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July 12, 2010 (29:34)

Despite efforts by the legislature to fix the problem, another new study shows the states Teachers Retirement system is among the worst funded in the nation. The fund is at least $10-billion dollars underfunded. More than 400 state employees have accepted voluntary buyout offers for early retirement. Nearly 300 employees of the Department of Corrections have taken advantage of early buyouts. Despite newly energized voters brought to the world of politics by the Tea Party movement, when the legislature convenes next year there will be many familiar faces. 46 House members and 6 in the Senate have won automatic re-election since no one filed to oppose them. A team of volunteers from Norman is preparing to leave for Uganda this month on a humanitarian mission. We talk with the leader of the group about new concerns in light of two deadly bombings there over the weekend. Pine trees across the state are being wiped out as a pine beetle epidemic spreads. What it means for the future from state Forestry officials tonight on the ONR.

Originally broadcast on July 12, 2010