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Oklahoma Forum

Lessons From The Dust Bowl

While the entire country was suffering through the great depression, people in Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado faced an additional catastrophe - ferocious dust storms that brought financial ruin and death to the plains. The Oklahoma panhandle was the epicenter of the Dust Bowl. Those that survived nature's onslaught helped develop new techniques for conserving the land and rebuilding Oklahoma's agriculture. The Dust Bowl is the subject of Ken Burns' new documentary, airing nationally November 18th and 19th on PBS. Joining us to talk about the lessons learned from the dust bowl are Clay Pope, Executive Director of the Association of Oklahoma Conservation Districts; Mike Thralls, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission; and Dean Graumann, Director of the Greer County Conservation District.

Related Topics: Community, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Government, Politics, Environment, Social Issues, Health, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on November 18, 2012


http://video.oeta.tv/onr/top/ken burns.flv ONR 11-16-12
ONR 11-16-12

Newsmaker Interview: Ken Burns

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Ken Burns' latest documentary film, "The Dust Bowl" premiered this weekend on PBS. Earlier this spring, ONR's Dick Pryor spoke with the renowned filmmaker about his work, and why he chose to focus his latest documentary on one of Oklahoma's biggest ecological disasters.

Related Topics: Media & Technology, People & Profiles, Modern, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Media, Biography & Profiles

Originally broadcast on November 16, 2012


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ONR 11-16-12

Dust Bowl: Then and Now

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Ken Burn's latest documentary film, "The Dust Bowl" premiered this week, showcasing the hardships endured during one of Oklahoma's worst ecological disasters. But out of the Dust Bowl came a bevy of new programs on soil and water conservation, crafted with the intent of preventing another Dust Bowl from happening.

Related Topics: Community, Health Care & Illnesses, Modern, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Government, Social Issues, Health, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on November 16, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

11-9-12

On this episode of the ONR, we examine the results of Tuesday's election with an in-depth look at the candidates taking office and the ballot measures that passed or failed, and what they mean for the state. Campaigns mean campaign ads--a lot of them. We take a look at the ads dominating the airwaves, and how candidates are trying to reach voters via new media. The grades have been out for a few weeks, but the fallout from the new A-F school grading system released by the Oklahoma State Board of Education is still being realized. Plus, Oklahoma endangered species, the Dust Bowl and climate change, and more on this episode of ONR.

Related Topics: Community, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Social Issues, Education, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on November 9, 2012


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ONR 11-9-12

Stateline: Hot and Dry

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Poor crops, record-low water levels, cracked, dry earth and nearly unbearable heat: if that sounds familiar, you've lived through one of Oklahoma's summers recently. Droughts have walloped the Sooner state for the past two years, and it has many across the state trying to come up with solutions to the fallout caused by Oklahoma's water deficiency.

Related Topics: Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Science & Technology, Social Issues, Health

Originally broadcast on November 9, 2012


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ONR 11-9-12

Dust Bowl: Endangered Species

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Protecting the land became a key issues for Oklahomans after the Dust Bowl, but also protecting the wild life. Today, conservation districts work to protect western Oklahoma's native grasslands and the rare species who call the tall prairie home.

Related Topics: Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Animals, Environment, Science & Technology

Originally broadcast on November 9, 2012


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ONR 11-9-12

Dust Bowl: Climate Change

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Leading up to the Dust Bowl was a devastating drought, similar to the one felt by Oklahoma for the past two years. But now armed with experience and years of research on soil conservation, conservationists and farmers are working together to prevent another Dust Bowl from hitting the state.

Related Topics: Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Global Affairs, Science & Technology, Education, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on November 9, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

10-26-12

On this episode of ONR, we explore Oklahoma's 1st and 2nd Congressional Districts, and the heated races taking place in both. We continue our political coverage with Cathy Tatom's latest report on Oklahoma's state questions, looking at affirmative action and the governor's role in the parole process. Then we explore initiatives put in place to prevent another Dust Bowl, and we tour a tasty staple of the Oklahoma economy: Bama Pies. Plus, an exclusive interview with former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, a new Listen To Me segment, and updates on the ODVA studies and the A-F school grading system, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Community, Food, Travel, People & Profiles, Health Care & Illnesses, Aging, Caregiving, Modern, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Opinion, Biography & Profiles, Energy & Environment, Transportation & Infrastructure, Military & Espionage

Originally broadcast on October 26, 2012


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Oklahoma News Report

10-19-12

On this episode of the ONR, voters have been urged to 'get out the vote,' and some are doing so earlier than others as early voting grows in popularity. But it's having a profound impact on the campaign season and it's length. Campaign season also means campaign speeches and ads. We take a look at the world of political operatives and their role in the world of politics. One of the groups trying to be reached by those campaign messages this year? Hispanics. They now are the largest minority in the United States, and as such are a strong voting block. In our Oklahoma Forum excerpt, we discuss the Latino community and voting. Then our reporter Cathy Tatom visits 'Little Mexico' in Heavener, Oklahoma, to see the impact of a new Latino population in the town. Plus, business news, lessons from the Dust Bowl, and silo art projects, on this ONR.

Related Topics: Fine Arts, Biography & Profiles, Community, Race & Ethnicity, Travel, People & Profiles, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Business & Economy, Government, Politics, Environment, Race & Ethnicity, Social Issues, Health, Education, Arts & Entertainment, Energy & Environment, Society

Originally broadcast on October 19, 2012


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Dust Bowl: Flood Control Dams

10-19-12

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People often think of the Dust Bowl sweeping away the Oklahoma topsoil in furious winds, but rarely do people think about that same soil being washed away due to erosion. But this was an issue and a lesson taken from the Dust Bowl, one that's led to the creation of flood control dams.

Related Topics: Community, Modern, Earth, Environment, Natural History, Weather & Natural Disasters, Business & Economy, Government, Environment, Science & Technology, Energy & Environment

Originally broadcast on October 19, 2012