Chúc mừng năm mới! 🎊 Happy Lunar New Year!
Here's what's In The Moment this week.
Celebrating the new year at the table. Lunar New Year is this Sunday! I'll be at home feasting with family and trying my luck at bầu cua. Whether you're curious to learn more about Lunar New Year or looking for recipes to prepare for family, tune in to The Splendid Table this Sunday at 2 p.m. on KWGS 89.5 FM as Francis Lam chats with Chinese cooking super-bloggers Sarah and Kaitlin Leung, Vietnamese icon Andrea Nguyen and Korean chef extraordinaire, Hooni Kim

Call for entry! NPR’s Student Podcast Challenge, where we hand over the mic to young people around the country to share their stories, is now open and receiving entries. For more information about the challenge, see HERE. And if you’re talents are more musical, start preparing your Tiny Desk Contest entry which opens Feb. 7. 

Catch up on all things museums. Season 7 of Museum Confidential is in full swing! Catch up with Scott Gregory and Jeff Martin as they explore painting the First Lady, LP covers and Van Gogh in America. And for more, keep an eye out for new episodes on our website or wherever you get your podcasts. 
Housing Tulsans in 2023. As Tulsa city council looks at the upcoming year, their primary focus is housing. At their annual planning retreat, councilors discussed how the city can involve itself in housing development, addressing homelessness and ensuring legal representation for tenants. Read more HERE.

Buying-out flood-prone homes. The owners of more than 170 homes have signed up to have their flood-prone properties bought by Tulsa County. The county is set to assess these properties as it seeks to restore green space properties around the Arkansas River and other flood zone areas
More time between Oklahoma executions. Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond has filed a motion to increase the time between state executions. "[It] has become clear over time that the current pace of executions is unsustainable," the filing says. Read more HERE.
Hopeful reads to begin the year. As we continue into 2023, Imprint’s Rebecca Howard carries with her the hope of beginning again. Begin anew this year with books that tell stories of hope, resilience and resistance. Find Rebecca’s favorites HERE

Tackling those to-do lists. Think what you may about the new year and its resolutions, but this time of year holds a special place in my achiever-heart. The turn of the calendar year always gives me that extra push to get up and do what needs to be done. Before you dust off the old to-do list notebooks, check out Life Kit’s guide to better to-do-listing.

Resisting AI before it changes everything. ChatGPT — an interactive chatbot powered by artificial intelligence — is truly remarkable. Give it any prompt and the bot will utilize online information and patterns to deliver a response. But what happens when you give ChatGPT a writing prompt for your college essay? Ask it to write an apology to a friend? This 22-year-old came up with an app to combat misuse of ChatGPT, or what he calls the “Hallmarkization” of writing.

A very Tulsa book talk. Visit Schusterman-Benson Library this Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. as author and Tulsan Connie Cronley discusses her latest book A Life on Fire: Oklahoma’s Kate Barnard, a biography of a progressive reformer and the first woman elected to state office in Oklahoma almost fifteen years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment. See HERE for more information. 

And please...stay safe, friends.
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