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OKC mayor to appear on State of the Union PBS special

Co-anchors Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will host live political analysis from Mark Shields and David Brooks as Obama addresses a joint session of congress and the Republican response from Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers. Show analysts include syndicated columnist Shields and New York Times columnist Brooks with panelists Cornett; Scott Smith (R), Mesa, Ariz.; Marilyn

Webb fluid

Few songwriters have reached the stratospheric heights as that of Jimmy Webb. By age 16, he was working for Motown Records. At age 20, he wrote “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” which later was a smash for Glen Campbell and would become one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century. With

Solid Goldberg

If you’re planning on asking music legend Danny Goldberg a question at Thursday’s ACM@UCO Master Class, he’d prefer it if you refer to what he does as working in the music “business” and not the music “industry.” “‘Music industry’ is not a phrase I can relate to. It’s a business. It’s music businesses, plural,” he

Examining Islam

Can a case for democracy be made from a religious Muslim perspective? The question is particularly timely given the recent attacks on the Libyan embassy. Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and columnist, will address the question in a lecture Monday at Oklahoma City University. Akyol, the author of Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for

Groove for good

Issues of human rights have become increasingly prevalent in today’s political discourse. Yet throughout this ever-fervent election season — one where finger-pointing has a tendency to overshadow more practical approaches to civil liberties — it’s a discussion that often finds itself lost in the bickering and politicking that frequently inhabits the campaign trail. As Groovefest

Funny farm

That’s when Oklahoma’s senior senator decided to clarify the issue of gays in the military by talking about bestiality. According to the Tulsa World, Inhofe assured the audience that lifting the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy did not, in fact, legalize bestiality in the military — just in case you were wondering. Riding the

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