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Listen To Me

10-5-12

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As Mitt Romney rides a post-debate bounce in approval ratings, all eyes have swung towards the swing states, looking to see if that bounce can become a solid jump ahead in the polls. Oklahoma doesn't qualify as a political battleground, but residents do have their opinions, formed from and before the debates. We hear some of those opinions in our latest 'Listen To Me' segment, in partnership with the PBS Newshour.

Related Topics: Community, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health, Education, Opinion

Originally broadcast on October 5, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

9-28-12

On this episode of the ONR, we explore the evolution and complications of campaign finance since Citizens United was ruled constitutional, deeming companies as people. As homelessness continues to not just plague the world over, some officials are looking to Tulsa and a program they started to end homelessness for solutions. Drones may be shifting their flight patterns from the battlefield to the backyard, as agencies look at the potential to do everything from fight fires to crime with these unmanned aerial drones. Plus, Okie entrepreneurs, State Capitol artwork, and the best ghost town you never heard of, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Literature & Writing, Biography & Profiles, Community, Travel, Health Care & Illnesses, Education, Modern, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Global Affairs, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Profiles, Transportation & Infrastructure, Military & Espionage, Society

Originally broadcast on September 28, 2012


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Public Safety Drones

9-28-12

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Drones have become a common sight on the battlefield, but some public safety agencies would like to see them used in a different battle: the fight against crime. Other groups are also eying the potential of this unmanned aerial support. ONR's Cathy Tatom has more.

Related Topics: Media & Technology, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, National Security, Environment, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Transportation & Infrastructure, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on September 28, 2012


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Newsmaker Interview: Dr. Ravi Jayakaran

9-28-12

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There are no shortage of water issues in Oklahoma, from droughts to usage rights and water rationing. But this isn't a new problem; water has been both a necessity and an issue the world over. One group in particular has dedicated itself to helping countries with water shortages and the issues that crop up in its wake: Map International. We spoke with Dr. Ravi Jayakaran, Vice President of Global Programs, about the group and their work.

Related Topics: Community, Food, Health Care & Illnesses, Earth, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Global Affairs, Environment, Social Issues, Health, Biography & Profiles, Energy & Environment, Health

Originally broadcast on September 28, 2012


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Mental Health Housing

9-28-12

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Homelessness is a serious issue facing nearly half a million people in the United States. While there are many contributing factors, mental illness is one of the more endemic issues. Answers to the problem of homelessness are searched for everywhere, but Tulsa is getting particular attention for a program designed to give permanent housing to the homeless.

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

Originally broadcast on October 2, 2012


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Listen To Me

9-28-12

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In our latest segment of our joint project with PBS Newshour titled 'Listen To Me,' voters voice their concerns with the nation's political course, and their fears and hopes about what it means for the future.

Related Topics: Biography & Profiles, Community, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, National Security, Social Issues, Health, Education, Opinion

Originally broadcast on September 28, 2012


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Whizbang, Oklahoma

9-28-12

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The ghost town of Whizbang, Oklahoma, is about to get a breath of life by way of the printed word.

Related Topics: Literature & Writing, Community, People & Profiles, Civilizations, Modern, Social Issues, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on September 28, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

9-21-12

On this ONR, we explore the payday loan stores that Oklahomans are using in droves--as much as twice the national average. Then, as bodies of water dry up and a key aquifer in southeastern Oklahoma is depleted, residents are left wondering if local mining operations are to blame. In the eastern wing of the state, three entities--a university, a hospital, and a high school--are banding together to help end the shortage of rural doctors. Medicine isn't the only concern of rural parts of the state. We speak with Mike Spradling, President of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, about the Farm Bill languishing in Congress, and what that means for local farmers. Plus, the Great State Fair, voters speak their mind, and painting up the ice, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Folk Art & Crafts, Community, Travel, Sports & Recreation, People & Profiles, Fitness & Nutrition, Caregiving, Personal Finance, Modern, Earth, Environment, Animals, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Sports, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on September 21, 2012


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StateImpact: Water Wars

9-21-12

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The mining operations near the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer and the depletion of water in the area is a story Logan Layden at StateImpact Oklahoma has been following for several weeks. We spoke with Logan about his research and what he's uncovered.

Related Topics: Community, Food, Earth, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Environment, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on September 21, 2012


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Water Wars

9-21-12

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A new battle has erupted in the state's ongoing water wars, one not over who has rights to certain sources, but what has happened to one particular aquifer in southeastern Oklahoma, and who's to blame: drought, mining operations, or both?

Related Topics: Community, Food, Earth, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Environment, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Energy & Environment, Society

Originally broadcast on September 21, 2012