Public Radio Tulsa http://kwgs.com en Oso Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Mudslide Victims http://kwgs.com/post/oso-rescue-workers-erect-memorial-mudslide-victims Rescue workers still searching for bodies from the March 22 landslide that <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/16/303735775/washington-state-mudslide-death-toll-rises-to-39">killed at least 39 people near the town of Oso</a>, Washington, erected a simple, but moving memorial to the victims of the tragedy. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:02:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58085 at http://kwgs.com Oso Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Mudslide Victims Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities http://kwgs.com/post/airbnb-start-charging-hotel-taxes-handful-cities When Regitze Visby, a tourist visiting San Francisco from Denmark, Googled accommodations for her trip and saw she could stay at one of the famed "painted ladies" on Alamo Square through Airbnb, she took it.<p>At $135 a night, "it was a good deal," she says.<p>But does she know if she's paying a transient occupancy tax, or a hotel tax? "I have no idea," she says.<p>Visby would know if she were staying in a hotel. It's <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/net-us-airbnb-tax-idUSBRE8331CN20120404" target="_blank">14 percent</a> per room. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:01:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 58086 at http://kwgs.com Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities Welcome, Spring — And More Importantly, Playoff Hockey http://kwgs.com/post/welcome-spring-and-more-importantly-playoff-hockey Among NHL fans, there's a favorite adage: "There's nothing like playoff hockey." The start of this year's playoffs has been no exception. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis comments on the first few games. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:44:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58088 at http://kwgs.com One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures http://kwgs.com/post/one-scientists-quest-vanquish-epileptic-seizures In the early 1990s, a young brain researcher named <a href="http://www.anatomy.uci.edu/solteszres.html">Ivan Soltesz</a> heard a story that would shape his career.<p>His adviser told him about a school for children whose epileptic seizures were so severe and frequent that they had to wear helmets to prevent head injuries. The only exception to the helmet rule was for students who received an award.<p>"The big deal for them is that they can take the helmet off while they're walking across the stage," Soltesz says. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:41:00 +0000 Jon Hamilton 58087 at http://kwgs.com One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures Steely Dan On Piano Jazz http://kwgs.com/post/steely-dan-piano-jazz In <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15231985/steely-dan">Steely Dan</a>, guitarist Walter Becker and singer-pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15120953/donald-fagen">Donald Fagen</a> are masters of irony and erudition. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:34:00 +0000 editor 58084 at http://kwgs.com Steely Dan On Piano Jazz State Unemployment Rate Hits Five-Year Low in March http://kwgs.com/post/state-unemployment-rate-hits-five-year-low-march <p>OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's unemployment rate has fallen to a five-year low, dropping below 5 percent for the first time since 2008.</p><p>The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission reported Friday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent in March, down from 5 percent in February. With the help of a booming oil and natural gas industry, Oklahoma's unemployment rate remains well below the national average of 6.7 percent.</p><p>The OESC reports about 89,400 Oklahomans were unemployed in March.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:26:19 +0000 Associated Press 58083 at http://kwgs.com State Unemployment Rate Hits Five-Year Low in March Frank Haith Introduced as New TU Men's Basketball Coach http://kwgs.com/post/frank-haith-introduced-new-tu-mens-basketball-coach <p>The Golden Hurricane has its new men’s basketball coach.</p><p>The 2012 coach of the year, Frank Haith, comes to Tulsa after three seasons with Missouri. He says TU’s move to the American Athletic Conference was a big factor in his decision.</p><p>"UConn, in terms of winning a national championship, Memphis and Cincinnati, all great programs — I think they have a TV contract with ESPN," Haith said. "I think Tulsa has now made a commitment, obviously, in terms of the level, in terms of the league they're joining."</p><p>Missouri moved from the Big 12 to the SEC under Haith.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:19:58 +0000 Matt Trotter 58082 at http://kwgs.com Frank Haith Introduced as New TU Men's Basketball Coach Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part http://kwgs.com/post/marathon-safety-embraced-boston-most-part Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 58081 at http://kwgs.com On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots http://kwgs.com/post/latest-album-gina-chavez-unearths-her-latin-roots Singer-songwriter Gina Chavez may be a Texan, but on her latest album she reconnects with her Latin roots, singing in both English and Spanish. Up.Rooted blends Latin folk and American pop. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 NPR Staff 58080 at http://kwgs.com On Latest Album, Gina Chavez Unearths Her Latin Roots Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended http://kwgs.com/post/pipeline-put-keystone-review-indefinitely-extended The Keystone XL pipeline remains a major point of contention within the Democratic Party, as green voters pull President Obama one direction and pro-energy senators and labor unions pull the other. It looks as though the "comment period" for the project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 58077 at http://kwgs.com