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http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/greenwood.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

Greenwood Yesterday and Today

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The district where Tulsa's 1921 Race Riots occurred is close to being added to the National Registry of Historic Places, but controversy over the project abounds. Greenwood community leaders are concerned parts of the district once dubbed 'America's Black Wall Street' will be left out in favor of sections of Tulsa's downtown in order to meet a historic building requirement for the Registry. Ironically, the reason Greenwood doesn't have the required historical buildings is because many were razed during the Race Riots. But out of the ashes of those razed buildings and broken dreams rose a cultural epicenter, now flourishing with restaurants, recreational activities, and monuments to a harrowing moment in Tulsa's past.

Related Topics: Religion & Beliefs, Community, Race & Ethnicity, Travel, Civilizations, Modern, Government, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 17, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

ONR Extra: Elizabeth Smart

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Her story played out in national headlines: kidnapped in 2002, gone for nine long months, counted as lost by many, and then rescued after authorities were told about her kidnappers' whereabouts. What's not so well known is the aftermath of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping. She has taken her experience and turned it into a tool for advocacy, working to prevent crimes against children. Recently, Smart spoke at the Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma's inaugural Women of Character speaker series about her harrowing experience, and how she turned her tragedy into triumph.

Related Topics: Biography & Profiles, Community, People & Profiles, Biography & Profiles, Women, Social Issues, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on August 17, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Newsmaker Interview: Darrell Weaver

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Oklahoma currently rests between the horns of a new law meant to target and stop the creation of meth. The first half of House Bill 2491 came into effect in July limits the amount of cold medicine, like Sudafed or Claritin-D, an individual can purchase in a given amount of time. The other half of the bill will soon link Oklahoma up to other nearby states via an electronic system that tracks the sale of drugs used to make meth. We spoke to Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drug Director Darrell Weaver about the new law and how it's being used to stomp out an age-old problem.

Related Topics: Community, Biology & Chemistry, Business & Economy, Government, Social Issues, Health, Health, Society

Originally broadcast on August 17, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

8-10-12

As wildfires scorch Oklahoma, state groups and charitable organizations scramble to meet the needs of those affected by the blaze. But fires are unfortunately nothing new to the state. We speak with officials in one town that has learned the hard way how to prevent fire--and the best way to battle the flames. We speak with StateImpact Oklahoma Digital Reporter Joe Wertz about the volunteer firefighters that throw caution--and their day jobs--to the wind to save others. Plus, school funding has some officials fuming, the 2012 Kids Count report bumps the state up in the rankings of child welfare to an unenviable 40th place, and the art of the tattoo, on this episode of ONR.

Related Topics: Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Folk Art & Crafts, Biography & Profiles, Community, Travel, People & Profiles, Child Development, Healthy Kids, Cooking, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Profiles, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure

Originally broadcast on August 10, 2012


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Wildfire Strain

8-10-12

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Last week's fires caused millions of dollars in damage, but more painful is the emotional toil the wildfire has had on it's victims with hundreds of people now left homeless. In the wake of the disaster, charitable organizations and state agencies have rushed to provide assistance to those affected by the fire as Oklahoma hopes for some break in the hot dry weather. .

Related Topics: Community, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Civilizations, United States, Earth, Environment, Weather & Natural Disasters, Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on August 10, 2012


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Oklahoma Life: Tattoo Art

8-10-12

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1963 saw tattooing banned in Oklahoma, and years of working to reinstate the right to get inked was resisted on the grounds of morality, health, and safety. But 2006 saw tattooing legalized, and since then the industry has blossomed into a full-fledged business, art form, and another part of Oklahoma Life.

Related Topics: Folk Art & Crafts, Community, Business & Economy, Politics, Social Issues, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Profiles, Society

Originally broadcast on August 10, 2012


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School Funding

8-10-12

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Public schools across the state are scrabbling to meet budget demands as they face an increase in students and a decrease in funds. Not only that, it's causing many school officials to point the blame at the State Department of Education.

Related Topics: Community, Child Development, Education, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Education

Originally broadcast on August 10, 2012


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Wildfire Community Impact

8-10-12

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Wildfires in Oklahoma are nothing new in Oklahoma, so much so that state officials can nearly pinpoint potential fires before they happen. Meanwhile, communities have learned hard lessons about preparing for potential fires, battling incoming flames, and maybe most crucial, the importance of looking out for one another.

Related Topics: Community, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Environment, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on August 10, 2012


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Kids Count Report

8-10-12

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The annual Kids Count report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation bumped Oklahoma up three places from last year. But that still puts the state in an unenviable fortieth place. While the study shows improvement in many areas, it also paints a grim picture of children falling into poverty across Oklahoma.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Lifestyle, Child Development, Education, Healthy Kids, Issues & Advice, Social Issues, Education

Originally broadcast on August 10, 2012


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VA Home Update

8-3-12

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More details emerge regarding the ongoing ONR investigation into treatment of patients in Oklahoma veterans centers, as officials resign and a hard stance is taken by the new members of the War Veterans Commission.

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

Originally broadcast on August 3, 2012