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http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 8-23-13.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

8-23-13

On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech, we look at the impact of the celebrated speech, and how far some Oklahomans feel we still have to go to fully realize that dream. Then, a look at the state's historic black towns--founded before statehood and free of discrimination, these dwindling townships still have lessons to teach about equality. In health news, Oklahoma continues to improve in smoking, but a new study points out areas that could use improvement, and a look at the growing concern over drug resistant bacteria. Plus, congressional town halls, an update on the Cherokee Capitol, and a visit to the Oklahoma River, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Performing Arts, Music, Biography & Profiles, Race & Ethnicity, Travel, Sports & Recreation, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Lifestyle, Child Development, Education, United States, Modern, Biology & Chemistry, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health, Education, Sports, Health

Originally broadcast on August 23, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/health update smoking.flv ONR 8-23-13
ONR 8-23-13

Smoking Rates & Cancer

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While smoking in Oklahoma is at an all-time low, a new report highlights areas where the state can do even more to reduce the numbers of smokers.

Related Topics: Community, Lifestyle, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on August 23, 2013


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ONR 8-23-13

Growing Up Black in Oklahoma

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The Civil Rights movement helped shift policy across the nation and across Oklahoma, but the remaining distance to true equality depends on which generation of Oklahoman you speak to.

Related Topics: Community, Race & Ethnicity, Modern, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 23, 2013


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ONR 8-23-13

Black Townships in Oklahoma

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In a pre-statehood Indian Territory, many African-Americans banded together to form towns free of racism and prejudice, places where their children didn't experience discrimination until they left town. Now many of these historic townships are dwindling, but their lessons carry on.

Related Topics: Race & Ethnicity, Civilizations, United States, Modern, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 23, 2013


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Oklahoma Forum

Race Relations & the March on Washington

August 28th is the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. That speech led to a greater awareness of race relations and passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act over the next two years. But civil rights is a work in progress, and today we discuss the speech and where race relations have come over the last half-century, with Currie Ballard, historian and producer of the Emmy award-winning "Ebony Chronicles"; Joyce Henderson, retired educator who attended the March on Washington as a high school student in Oklahoma City; Dr. Pauline Harris, Human Rights Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools and Professor of African-American Studies at Tulsa Community College; and, State Representative Mike Shelton, democrat from Oklahoma City, a graduate of Langston University and a member of the legislative black caucus.

Related Topics: Race & Ethnicity, United States, Modern, Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 25, 2013


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ONR 8-16-13

Newsmaker Interview: Special Session

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eCapitol reporter Shawn Ashley dissects the Oklahoma legislature's upcoming special session, and the topics they will--and won't--take on.

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on August 16, 2013


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ONR 8-16-13

Obesity Epidemic

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Obesity is on the rise across the nation, and Oklahoma is no exception, but steps are being taken to scale back the state's rising health issues related to weight gain.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on August 16, 2013


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ONR 8-16-13

Newsmaker Interview: The War On Drugs

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that low-level, non-violent drug offenders won't be charged with offenses that carry long prison sentences--a major step back from the War on Drugs policy of the 80's. We spoke with the Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Darrell Weaver about the policy shift, and how it could impact Oklahoma.

Related Topics: Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 16, 2013


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ONR 8-16-13

Death of Small Towns

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While some of Oklahoma's rural areas are seeing a resurgence, many are struggling to stay alive.

Related Topics: Community, Modern, Business & Economy, Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 16, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 8-16-13.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

8-16-13

In this episode of the ONR, a look at Oklahoma's early education system, and why reading levels drop even after kids enroll in a stellar pre-k program. While some small towns are experiencing a renaissance, others are facing a slow economic death. Oklahoma's growing obesity problem will soon envelop two-thirds of all Oklahomans, but steps are being taken to scale back the weight trend. One of the health issues brought on by obesity? Kidney issues, specifically Chronic Kidney Disease, and it is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Plus, a look at the upcoming special session, and the work of one of the nation's most prominent Native American artists, and more on the ONR.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Health Care & Illnesses, Fitness & Nutrition, Child Development, Healthy Kids, Modern, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, National Security, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on August 16, 2013