3:34 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

What's Next for an Oklahoma Lake that Never Filled?

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Even if you build it, water won't necessarily come. For people living in northwest Oklahoma a reservoir intended to bring water to the dry land is now a wildlife refuge.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built more lakes in Oklahoma than any other state. Some of those reservoirs struggle to fill, especially during drought, or end up holding more silt than water. But none have been a bigger failure than Lake Optima.
Assignment: Radio
10:47 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Rendering Reality: Pushing The Boundaries Of Art

Visitors to the "Photorealism Revisited" exhibition at the OKCMOA
Credit Ana Nospal

Some critics argue that photography shouldn’t be considered “art” because it is merely a mechanical record of an event. However, the way that a photograph is taken often leaves an authorial signature, a sign that something more than direct representation is going on. Photorealism, similarly, has often been dismissed as a mere copy of photographs, but this argument might be missing the same point.

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Assignment: Radio
10:40 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Stepping "Into the Void"

"Into the Void" at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Credit Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

This student-curated art exhibition Into the Void is going to blow your mind. 

That’s what it’s designed to do.

Optical art evolved out of the Abstract and Expressionist tradition, and de-emphasized subject matter, focusing instead on what artists could achieve purely through color and form. For the counter-culture of the 60s, Op-art became a symbol of rejection of authoritative or artistic control.

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History
4:03 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Timeline: Gay Marriage In Law, Pop Culture And The Courts

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Mike McConnell (left) and Jack Baker --€” the couple in the Baker v. Nelson case — attempt to get a marriage license in Minneapolis in May 1970. The AP reported in December 2012 that the two are still together.
R. Bertraine Heine/Minnesota Historical Society AP

Originally published on Wed June 26, 2013 12:35 pm

  • Actor Wilson Cruz
  • Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean
  • Mike Bowers, prosecutor in 'Bowers v. Hardwick'
  • Missouri state Rep. Kevin Engler

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All Tech Considered
1:58 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Samsung's On A Roll, But Can It Beat Apple?

The new Samsung Galaxy S4 has been the subject of buzz in the tech media.
UPI /Landov

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 8:32 am

Samsung has been on a roll. The hype surrounding its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S4, created a buzz in the tech media — and chatter that Samsung was poised to eat Apple's lunch. But Samsung's long-term position in the smartphone market is more complicated.

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Politics and Government
6:00 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Fallin Announces New Board Appointments

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has appointed an aerospace industry official and a criminal defense attorney to the state board that oversees Oklahoma's prison system.

Fallin announced her appointments to several boards and commissions on Wednesday, including two spots on the seven-member Board of Corrections.

Fallin named T. Hastings Siegfried of Tulsa and Gene Haynes of Claremore to serve six-year terms on the panel.

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Business and Economy
5:57 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Tulsa Officials Seek More Airport Service

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - City officials in Tulsa are joining with business officials and airport officials in an effort to bring more airline service and more non-stop flights to and from Tulsa International Airport.

The initiative was announced Tuesday by Mayor Dewey Bartlett with business leaders and officials from the Chambers of Commerce in Tulsa, Bartlesville and Broken Arrow.

The group says one of the first steps is to survey area businesses about their current and projected travel needs.

All Tech Considered
3:58 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Yes, Your New Car Has A 'Black Box.' Where's The Off Switch?

Detective Dave Wells plugs his laptop into a car's event data recorder. A large portion of new cars are equipped with the device, and the government is considering making them mandatory in all vehicles. But some say there should be an "off" option.
Martin Kaste NPR

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 5:43 pm

If you're a vehicle owner and happen to have a car accident in the near future (we hope you don't), it's likely the crash details will be recorded. Automotive "black boxes" are now built into more than 90 percent of new cars, and the government is considering making them mandatory.

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The Two-Way
12:58 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

We Have Liftoff: Apollo Rocket Engines Reportedly Pulled From Ocean Floor

Apollo 11 climbs toward orbit after liftoff on July 16, 1969. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles, some 55 miles downrange.
NASA

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 3:41 pm

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OneSix8
12:36 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week

Fort Supply
Credit Fort Tours

Tributes to the Carpenters, cowboys, and blacksmiths provide Oklahomans with a chance to experience “life back when” this weekend.

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