1:02 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Botched Investigation Fuels Kennedy Conspiracy Theories

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 1:36 pm

This interview was originally broadcast on Oct. 28, 2013.

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The Two-Way
12:48 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

To The Tardis! There's A 'Whodle' Taking Over The Web!

Warning: You may find yourself in a time trap.

On this eve of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary there's an alien force spreading across Google's platforms around the world.

If you're fan of the good Doctor, you may not be able to resist.

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World Views
11:54 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Despite Failures, Latin America Still Fond Of JFK

U.S. President John F. Kennedy at La Morita, Venezuela, during an official meeting for the Alliance for Progress in 1961.
Credit Historia de Venezuela en Imágenes, El Nacional, 2001 / Wikimedia Commons

When President Kennedy took office in 1961, he immediately set out to combat communism wherever he could.

He didn’t need to look far, and signed off on a plan to overthrow Cuban dictator Fidel Castro put in motion by his predecessor, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

University of Oklahoma political scientist and Latin America scholar Charles Kenney says it’s no coincidence Kennedy launched the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba within a month of a massive ten-year development program for Latin America known as the Alliance For Progress.

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OKC Thunder
9:57 am
Fri November 22, 2013

OKC Thunder Fans Scoring Cash From Half Court Shots

Credit Elizabeth Gwartney

The fans who go see Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are pretty good shooters, too.

For the second straight game, and the fifth time during the 2013 calendar year, a Thunder fan hit a half-court heave to win $20,000 during a second-quarter promotion sponsored by MidFirst Bank.

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9:18 am
Fri November 22, 2013

VIDEO: 'Time Stood Still': Sooners Take The Field After JFK Assassination

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One day after the assassination of President Kennedy, his good friend Bud Wilkinson led the Oklahoma Sooners on to the field to compete for the Big Eight Championship. The University of Oklahoma Athletic Department tells the story of that game.
Dr. Cross continued in his book by describing the day of the game. "The weather was bleak and cheerless the next day. The mood of the capacity crowd in the stadium was somber - in keeping with the weather and the tragedy of the day before.
8:54 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Horses Bring Billions To Oklahoma Economy

Credit nicodeux / Flickr Creative Commons

A study released this week shows that Oklahoma's horse industry had an economic impact totaling $3.6 billion in 2012.

The survey was commissioned by the Oklahoma Equine Alliance and was completed this year. It also estimated the industry supported roughly 35,000 jobs and generated more than $100 million in state and local taxes.

Members of the alliance include the Thoroughbred Racing Association of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission and the OklahomaDepartment of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, among other groups.

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The Two-Way
8:07 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Remembering JFK By Rewatching His Inaugural Address

President John F. Kennedy delivered his inaugural address on Jan. 20, 1961.

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 9:20 am

Very few of us need to be reminded about what happened 50 years ago today in Dallas.

And with all the remembrances of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the news media this week, there's no need for us to post yet another.

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It's All Politics
8:06 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Wal-Mart Food Drive Unwittingly Fuels Talk Of Minimum Wage Hike

Dozens of people protest for better wages outside a Los Angeles Wal-Mart store on Nov. 7.
Lucy Nicholson Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri November 22, 2013 9:51 am

Wal-Mart's pay practices have long been targeted by advocates of America's working poor.

So it was no surprise that it became national news when the discount retailer, the nation's biggest employer, asked workers at an Ohio store to contribute to a holiday food drive — for fellow workers.

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8:05 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Study: Taller Wind Turbines Kill More Birds

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The Journal Record reports on the difficulty in getting good numbers on bird kills cause by wind turbines.
Bird kills due to collisions with wind turbines are on the rise, and taller turbines seem to increase mortality rates, The Journal Record reports. Scientists say research is hampered because there is no regulation that requires collision studies or reports be made public.Source: JournalrecordVia: Journal Record
6:29 am
Fri November 22, 2013

"Red" Brings Brush With Genius To OKC Stage

Aaron Wertheim as Ken and D. Lance Marsh as Mark Rothko in CITY REP's Oklahoma premiere production of the Broadway hit, "Red."
Wendy Mutz Oklahoma CITY REPertory Theatre

The color red evokes images, thoughts and feelings.

We live in a red state. Red lipstick on the rim of a glass. Danger is red. Wine that goes great with a medium rare prime rib. Blood is red. In the late 1950s, red was also associated with the work of the artist, Mark Rothko.

Starting Friday night, Oklahomans can get a glimpse of the artist, his passion and struggles as he created some of the most well-known modern art pieces of his time.

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