"I'm so very grateful for the work you do every day providing accurate and useful news as well as thoughtful programming. Many thanks...and keep up the good work!" 
Renewing Public Radio Tulsa Member

"Grateful" doesn't begin to describe how we feel about you, gentle member. 
Here's what's In The Moment at Public Radio Tulsa this morning.
Thank you, and thank you, and thank you again. Do you know where to find the red DONATE button on our website, but you can't find your keys? Remember Rich, Judith, Scott, and Meghann, but not sure who your kids are?

It must have been a fund drive! Heartfelt thanks to ALL of you who contributed during our Fall Fund Drive on KWGS and KWTU, helping us successfully meet every challenge, and fund trusted journalism and outstanding music. (Haven't given yet? No prob! Make your donation right HERE.) 

Are YOU getting a Southwood gift? Did your Fall Fund Drive contribution or sustaining monthly donation qualify you for the Southwood Landscape & Garden Center $20 e-gift certificate?  If so, keep your eyes on your email (and that pesky spam folder, too): We expect Southwood to email your e-gift certificates within the next week or so!

Watch THIS space. Over the next couple of weeks, Public Radio Tulsa's website will migrate to a new platform. We hope you like the refreshed look and increased functionality! (Can't find what you're looking for on Contact us HERE.)

We have stories to tell. Every great piece of music has a story, and we have a podcast that tells those stories in bite-sized servings: Masterworks in 10 Minutes or Less with musicologist and Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman. Season 3 is already underway, with new episodes devoted to works by Franz Schubert and Felix Mendelssohn. Watch for even more to come from Chamber Music Tulsa’s 2021-22 season in the spring.
Teaching ban challenged. The ACLU and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have filed a lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma over the state's so-called ban on critical race theory. The suit calls on the state to stop censoring teaching about race in classrooms.

Inhofe, vaccinations, and our troops. Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe has asked the U.S. Secretary of Defense to end the COVID vaccination requirement for the military. In his letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Inhofe said the requirement was harming "readiness and morale."

Vaccinations, natural immunity, and us. "I don't need the COVID vaccine; I already got sick and I'm immune!" NOT so fast. According to data from the state health department, immunity from the COVID vaccine is more effective than natural immunity. Currently, the reinfection rate for those who've had COVID is 1.8 times higher than the breakthrough infection rate for those who've been immunized. 
Is this the real life? Our fave librarian, Tulsa City-County Library Regional Manager Rebecca Howard, has a thought for those of us who like to keep our fiction and non-fiction in separate, neat little boxes: Get over yourselves, already, and welcome fall with a biographical novel! And because she's amazing, this month's Imprint also includes a booklist to get us started!

Clockstopping. Sure, time doesn't seem to hold the same meaning in The Age of Covid as it used to (Is it really October? Did I miss my birthday??). But time management? STILL HARD. Perhaps we need to cut ourselves some slack, says NPR's Life Kit, and take some clues from a new book about time management for mortals.

Fran Lebowitz, in the house. The author and commentator with the famously-long writer's block is coming to Tulsa! Fran Lebowitz will be the next speaker at The University of Tulsa's Presidential Lecture Series, Nov. 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m, sponsored by the Darcy O'Brien Endowed Chair at TU. Register for this virtual event HERE.

Guitar Hero, Too. Now this...this is just loveliness. Virginia-based Yasmin Williams, her guitars, picks, mallets, and tap shoes, making music for us on her Tiny Desk Concert. Mmmmmmmm.

And please...stay safe, friends.
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