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Oklahoma News Report

Tax Credit Debate

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The final reports have been issued and the debate has begun on recommendations that would make dramatic changes to Oklahoma’s tax code. The changes being talked about would impact everyone's taxes - whether personal or business. At the heart of the proposed changes is a plan to begin eliminating the state income tax. Arguments over what that really means financially for Oklahoma wage earners have begun, and as it turns out, for most people it will actually mean a higher tax bill.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on January 6, 2012


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Oklahoma Forum

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn

Our guest for the entire program is Dr. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma's junior United States Senator. We will discuss fiscal policy and the U.S. budget, the "Gang of Six," the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the congressional "Super Committee") and more.

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

Originally broadcast on January 15, 2012


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Oklahoma Forum

Political Roundtable (27:46)

With one year to go before the 2012 election, we discuss the political climate and recent development in politics with: Neva Hill, Political Strategist and President of Neva Hill & Co. Sheryl Lovelady, Former Strategist and Pollster, Women’s Leadership Program, OU Keith Gaddie, Ph.D., Political Science Professor, OU and Vice President of Research for Sooner Poll

Related Topics: Government, Politics

Originally broadcast on November 6, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

October 28th, 2011 (57:43)

In the next election voters will have to decide whether it's time to end affirmation action in Oklahoma. Cutting edge research offers hope for parents of children with autism. A tragedy in Ohio prompts concern over the ownership of wild exotic animals in Oklahoma. Swirling spheres at travel plazas are more than mere decorations... They're part of a growing trend at businesses large and small. Phantoms in photos, voices from the great beyond, and spine tingling tours of haunted halls... It's all part of our Oklahoma haunts Halloween fun. All that and more on ONR.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health, Education, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on October 28, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Affirmative Action (10:00)

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A year from now, America will be just days away from going to the polls to elect a president. In Oklahoma, among the candidates vying for public office there will be more state questions. One issue that will be on that ballot, state question 759, is already motivating people to get organized against it. In 2008 the issue of ending affirmative action was the subject of a petition drive that did not get on the ballot because of problems with the signatures that were gathered. But earlier this year, the state legislature brought the issue back to life in the form of Senate Joint Resolution 15 which is now State Question 759.

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

Originally broadcast on October 28, 2011


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Oklahoma Forum

Crime and Punishment (27:46)

We discuss new findings about methods and results achieved in Oklahoma’s criminal justice system, with: Justin Jones, Director, Oklahoma Department of Corrections Darrell Weaver, Director, Oklahoma Department of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Richard Dugger, Chair, Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board Greg Mashburn, District Attorney, Dist. 21

Related Topics: Community, Government, Politics, National Security, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on October 30, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

October 21st, 2001 (57:44)

Oklahoma lawmakers wrestle with the price tag for meeting the state's water needs. The debate continues over whether or not to regulate homeschools in the state. With thousands of Oklahomans locked up, their children are often left with no place to go. And jail operators across the state find creative ways to cut the cost of housing inmates. All that and more, on ONR.

Related Topics: Education, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Education, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on October 21, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

October 14th, 2011 (57:38)

Being mentally ill in Oklahoma means a lack of treatment options and likely a stint in a county jail. A new treatment program at a women's prison aims to end recidivism through childhood trauma therapy. The battle between creation of new jobs and environmental protection over the Keystone XL pipeline. An Oklahoma community is fashioning itself as the "hub" for the state's expanding wind industry. All that and more, on ONR.

Related Topics: Community, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Education, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure

Originally broadcast on October 14, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

October 7th, 2011 (57:44)

Evidence of the state's decaying infrastructure is visible at the state capitol, where the nearly century old structure is clearly showing its age. Call it a reverse brain drain. Nearly 90% of graduates of Oklahoma’s colleges and universities live and work in state one year after getting a diploma. Oklahoma's alcohol laws were put in place in 1959. The move has begun to make changes that will likely be decided by voters. We visit a dying city in its final days and look at the reason for its demise. And, comparing Oklahoma’s drought to extreme weather in Africa.

Related Topics: Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Science & Technology, Education

Originally broadcast on October 7, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

ONR Extra Criminal Justice (1:57)

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Oklahoma's criminal justice system is expensive and is not reducing violent crime. That's the conclusion from a team of consultants who have studied the state's sentencing structure, prison system and crime rates. House Speaker Kris Steele has held a series of public meetings to show the results of the study and gather information on what needs to be done to actually improve Oklahoma’s criminal justice system. In this ONR Extra we have a sampling of information from a public hearing in Muskogee.

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on October 21, 2011