Busy week with reports about community events for reducing violence and increasing citizen advocacy with the legislature, this way and that way over wind power, the surprising primary voting data released by the State Election Board, good news about Larry Yarbrough, a desperate letter from the CEO of a rural Oklahoma hospital and the 7th Annual Native American Play Festival.
This week we reflect on Tulsa’s stunning acquisition of the Bob Dylan archive, look at news from Oklahoma’s ever-more-abundant political parties, grapple with revelations about internal differences within the Democratic Party of Oklahoma and encourage the state legislature to not leave anyone behind as they finally address insurance coverage of those with Asperger’s. All that and more!
Audio recorded at the Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers conversation at Full Circle Bookstore on March 17, 2016.
Oklahoma State Representatives Emily Virgin (D-Norman) and Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma City) speak about the crisis in the state budget and bills affecting public schools, equal pay and the First Amendment.
The Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers series are conversations with people in the news in Oklahoma politics and culture. FMI visit okobserver.net.
Hard to believe it’s already Episode 6. Maybe this is a thing!
This week we correct the record regarding the late Aubrey McClendon’s legacy, discover the Oklahoma legislature’s Credit Where Due Department, get excited about the latest edition of the Oklahoma Observer, then cover some upcoming events.
It’s International Women’s Day — celebrate with Episode 5!
First we’ll take a quick look at the results of the Oklahoma primary election, then go to some good news for workers. The Holtzclaw case is back in the news, then 1, 2, 3 things you need to take action on right now. We close with a some news briefs.