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http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 8-10-12.flv Oklahoma News Report
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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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


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/child health rankings.flv Kids Count Report
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


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/community health centers.flv Community Health Centers
Community Health Centers

8-3-12

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Recently, Governor Mary Fallin announced that she would wait until the November elections had wrapped up to decide on whether to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Healthcare Act. Similarly, state lawmakers continue to drag their feet on crafting a state healthcare exchange, hoping that a new president in the White House will reverse the law. While movement on the law remains in limbo, communities struggle to meet the healthcare demands of some 700,000 Oklahomans who have no health insurance.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Lifestyle, Child Development, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Health, Health

Originally broadcast on August 3, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/back to school.flv The Cost of School
The Cost of School

8-3-12

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In case you missed the crowds at many stores, last weekend was the sixth annual back to school tax-free weekend, helping parents cut the cost of outfitting their little students for the upcoming year. But getting a good bargain is only one strategy to save some cash. Reporter Cathy Tatom takes a look at the weekend deals, and outlines some options to help families save money throughout the school year.

Related Topics: Community, Lifestyle, Child Development, Education, Issues & Advice, Business & Economy, Education

Originally broadcast on August 3, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/ONR 7-13-12.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

7-13-12

On this episode of the ONR, school may be out for summer, but students and teacher trainees alike are enjoying a learning experience as we explore Teach for America. Aging drivers can represent a road hazard, but some law enforcement officials are helping families and drivers navigate the bumpy roads of elderly driving. Digitally isolated rural areas of the state may soon be jumping on the information super highway, thanks to a rural broadband initiative. Plus, Oklahoma's oldest producing oil well, peach harvests, and hometown legends, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Folk Art & Crafts, Community, Travel, Media & Technology, Caregiving, Child Development, Healthy Kids, Modern, Earth, Environment, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Communications & Media, Society

Originally broadcast on July 13, 2012


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Teach for America

7-13-12

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School is out for summer for most, but Tulsa has been playing host to more than 600 teacher trainees earning their stripes--or perhaps rulers--working with Teach for America. The soon-to-be teachers are prepping for a monumental task: two years of teaching in low-income schools across the state. Some will remain in Oklahoma's borders, working to further Teach for America's goals of improving education and student achievement.

Related Topics: Community, Child Development, Education, Issues & Advice, Business & Economy, Education

Originally broadcast on July 13, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/hospital art.flv Children's Hospital Art
Children's Hospital Art

7-13-12

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Being sick can be frightening, especially for children. But at the OU Children's Hospital, a new type of therapy is being tested to help kids cope with the rigors of disease. It's called 'art therapy.'

Related Topics: Performing Arts, Folk Art & Crafts, Biography & Profiles, Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Aging, Child Development, Healthy Kids, Issues & Advice, Social Issues, Health, Arts & Entertainment, Health

Originally broadcast on July 13, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/chesapeake.flv Oklahoma Top Employers: Chesapeake Energy
Oklahoma Top Employers: Chesapeake Energy

6-15-12

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We continue our series on Oklahoma's Top Employers as identified by Fortune Magazine's annual 100 best companies to work for article. This week, reporter Cathy Tatom explores natural gas giant Chesapeake Energy, and discovers what has brought this once-small company of a few dozen workers to a force of 13,000 happy--and healthy--employees.

Related Topics: Health Care & Illnesses, Fitness & Nutrition, Child Development, Business & Economy, Environment, Health, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on June 15, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/Scholarship for Disabled Kids.flv Oklahoma News Report
Oklahoma News Report

Scholarships for Disabled Kids

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A law designed to allow children with disabilities the right to apply for state funded scholarships is being challenged. Critics say the Lindsey Nicole Henry Scholarship Fund is unconstitutional because it uses taxpayer money to pay for private schooling. We talk to Garret and Stephanie Spry, Tim and Kristen Fisher, Eric Baxter, Dr. Kirby Lehman from Jenks Public Schools, Steven Crawford, the Executive Director of CCOSA, Rep. Jason Nelson (R-Oklahoma City), and Rep. Jeannie McDaniel (D-Tulsa).

Related Topics: Child Development, Education, Government, Education

Originally broadcast on April 27, 2012