A former Oklahoma lawmaker charged with bribery is scheduled to go to trial almost three years after the felony charge was filed by anOklahoma County prosecutor.
Jury selection for former Republican Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore is to begin Monday. Prosecutors say Terrill offered to set up former Democratic Sen. Debbe Leftwich ofOklahoma City in a state job in exchange for promising not to seek re-election so a Republican colleague of Terrill's could run for her open seat.
NPR's Steve Inskeep has a confession to make. In order to remain composed as the host of Morning Edition, he sometimes has to turn the volume down in the studio when the StoryCorps segment airs on Fridays.
"I just wait for the clock to run down so I know when to talk at the end because otherwise I know I'm going to lose it if I listen to that story," Inskeep tells StoryCorps founder Dave Isay. "It's deeply moving."
With enormous thanks to the listeners who became members of KGOU, this fall membership drive raised about $202,500 for the station's operations. Over 1,200 members donated in the weeks before or during the drive and about 200 of them were new to membership.
Americans started thinking differently about U.S. dependence on imported oil 40 years ago this Sunday. Decades later, the U.S. is in the midst of a homegrown energy boom.
The oil embargo began in 1973. The United States had long taken cheap and plentiful oil for granted when Saudi Arabia shocked the country by suddenly cutting off all direct oil shipments in retaliation for U.S. support of Israel. Other Arab countries followed suit.
Prices soared. Gasoline lines stretched for blocks. Richard Nixon became the first of many U.S. presidents to call for energy independence.
Star Wars is one of those iconic movies that left its mark on the pop culture…Native Americans are often left out of the popular zeitgeist, so to encourage more interest in native languages the Navajo Nation took this movie and made it their own. And now its coming to a theater near you.
The movie will have its Oklahoma debut at the Sam Noble Museum in Norman on October 27 at 7pm.
Daniel Swan, Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, said the movie is entirely dubbed in Navajo.
The former CEO of SandRidge Energy Inc. and co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Corp. has started a new Oklahoma City energy company.
The Oklahoman reports that Tom Ward's new company, Tapstone Energy LLC, has leased space in an office building downtown. Ward says the company has "a handful of employees" and is looking for more employees and oil and gas properties.
Ward says he is funding the new company himself for now, but that he might consider bringing on other investors.