JenX with Jennifer Martin
8:50 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Should We Give Money to Panhandlers?

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As you drive around in Oklahoma City, you’re bound to see them, people on the curbs with cardboard signs asking for jobs or money.

In this week’s JenX, while it might be instinct to give to them, Jennifer Martin observes that might not be the right thing.


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Local News
8:28 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Headlines: Fallin In, Redskins Out & National Spotlight on Tulsa Food Truck

Headlines for Tuesday, January 13th, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin is starting the first full day of her second and final term in office. (Tulsa World)

  • The mascot change for Oklahoma City’s Capitol High School is moving forward. (NewsOK)

  • The court paves the way for the state's first lethal injection since a problematic execution in the spring.  (Tulsa World)

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Economy
3:34 am
Tue January 13, 2015

'Kings When It's Good': Oklahoma Braces For Possible Crude Crash

An oil and gas facility in Roger Mills County in far-western Oklahoma. The governor is warning state agencies that low oil prices could stall the state economy.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 12:26 pm

The sign on the front door of Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., may say closed, but this kitchen is open for business. It used to be a cafe, but owner Chad Igo closed the restaurant years ago to focus on catering exclusively to the oil industry.

"We're kings when it's good. They love us. But as soon as it gets tight, we're the first one to get cut," he says.

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All Tech Considered
4:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Bored ... And Brilliant? A Challenge To Disconnect From Your Phone

Illustration by John Hersey Courtesy of WNYC

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 4:57 pm

Hey smartphone owners — when was the last time you were truly bored? Or even had a moment for mental downtime, unattached to a device?

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Politics
4:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Obama: 'If We're Going To Be Connected, Then We Need To Be Protected'

The president spoke about one measure aimed at the data collected in schools, through increasingly popular educational software. "Michelle and I are like parents everywhere," Obama said. "We want to be sure our children are being smart and safe online."
Carolyn Kaster AP

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 6:02 pm

President Obama said Monday he wants the federal government to do more to prevent cyber attacks. He outlined a series of proposals designed to safeguard personal data — steps he'll talk more about in next week's State of the Union address.

The same day, the government itself became a target.

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Politics
4:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Feinstein Proposal Would Lock In Anti-Torture Measures

Originally published on Thu January 15, 2015 3:09 pm

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Education
12:59 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Arne Duncan Wants To Drop 'No Child Left Behind' — But Keep Its Tests

Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks with reporters after he and Attorney General Eric Holder toured the Northern Virginia Juvenile Detention Center on Dec. 8, 2014.
Cliff Owen AP

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 4:11 pm

In a speech Monday at an elementary school in Washington, D.C., Education Secretary Arne Duncan laid out the president's position on the nation's largest federal education law, even as debate unfolds over the law's re-authorization.

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Station News
10:39 am
Mon January 12, 2015

KOSU to Air Gov. Fallin's Inaugural Address

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KOSU will air Governor Mary Fallin's second and final inaugural address on Monday, January 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. from the south steps of the state Capitol.

Gov. Fallin and other statewide officials will take their oaths of office and there will be guest performances by 11-year-old Edmond singer Olivia Kay and operatic soprano Leona Mitchell.

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Local News
7:54 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Headlines: Workers' Comp, Same-Sex Adoption & OKC Homicides

Headlines for Monday, January 12, 2015:

  • A judge’s ruling in Shawnee could devastate the GOP law overhauling workers compensation. (NewsOK)

  • Two women in Okmulgee County become the first same-sex couple to adopt in Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma City sees a sharp decline in the number of homicides. (NewsOK)

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Around the Nation
6:45 pm
Sun January 11, 2015

States And Businesses Continue Playing The Keystone XL Waiting Game

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In 2012, this program traveled to Oklahoma and Nebraska and talked to folks about the Keystone XL pipeline.

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