Oklahoma Watch http://publicradiotulsa.org en Oklahoma Watch Forum on Mental and Emotional Health http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-watch-forum-mental-and-emotional-health <p>Terri White, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services commissioner, and Michael Brose, Mental Health Association in Tulsa executive director, were featured guests at “Oklahoma Watch-Out” on Nov. 20, 2013.</p><p>This public question-and-answer forum, focusing on mental and emotional health issues, was recorded at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa by Public Radio Tulsa.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 02:08:50 +0000 Editor 50968 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma Watch Forum on Mental and Emotional Health The New Majority at Guymon http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/new-majority-guymon <p>Millions across the nation are still having trouble finding work. But the growing town of Guymon, OK is different. There are more jobs than people to fill them. As Graham Lee Brewer reports, the burgeoning Hispanic population is responsible for not only the upturn, but the changing face of the agricultural town.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:45:30 +0000 Graham Lee Brewer-Oklahoma Watch 26687 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The New Majority at Guymon Oklahoma Watch: Employee Drug Testing http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/oklahoma-watch-employee-drug-testing <div class="storyText"><p>The numbers are staggering: drug abuse is estimated to cost employers $276 billion a year and three-fourths, or 76 percent, of people with a drug or alcohol problem are employed.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 11:54:04 +0000 Frank Christel & Jennifer Palmer/The Oklahoman 14814 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Oklahoma Watch: Employee Drug Testing Arresting drug offenders is a daily chore for law enforcers http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/arresting-drug-offenders-daily-chore-law-enforcers <p>During the same week that KWGS, Oklahoma Watch and other select media outlets in the state are presenting a series of reports on Oklahoma&rsquo;s &ldquo;State of Addiction&rdquo;, Tulsa Police bust another meth lab. It happened this morning in north Tulsa.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 19:05:38 +0000 John Durkee & KWGS News 14765 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Arresting drug offenders is a daily chore for law enforcers Genes may be link to addiction http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/genes-may-be-link-addiction <div class="storyText"><p>Genes play an important role in whether a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, experts say, but they don&rsquo;t guarantee anything.</p><p>Scientists studying the role of genes in addiction believe that a single gene is not responsible for addiction. They say it&#39;s more likely the interaction of several genes, combined with other factors, which lead a person toward addiction.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 11:56:29 +0000 Oklahoma Watch 14745 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Genes may be link to addiction Series Continues: The cost of Oklahomans' addictions http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/series-continues-cost-oklahomans-addictions <p>Addiction costs Oklahoma and its residents an estimated $7.2 billion a year. That&rsquo;s more than the state government&rsquo;s budget of $6.7 billion. That&rsquo;s enough to build 900 miles of highway. Enough to create 190,000 salaried jobs, with benefits. Enough to erect nine skyscrapers like Oklahoma City&rsquo;s new Devon tower. That&rsquo;s roughly $1,900 for every man, woman and child in the state. It&rsquo;s not just a matter of money, either.</p> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 14:32:27 +0000 Jaclyn Cosgrove/Oklahoma Watch 14649 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Series Continues: The cost of Oklahomans' addictions