Ben Allen / KOSU

Support for State Question 777, which would make farming and ranching a constitutional right in Oklahoma, has slipped in recent weeks, according to a SoonerPoll survey commissioned byThe Oklahoman.

Jenny Mae Harms / KOSU

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn visited KOSU's Oklahoma City studios on Friday to get a tour of the station and meet the staff.

In this thirty minute conversation, Mohn talks about the importance of non-profit journalism, NPR's recent ratings increase, and the importance of being live and local—in news and in music.

Headlines for Monday, October 24, 2016:

  • Despite a rocky October, support of Donald Trump in Oklahoma remains strong. (NewsOK)

  • A new poll looks at the state questions going before voters next month. (NewsOK)

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Just over a year ago—under the dark of night—a Ten Commandments monument was removed from the state Capitol grounds.

Representative Mike Ritze paid for it. Governor Mary Fallin supported it. But its placement prompted a public debate—and ultimately a lawsuit—that forced its removal.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled it had to come down and based their decision on a section of the Oklahoma Constitution—Article 2, Section 5—that says public money and property may not be used to benefit religion.

KOSU listeners will hear a new show with a familiar name and voice today.

Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as "nothing more than a PR stunt."

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC music critic Matt Carney.

Today, Matt plays new music from Crying, Randy Newman, and Lady Gaga.

Headlines for Friday, October 21, 2016:

  • A McAlester man dies in Afghanistan attack which also killed an Illinois soldier. (Tulsa World)

  • Oklahoma turns down Russian requests to monitor state elections. (Tulsa World)

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about State Question 781 to put more money into drug rehabilitation and mental health programs for inmates and a new report from the State Auditor and Inspector showing mismanagement of funds for Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel.

Josh Robinson

Pete White drives slowly through his old neighborhood in south Oklahoma City. The 78-year-old Oklahoma City councilman has lived in the area his entire life.

“This is the house I grew up in right here,” White said as he drove through a tree lined neighborhood of modest homes.

He pulled onto Southwest 25th Street in the business district of an area known as Capitol Hill. White pointed out the location of former businesses. Department stores, a doctor’s office, and pharmacies. All of them are long gone.