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http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 2-1-13.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

2-1-13

In this ONR, while smoking rates have dropped in Oklahoma, the state still ranks high nationwide in tobacco use, something advocates are hoping to change. The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs faces intense scrutiny from both legislators and the attorney general's office over cases of abuse and neglect uncovered by the ONR and the Journal Record. Thanks to military restructuring, Lawton in southwestern Oklahoma has enjoyed an economic boom, but can they keep up the momentum in the face of sequestration and cuts to military spending? Plus, awards and the people who make them, heavy-hoofed horses, and all the state emblems you've never heard of, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Film & Television, Performing Arts, Biography & Profiles, Community, Travel, Health Care & Illnesses, Caregiving, Modern, Earth, Environment, Weather & Natural Disasters, Animals, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health, Energy & Environment, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on February 1, 2013


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ONR 2-1-13

Mission: Failure Update 2-1-13

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The Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs is under intense scrutiny; the attorney general's office has started a criminal investigation into the department and its centers, and a series of bills have been filed by state legislators to improve oversight and management.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Caregiving, Government, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on February 1, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/oklahoma_forum/FORUM020313.flv Oklahoma Forum
Oklahoma Forum

Oklahoma's Correction Crisis

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Oklahoma's population grew 22% from 1980 to 2010. During that same time, Oklahoma's prison population grew by 590%. Corrections funding will likely be one of the first items addressed when the legislative session begins on February 4th. Joining us today to talk about the problems facing the state's correctional system are Justin Jones, Director of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections; Don Hewitt, sheriff in McClain County; Chris West, Undersheriff in Canadian County; and, from our Tulsa studio, Major Shannon Clark, Public Information Officer for the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on February 3, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 1-18-13.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

1-18-13

In this ONR, an update on Oklahoma's ongoing water wars, as Oklahoma City prepares to once again draw water from a already thirsty Canton Lake. The flu epidemic has swept the state, leaving many sick, hospitalized, and in some instances, the disease has turned deadly. We plumb the depths of this disease, and the state's response to it. And Oklahoma's state government is the largest employer in the state, but is it a good boss? Plus, a talk with Oklahoma Senate leader Sen. Brian Bingman, internet accessibility, school for up-and-coming rock stars and more on this ONR.

Related Topics: Music, Fine Arts, Community, Travel, Media & Technology, Earth, Environment, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure

Originally broadcast on January 18, 2013


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Oklahoma News Report

1-25-13

In this week's ONR, Oklahoma's prisons are at capacity, and the Department of Corrections is seeking more funds to handle the nearly 900 new prisoners added to the system in the past year. A study finds that the new A-F school grading system implemented by the Oklahoma State Board of Education hasn't earned a passing grade. Our reporters look at a disease that, in the very least, robs the afflicted of sleep and can lead to a bevy of health problems, even death. Plus, school choice week, women in combat, capitol repairs and presidential inaugurations on this episode of the ONR.

Related Topics: Film & Television, Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Education, Modern, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Women, Social Issues, Health, Education, Transportation & Infrastructure, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on January 25, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/nmi women in combat.flv ONR 1-25-13
ONR 1-25-13

Newsmaker Interview: Women in Combat

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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban this week on women serving in combat zones. The move, while a surprise to many, brought to light the fact that many women already serve in perilous areas while not technically being in combat roles. Dick Pryor speaks with Major General Rita Aragon, Oklahoma Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs, about the decision.

Related Topics: Gender & Sexual Identity, Government, National Security, Women, Social Issues, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on January 25, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/diversity in leadership.flv ONR 1-25-13
ONR 1-25-13

Diversity in Leadership

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2013 is already shaping up to be a historic one for Oklahoma, as three African Americans take up leadership roles in the state House of Representatives, the Oklahoma Supreme Court, and the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

Related Topics: Race & Ethnicity, People & Profiles, Government, Politics, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on January 25, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/COST OF CORRECTIONS.flv ONR 1-25-13
ONR 1-25-13

Cost of Corrections

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As Oklahoma Department of Corrections Justin Jones parlays for supplemental funds for DOC, jails across the state continue to be stuffed up to capacity.

Related Topics: Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on January 25, 2013


http://video.oeta.tv/oklahoma_forum/FORUM_1 27 13.flv Oklahoma Forum
Oklahoma Forum

Gangs and Gang Violence

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says gang-related violence was the biggest driver of an alarming increase in homicides in Oklahoma City last year. The influence of gangs is seen other places in Oklahoma, too. Lawton, Tulsa, and even some rural areas have significant gang activity. It's a problem we discuss today with our guests: Tim Hock, gang unit detective for the Oklahoma City Police Department and President of the Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association; Sheriff Rob Seale of Poteau and Southeast Regional Director for the Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association; and, from our Tulsa studio, Sergeant Sean Larkin, member of the Organized Gangs Unit for the Tulsa Police Department.

Related Topics: Social Issues

Originally broadcast on January 27, 2013


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ONR 1-18-13

Public Sector Employees

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Oklahoma's government is the largest employer in the state, but is it a good boss? ONR's Bob Sands explores the challenge of retaining good employees when the private sector offers nearly 19% more pay for the same job, and the challenge of getting by on a state job.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on January 18, 2013