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October 29, 2009 (30:01)

County Commissioners across the state are approving a resolution that calls on the legislature to act quickly to replace the $7.4 million dollars that was cut by DHS from the Senior Nutrition Program. Meanwhile, county officials are looking for ways to keep meals going to elderly residents while numerous centers and kitchens are being forced to close. People lined up in the rain for blocks at the Tulsa Salvation Army offices today. It was the opening of the sign-up period for people needing help over the holidays. Memorial services were held today for an Oklahoma City homeless veteran with full military honors thanks to a special program that steps in to provide services when no one claims the body of a veteran who has passed away. A government study on state-by-state differences in sleeplessness puts Oklahoma near the top of the list for people suffering from lack of sleep. Experts believe sleep-deprived people are more inclined to eat more fatty foods, plus they suffer from financial stress and odd-hour work shifts. We talk with the Tax Man about those tax credits for homeowners who make their houses more energy efficient by purchasing more energy efficient appliances.

Originally broadcast on October 29, 2009