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Oklahoma Forum

2012 Year in Review

The curtain is falling on 2012, so it's time once again to reflect on the year that's ending and look ahead to next year. Our guests discuss the top stories of 2012 and make some fearless predictions about 2013. Come along, for the world-famous Oklahoma Forum year-end show, with Steffi Corcoran, Editor of Oklahoma Today Magazine; Kristin Dickerson, evening news anchor at KTUL-TV in Tulsa; Keith Gaddie, poltiical science professor and author at the University of Oklahoma; and, Ben Allen, Morning Edition host and reporter for KOSU Radio.

Related Topics: Performing Arts, Music, Community, Travel, Sports & Recreation, People & Profiles, Modern, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Arts & Entertainment, Media, Sports, Opinion

Originally broadcast on December 23, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

Political Preview

November's legislative elections saw republicans strengthen their numbers in the state house and senate. The GOP now has a 73-28 advantage in the house, and a 36-12 margin in the senate. Lawmakers and the Governor are getting ready for the next legislative session, which begins on February 4th. Joining us to discuss what's happening at the Capitol and how 2013 is shaping up are state capitol reporters Shawn Ashley of eCapitol; Michael Cross of KOSU Radio; Michael McNutt of the Oklahoman and NewsOK; and from Tulsa, Randy Krehbiel of the Tulsa World.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on December 16, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

The Future of the Middle Class

We often hear from lawmakers, academics, pundits and policy experts on this program, discussing the news, identifying problems and proposing solutions. By design, they talk a lot about the issues concerning regular citizens, the middle class, and how politics and policies affect them. Today, for the first time on Oklahoma Forum, we're going to turn the tables, do something different, and listen to what some of those Oklahomans think about our state, what concerns them, and what they hope for the future. Call it a mini-town hall meeting, with our guests: Greg Hallman, Jr., a Spanish teacher at Santa Fe South Middle School, a charter school in Oklahoma City. Ashlie Stover, an undergraduate dance student from the University of Central Oklahoma. DePorres "Dee" Hopkins, owner of Hopkins Haircare and Enterprises in Oklahoma City. and, Brenna Reaves, a registered nurse of labor and delivery at Integris Southwest Medical Center.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Education, Issues & Advice, Business & Economy, Government, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on December 9, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

The Future of Health Care in Oklahoma

States have until December 14th to decide whether to create their own health insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. 16 states and the District of Columbia are setting up their own exchanges and five states are going to work with the federal government in doing it. States that don't establish their own system will see the federal government set one up for them. Oklahoma is one of those states. Governor Mary Fallin has turned thumbs-down on two key Obamacare provisions, the exchange and medicaid expansion, and today, we discuss what that decision means for health care in Oklahoma, with our guests: Julie Cox-Kain, Chief Operating Officer for the Oklahoma State Department of Health; Andrew Rice, former state senator and Executive Director of the Variety Care Foundation; Dr. David Holden, an orthopedic surgeon from Oklahoma City; and Dr. Boyd Shook, an internal medicine physician in Edmond.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Fitness & Nutrition, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health, Health

Originally broadcast on December 2, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

Lessons From The Dust Bowl

While the entire country was suffering through the great depression, people in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado faced an additional catastrophe - ferocious dust storms that brought financial ruin and death to the plains. The Oklahoma panhandle was the epicenter of the Dust Bowl. Those that survived nature's onslaught helped develop new techniques for conserving the land and rebuilding Oklahoma's agriculture. The Dust Bowl is the subject of Ken Burns' new documentary, airing nationally November 18th and 19th on PBS. Joining us to talk about the lessons learned from the dust bowl are Clay Pope, Executive Director of the Association of Oklahoma Conservation Districts; Mike Thralls, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission; and Dean Graumann, Director of the Greer County Conservation District.

Related Topics: Community, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Government, Politics, Environment, Social Issues, Health, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on November 18, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

Election Review

The longest and costliest election cycle in American history is now over. When the bills are finally totaled, it's expected that more than six billion dollars will have been spent on campaigns this time around. And just what did all that time and money give us? We'll discuss that with our guests, dubbed the gang of four on election night on OETA: Patrick McGuigan, editor of CapitolBeatOK.com; Arnold Hamilton, editor of the Oklahoma Observer; Larry Stein, republican political analyst; and Ben Odom, former vice-chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party.

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on November 11, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

Election Preview

At long last, the election is upon us. In-person voting began in Oklahoma on Friday, and most voters will cast their ballots Tuesday. They will select five members of congress, 47 state legislators and numerous county office-holders. Voters will also vote up or down on six state questions and 12 judges. And, oh yes, there is also a president to pick. We preview Tuesday's election, with Oklahoma Votes analysts: Neva Hill, President of Neva Hill & Associates, political consulting firm. Sheryl Lovelady, former political pollster and strategist. and, Keith Gaddie, Professor of Political Science at the University of Oklahoma.

Related Topics: Community, Media & Technology, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, National Security, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on November 4, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

Foreign Policy

Foreign policy was front and center in the final presidential debate. While most American voters remain focused on domestic issues, what happens on the international stage can quickly become any administration's primary concern. Whether it's trade, the environment or national security, international relations have a profound impact on u.s. policy, affecting all of us. So we discussed U.S. foreign policy with our guests: Mohamed Daadaoui, Associate Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma City University. Louis Furmanski, Chair of the Political Science Department at the University of Central Oklahoma. Peter Gries, Director of the Institute for U.S.-China Issues at the University of Oklahoma. And Mike Boettcher, ABC news correspondent and Correspondent in Residence at the OU Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics, National Security, Global Affairs, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on October 28, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

The Hispanic Community in Oklahoma

There are more than 51,000,000 Hispanics in the United States, and almost half of them are eligible voters. That's 11% of the voting population. About 332,000 Hispanics reside in Oklahoma, and although they are a small voting bloc, their impact on Oklahoma's economy and culture is unmistakable. Joining us to talk about the rise of Hispanics in Oklahoma are: Ron J. Jackson, Jr., staff reporter for Oklahoma Watch, and Giovanni Perry, member of the League of United Latin American Citizens.

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on October 21, 2012

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Oklahoma Forum

Politics and Language

Political wordsmiths work overtime this time of year. The right words can convince voters to rally behind a candidate. The wrong words can push voters away. But how do candidates choose their words, and how do they use them? listen up, we're going to tell you how it works, today, with our guests: Kim Gaddie, Editor of Social Sciences Quarterly. Dr. Richard Johnson, Interim Assistant Dean, Petree College of Arts and Sciences, & Professor of Political Sciences at Oklahoma City University. And, in Tulsa, Mark Brewin, Chair of the Faculty of Communication & Associate Professor of Communication at Tulsa University.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Education, Media, Opinion

Originally broadcast on October 30, 2011