History
4:03 am
Thu March 21, 2013

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

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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Assignment: Radio
12:05 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

A Round Barn Rendezvous on Historic Route 66

The Round Barn of Arcadia
Credit Joey Adams

At one point one of the most photographed landmarks on Route 66, by the late 1980s, the Arcadia Round Barn was starting to show its age (it was originally built in 1898). The roof collapsed in 1988, with an estimated $165,000 cost for repairs.

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Assignment: Radio
10:52 am
Wed March 20, 2013

"Cinema For the Ears" Dr. K's Sculptural Sounds.

Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis, performing at the Tuesday Noon Concert Series at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Credit Cailey Dougherty

It’s Tuesday afternoon at the Sandy Bell Gallery of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. The natural light showering the galleries above barely makes it down the stairwell to the space where Dr. Konstantinos Karathanasis, Assistant Professor of Composition and Music Technology, is performing. 

This intimate concert is part of the Tuesday Noon Concert series, a weekly 30-minute musical showcase at the museum.

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The Two-Way
8:57 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Though It Doesn't Feel Like It In Parts Of The Country, It's Really Spring!

A snow-covered cherry blossoms at the Yuyuantan Park in Beijing, China.
Li Xin Xinhua /Landov

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 8:58 am

Don't tell Chicago, Buffalo or Minneapolis — which will see high temperatures just in the 20s, today — but at 7:02 a.m. ET., the Earth's axis was neither tilted from nor toward the sun, marking the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere.

So: Happy spring equinox!

The National Weather Service provides this explanation for what's happening with the Earth's orbit:

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