Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.com en VIDEO: T.W. Shannon Speaks at Liberty Rally in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/video-tw-shannon-speaks-liberty-rally-tulsa <p>T.W. Shannon's Senate campaign takes off with a rally in Tulsa, and based on his remarks it will be hard for the other six Republican candidates to be on his right.</p><p>In his 16-minute speech to the hundreds in attendance, Shannon Railed against the Affordable Care Act and the NSA, stated his unequivocal support for Hobby Lobby and called for vastly reducing the size of the federal government.</p><p>Shannon has the endorsements of Sarah Palin, Utah Sen. Mike Lee and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, all of whom spoke at the rally.</p><p>http://youtu.be/XZ9JPs47Q0w</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 02:51:30 +0000 Matt Trotter 58452 at http://publicradiotulsa.com VIDEO: T.W. Shannon Speaks at Liberty Rally in Tulsa Tech Giants Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/tech-giants-settle-wage-fixing-lawsuit Google, Apple, Intel, and Adobe have decided to settle a lawsuit brought by 64,000 employees, who accused the companies of conspiring on a scheme that would drive down wages.<p>The lawsuit claims that the companies agreed not to recruit each others' employees. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:43:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58451 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Tech Giants Settle Wage-Fixing Lawsuit Feds Rescind Washington State's 'No Child Left Behind' Waiver http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/feds-rescind-washington-states-no-child-left-behind-waiver Washington has become the first state to have its "No Child Left Behind" waiver revoked by the Obama administration. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:09:00 +0000 Martin Kaste 58450 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Kerry Says Window For Russia To Change Course In Ukraine Is Closing http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/kerry-says-window-russia-change-course-ukraine-closing Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a strongly worded warning to Russia on Thursday, saying the U.S. is ready to impose more sanctions if Russia refuses to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine.<p>"The window to change course is closing," Kerry said. If Russia doesn't change course, "the world will make sure the costs for Russia will only grow."<p>Kerry's statement comes after Ukraine used lethal force against pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:00:00 +0000 editor 58447 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Campus Rape Cases in America: A Chat with Kristen Lombardi of The Center for Public Integrity http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/campus-rape-cases-america-chat-kristen-lombardi-center-public-integrity <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with the award-winning journalist <a href="http://www.publicintegrity.org/authors/kristen-lombardi">Kristen Lombardi</a>, who's a staff writer at The Center for Public Integrity, and who's probably best known for her series of articles based on an in-depth and far-reaching investigation into campus rape cases in America (which won the Robert F. Kennedy Award and the Dart Award in 2011, as well as the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in 2010, among other honors). Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:40:08 +0000 Rich Fisher 58446 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Campus Rape Cases in America: A Chat with Kristen Lombardi of The Center for Public Integrity Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/life-outside-fast-lane-startups-wary-web-traffic-plan The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is offering up some <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/blog/setting-record-straight-fcc-s-open-internet-rules">new rules</a> to govern traffic on the Internet. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Laura Sydell 58448 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Life Outside The Fast Lane: Startups Wary Of Web Traffic Plan On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/ballot-georgia-year-jfk Voting for this year's midterm elections is already underway in some states that hold early primaries. In Georgia, a field of seven GOP candidates is locked in a bitter fight for the nomination to succeed retiring Senate Republican Saxby Chambliss. <br /> <br />But another race that's turning heads in Georgia is one for state Senate that involves a candidate with a very familiar name: Kennedy. <br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:29:00 +0000 editor 58449 at http://publicradiotulsa.com On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/why-us-worried-about-deadly-middle-eastern-virus The latest medical acronym to fear is MERS: Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. The virus has killed 83 p<strong></strong>eople in the Arabian Gulf since first emerging in 2012 and now looks as if it could pose a global threat.<p>This week, the number of new cases rose at a rate that causes concern, the World Health Organization said in a <a href="http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_04_23_mers/en/">statement</a>.<strong> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:19:00 +0000 Jason Beaubien 58445 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Why The U.S. Is Worried About A Deadly Middle Eastern Virus Radioactive Leak At U.S. Waste Dump Was Preventable, Report Says http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/radioactive-leak-us-waste-dump-was-preventable-report-says A February accident at a nuclear waste dump that resulted in the contamination of 21 workers resulted in part from "poor management, ineffective maintenance and a lack of proper training and oversight," a Department of Energy report concludes.<p>NPR's Geoff Brumfiel says the report, released Thursday, says the release of radioactive material into the environment from the Feb. 14 accident at the underground Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M., could have been prevented. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:15:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58443 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Radioactive Leak At U.S. Waste Dump Was Preventable, Report Says Yankees Pitcher Suspended Over 'Foreign Substance' On Neck http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/yankees-pitcher-suspended-over-foreign-substance-neck Major League Baseball issued a ten-game suspension against Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda for "possessing a foreign substance on his person" during a game against the Boston Red Sox.<p>As Major League Baseball reports, after the Sox's manager complained to home plate umpire Gerry Davis, he went out to the mound to inspect Pineda.<p>Davis found some tar on Pineda's neck.<p>Pineda was ejected and if he doesn't appeal the suspension, he'll begin serving it tonight.<p><a href="http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/10833864/michael-pineda-new-york-yankees-banned-10-games-mlb">ESPN adds: </a><p Thu, 24 Apr 2014 21:48:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 58444 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Yankees Pitcher Suspended Over 'Foreign Substance' On Neck