10:59 am
Mon September 23, 2013

OETA Constitution Day Special

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September is the month the United States celebrates its Constitution. On this episode of Oklahoma Voices, KGOU airs audio from a Constitution Day special from OETA, the Oklahoma Network.
What does the U.S. Constitution mean in 2013? How has the document changed since 1787? And, how has it directly impacted Oklahoma? Explore the history of the U.S. Constitution and its relevance today with state leaders, including (from L-R): ROBERT HENRY OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT AND FORMER CHIEF JUDGE OF THE 10TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS STATE REPRESENTATIVE T.W.
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8:30 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Sen. Coburn, Others Say Lawmakers Can't Stop Obamacare

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U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) says he would be "in the fight" to defund the federal Affordable Care Act if there was any way it would actually happen.
(CBS News) A House bill that would keep the government afloat through Dec. 15 but would also deny funding for President Obama's health care law doesn't stand a chance in the upper chamber, senators from both parties agreed Sunday on "Face the Nation." "We don't have the ability," Sen.
The Two-Way
8:00 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Kenyan Police Say They're 'In Charge' Of The Mall

Kenyan soldiers outside the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi on Monday. Inside, attackers had killed dozens of shoppers, wounded more and it was feared they also had hostages.
Daniel Irungu EPA/Landov

Originally published on Tue September 24, 2013 6:15 am

(We're adding to the top of this post as news comes in, and also posting updates here.)

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Oklahoma Watch
3:54 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Faces of the Uninsured: Oklahomans Weigh Their Options On The Health-Care Marketplace

Hugh Meade
Credit Bonnie Campo / Oklahoma Watch

Hugh Meade hopes he can find a health plan that costs less than his home mortgage. Katie Bolin is looking for an insurer who won’t turn her down for pre-existing conditions. Ricardo Lopez Jr. wants coverage so he can stop going to free clinics.

Meade, Bolin and Lopez are among several hundred thousand uninsured Oklahomans whose lives could change when the next phase of the Affordable Care Act takes effect.

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It's All Politics
3:37 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

EPA Gives Coal-State Democrats A Chance To Sound Republican

State and local leaders break ground at a Louisville, Ky., coal-burning power plant in November 2012.
Dylan Lovan AP

Originally published on Sun September 22, 2013 1:53 pm

For Democrats running in coal-producing states like Kentucky and West Virginia, the Environmental Protection Agency's new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants provide a carboniferous chance to demonstrate independence from President Obama.

Those Democrats will probably take advantage of every chance they get to separate themselves from the president in voters' minds, since their Republican opponents will be working overtime to portray them as reliable Obama votes if they're elected to Congress.

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The Two-Way
3:36 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Striking Images, Personal Stories Emerge From Kenyan Mall Attack

Civilians try to move to safety in a Nairobi shopping mall, where a standoff that began Saturday has lasted into Sunday. Images and witness accounts depict harrowing scenes inside the mall.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sun September 22, 2013 12:23 pm

One day after panic and confusion took over a shopping mall in Nairobi, survivors' accounts and photographs provide a close-up perspective of the scene. Their stories have given new detail to the chaos that erupted after attackers used grenades and guns to begin a standoff that lasted into Sunday.

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Manager's Desk
6:00 am
Sun September 22, 2013

NPR's Kelly McEvers To Visit Oklahoma Oct. 2

NPR Reporter Kelly McEvers
Credit 2010 NPR, by Doby Photography

This is from the Manager’s Desk.   

This week I have an invitation for you. 

NPR’s foreign correspondent, Kelly McEvers, just returned from her 3-year assignment covering the Middle East and she will visit KGOU.

Kelly created an audio documentary, Diary of a Bad Year, and as a preview of her visit, you can hear the documentary Sept. 29 at noon.

KGOU will host a public forum Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History in Norman.

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10:42 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Use Only As Directed: The Dangers Of A Commonly Used Drug, Acetaminophen

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Acetaminophen – the active ingredient in Tylenol – is considered safe when taken at recommended doses. Tens of millions of people use it weekly with no ill effect. But in larger amounts, especially in combination with alcohol, the drug can damage or even destroy the liver.
During the last decade, more than 1,500 Americans died after accidentally taking too much of a drug renowned for its safety: acetaminophen, one of the nation's most popular pain relievers. Acetaminophen - the active ingredient in Tylenol - is considered safe when taken at recommended doses.
The Two-Way
7:19 am
Sat September 21, 2013

Hostages Trapped Inside Nairobi Shopping Mall

A line of soldiers from the Kenya Defense Forces runs around the front of the Westgate Mall in Nairobi this morning.
Ben Curtis AP

Originally published on Sun September 22, 2013 5:28 am

Updated Sunday 5:46 a.m. ET


The death toll at an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi has increased to at least 52, and civilians are still inside as militants exchange sporadic barrages of gunfire with Kenyan security troops outside.

"The priority is to save as many lives as possible," Joseph Lenku, Kenya's Interior cabinet secretary told AP early today. Kenyan forces have already rescued about 1,000 people, he said.

He said that five to 15 attackers are involved in the standoff, but declined to estimate the number of hostages.

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Indian Times
8:54 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Kiowa Tipi Resurfaces After Almost 100 Years

Matt Reed with Kiowa Tipi
Credit Susan Shannon

A Kiowa tipi over 100 years old was “discovered” amidst the artifacts at the Oklahoma History Center by Matt Reed, Curator of the American Indian collections for the Oklahoma Historical Society. Reed, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma, at first was reluctant to believe he had… what he had.

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