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Rehabilitation Services

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The agency tasked with removing barriers to employment for the disabled is now putting one up. At least temporarily. The Department of Rehabilitation Services is telling some new applicants they won't immediately receive help they need to get a job. Instead they'll go on a waiting list.

Related Topics: Government, Social Issues, Health, Education

Originally broadcast on February 17, 2012


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Greenwood District

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North Tulsa’s historic Greenwood District is experiencing a renaissance. The area once known as America’s Black Wall Street is now becoming a destination spot in Tulsa’s expanding downtown landscape. It's a place where the tragic history of the 1921 race riot is intersecting with a new spirit of reconciliation and entrepreneurism.

Related Topics: Community, Race & Ethnicity, United States, Business & Economy, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on February 10, 2012


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State Impact OK Poverty

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By most accounts, Oklahoma is among the leading states in rebounding from the recession. Statewide unemployment levels have dropped, and several economic indicators are pointing to growth in 2012. But poverty, and all the ills that flow from it, remains a huge problem. Many areas of Oklahoma experiencing high levels of poverty are still waiting for the recovery to make a difference for their communities.

Related Topics: Community, Business & Economy, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on February 10, 2012


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All Black Towns

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February is black history month. At one time, Oklahoma had more all-black communities than anywhere else in the country. Fourteen of them still exist as incorporated towns. A traveling program is working to turn those towns into tourist destinations.

Related Topics: Community, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on February 3, 2012


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Youth Addiction

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Oklahoma has the highest reported painkiller abuse in the nation. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs says the number of overdose deaths have increased more than 100 percent in the last ten years. A record 715 people died in Oklahoma just last year from prescription drug overdoses. Law enforcement says it is an epidemic that is now grabbing Oklahoma’s young people and in many cases won't let go.

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

Originally broadcast on January 27, 2012


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DHS Settlement

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The motto for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services is "stronger families build stronger lives". But some families are so broken, they can't be made stronger and it is the children who suffer. A 2008 lawsuit against DHS claimed the state agency was often only making children suffer more abuse at the hands of foster parents and case workers who were supposed to watch over them. A trial examining those allegations has been averted, with DHS agreeing to a settlement that requires the agency to develop a plan to better serve Oklahoma’s most vulnerable citizens.

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

Originally broadcast on January 20, 2012


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Women in Recovery

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Oklahoma continues to send more women to prison than any other state. 63 percent of them suffer from substance abuse. Despite treatment in prison, many of the women get out, start using again and eventually end up back behind bars. A relatively new therapy is looking at addiction from a gender based perspective. It explores women's childhood traumas as the springboard to their cycle of drug and alcohol abuse.

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

Originally broadcast on October 14, 2011


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Highway 9 Poverty (State Impact)

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Cutting the heating assistance lifeline is one more sign that the nation's safety net is coming unraveled, as lawmakers try to reduce the national debt. Last spring, the U.S. House budget committee unveiled a proposal to slash funding for food stamps by 127 billion dollars over the next ten years. Driving down Oklahoma’s Highway 9, you come to many communities where people are having increased difficulty just putting food on the table. Logan Layden, reporter for State Impact Oklahoma, has been looking into poverty in our state.

Related Topics: Community, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on January 13, 2012


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LIHEAP Cutbacks

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Social workers have been getting an earful from Oklahomans, who have received help paying their utility bills over the last three years but can't get help now. Because of federal budget cuts, the program known as LIHEAP was trimmed, which means Oklahoma’s share of the funds was also reduced. That has forced a state agency to make some very hard choices about who gets help and who does not. The department of human services is expecting some additional funding from the federal government to expand the LIHEAP program this winter and summer. At this point DHS does not know how much more money they may receive which will impact how those funds are eventually made available for Oklahomans who need help with their utility bills.

Related Topics: Business & Economy, Government, Social Issues

Originally broadcast on January 13, 2012


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Veterans Reintegration

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General George S. Patton said "the test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." Those words are meaningful today for the thousands of soldiers returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The resiliency training program at the Ft. Sill Army Post helps those soldiers recover from the trauma of war by addressing mind, body and spirit.

Related Topics: War & Conflict, Social Issues, Health, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on January 13, 2012