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Oklahoma News Report

Education Controversy (9:58)

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As a new school year begins, a flurry of reforms and state funding cuts have created a new educational landscape in Oklahoma. The changes are being met with mixed emotions and increasing tension. Oklahoma’s new state superintendent of public instruction Janet Barresi has promised a makeover of pre-k through twelve education. And, from her first meeting with the state board of education, she has faced controversy. The latest involves the board’s decision to strip nearly 34-million dollars in funding from teacher and support personnel health benefits. The budget cuts and new laws have stirred deep concerns within Oklahoma’s education community.

Related Topics: Education, Government, Politics, Education

Originally broadcast on July 29, 2011


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ONR

August 12, 2011 (47:36)

The fight is on over new laws to increase oversight of puppy mills and cut down on abuse that has alarmed animal rights activists and state legislators. Major changes are coming to Oklahoma’s power grid as new ways are developed to generate electricity. Oklahoma’s relentless heat is making this a tough summer for all of us, but especially for those that don’t have air conditioning or the money to turn it on. We go behind the scenes as Antiques Roadshow comes to Tulsa and see how an Oklahoma man’s love of art really pays off. A famous outlaw takes up residence in the Sooner State – or does he?

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Science & Technology, Education

Originally broadcast on August 12, 2011


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Oklahoma Forum

Education Report (27:45)

We discuss changes and challenges facing Oklahoma students and educators as they return for the start of a new school year with: Phyllis Hudecki, Oklahoma Secretary of Education Bill Price, Chairman, Oklahoma School Choice Coalition Dr. Kent Shellenberger, Superintendent, Bethany Public Schools Ed Allen, President, Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Science & Technology, Education

Originally broadcast on August 28, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

OK Stories State Motto (1:58)

CAN YOU NAME OUR STATE BIRD? WHAT ABOUT OUR STATE TREE? WHAT'S OKLAHOMA'S STATE MOTTO? IF YOU'RE STUMPED ON ANY OF THOSE SUBJECTS, PAY CAREFUL ATTENTION TO THIS WEEK'S OKLAHOMA STORIES WITH CHARLES NEWCOMB.

Related Topics: Culture & Society, United States, Politics

Originally broadcast on July 22, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Cherokee Election (10:03)

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THE CHEROKEE NATION'S SUPREME COURT HAS THROWN OUT THE RESULTS OF A DISPUTED ELECTION TO DETERMINE THE TRIBE'S NEXT CHIEF...SETTING THE STAGE FOR A NEW ELECTION. HISTORICALLY, TRIBAL ELECTIONS INVOLVE CONTROVERSY. THAT IS AGAIN THE CASE WITH THE LATEST EFFORT OF THE STATE'S LARGEST INDIAN TRIBE TO SELECT A NEW PRINCIPAL CHIEF. Chief Chad Smith\Incumbant Bill John Baker\Challenger Robin Mayes\Cherokee Citizen Dawnena Squirrel Mackey\Cherokee Citizen Ross Swimmer\Former Cherokee Chief Gail Ross\Historian THE CHEROKEE TRIBAL COUNCIL IS ITS LEGISLATIVE BRANCH. THE UPROAR OVER THE PRINCIPAL CHIEF'S ELECTION HAS THE COUNCIL LOOKING FOR WAYS TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE IN THE CHEROKEE'S ELECTORAL PROCESS. IT'S FIRST STEP IS PASSING A RESOLUTION ASKING THE TRIBE'S ELECTION COMMISSION TO CONSIDER USING AN OUTSIDE ELECTION SERVICE WITH NO TIES TO THE NATION TO TABULATE FUTURE BALLOTS. THE COUNCIL'S SPEAKER MEREDITH FRAILEY SAYS THE COUNCIL WILL ALSO BEGIN WORK SOON ON REFORMING CHEROKEE ELECTION LAWS.

Related Topics: Politics

Originally broadcast on July 22, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

ONR Extra (4:36)

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FOR A THIRD TIME, OKLAHOMA NATIVE ELZABETH WARREN FACED TOUGH QUESTIONING BEFORE A CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE. WARREN WAS PICKED BY THE PRESIDENT TO SET UP THE NEW CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU AND IS SAID TO BE HIS CHOICE TO BE THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF THE AGENCY. HOUSE G-O-P MEMBERS WANT HER POWER LIMITED. THE NEW FEDERAL AGENCY WAS CREATED UNDER A LAW THAT REWROTE THE FINANCIAL RULES TO PREVENT THE ABUSES THAT CRASHED THE NATION'S HOUSING MARKET AND SENT THE ECONOMY INTO RECESSION. IN THIS "ONR EXTRA" THE CONGRESSIONAL PANEL'S QUESTIONING CENTERED ON FUNDING AND OVERSIGHT.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Politics

Originally broadcast on July 15, 2011


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Oklahoma Forum

Extreme Weather (27:45)

We discuss Oklahoma’s harsh and unpredictable weather with: Gary McManus, Meteorologist and Associate State Climatologist Simon Brewer, Meteorologist and Co-Host of “Storm Riders” Stephen Stadler, Ph.D., State Geographer and Physical Geography Coordinator, Oklahoma State University

Related Topics: Environment, Weather & Natural Disasters, Politics, Global Affairs, Science & Technology

Originally broadcast on August 21, 2011


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Oklahoma Forum

Journalistic Ethics (27:45)

Oklahoma journalists analyze the British phone hacking scandal engulfing Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. and its impact on the American newspaper industry. Joe Worley, Executive Editor of The Tulsa World Kelly Dyer Fry, Editor of The Oklahoman and Vice President for the OPUBCO Communications Group Charles Self, PhD, Director of the Institute for Research and Training at the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication Terry Clark, PhD, Director of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame and Professor of Journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma

Related Topics: Government, Politics, National Security, Global Affairs, Media, Opinion

Originally broadcast on July 24, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

2nd Congressional District (7:00)

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Matt Pinnell, Chair of the Oklahoma Republican Party, and Wallace Collins, Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, discussed the campaign to replace Democrat Dan Boren in Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District.

Related Topics: Politics

Originally broadcast on June 14, 2011


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Oklahoma News Report

Dan Boren Announcement (2:44)

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Congressman Dan Boren says he will not seek re-election.

Related Topics: News & Public Affairs, Politics

Originally broadcast on June 7, 2011