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Oklahoma News Report

Healthy City

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A new study confirms what we've known for years: Oklahoma is one of the nation's unhealthiest states. Out of 306 hospital referral regions in the commonwealth fund report, Tulsa ranks 281st, and Oklahoma City 298th, both in the bottom ten percent. But, there are efforts to turn around Oklahoma’s poor health climate. For nearly a decade the "certified healthy business" program has honored companies working to improve employee health. Two years ago, the legislature created the "certified healthy schools and communities act" to recognize healthy life-style improvements. Among the first recipients, the city of Miami, a place once known for its unhealthy habits, but not anymore. Over the next three years the tobacco settlement fund expects to pay out $2-point seven million dollars in grants to help certified healthy communities with projects like Miami’s trail system. The first grant awards will go out after T-SET's May board meeting. Schools and communities can earn a "certified healthy" rating by meeting some or all of a wide variety of criteria, including improving nutrition and physical activity, providing access to health services and preventing alcohol and tobacco use.

Related Topics: Health

Originally broadcast on March 16, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

March 16th, 2012

A mystery from the deep it was a sight no one had seen before, thousands of huge dead catfish dead along red river. What caused it is still unknown. Oklahoma drivers can expect to see a lot more construction zones ahead as state highway bridges get replaced or receive long overdue repairs. One Oklahoma city shows how the state can turn around its ailing national health ranking. The remains of an ancient culture that rank with the treasures of the Egyptian pharaohs are found along Oklahoma's Highway 9. An equal pay advocate discusses how she took on the Supreme Court...and won. Those stories and more, on ONR.

Related Topics: Civilizations, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Women, Social Issues, Health, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on March 16, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

March 9th, 2012

Cuts to Oklahoma military bases have cost more than a thousand positions so far, but much bigger cutbacks are still possible if congress fails to act. As the nation marks "sunshine week", advocates of open government step up efforts to increase transparency at the state capitol. Oklahoma is losing its fight against addiction, as the scourge of substance abuse, legal and illegal, continues to grip large segments of our population. A crusader for gender equity in the workplace talks about her fight for equal pay. And we look at how design, art, and risk-taking combine to drive the passion of one Oklahoman entrepreneur. All of that and more, next on ONR.

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

Originally broadcast on March 9, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

State of Addiction

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Addiction costs Oklahomans more than seven billion dollars each year. Substance abuse ranging from tobacco and alcohol to illegal and prescription drugs. Addiction breaks up families and is the leading contributor to Oklahoma’s incarceration rate. This month, Oklahoma watch focuses on this pervasive problem in a series of reports: state of addiction.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on March 9, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

March 2nd, 2012

Legislators may soon decide whether Oklahoma will become home to a horse slaughter facility as a way to reduce abuse and neglect of horses. Two programs take different approaches to combatting high school dropout rates. Lawmakers work on Oklahoma’s answer to the federal Affordable Care Act. And the history of the Kiowa tribe is kept alive... On Highway 9. All that and more straight ahead, on ONR.

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

Originally broadcast on March 2, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Health Care Exchange Bill

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Legislation to create an Oklahoma health care exchange is on its way to the full senate. Senate Bill 1629 only partially complies with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and intentionally violates the federal requirement that individuals who purchase health insurance be allowed to access federal subsidies through the exchange. Supporters of the bill believe it is necessary to prevent the federal government from setting up an exchange in Oklahoma. But it's a matter that ultimately will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Health

Originally broadcast on February 24, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

February 24th, 2012

Legislators and education officials search for ways to get more college diplomas in the hands of Oklahomans. Online shopping is costing the state millions in tax revenue, and threatening vital services in cities and towns. The Smithsonian’s "Key Ingredients" exhibit is criss-crossing the state bringing a taste of how food shaped America... and Oklahoma. While a major part of Oklahoma black history is all but gone now, the music of the Deep Deuce lives on. All that and more, next on ONR.

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

Originally broadcast on February 24, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

February 17th, 2012

Two Oklahoma lawmakers lead the national debate over the future of subsidies in the 2012 Farm Bill. While statewide smoking rates fall, increasing numbers of teens are lighting up. Higher demand since the recession has increased pressure on one state agency that helps put disabled Oklahomans in the workforce. Our black history feature highlights a new police chief in a former "sundown town." And, as pro baseball players head to spring training, we look at our state's influence on the national past time. Those stories and more on ONR.

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

Originally broadcast on February 17, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

February 10th, 2012

Governor Mary Fallin announces her vision for Oklahoma, including a plan to further cut taxes. A new law requires voters to present government-issued ID's to cast an election ballot. Even as Oklahoma’s economy gains strength, some areas of the state remain mired in poverty, as they watch the recovery pass them by. A new battle over health care insurance in Oklahoma that pits those who want free markets against those who favor mandated coverage, with children left in the middle. Tulsa's historic Greenwood District once known as America’s Black Wall Street and the site of the 1921 race riot is now opening a third chapter in it's history. All that and more, on ONR.

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

Originally broadcast on February 10, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

January 27, 2012

Construction on a new casino in broken arrow is sparking large, loud - not in my backyard protests - and raising legal questions about which tribal lands can be used for gaming sites. What a difference a year makes for Oklahoma’s public pension system, from $16 billion under funded now on the path to financial stability. The recovery from the great recession is exemplified in the economic performance of the state's two largest cities. And, a former NBA star still spends most of his Oklahoma life "in the paint". Those stories and more, straight ahead on ONR.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Sports & Recreation, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on January 27, 2012