BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - T. W. Shannon will be Oklahoma's first black senator if he wins the Republican nomination and is elected this November, but the quiet campaign stirring here about Mr. Shannon's racial loyalties is not aimed at the African-American branch of his family tree.
Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk about the death of an inmate behind closed doors after something went wrong in his execution, the governor vetoes House bills after a bond for Capitol repairs fails in that chamber and the state and national Tea Parties are at odd over support for U.S. Senate candidates.
A Dallas jury recently awarded nearly $3 million to a family who said they were poisoned by a natural gas drilling operation near their North Texas ranch. The verdict, reached on April 22, is being called a landmark by opponents of the drilling technique, called hydraulic fracturing or "fracking."
This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. We're going to start the program today talking about the death penalty. You might have heard by now about Clayton Lockett. He was convicted of rape and murder in Oklahoma and he was scheduled to die from a lethal injection earlier this week.
Betsy Searight and her husband John drove from all the way from New Jersey for this opportunity: Wake up at 4 a.m., huddle against the cold, and sit silently and motionless for hours hoping to watch a Lesser Prairie Chicken peep show.
After a long fight between Oklahoma and the U.S. government, the Lesser Prairie Chicken goes on the federal threatened species list later this month.
To find out how the listing will affect Oklahoma and why the bird is worth protecting, we took a trip to the High Plains of northwestern Oklahoma.
Food trucks have been growing in popularity across America, and recently they’ve come to Stillwater. But the truck owners have been forced to wait for the college town to catch up and adapt to the food truck market. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler has the story.
Sometimes local governments get to set regulations in anticipation of new businesses, but sometimes an industry pops up and gets big enough to force regulations to catch up.