Public Radio Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.com en Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/even-chimps-know-firm-bed-makes-quality-sleep In the wilds of Africa, chimpanzees consistently choose to make their sleeping nests in a particular tree that offers the "just right" kind of comfort that Goldilocks famously preferred.<p>That's according to a new study in the journal <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0095361;jsessionid=6EAE23D29CF422DDF26836FAA9103484">PLOS ONE</a> that could also bolster a theory that solid shut-eye may have been a key to human evolution.<p>In the latest study, scientists measured the "stiffness and bending strength" of seven trees most commonly used by chimps to ma Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:14:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58025 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/tabasco-and-beer-flavored-not-your-easter-bunnys-jelly-beans This Easter, you can drown your sorrows in a glass of Jellybean milk — or with a pile of beer-flavored jelly beans.<p>The new twists are a sign that jelly beans are continuing their march to candyland domination. Americans buy 16 billion beans in the Easter season alone (mid-February until the actual holiday), according to the <a href="http://www.candyusa.com/index.cfm">National Confectioners Association</a>. The candy even has its own holiday on April 22.<p>That's quite an accomplishment for a seemingly simple candy. But in fact, there's nothing simple about the bean. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:22:00 +0000 editor 58023 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans Government, Company Leaders Officially Break Ground on Macy's Online Fulfillment Center http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/government-company-leaders-officially-break-ground-macys-online-fulfillment-center <p>Local, state and national leaders broke ground today on the 1.3 million square foot Macy's distribution center in Owasso.</p><p>Peter Longo is the company's president of logistics and operations. He said several factors sold them on the location.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:05:41 +0000 Matt Trotter 58022 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Government, Company Leaders Officially Break Ground on Macy's Online Fulfillment Center President Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/president-obamas-favorite-county-least-when-it-comes-giving-speeches Residents of Prince George's County, Md., might just get sick of hearing "Hail to the Chief." President Obama has visited this county to deliver policy addresses more than any other in his second term.<p>"Hello Maryland. It's good to see you," the president said enthusiastically in January at a Costco in Lanham, Md. "I love to get outside of the Beltway, even if it is just a few hundred feet away."<p>For many years, presidents have traveled to Prince George's County because it is the location of Joint Base Andrews, the home base of Air Force One. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:02:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 58024 at http://publicradiotulsa.com President Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches I-44 Progress in Tulsa Reviewed http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/i-44-progress-tulsa-reviewed <p></p><p>Federal, state, and local leaders deliver a progress report on one of the largest Tulsa road projects in recent history.</p><p>The gathering on the almost completed Lewis bridge was to display the final phase of the widening of I-44 from Riverside to Yale. Instrumental in the more than five year, 400 million dollar project is U-S Senator Jim Inhofe, who helped with federal funding to complete the work.</p><p>The final phase at Lewis Avenue, including a new bridge over I-44, is scheduled for completion this summer.</p><p></p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/en7ufHkrXFw</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:53:42 +0000 Marshall Stewart 58021 at http://publicradiotulsa.com I-44 Progress in Tulsa Reviewed Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/nobel-prize-winning-author-gabriel-garcia-marquez-dies-87 Nobel Prize-winning Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of <em>One Hundred Years of Solitude,</em> has died in Mexico City. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:32:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58016 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Nobel Prize-Winning Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies At 87 Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 58020 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/ohio-snake-art-thats-been-mid-slither-millennium In new installment of the Spring Break series, Noah Adams visits the Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. It's not a burial site; it's a massive, grass-covered effigy of a snake, created a thousand years ago. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=The+Ohio+Snake+Art+That%27s+Been+Mid-Slither+For+A+Millennium&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Noah Adams 58019 at http://publicradiotulsa.com The Ohio Snake Art That's Been Mid-Slither For A Millennium When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/when-being-pregnant-also-means-being-out-job The workplace has become a more understanding place for pregnant women or new moms these days. Many companies now have lactation rooms and offer more liberal maternity and paternity leave policies than in years past.<p>But for some women, pregnancy can still be a career liability.<p>Heather Myers was fresh out of high school and working at a Wal-Mart in Salina, Kan., in 2006 when she found out she was pregnant. She kept a water bottle with her on the sales floor, as her doctor recommended. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:30:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 58017 at http://publicradiotulsa.com When Being Pregnant Also Means Being Out Of A Job Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant http://publicradiotulsa.com/post/chelsea-clinton-says-shes-pregnant Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting their first child, also a first grandchild for former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.<p>"Mark and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year," Chelsea Clinton, who is 34, said at a New York event while sitting on a stage with her mother, according to The Associated Press.<p>Hillary Clinton said she's "really excited" about becoming a grandmother.<p>Chelsea is vice chairman of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Foundation. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 58015 at http://publicradiotulsa.com Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant