ONR for November 1, 2013

  • The push is on to make major changes to the state’s pension systems, affecting tens of thousands of Oklahomans.
  • About 240 new laws went into effect on November 1.  We discuss some of the most notable ones with Shawn Ashley of eCapitol.
  • Lawmakers explore ways to provide a safe place for students when Oklahoma’s weather turns deadly.
  • Wind farms are sprouting around the state, and one to be erected in Osage County is causing environmental concerns, while supporters say it will boost the local economy.
  • We hear a global perspective on the federal government shutdown.
  • As Native American Heritage Month begins, we look at how growing numbers of people are learning about their Indian ancestry.
  • A new publication gives a hand up to homeless Oklahomans.
  • And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.