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 December 6, 2013

• As the state prepares to sell a key railroad line, passenger rail advocates and lawmakers are lining up to try and stop it.
• OU and OSU tout their energy conservation programs during Bedlam Week.
• Health officials urge older Oklahomans to be vaccinated against the painful skin rash known as shingles.
• An iconic piece of Oklahoma history goes on display at the Oklahoma History Center.
• Oklahoma's growing deer population seeks new habitats as urban sprawl pushes them toward cities.
• From our archives, remembering the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the U.S.S. Oklahoma.
• Picking out a natural Christmas tree takes on new meaning at Oklahoma's Christmas tree farms.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for November 15, 2013

  • A new report emphasizes that the lives of Oklahoma children from infancy through the age of eight are dramatically influenced by poverty.
  • Momentum is building for passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
  • Native language programs are helping Oklahoma tribes preserve their American Indian heritage.
  • A Chinese language curriculum brings national attention to an Oklahoma school district cited for educational excellence.
  • In an ONR Extra, Congressman Frank Lucas discusses the farm bill and the Affordable Care Act at a town hall meeting.
  • Tulsa voters approve three propositions and re-elect Mayor Dewey Bartlett.
  • Cuts in SNAP force more Oklahomans to food pantries for help.
  • We take you along to the bison roundup at the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve near Pawhuska.
  • And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

This Week on ONR for November 8, 2013

  • A new study shows that compared to other states, women in Oklahoma face many disadvantages.
  • The Chickasaw Nation's investment in a manufacturing facility provides another boost to the southern Oklahoma economy.
  • At this time every year, Veterans Day recognizes the sacrifice service members have made to our country. For an alarming number of veterans, adjusting to civilian life is a struggle.
  • In a Newsmaker Interview, we talk to Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs Rita Aragon about efforts to help Oklahoma's veterans.
  • In an ONR Extra, state schools get their annual report cards from the state Board of Education.
  • This week is the 34th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis, when 52 Americans were taken hostage and held for 444 days. In a Newsmaker Interview, we talk to Ambassador John Limbert, one of those held hostage, about the ordeal and U.S. relations with Iran.
  • We go on a tour of one of Oklahoma's cultural treasures, Wooloroc, and the state's newest town.
  • And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.

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.


This Week on ONR for October 25, 2013


• A recent swarm of earthquakes in southern Oklahoma prompts new questions about the connection between earthquakes and injection wells.
• The use of e-cigarettes is surging as Oklahomans try to kick the tobacco habit.
• Print and broadcast media serving the Latino community expand their influence as Oklahoma's Hispanic population grows.
• In a Newsmaker Interview, we discuss how schools and parents can provide skills needed for students to become successful adults.
• October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We learn about prevention and efforts to find a cure.
• We look at new efforts to restore and preserve historic Tulsa neighborhoods.
• The state of Oklahoma prepares to honor an American literary giant.
• And, Ted Streuli of The Journal Record reviews the week in business.