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The People's Business

May 2nd, 2012

The topic on this week's edition of The People's Business is Corrections Reform. House Speaker Kris Steele has authored a bill that aims to decrease violent crime and reduce prison population. State Rep. Paul Roan, a democrat from Tishomingo and State Sen. Steve Russell, a republican from Oklahoma City join Bob Sands to answer your questions.

Related Topics: Government, Politics, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on May 2, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Point-Counter Point Welfare Drug Testing

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Sen. David Holt and Sen. Constance N. Johnson join Dick Pryor to discuss House Bill 2388, which requires drug testing for people who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits.

Related Topics: Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on April 27, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Corrections Reform

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House Speaker Kris Steele has authored a new corrections reform bill after a year of research. It aims to reduce violent crime and prison over-crowding over the next five years. Featuring Rep. Jeannie McDaniel, (D-Tulsa), Sand Springs Police Chief Daniel Bradley, and District Attorney Kevin Buchanan.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on April 27, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

April 27th, 2012

On this week’s edition of ONR we take a look at House Bill 3052, House Speaker Kris Steele’s plan to improve public safety and reform the state’s corrections system. Liz Exon looks into the fight over the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Fund. The program allows children with disabilities to receive money from the state to attend private school, but some school districts believe it is unconstitutional. In “Point-Counterpoint”, Dick Pryor discusses a new law that would require drug testing for welfare recipients with Sen. David Holt and Sen. Constance N. Johnson. And, our Cutting Edge report looks at the advances in radar technology being made at the National Weather Service in Norman. All that, plus updates from the State Capitol and business news from The Journal Record.

Related Topics: Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on April 27, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

George Mehaffy Newsmaker Interview

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Citizenship is often considered a matter of where a person is born, but for George Mehaffy, citizenship is more than a matter of soil--it's a matter of civic engagement. Mehaffy Vice-President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. He founded the American Democracy Project to encourage community involvement on college campuses. Mehaffy was keynote speaker this week at the ADP's civic engagement conference, part of the celebration of the inauguration of Don Betz as President of The University of Central Oklahoma. While he was in Oklahoma, Dick Pryor spoke with him about the importance of civic engagement.

Related Topics: Government, Social Issues, Education

Originally broadcast on April 20, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

April 13th, 2012

The Pinnacle Plan outlines broad reforms for the Department of Human Services. The State Department of Education works through the process of determining which public schools are low performing and how to rank them. A rise in Oklahoma’s pollen levels is increasing the risk of severe attacks in asthma patients. The drive to "eat local" is bringing more people out to farmer's markets. All that, plus a look at the survivor tree, 17 years after the federal building bombing, next on ONR.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Women, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on April 13, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

ONR Extra The Serenity Project

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The death last year of five-year-old Serenity Deal at the hands of her father has renewed calls for reform of the State Department of Human Services. Serenity had been placed in her father's custody by DHS caseworkers, despite evidence of severe physical abuse. The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, and members of Serenity's family, are urging legislation to stem the tide of child abuse to ensure such a tragedy doesn't happen again. In this ONR Extra, here is more on what's being called "The Serenity Project".

Related Topics: Child Development, Issues & Advice, Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on April 6, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

Bully Documentary

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Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people in the United States. Some data indicates bullying is linked to half of all suicides among 10 to 14 year olds. A much-talked about new documentary "Bully" is bringing the depth of the problem to light across the nation, and in Oklahoma and encouraging efforts in schools to address this pervasive problem.

Related Topics: Film & Television, Child Development, Issues & Advice, Social Issues, Education

Originally broadcast on April 6, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

OK Watch Addiction Indian Country

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Over the past several weeks, as part of an Oklahoma Watch project, we've examined Oklahoma’s state of addiction. It's an epidemic that cuts across all social, religious, ethnic and economic lines and in Indian country there's a mix of desperation and hope.

Related Topics: Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on April 6, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

April 6th, 2012

Oklahoma's new approach to improving public schools reduces the role of the federal government, but has not reduced controversy. Our series on addiction examines the effects in Indian country. The documentary "Bully" strikes close to home, highlighting bullying in Oklahoma schools. One of the students featured in the film talks about the problem. And an Oklahoma shelter encourages parents to consider alternatives to rabbits as Easter gifts. All that and more, next on ONR.

Related Topics: Holidays, Issues & Advice, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Women, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on April 6, 2012