Oklahoma Politics

3:00 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

The First of a Three-Part Series on Tulsa's 2013 Mayoral Race: A Discussion with Kathy Taylor

Aired on Tuesday, June 4th.

Today on ST, we begin a three-part series of conversations with the leading candidates to be the City of Tulsa's next mayor. As per changes to the City Charter that were enacted in 2011, the current race for mayor will be non-partisan, with a primary scheduled for Tuesday of next week: June 11th.

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1:13 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

With a New TPS Bond Issue on the Ballot Soon, Dr. Keith Ballard Makes the Case for Its Passage

Aired on Wednesday, May 8th.
Tulsa Public Schools

Voters within the Tulsa Public Schools district will go to the polls on May 14th to vote on a $38 million bond issue devoted to classroom technology as well as safety and security. Looking at facilities across the span of the district, we find that some schools have a student-to-computer ratio of 3:1, while in other schools that ratio is as high as 13:1. This bond will address those disparities, and will also provide funds for sprinkler systems within TPS's oldest schools as well as additional security at various entrances and exits. Our guest today is Dr.

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2:59 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

A Discussion of Both Tax-Cut Plans Now on the Table in the Oklahoma State Legislature

Aired on Thursday, March 7th.

While the debate in Washington, amid these dreaded days of "sequestration," is about whether to increase revenues or cut spending --- or somehow achieve a compromise that does both --- here in Oklahoma, the state legislature is (once again) looking to reduce tax revenues. This comes despite the fact that our state currently has a number of extremely pressing needs vis a vis education, DHS, corrections, and infrastructure --- as well as, of course, the long-term and likewise urgent problem of pension liabilities.

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1:45 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Reality Collides with Fiction --- and Illegal Immigration, with Rural Oklahoma --- in a New Novel

Aired on Friday, January 4th.

We are happy to welcome the acclaimed author (and fifth-generation Oklahoman) Rilla Askew back to our show. Askew received a 2009 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and she is a three-time recipient of the Oklahoma Book Award. Her latest novel, "Kind of Kin," is just now being published, and she joins us on ST to chat about this work.

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3:03 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Gov. Fallin Declines the Expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma: A Reaction from the OK Policy Institute

Aired on Wednesday, November 21st.

On this installment of ST, we are discussing Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin's recent decision not to join the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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1:21 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

A Conversation with John Olson, the Democratic Candidate for Oklahoma 1st Congressional District

Aired on Wednesday, October 10th.

It's hard to believe, maybe, but Election Day arrives in less than four weeks. On this edition of our show, we chat with John Olson, the Democratic candidate for Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District. Later this month, we'll hear from Craig Allen, the Independent candidate in this race.

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