JenX with Jennifer James
7:01 am
Tue March 3, 2015

GenX: A Generation Forgotten

Members of Generation X can often feel like the most left behind and overlooked, especially being sandwiched between Baby Boomers and Millennials.

But, a Jennifer James reminds us in this week’s Jen-X, GenXers are not alone or forgotten.

Jennifer James is a public relations professional. 

You can follow her blog at jenx67.com.

US News
3:41 am
Tue March 3, 2015

States Face Correctional Officer Shortage Amid A Cultural Stigma

Corrections officer Sgt. Charles Galaviz secures an inmate for transfer with handcuffs and shackles Jan. 24 at the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center, in Lexington, Okla. Overtime is mandatory for correctional officers in the state's prisons, which have a manpower shortage of about 33 percent and the highest inmate homicide rate in the country.
Sue Ogrocki AP

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 2:40 pm

More than 1.3 million people are incarcerated in state prisons in this country, and keeping those prisons running requires tens of thousands of corrections officers. But right now, some states are facing major staffing shortages.

Much of this shortfall is because of the strong economy, but recruiters also are struggling with the job's cultural stigma.

Cadets at Wyoming's Department of Corrections Training Academy are practicing how they'll handcuff prisoners. In a few weeks this scenario will be very real, but right now everyone is pretty relaxed.

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Economy
3:39 am
Tue March 3, 2015

In Houston, Falling Oil Prices Spark Fears Of Job Cuts Beyond Energy

Originally published on Tue March 3, 2015 12:19 pm

In recent weeks, the price of gasoline has ticked up but regular unleaded still costs about a dollar less than it did a year ago. That's good for consumers, who have more money to spend. But in Houston, one way or another, the paychecks consumers depend on come from the oil business.

The world's three biggest oilfield service firms — Schlumberger, Halliburton and Baker Hughes — have announced a combined 22,000 layoffs in recent months. Those job cuts are worldwide, but many are falling in Houston, where all three companies have headquarters.

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All Songs TV
12:44 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

BRONCHO, 'NC-17'

A sullen pre-teen listens to music on his headphones in a scene from the Broncho video for the song "NC-17."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 12:12 pm

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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.
Drew Angerer Getty Images

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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