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From Closed Doors to Open Arms, Oklahoma Oil Industry Optimistic About Business Under President Trum

From board rooms to drilling rigs, much of the U.S. fossil fuel industry has been counting down the days until President Barack Obama turns over the keys of the White House. Donald Trump doesn’t officially take the wheel of the nation’s energy policy for a couple of months, but Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry says its prospects have already improved under the president-elect. On the campaign trail, Trump wooed energy state voters and industry leaders. He promised to restore coal mining jobs...
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From board rooms to drilling rigs, much of the U.S. fossil fuel industry has been counting down the days until President Barack Obama turns over the keys of the White House. Donald Trump doesn’t officially take the wheel of the nation’s energy policy for a couple of months, but Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry says its prospects have already improved under the president-elect.

Twenty-two states still allow corporal punishment in school: 15 expressly permit it while another seven do not prohibit it. That's according to a recent letter written by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. to the nation's governors and state school chiefs.

Not sure what, exactly, corporal punishment is? Here's a quick primer.

It often involves a paddle. Always, pain. That's the point.

Headlines for Thursday, December 1, 2016:

  • State’s Financing agency comes under fire after audit. (NewsOK)

  • Changes ahead for Oklahoma City-based energy workers which could mean layoffs.  (Journal Record)

Emily Wendler / KOSU

Oklahoma public schools are on the ropes after years of budget cuts.  Four-day school weeks and more. We’ll take it as a big case study and and look at Donald Trump’s new education secretary.

Headlines for Wednesday, November 30, 2016:

  • Governor Fallin is taking a job as a vice chair on the President-elect’s transition team. (NewsOK)

  • A former independent candidate for Governor says he’s considering another run for the job. (AP)

Garth Brooks On ‘Gunslinger’

Nov 29, 2016
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Garth Brooks is bigger than big in the country music business, the whole music business. He is America's best-selling solo artist of any kind of all time. More diamond-selling albums than the Beatles. A big cowboy hat and albums like “No Fences” and “Fresh Horses,” but his deep inspiration was James Taylor. His new album is “Gunslinger,” but his politics have gone toward tolerance. And cowboys. This hour On Point, Garth Brooks. — Tom Ashbrook

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Headlines for Tuesday, November 29, 2016:

  • Governor Fallin’s office is defending her trip to visit the President-elect at taxpayers’ expense. (NewsOK)

  • Senator Inhofe celebrates the win by Donald Trump. (NewsOK)

On this Giving Tuesday, the Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits is asking you not to forget your local organizations.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with VP of External Affairs Daniel Billingsley to find out exactly what Giving Tuesday is and why it's so important.

KOSU is also taking part in Giving Tuesday you can donate to your favorite public radio station here.

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Two Oklahoma City Community College employees have resigned amid an investigation into academic fraud at the school.

In August, an OCCC employee told authorities that her supervisor was altering test scores and enrollment information, which would reflect inflated numbers in order to gain money for state and federal grants.

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Twenty-two states still allow corporal punishment in school: 15 expressly permit it while another seven do not prohibit it. That's according to a recent letter written by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. to the nation's governors and state school chiefs.

Not sure what, exactly, corporal punishment is? Here's a quick primer.

It often involves a paddle. Always, pain. That's the point.

Emily Wendler / KOSU

Oklahoma public schools are on the ropes after years of budget cuts.  Four-day school weeks and more. We’ll take it as a big case study and and look at Donald Trump’s new education secretary.

Oklahoma City Public Schools

Two Oklahoma City Community College employees have resigned amid an investigation into academic fraud at the school.

In August, an OCCC employee told authorities that her supervisor was altering test scores and enrollment information, which would reflect inflated numbers in order to gain money for state and federal grants.

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