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http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/election folo.flv Primary Election Follow-Up
Primary Election Follow-Up

6-29-12

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Oklahomans headed to the polls this week for Tuesday's primary election, in a battle over conservative values. When the dust settled, it was mainly the incumbents still standing, with many of their Tea Party-backed opponents down for the count. The outcome has many people wondering what this means for November--and what this means for the Tea Party and it's influence in the state.

Related Topics: Religion & Beliefs, Modern, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on July 2, 2012


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Affordable Care Act

6-29-12

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June 28th saw the arrival of the much-anticipated Supreme Court ruling on the affordable health care act, commonly dubbed 'Obamacare.' The high court voted in favor of the controversial bill to either the chagrin or joy of people across the country. In Oklahoma, it was certainly more of the former, as lawmakers had held off on creating a healthcare exchange in compliance with the law, figuring it would be overturned. Now with the law moving forward, state legislators must figure out where Oklahoma goes from here in the land of health care.

Related Topics: Community, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Fitness & Nutrition, Lifestyle, Caregiving, Modern, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on June 29, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 6-30-12.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

6-30-12

The Supreme Court upheld most of the affordable health care act this week, but the repercussions will be rolling out for weeks to come, as many states--including Oklahoma--have not yet moved to comply with the law. We speak with experts about the law and what it means. This week also saw the primary election occur on Tuesday night, and Steve Bennett looks at who was elected, who wasn't, and what that means for Oklahoma politics. We also explore underage drinking, and the programs enacted by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services that are making an impact. OSU is training a different kind of doctor, and we get our hands on some noodling action, on this episode of the ONR.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Folk Art & Crafts, Community, Travel, People & Profiles, Lifestyle, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on June 29, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 6-15-12 for Web.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

6-15-12

The Oklahoma City Thunder have torn through the playoffs and now advance to the NBA finals, we explore a state that is truly 'thunderstruck.' Reporter Lis Exon joins World War II veterans as they travel to Washington D.C. with the Honor Flights program. Elections are nigh, and as both parties try to court the Hispanic vote, Latino voters weigh their options. We look at natural gas giant Chesapeake, former NBA stars making their way in the world of art, and Native American movie stars, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Film & Television, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Biography & Profiles, Community, Race & Ethnicity, People & Profiles, Modern, War & Conflict, Biography & Profiles, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Arts & Entertainment, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on June 15, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/tom cole.flv ONR Extra: Tom Cole
ONR Extra: Tom Cole

6-15-12

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Sovereign nations often bring to mind distant countries, but usually forgotten that Oklahoma hosts over three dozen of them--the Native American tribes. At the annual Sovereignty Symposium last week, United States Representative Tom Cole spoke about the historical struggle to maintain sovereignty, and the importance of self-governance.

Related Topics: Biography & Profiles, Community, Race & Ethnicity, Civilizations, Ancient & Classical, War & Conflict, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on June 15, 2012


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Thunderstruck

6-15-12

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Oklahoma is often divided on it's team colors--either sporting Oklahoma State University's trademark orange and black, or the University of Oklahoma's crimson and cream. But the Oklahoma City Thunder has everyone seeing blue. The team seems to have united the state that so proudly boasts its bedlam heritage. Now as the Thunder work their way through the NBA Finals, it truly seems like everyone in Oklahoma is 'thunderstruck.'

Related Topics: Performing Arts, Community, Sports & Recreation, Fun & Games, Social Issues, Arts & Entertainment, Sports

Originally broadcast on June 18, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/honor flights.flv Honor Flights
Honor Flights

6-15-12

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The Honor Flights program was started to take World War II veterans to the nation's capitol, so they might see the monuments built out of respect and gratitude for their generations' sacrifice. But with more and more veterans passing away due to their advanced age--an estimated thousand a day--the program is upping the number of trips to three a year. Reporter Lis Exon and photographer Ilea Shutler joined the June 6th Honor Flight--the 68th anniversary of D-Day.

Related Topics: Community, People & Profiles, Aging, Modern, War & Conflict, Biography & Profiles, Social Issues, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on June 15, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/hispanic voting 6-15.flv Hispanic Voting
Hispanic Voting

6-15-12

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From 2000 to 2010, the Hispanic population doubled in Oklahoma, making it the major minority in the state. They also became a force in the economy, owning over 7,000 businesses and bringing billions of dollars in revenue to the state. With a primary election a handful of days away and November rapidly approaching, it's a demographic neither party can afford to ignore.

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

Originally broadcast on June 15, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/nuclear.flv Selling the Cimmaron Plant
Selling the Cimmaron Plant

6-8-12

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Thirty-seven years after Kerr-McGee shut down their uranium and plutonium processing facility, the now defunct location is finally being put back on the market. With cleanup efforts currently underway, residents still hold reservations about the safety of the area--and the fading memory of a woman's suspicious death.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Biography & Profiles, Earth, Environment, Biology & Chemistry, Forensics & Investigations, Business & Economy, Environment, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on June 8, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/mark fried.flv Newsmaker Interview: Mark Fried
Newsmaker Interview: Mark Fried

6-8-12

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Mark Fried, CEO of the Oklahoma-Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, speaks with Dick Pryor about other research being done in the field of Alzheimer's.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Fitness & Nutrition, Aging, Lifestyle, Caregiving, Psychology & The Mind, Biology & Chemistry, Social Issues, Health, Society

Originally broadcast on June 8, 2012