John Hope Franklin Center For Reconciliation
4:16 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Clifton Taulbert To Speak At Dinner Of Reconciliation

Dr John Hope Franklin
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The Tulsa-based John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation will host its fourth community dinner to honor the life and legacy of local historian Dr. John Hope Franklin.

The Dinner of Reconciliation is Nov. 21 at the Greenwood Cultural Center.

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Workers' Compensation
2:56 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Attorneys Argue Over Oklahoma Workers' Comp Lawsuit

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An attorney for two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization says Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law is unconstitutional and should be struck down.

Attorney John McMurry told a state Supreme Court referee Thursday that the law unconstitutionally delegates legislative powers and amounts to unconstitutional logrolling, or combining multiple subjects into one bill.

Oklahoma Solicitor General Patrick Wyrick and attorneys for business groups defended the law and say it should be given a chance to work.

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Environment
1:21 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Oklahoma AG To Appeal Regional Haze Lawsuit Ruling

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt told a congressional committee in Washington that he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state's regional haze lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt spoke Thursday before a U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power that is overseeing EPA's proposed new greenhouse gas rules that affect electricity generation.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
12:01 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Oklahomans Live With Shaking As Researchers Study Earthquake Swarm

Amanda and Keith Erwin, of Edmond, say they're learning to live with near-daily earthquakes. The Erwins have written letters to both of their state lawmakers asking them to investigate.
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Keith Erwin says they remind him of the artillery he used to hear growing up near the Fort Sill Army base in Lawton. His wife Amanda says the earthquakes sound like thunder.

“The chandelier was swinging, and the walls were rumbling, the bed was rumbling,” Amanda Erwin says.

That’s when the game starts.

“We just turn and look at each other … what do you think it was? A 2.5? Nah … that had to have been a 3.0,” Keith Erwin says.

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The Two-Way
10:18 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Obama Moves To Delay Cancellations Of Insurance Plans

President Barack Obama speaking at the White House on Thursday.
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Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 12:18 pm

  • LISTEN: The president's news conference and NPR coverage of it

President Obama announced Thursday that Americans who have had their health insurance plans canceled because of his Affordable Care Act can keep those plans for another year if they wish.

Those cancellations — most effective on Jan. 1 — have sparked intense criticism of the ACA, in part because the president pledged many times that if Americans liked the health plans they had, they wouldn't have to give them up under the terms of his program.

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OKC Thunder
10:10 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Clippers Beat Thunder 111-103 After Scuffle

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Blake Griffin had 22 points and 12 rebounds after being involved in a first-half scuffle that resulted in two ejections, sparking the Los Angeles Clippers to a 111-103 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

Serge Ibaka of the Thunder and Matt Barnes of the Clippers were ejected, and Griffin received a technical foul for his part in the altercation with 6 seconds left in the second quarter.

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Congress
9:39 am
Thu November 14, 2013

4th District's Cole Lands Powerful Subcommittee Role

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.)
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U.S. Rep. Tom Cole has been appointed chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch.

The subcommittee — along with its counterpart in the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee — oversees funding for the House of Representatives, Architect of the Capitol, Library of Congress, Capitol Police, Congressional Budget Office, Government Printing Office, Government Accountability Office and House committees.

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Environment
9:04 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Pruitt Takes Oklahoma EPA Fight To Capitol Hill

Okla. Attorney General Scott Pruitt
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Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is expected to testify before a congressional committee in Washington.

Pruitt will discuss energy and environmental issues on Thursday with members of a U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Power. The panel is overseeing the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new greenhouse gas rules that affect electricity generation.

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OneSix8
8:37 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Family Festivities

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This week's OneSix8 is all about events for the family. If you want to sing and dance, or just enjoy some artistic expression this weekend has a lot of options.

For encouraging self-expression, Oklahoma Peer-to-Peer-Drop-In Center hosts “My Feelings are a Work of Art” November 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Two-Way
6:31 am
Thu November 14, 2013

One Week After Typhoon, 'The Mood Here Is Very Desperate'

In Tacloban, the Philippines, on Thursday, some survivors waiting in a line to charge cellphones covered their faces because of the lingering smell of dead bodies.
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Originally published on Thu November 14, 2013 4:48 pm

  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines
  • On the NPR Newscast: Anthony Kuhn reports from Tacloban, the Philippines
  • On 'Morning Edition': Typhoon survivor Marcelo Maloon and a report from NPR's Jason Beaubien

The 220,000 residents of Tacloban — and millions more across central and southern Philippines — were hunkered down one week ago as Typhoon Haiyan bore down on them.

A week later, "the mood here is very desperate," NPR's Anthony Kuhn said Thursday as he reported from Tacloban for Morning Edition.

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