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Oklahoma Forum

Obamacare and Insure Oklahoma

Oklahomans who don't have access to affordable health insurance under an employer or government-sponsored plan can begin purchasing coverage through the new health insurance marketplace on October 1st. The enrollment period runs through the end of March, 2014. There's been a lot of confusion about the new system, so today we're going to try to bring some clarity to Obamacare and Insure Oklahoma with Nico Gomez, Chief Executive of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority; Andrew Rice, former state senator and Executive Director of the Variety Care Foundation; Matt Ball of Americans for Prosperity; and, Dr. Katherine Scheirman, State Director of Doctors for America and retired colonel in the U.S. Air Force.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on September 29, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

OSU Sports Illustrated Report

The series was titled, "The Dirty Game," and it detailed accusations against the Oklahoma State University football program involving money, academics, sex, drugs and life after college football. Sports Illustrated reporters spent ten months working on the series, and spoke with more than sixty former players. Various aspects of the stories have been refuted, accusations rebutted, but OSU President Burns Hargis says his school will review the claims and take whatever measures are appropriate. It's a huge story with the potential to shake college football programs far beyond Stillwater. Today, we discuss the series with Berry Tramel, sports columnist for The Oklahoman and newsok.com, and commentator on the Sports Animal network; John Rohde, commentator for sports talk radio station, The Franchise; and, in Tulsa, Kelly Hines, sports reporter for the Tulsa World, who is covering the OSU beat this season.

Related Topics: Community, Sports & Recreation, Media, Sports, Opinion

Originally broadcast on September 22, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Special Session Reporter's Roundup

In early June, the Oklahoma Supreme Court determined that the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009 was unconstitutional for violating the state's single subject rule. That's the constitutional provision that requires each bill to pertain to a only one subject. The court's ruling caused Governor Fallin to call the legislature back into session to fix the problem. Here to talk about the special session, and more from the capitol, are state capitol reporters Patrick McGuigan of capitolbeat.ok; Michael Cross of KOSU Radio; and, Shawn Ashley, News Director of eCapitol.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on September 15, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Labor and Employment

During the recovery, Oklahoma's unemployment rate has been one of the lowest in the nation. But, it's been edging up in the last few months. Oklahoma was one of 28 states where unemployment rose in July. Today, we look at Oklahoma's labor market, jobs and wages with Richard McPherson, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission; Mark Costello, Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor; and Dr. Kyle Dean, Associate Director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research and Policy Institute at Oklahoma City University, and professor of economics.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government

Originally broadcast on September 1, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Race Relations & the March on Washington

August 28th is the 50th anniversary of the "I Have A Dream" speech at the 1963 March on Washington. That speech led to a greater awareness of race relations and passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act over the next two years. But civil rights is a work in progress, and today we discuss the speech and where race relations have come over the last half-century, with Currie Ballard, historian and producer of the Emmy award-winning "Ebony Chronicles"; Joyce Henderson, retired educator who attended the March on Washington as a high school student in Oklahoma City; Dr. Pauline Harris, Human Rights Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools and Professor of African-American Studies at Tulsa Community College; and, State Representative Mike Shelton, democrat from Oklahoma City, a graduate of Langston University and a member of the legislative black caucus.

Related Topics: Race & Ethnicity, United States, Modern, Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 25, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Oklahoma's Film Industry

At least a dozen feature films have been shot in Oklahoma in the last four years, featuring some big names in acting, producing and directing. But, despite the recent activity, Oklahoma's film industry faces an uncertain future. We discuss that with our guests: Brian Hearn, Film Curator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art; Clifton Raphael, film instructor for Jenks High School; Xavier Niera, Tourism Commissioner and Chair of the deadCenter Film Festival; and Gray Frederickson, film instructor at Oklahoma City Community College and Academy award-winning film producer.

Related Topics: Film & Television, Performing Arts, Business & Economy, Education

Originally broadcast on August 18, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Pollution in Oklahoma

A fish kill in the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River in June has prompted new concerns about the environment. The Environment Protection Agency is providing half a million dollars in federal funding to pay for cleanup of contaminated sites in the state. But state government efforts and money for cleanup of 'brownfield' sites can only go so far, and the recent reporting shows the state's air, land and water are facing new threats. Joining us to discuss the latest are reporters Bob Sands of OETA and the Oklahoma News Report; Sarah Terry-Cobo of the Journal Record; and, Joe Wertz of StateImpact Oklahoma.

Related Topics: Earth, Environment, Business & Economy, Environment, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on July 21, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Common Core Education Standards

It's probably the hottest topic in education right now. Common Core state standards consist of language and math standards that states, including Oklahoma, have adopted, designed to give parents, students and teachers a clear idea of what is expected of students to prepare them for college and work. Today, we discuss the pros and cons of common core state standards with: Ann Caine, Superintendent of Stillwater Public Schools; Amber England, Government Affairs Director of Stand for Children, an organization that supports Common Core; Jenni White, President of R.O.P.E., Restore Oklahoma Public Education, a group opposed to Common Core; and, via Skype from San Diego, Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Related Topics: Child Development, Education, Education

Originally broadcast on July 14, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Water Wars and the Supreme Court

On June 13th, the U.S. Supreme Court handed the state of Oklahoma a major victory in the case of Tarrant Regional Water District v. Hermann. The case arose from the water district's unsuccessful attempt to purchase water from Oklahoma for the rapidly growing north Texas region. The water district filed suit to keep Oklahoma from preventing it from taking or diverting water inside Oklahoma. The Supreme Court found Texas could not come into Oklahoma and take water without Oklahoma's consent. Joining us today to discuss the case and the next battles over water are: Gary McManus, Associate State Climatologist with the Oklahoma Climatological Survey; from Tulsa, Marguerite Chapman, associate professor at the University of Tulsa College of Law; and, two journalists who have done extensive reporting on water issues in Oklahoma - M. Scott Carter of The Journal Record; and, Joe Wertz of State Impact Oklahoma.

Related Topics: Earth, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Environment, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on July 7, 2013

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Oklahoma Forum

Invisible Eve

The rate of incarceration of women in Oklahoma is 134 per 100,000, compared to the national average of 69 per 100,000. There are many reasons for that staggering number, and many problems it causes for children, families and the state, as a whole. The book "Invisible Eve" takes a fresh look at Oklahoma's women in prison, and here to talk about it are the book's photographer and author, Yousef Khanfar; Susan F. Sharp, David Ross Boyd Professor of Sociology at the University of Oklahoma; and, Kela Miller, former prison inmate and one of the women featured in "Invisible Eve."

Related Topics: Community, Gender & Sexual Identity, Women, Child Development, Women, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on June 23, 2013