Oklahoma News Report - ONR


ONR is your source for news and information that matters for all of Oklahoma, and open, transparent government - Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm on OETA. ONR (Oklahoma News Report) is Oklahoma's only statewide newscast in High Definition - delivering news and information that matters to all Oklahomans.ONR features in-depth reporting on important issues affecting the state and comprehensive year-round coverage of state government, making OETA your source for open, transparent government.


This Week on ONR for October 18, 2013

• Violence against women is a particular problem in Indian Country. Experts at a national Indian conference discuss ways to deal with the pervasive issue.
• American Indian leaders discuss ways to help increase the number of Indian elected officials.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, Oklahoma U.S. Representative Frank Lucas discusses the deal to end the partial shutdown of the federal government and the prospects for the farm bill.
• Changes are coming for the organization that governs high school sports in the state.
• As energy evolves in Oklahoma, the industry is becoming more high-tech.
• Oklahoma is now ranked the 6th largest producer of electricity through wind power, but the growth of the wind industry produces concerns about predicting the weather.
• Oklahoma book enthusiasts take a small step toward encouraging reading and literacy.
• The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame welcomes its newest members.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for October 11, 2013

• Oklahomans eager to enroll in the federal Health Insurance Marketplace hit some snags while applying online.
• As the government shutdown continues, growing numbers of Oklahomans are feeling the impact.
• Technology helps an Oklahoma school protect athletes from the risk of permanent brain injury.
• An Oklahoma college prepares students for environmental jobs at water and wastewater treatment plants.
• More than 500 attend Governor Fallin's energy conference to learn about the future of energy in Oklahoma.
• Despite declining numbers elsewhere, alcohol-related traffic deaths are still high in Oklahoma.
• It's not exactly "Velvet Elvis," but an Oklahoma artist is leading a resurgence of art on velvet.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for October 4, 2013

• U.S. Representative Tom Cole discusses the partial shutdown of the federal government in a Newsmaker Interview.
• We examine how the shutdown of the federal government and sequester cuts have affected SNAP benefits.
• In a special "It's Your Government" feature, we go inside the office of Governor Mary Fallin.
• An innovative education program called City Year comes to Tulsa to work on improving graduation rates.
• Living with Alzheimer's is a way of life for many Oklahomans.
• We learn about the importance of early detection to prevent deaths from prostate cancer.
• Is raw milk making a comeback in the marketplace? We discuss with Logan Layden of StateImpact Oklahoma.
• Two historic football stadiums are getting facelifts and a new lease on life.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for September 27, 2013

This week on ONR for September 27, 2013: 

• Human trafficking crimes are on the rise in Oklahoma as technology helps predators attract their victims.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, U.S. Senator Tom Coburn says debate over the Affordable Care Act is interfering with dealing with government funding and the national debt.
• Open enrollment for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act begins on October 1. In an ONR Extra, we go to an Oklahoma Watch health care forum to learn more about the process.
• The Hispanic community gives new life to an old property through a celebration of culture.
• As Oklahoma enters its secondary severe storm season, we visit the National Weather Center.
• KOSU Radio opens a new facility with an artistic nod to vinyl records.
• And, M. Scott Carter of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR 9-20-13

This week on ONR for September 20th, 2013:

  • Education officials voice concerns after a new report shows that Oklahoma leads the nation in education spending cuts.
  • The state’s lone Mandarin Chinese immersion program is proving to be a great success helping students not only learn a new language, but connect with a new culture.
  • After years of studies and meetings, a passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa still is still not on track.
  • The state’s housing marking is enjoying a boost, thanks in part to another key industry.
  • Even though a national survey suggests small businesses are in a holding pattern, one Oklahoma City district is bustling with commerce, and a sense of community.
  • And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.