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Archive for: April, 2015

TEDxOStateU 2015 faculty, students, others offer ideas worth spreading 

OSU graduate students Quinn Vandenberg (left) and Jonathon Button joined the TEDxOStateU speaker lineup to talk about their venture Life Out of the Box, which is helping children and working with local artisans around the world. The pair joined a wide cross section of thought leaders at Oklahoma State University to participate in the recent TEDxOStateU 2015.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Thought leaders with ideas worth spreading took to the stage for TEDxOStateU on April 10 at Oklahoma State University. With the theme of “Ideas,” presenters brought to the OSU campus thought-provoking views and inspiring initiatives designed to incite discussion in the spirit of the international TED Talk movement. Speakers representing […]

Smoky, Sultry and Swingin,’ A Night at The Cotton Club with the OKC Philharmonic

On Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25, special guest conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic will take big band music lovers on a trip back to the heyday of New York’s Cotton Club.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter On Friday and Saturday April 24 and 25, special guest conductor Jeff Tyzik and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic will take big band music lovers on a trip back to the heyday of New York’s Cotton Club. Shows will take place at 8 p.m. both days at The Civic Center, […]

Dialogue Institute Recognizes Honorees at Friendship Dinner

Friends gather for a photo at The Dialogue Institute's eleventh annual Friendship Dinner.From left to right, Ray Shaik, Rabia Shaik, Mari Fagin, Joan Koremblit and Michael Korenblit. Photo by Nasreen Iqbal

By Nasreen Iqbal, Special to The City Sentinel About 150 people gathered on April 7 at the Tower Hotel in Oklahoma City for The Dialogue Institute Oklahoma City’s eleventh annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremony. The institute formed in 2002 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting Oklahomans of different faiths, cultures and backgrounds through […]

For the sake of the ten, and for the sake of us all: Prison Reform Now

Patrick McGuigan, Publisher, The City Sentinel

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – American prisons are often graduate schools of crime, places where foundational purposes of Western law – restitution and justice – are myths. In Oklahoma, prisons and jails are more crowded than ever, as Corrections trails only Health Care as a cost-driver. People convicted of comparatively minor offenses, […]

Prayer, discernment, reformation: Tulsa case underscores nationwide concerns police-involved killings

Brady Henderson, shown here during a recent television interview, is a progressive who serves as an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma. He is not the only Republican concerned about police-involved shootings and other violence against minorities.

by Patrick B. McGuigan Publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – Intense. That’s a word to describe responses to the shooting of a Tulsa man. The case involving Reserve Deputy Robert Charles “Bob” Bates drew wide attention. Bates, who is white, fatally shot Eric Courtney Harris, who was black, at the end of a chase during an undercover […]

Murrah Bombing: OK Senate remembers state employees killed or injured, House honors those who persevered

State Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, with microphone at left, introduces state employees remembering the impact of the Murrah Building Bombing.
Senate Staff Photo

CapitolBeatOK Staff OKLAHOMA CITY – As people in Oklahoma prepared to remember those who died in Oklahoma City Bombing twenty years ago (April 19, 1995) the state Senate paused Thursday (April 16) to honor and remember state workers who were injured or who died in the blast, and the many others who assisted in the […]

Readers Remember the Murrah Building Bombing

The Journal Record Building, and Survivor Tree Shadow. Photo by David Fisk, used with permission, from his book.

Compiled by Pat McGuigan In response to a request from editor Patrick B. McGuigan, dozens of readers submitted their memories of April 19, 1995 and the bombing of the A.P. Murrah Federal Buildling via email or Facebook postings. This compilation from 2014, lightly edited, follows. Readers are invited to send additional recollections to McGuigan at […]

Musical artist Sarah Getto to entertain at Disabilities Awareness Day at State Capitol

Sarah Getto, an Oklahoma singer-musician-songwriter will perform at People with Disabilities Awareness Day, noon to 4:30 p.m., on Monday, April 20, at the state Capitol. Nine hundred Oklahomans with disabilities and advocates are expected to attend.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter Award-winning Oklahoma singer-musician-songwriter Sarah Getto will be the featured performer at the 21st People with Disabilities Awareness Day from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 20. Event organizers estimate 900 Oklahomans with disabilities and advocates will participate on every floor at the state Capitol, 2300 N.W. 23rd Street in Oklahoma […]

Rev Don Alexander to preach at 20th anniversary bombing memorial service

The Rev Dr Don Alexander, Senior Minister at First Christian Church, Oklahoma City for 30 years, will be the guest preacher for a special worship service on Sunday April 19 at 10:30 a.m.  The service will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building on April 19, 1995. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Rev Dr Don Alexander has been the Senior Minister at First Christian Church in Oklahoma City for 30 years. He will be the guest preacher for a special worship service on Sunday April 19 at 10:30 a.m. The service will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the […]

Gov. Fallin signs death penalty measure, execution critics decry her decision

Gas Chamber pic

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin on Friday (April 17) signed House Bill 1879, a measure allowing the state to perform executions through nitrogen hypoxia if the current method of execution – lethal injection – is ruled unconstitutional or becomes unavailable. The United States Supreme Court is currently reviewing Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols. […]

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