The Two-Way
8:20 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Bangladesh Rescuers Give Up On Finding Survivors Of Collapse

Bangladeshi rescue workers take a break Friday on the rubble of a building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh. By Friday, the death toll reached 300 as rescuers continued to search for injured and missing.
Kevin Frayer AP

Originally published on Tue April 30, 2013 6:57 pm

Several arrests have been made in connection with the collapse of an illegally constructed garment factory in Bangladesh last week that killed at least 380 people outside the capital, Dhaka. Meanwhile, rescuers say they have given up hope of finding anyone else alive.

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The Two-Way
7:38 am
Mon April 29, 2013

I Would Have Stopped Him, 'Misha' Says Of Bombing Suspect

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, as seen in a video taken on April 15 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Originally published on Mon April 29, 2013 5:32 pm

The man known as Misha who relatives of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects have alleged may have turned the elder Tsarnaev brother toward a radical form of Islam says he did no such thing and would have tried to stop the attack if he had known about it.

"I wasn't his teacher," Mikhail Allakhverdov (Misha) said Sunday of Tamerlan Tsarnaev. "If I had been his teacher, I would have made sure he never did anything like this."

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2:30 pm
Sun April 28, 2013

KGOU Journalist from Bangladesh Provides Insight Into Deadly Building Collapse

Sima Bhowmik with Nora Guthrie, daughter of Woody Guthrie.
Credit KGOU

Listen to details on the building collapse in Bangladesh from Sima Bhowmik, a radio journalist working with KGOU as part of a U.S. State Dept. professional exchange program.

Sima Bhowmik, a journalist with ABC radio in Bangladesh, is working at KGOU for several weeks as part of a U.S. State Dept. program. She is following the unfolding events of the building collapse in her country.

Bhowmik made contact with another reporter in the country, and provides details of the connection between the owner of the building and a political party.

The Two-Way
10:14 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Several Arrests In Deadly Bangladesh Factory Collapse

Rescue workers evacuate a survivor found in the garment factory building that collapsed Wednesday in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Sat., April 27, 2013.
Ismail Ferdous AP

Originally published on Sat April 27, 2013 3:36 pm

Bangladeshi authorities have arrested at least seven people in connection with this week's deadly building collapse outside Dhaka, the capital. Several garment factories, shops and a bank were housed inside.

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Indian Times
4:58 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Online Degree Targets Federal Indian Law

OU Law Professor Taiawagi Helton
Credit Susan Shannon

The University of Oklahoma’s Law School will be offering a new online degree from the OU Law School.  It’s a Master of Legal Studies in Indigenous Peoples Law.

The OU Law School is located in the heart of the original Indian Territory with nationally and internationally known faculty.

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Politics and Government
5:29 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Fallin Signs Firefighter Pension Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has signed a bill designed to shore up the unfunded liability of Oklahoma's pension system for firefighters.

The bill was one of a dozen measures signed by Fallin on Friday.

Among the key changes for newly hired firefighters is that to become eligible for retirement benefits, they must be at least 50 years old and have worked for 22 years, instead of the current 20 years. New firefighters also would not become vested until they've worked for 11 years, instead of the current 10 years.

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World Views
4:30 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

World Views: April 26, 2013

LIsten to the entire April 26, 2013 episode

This time last week Americans were just starting to learn about the troubled Russian region of Chechnya after authorities released the identities of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings.

Rebecca Cruise discusses women in combat and the U.S. drone program with NPR's Rachel Martin. Before taking over the host's chair of Weekend Edition Sunday, she reported from both Iraq and Afghanistan, and served as the network's national security correspondent.

Gun Control
3:41 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Lucas and Inhofe Introduce AMMO Act to Restrict Gov't Stockpiles

.22 rifle ammunition
Credit Becky Stern / Flickr

Two members of Oklahoma's Congressional delegation put forth legislation Friday that would require most federal agencies to track how much ammunition they purchase.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla. 3) introduced the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability, or AMMO, Act of 2013 into their respective chambers of the Capitol.

The bill requires the non-partisan Government Accountability Office to track the purchase of ammunition by federal agencies, and how that affects the supply of ammunition the public can access.

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3:08 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Waiting List for Helping Developmentally Disabled Is Nearly a Decade Long

Lead in text: 
The waiting list for Oklahomans seeking state-paid care for developmental disabilities has jumped to more than 7,000, and some families have been on that list for nearly a decade.
The number of people on the list has risen by 24 percent since 2010, when Oklahoma had the third largest waiting list for such services in the nation, according to a University of Minnesota study. Just under half the applicants are children; most are from low-income families.
Politics and Government
1:19 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Oklahoma Chinook Pilots Deploying To Aghanistan

Helicopter Maneuvers Over Oklahoma
Credit Susan Shannon

An Oklahoma Army National Guard aviation unit is preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.
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