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http://video.oeta.tv/the_peoples_business/Peeps Biz 4-11-12.flv The People's Business
The People's Business

April 11th, 2012

The Department of Human Services is the largest agency in state government. It's annual budget is in excess of 2-billion dollars and that doesn't count the hundreds of millions in federal matching dollars. There are more than 7-thousand people employed by DHS who are involved in more than 40 different programs to help the young, the elderly, and the poor. But one division more than any other gets the lion’s share of the attention, publicity and controversy. Child welfare. Tonight we talk with a pair of state representatives who have been involved in the process of bringing change to DHS and answer your questions on The People’s Business. Representative Gus Blackwell is a Republican from Goodwell, Oklahoma and represents the panhandle and much of northwest Oklahoma. Rep. Richard Morrissette is a Democrat from Oklahoma City and represents part of the southern part of the city. In the name of full disclosure Bob Sands and his wife have been foster parents for many years and adopted several children whom they have fostered.

Related Topics: Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on April 11, 2012


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The People's Business

April 4th, 2012

Tonight we all about the second amendment, pending legislation in the state legislature that would allow anyone who can show proof of training to openly carry a gun. We'll take your questions live on the air and by email and twitter. The information to take part in tonight’s show will be on your screen over the next hour so if you want to weigh in, don't hesitate to call or write. Our guests tonight are state rep. Emily Virgin a Democrat from Norman and State Senator Ralph Shortey, a Republican from Oklahoma City.

Related Topics: Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on April 4, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

At the Capitol 4-6-12

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Signs indicate the process of crafting a new state budget is accelerating. We talked to ONR contributor Shawn Ashley of E-Capitol about that and other stories making news this week at the capitol.

Related Topics: Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on April 6, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

April 6th, 2012

Oklahoma's new approach to improving public schools reduces the role of the federal government, but has not reduced controversy. Our series on addiction examines the effects in Indian country. The documentary "Bully" strikes close to home, highlighting bullying in Oklahoma schools. One of the students featured in the film talks about the problem. And an Oklahoma shelter encourages parents to consider alternatives to rabbits as Easter gifts. All that and more, next on ONR.

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

Originally broadcast on April 6, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

ONR Extra Watergate

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June marks the fortieth anniversary of the break-in at the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C. Two Washington Post cub reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, broke the story which eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974. This week the veteran journalists and authors spoke about their investigation at the University of Tulsa. Both say they are still analyzing "The Meaning of Watergate."

Related Topics: United States, Politics

Originally broadcast on March 30, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

At the Capitol 3-30-12

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Erin Boeckman from E-Capital joins us to talk about what’s going on this week “At the Capitol”.

Related Topics: Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on March 30, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Cultural Center Funding

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As lawmakers work on the state budget, they are also facing a major decision on a multi-million dollar unfinished project. Construction of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City has ground to a halt due to a lack of money. Supporters of the museum say without new funding, the future of the partly constructed facility remains in doubt.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Politics

Originally broadcast on March 23, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

At the Capitol 3-23-12

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ONR Contributor Shawn Ashley of E-Capitol joined me earlier to talk about this week at the capitol.

Related Topics: Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on March 23, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Challenged Laws

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Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of the federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act. It's one of the most anticipated high court cases in several years. State laws can also wind up in court, facing a legal challenge. Laws on abortion, immigration, English only, the Ten Commandments are some of them - hot button topics that push the legal envelope and can have the polarizing power to bring people to the polls.

Related Topics: Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on March 23, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Quality Jobs Program

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Oklahoma's quality jobs program gives companies up to a 5% rebate on payroll taxes for creating new and high-paying jobs. It has created an estimated 16-billion dollars in payroll since its inception in the early 1990's and is considered the state's premier economic incentive to grow business. However, the move to eliminate the state income tax has raised questions about the funding and future of this highly-regarded program.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Politics

Originally broadcast on March 23, 2012