year, 400 million dollar project is U-S Senator Jim Inhofe, who helped with federal funding to complete the work.</p><p>The final phase at Lewis Avenue, including a new bridge over I-44, is scheduled for completion this summer.</p><p></p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/en7ufHkrXFw</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:53:42 +0000 Marshall Stewart 58021 at http://kwgs.com I-44 Progress in Tulsa Reviewed Passenger Traffic Increases at Tulsa Airport http://kwgs.com/post/passenger-traffic-increases-tulsa-airport <p></p><div><p>TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Passenger traffic has increased at the Tulsa International Airport over last year.</p><p>Airport officials said Thursday the increase of more than 8 percent in March over the same period in 2013 is due to the addition of flights and continued success of the area's energy, aviation and manufacturing industries.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:49:17 +0000 Associated Press 57997 at http://kwgs.com Passenger Traffic Increases at Tulsa Airport Higher Fares May Be Ahead for Tulsa Transit http://kwgs.com/post/higher-fares-may-be-ahead-tulsa-transit <p>The city’s tight purse-strings may mean less service and or higher fares for Tulsa Transit customers.</p><p>The bus service is bracing for a tight city budget starting in July. General Manager Bill Cartwright says they have been polling customers about their preferences. He says riders overwhelming prefer higher fares over service cuts.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:18:25 +0000 KWGS News 57995 at http://kwgs.com Higher Fares May Be Ahead for Tulsa Transit Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel http://kwgs.com/post/author-and-filmmaker-rebecca-miller-discusses-jacobs-folly-her-latest-novel <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with Rebecca Miller, the acclaimed screenwriter, author, and filmmaker, who'll appear tonight (Thursday the 17th) at 7pm at <a href="http://www.booksmarttulsa.com/events/">a free-to-the-public Book Smart Tulsa event</a> at the Circle Cinema. At this gathering, she'll be reading from and signing copies of her latest novel, "Jacob's Folly," which is just out in paperback; she'll also deliver an introduction before a screening of her 2009 film, "The Private Lives of Pippa Lee" (which she adapted from her novel of the same title). Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 57993 at http://kwgs.com Author and Filmmaker Rebecca Miller Discusses "Jacob's Folly," Her Latest Novel Promoting Sustainable Energy for All on Answers in Energy http://kwgs.com/post/promoting-sustainable-energy-all-answers-energy <p><strong>Thoughts on an Emerging Global Energy Governance </strong></p><p>Ambassador Irene Giner-Reichl, the sitting Ambassador from Austria to China, and the President of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy. (Recorded March 26, 2014)</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:34:36 +0000 Frank Christel 57991 at http://kwgs.com Promoting Sustainable Energy for All on Answers in Energy Cherokees to Replace Roland Casino http://kwgs.com/post/cherokees-replace-roland-casino <p></p><div><p>ROLAND, Okla. (AP) — Cherokee Nation Businesses plans a groundbreaking next month on a hotel and casino to replace its current complex in Roland, near the Arkansas border.</p><p>The new facility will include a six-story, 125-room hotel and an 87,000-square-foot casino accommodating 850 games with a bar, stage and other entertainment options. The existing casino in Roland now has 600 electronic games and six table games.</p><p>Officials say the new complex will also include convention space, a swimming pool and a smoke shop.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:22:29 +0000 Associated Press 57981 at http://kwgs.com Cherokees to Replace Roland Casino Candidate for Governor Supports Tulsa Passenger Rail http://kwgs.com/post/candidate-governor-supports-tulsa-passenger-rail <p></p><p>A Democratic lawmaker running for governor gets on board the Eastern Flyer Express.</p><p>Representative Joe Dorman says he is against the proposed sale of the Sooner Sub Rail Line. It aligns him with most groups supporting the return of passenger service to Eastern Oklahoma.</p><p>Dorman claims Governor Fallin is going forward with what he calls an&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ‘ill-advised’ sale that many oppose.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:45:35 +0000 Marshall Stewart 57974 at http://kwgs.com Candidate for Governor Supports Tulsa Passenger Rail Oklahoma Gay-Marriage Case Before US Appeals Court http://kwgs.com/post/oklahoma-gay-marriage-case-us-appeals-court <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Court arguments over Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage will center on whether voters singled out gay people for unfair treatment when they overwhelmingly defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman.</p><div><p>Judges at a federal appeals court in Denver will hear arguments Thursday from lawyers representing a couple challenging Oklahoma's ban and the Tulsa County clerk who refused to grant them a license. The judges heard a similar case from Utah last week.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:32 +0000 AP 57969 at http://kwgs.com Oklahoma Gay-Marriage Case Before US Appeals Court