After a record-setting 2012 and a near-record 2013, 2014 is also off to a good start at the Port of Catoosa.
A $6.4 million federal grant will cover about half the cost of rehabilitating the port's main dock. City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority Chairman David Page said in his state of the port address the project will nearly double capacity.
"The work we're going to do on renovating our dock will greatly increase our — just the capacity and loads we can manage at the port, but it will also give us a bigger variety of freight that we can handle," Page said.
Workers clearing ice and snow from Tulsa streets racked up $362,456 in overtime.
The streets and storm water department went over its overtime budget for winter storm response by more than $200,000. Street Maintenance Manager Tim McCorkell said a more severe winter caught the city a little off guard.
Join us for the forthcoming edition of All This Jazz, beginning at 10pm on Saturday the 8th, here on Public Radio 89.5-1. We'll also offer, as always, a 7pm re-airing of ATJ on Sunday the 9th on Jazz 89.5-2, which is our station's mighty fine all-jazz HD Radio channel.
Every week, we faithfully present modern jazz, both recent and classic...from Armstrong to Zawinul, from Adderley to Zorn. And the second half of our two-hour program always carries a theme.
The prize winning Dover Quartet swept the 2013 Banff International String Quartet Competition, winning the Grand Prize as well as all three Special Prizes:. In addition, the Quartet has been named the first Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Ernst Stiefel String Quartet-In-Residence at the Caramoor Festival for the 2013-14 season.
Molière's "Tartuffe" --- or "The Impostor" --- is a classic French play that was first performed in 1664. Bitingly satirical and LOL funny, this play tells the story of a deplorable religious con-man who tries to obtain the title to his friend's estate by sending him to jail; the title character of this ever-popular comedy also tries to rob that friend blind, to seduce his wife and daughter, and so on. "Tartuffe" is a work that's often revived in updated versions or alternate settings, and such is the case with the production of "Tartuffe" that TU's Department of Theatre is now staging.
An upgrade to phone and computer technology at Tulsa city hall should help get potholes fixed more quickly. Under the new system, there is GPS capability…so you could take a picture of a pothole, send it to city hall, and a crew could go right out and repair it. But given current budget woes, Councilor Phil Lakin is worried about having personnel to follow up, if things speed up on the front end.
Officials say the system should also speed up response to city code violations reported by citizens.
Domestic Violence Intervention Services announced Thursday it is building a new shelter and transitional housing in Tulsa.
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Tulsa Fire Chief Ray Driskell (right), Councilor David Patrick, DVIS Executive Director Tracey Lyall (white coat) and Michelle Hardesty with the Hardesty Family Foundation (end) sign a beam to be used in construction of DVIS' new shelter.
Tulsa-based Domestic Violence Intervention Services announces it is building new facilities.
Lee Eslicker, co-chair of DVIS' ReBUILDING Lives capital campaign, says the current shelter is 28 years old and no longer adequate.
"The time has come to build a new shelter and transitional housing that will allow DVIS to serve more clients and house them in a place that is safe and secure and allow them to rebuild their lives," Eslicker said.
Host John Schumann speaks with Leslie Kernisan, a geriatrician in San Francisco and author of the "GeriTech" blog. Gary Schwitzer of HealthNewsReview.org reviews the week's health news, and we hear an essay from Janet Pearson about the experience of enrolling her husband in Medicare.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Health says two more people have died from the flu during the past week, adding to the record number of influenza-related deaths in the state.
The agency says a total of 53 people have died due to the virus during the flu season that started in late September. The previous record of 46 flu-related deaths in 2009, the year that Oklahoma health officials began tracking the statistic, was broken two weeks ago.