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http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/endangered species.flv ONR 11-9-12
ONR 11-9-12

Dust Bowl: Endangered Species

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Protecting the land became a key issues for Oklahomans after the Dust Bowl, but also protecting the wild life. Today, conservation districts work to protect western Oklahoma's native grasslands and the rare species who call the tall prairie home.

Related Topics: Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Animals, Environment, Science & Technology

Originally broadcast on November 9, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

10-26-12

On this episode of ONR, we explore Oklahoma's 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts, and the heated races taking place in both. We continue our political coverage with Cathy Tatom's latest report on Oklahoma's state questions, looking at affirmative action and the governor's role in the parole process. Then we explore initiatives put in place to prevent another Dust Bowl, and we tour a tasty staple of the Oklahoma economy: Bama Pies. Plus, an exclusive interview with former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, a new Listen To Me segment, and updates on the ODVA studies and the A-F school grading system, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Community, Food, Travel, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Aging, Caregiving, Modern, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Opinion, Biography & Profiles, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on October 26, 2012


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Dust Bowl: Soil Conservation

10-26-12

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The wind is often considered the main culprit in causing the terror known as the Dust Bowl, but huge floods were equally detrimental to the once-fertile soil. In this report, Bob Sands explores the programs set in place to prevent these disasters from recurring.

Related Topics: Community, Modern, Earth, Environment, Weather & Natural Disasters, Environment, Science & Technology, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure

Originally broadcast on October 26, 2012


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Oklahoma Votes 2012

Listen To Me 9-28-12

In our latest segment of our joint project with PBS Newshour titled 'Listen To Me,' voters voice their concerns with the nation's political course, and their fears and hopes about what it means for the future in this excerpt from the Oklahoma News Report.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Global Affairs, Environment, Social Issues, Health, Education, Opinion

Originally broadcast on October 23, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

10-19-12

On this episode of the ONR, voters have been urged to 'get out the vote,' and some are doing so earlier than others as early voting grows in popularity. But it's having a profound impact on the campaign season and it's length. Campaign season also means campaign speeches and ads. We take a look at the world of political operatives and their role in the world of politics. One of the groups trying to be reached by those campaign messages this year? Hispanics. They now are the largest minority in the United States, and as such are a strong voting block. In our Oklahoma Forum excerpt, we discuss the Latino community and voting. Then our reporter Cathy Tatom visits 'Little Mexico' in Heavener, Oklahoma, to see the impact of a new Latino population in the town. Plus, business news, lessons from the Dust Bowl, and silo art projects, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Biography & Profiles, Community, Race & Ethnicity, Travel, People & Profiles, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Energy & Environment, Society

Originally broadcast on October 19, 2012


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Dust Bowl: Flood Control Dams

10-19-12

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People often think of the Dust Bowl sweeping away the Oklahoma topsoil in furious winds, but rarely do people think about that same soil being washed away due to erosion. But this was an issue and a lesson taken from the Dust Bowl, one that's led to the creation of flood control dams.

Related Topics: Community, Modern, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Environment, Science & Technology, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on October 19, 2012


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Crude Spy Games

10-5-12

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Skimming over the ground, a photographer with infrared gear hangs out a plane and surreptitiously snaps off a few frames. Miles overhead, a satellite receives a signal and starts gathering footage of tanks below. Both are sending their information and images to groups looking to buy low, sell high. Sound like something out of a James Bond film? Maybe, but it's also a description of what's actually going on right now in Cushing, Oklahoma. Investors are scrutinizing the amount of oil being stored in Cushing's oil tanks in hopes of selling it for a profit. We spoke with StateImpact's Joe Wertz, who has been following this story, about these crude oil spy games.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Environment, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on October 5, 2012


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Public Safety Drones

9-28-12

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Drones have become a common sight on the battlefield, but some public safety agencies would like to see them used in a different battle: the fight against crime. Other groups are also eying the potential of this unmanned aerial support. ONR's Cathy Tatom has more.

Related Topics: Media & Technology, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, National Security, Environment, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Transportation & Infrastructure, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on September 28, 2012


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Newsmaker Interview: Dr. Ravi Jayakaran

9-28-12

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There are no shortage of water issues in Oklahoma, from droughts to usage rights and water rationing. But this isn't a new problem; water has been both a necessity and an issue the world over. One group in particular has dedicated itself to helping countries with water shortages and the issues that crop up in its wake: Map International. We spoke with Dr. Ravi Jayakaran, Vice President of Global Programs, about the group and their work.

Related Topics: Community, Food, Health Care & Illnesses, Earth, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Global Affairs, Environment, Social Issues, Health, Biography & Profiles, Energy & Environment, Health

Originally broadcast on September 28, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

9-21-12

On this ONR, we explore the payday loan stores that Oklahomans are using in droves--as much as twice the national average. Then, as bodies of water dry up and a key aquifer in southeastern Oklahoma is depleted, residents are left wondering if local mining operations are to blame. In the eastern wing of the state, three entities--a university, a hospital, and a high school--are banding together to help end the shortage of rural doctors. Medicine isn't the only concern of rural parts of the state. We speak with Mike Spradling, President of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, about the Farm Bill languishing in Congress, and what that means for local farmers. Plus, the Great State Fair, voters speak their mind, and painting up the ice, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Folk Art & Crafts, Community, Travel, Sports & Recreation, People & Profiles, Fitness & Nutrition, Caregiving, Personal Finance, Modern, Earth, Environment, Animals, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on September 21, 2012