Headlines
7:57 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Headlines: Earthquakes, Voting & NASCAR

Headlines for Monday, March 2, 2015:

  • State and national earthquake groups disagree on the strength of Oklahoma tremors. (Tulsa World)

  • Three bills to change voting in Oklahoma move forward in the Senate. (NewsOK)

  • Voters in northeast Oklahoma are heading to the polls for various issues tomorrow. (Tulsa World)

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Strange News
8:44 am
Sun March 1, 2015

Watermelon Wedge Issue Ripens In Oklahoma

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 3:07 pm

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Politics
8:01 am
Sat February 28, 2015

House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown

Originally published on Sat February 28, 2015 10:40 am

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Health
9:09 am
Fri February 27, 2015

5 Things To Know About The Latest Supreme Court Challenge To Health Law

The Affordable Care Act will take center stage at the Supreme Court on March 4.
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The Affordable Care Act is once again before the Supreme Court.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:50 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Conversion Therapy, Open Records & Swag

In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU Morning Edition Host Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill talk about the controversial bill to protect the practice of gay conversion therapy and a measure which would have allegedly gutted Oklahoma's Open Records Act.

The trio also discusses a push by former US Senator Tom Coburn for a constitutional convention to rein in the federal government and a call by the state Finance Secretary to look into cuts in travel and "swag".

Headlines
7:42 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Headlines: Open Records, Cold Beer & Muslim Day

Headlines for Friday, February 27, 2015:

  • A bill that some say would have gutted the state’s Open Records Act is getting pulled. (Journal Record)
     
  • An Oklahoma City school gets closer to naming a new mascot. (NewsOK)

  • Cold beer in liquor stores moves one step closer to reality. (Tulsa World)

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February On Tap
12:44 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

How Do You Solve a $611M Shortfall?

The State of Oklahoma is facing a $611 million dollar shortfall in the 2016 budget year which starts July First.

On Wednesday, February 26th, KOSU held its monthly On Tap series to focus on how to deal with the deficit at Picasso's Cafe in Oklahoma City's historic Paseo District.

Our panelists included Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs Executive Vice President Jonathan Small and Oklahoma Policy Institute Executive Director David Blatt.

The event was moderated by KOSU Morning Edition Host Michael Cross.


The Two-Way
12:06 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules For 'Open Internet'

At the start of a meeting to decide the issue of net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler (center) holds hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn (left) and Jessica Rosenworcel at the FCC headquarters Thursday.
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Originally published on Thu February 26, 2015 6:27 pm

The Federal Communications Commission approved the policy known as net neutrality by a 3-2 vote at its Thursday meeting, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the policy will ensure "that no one — whether government or corporate — should control free open access to the Internet."

The Open Internet Order helps to decide an essential question about how the Internet works, requiring service providers to be a neutral gateway instead of handling different types of Internet traffic in different ways — and at different costs.

"Today is a red-letter day," Wheeler said Thursday.

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Carless in OKC
9:15 am
Thu February 26, 2015

How Does Bicycle Sharing Work?

Bicycle sharing is becoming a popular way to reduce driving populations in cities across the U.S., including a new system in Oklahoma City.

John and Elizabeth Tankard explain how this new program is especially helpful for people who choose to go Carless in OKC.

What does it take to live without a car in OKC?  The Tankards are trying to find out. You can read all about their experiences at carlessinokc.blogspot.com.

StateImpact Oklahoma
9:08 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Oklahoma Right-to-Farm Legislation About More Than Agricultural Practices

Attendees listen as former Missouri state senator Wes Shoemeyer speaks against Amendment 1 at the Missouri’s Food for America sign-making event at Café Berlin Friday, June 27, 2014 in Columbia, Missouri.
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Oklahoma voters have at least a year before seeing ads for and against state questions on the ballot in November 2016. But you might want to get used to hearing this phrase now: right-to-farm.

It’s a divisive national issue that’s made its way to the Sooner State, one that puts agriculture at odds with environmentalists and animal rights advocates.

In Missouri, it was a fight between two sides that loathe each other. The right-to-farm amendment narrowly passed there in 2014, and not until after a recount. Part of Missouri’s constitution now reads like this: “The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state.”

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