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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 News Report


On this episode of the ONR, we look at the impact of unions in the state, investigate the new E15 blended gasoline and the possible harm it could cause older engines. We follow the Agricultural Crimes Unit as they work to stamp out cattle rustling, plus public artwork, Native American health care, and more.

Related Topics: Folk Art & Crafts, Travel, Health Care & Illnesses, Caregiving, Animals, Forensics & Investigations, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health, Arts & Entertainment

Originally broadcast on December 7, 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 News Report


Governor Mary Fallin has announced she won't set up a state-run health care exchange or expand Medicaid, citing monetary concerns for turning down both options. ONR's Cathy Tatom looks at the new laws on the books in Oklahoma, and their impact on the state. A groundbreaking program in Tulsa is giving at-risk kids a head start on life by emphasizing education and good nutrition for them and their families. And Steve Bennett takes a trip down Highway 9 to visit a museum dedicated to one of Oklahoma's most famous military leaders. Plus, Sports Illustrated writers, comedian Bill Cosby, lawmakers and educators on this ONR.

Related Topics: Biography & Profiles, Travel, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Fitness & Nutrition, Child Development, Education, War & Conflict, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, National Security, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on November 30, 2012

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Oklahoma News Report


Open Carry is now in effect, but many gun owners still prefer to keep their firearm concealed. Water ownership is often under contention in Oklahoma, but at the Governor's Water Conference, attendees worked to hammer out plans to conserve what we have. We take a comprehensive look at the Dust Bowl and what we learned from one of the nation's worst natural disasters. Plus, news icon Judy Woodruff, civil rights activist Morris Dees, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductees and a little Oklahoma history, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Community, Travel, United States, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on November 16, 2012

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ONR 12-7-12

ONR Extra: Civic Health Index

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Researchers at the University of Central Oklahoma have been hard at work measuring the state's civic involvement, studying factors such as volunteering, family cohesion, and political involvement. What they found was a state full of citizens ready to give, but maybe not willing to talk politics

Related Topics: Community, Civilizations, Politics, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on December 7, 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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ONR 11-30-12

Newsmaker Interview: Tom Cole

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Oklahoma U.S. Representative Tom Cole made headlines last week with his comments regarding taxes and the impending fiscal cliff were made public. ONR's Dick Pryor spoke with the Congressman about his comments and the impending sequestration.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on November 30, 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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ONR 11-16-12

Open Carry

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With Open Carry now in effect, Oklahomans with a concealed carry license are now legally permitted to pack heat in public. But many gun owners are not taking advantage of the new state law, preferring to not draw attention to themselves or their firearms.

Related Topics: Community, Politics, Social Issues, Opinion

Originally broadcast on November 16, 2012