OKC Bombing: 20 Years Later
6:48 am
Mon April 13, 2015

Mental Health Issues Linger For Oklahoma City Bombing Survivors, Responders

Paul Heath, 80, stands in front of the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial. He was in his fifth floor office of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building the day of the explosion in 1995.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

Paul Heath walks around the Oklahoma City National Memorial grounds, greeting visitors and making sure everyone has information about a self-guided tour.

Heath is a retired psychologist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. His office was on the fifth floor of the Murrah Building when the bomb exploded. The floor collapsed two feet in front of him.

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The Two-Way
2:16 pm
Sun April 12, 2015

It's Official: Hillary Clinton Announces Presidential Run

Hillary Clinton announces her candidacy.
Hillary Clinton campaign

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 3:26 pm

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today that she is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination for the 2016 election.

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Assignment: Radio
11:00 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Abandoning Politics For Software, University Of Oklahoma Student Still Aspires To Help Others

Scott Wilson and Moses Lauder at a CircaTree meeting.
Credit Moses Lauder

22-year-old Scott Wilson's room is filled with graffiti art, martial arts metals and a giant bookcase of books from the Charisma Myth series to The Lord Of The Rings. He takes pride in his varied interests, and strives to master as many of them as he can. That Renaissance worldview carries over into his educational and professional life.

Wilson co-founded CircaTree, a business that helps connect programmers and app creators with customers who have specific needs. But he didn't always want to be an entrepreneur -  he started out in politics. 

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Assignment: Radio
10:30 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Assignment: Radio April 12, 2015

It's the next episode of the Spring 2015 season of Assignment: Radio. Lydia Theban, Pamela Ortega, East Central University's Caroline Harris and Hayley Thornton talk to a few fascinating people with interests from indigenous tribes to creating new apps and taking on the Digital World.  

    

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Politics
8:33 am
Sun April 12, 2015

Obama, Castro Meet In 'Spirit Of Openness'

President Barack Obama smiles as he looks over towards Cuban President Raul Castro during their meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City, Panama on Saturday.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

Originally published on Sun April 12, 2015 10:01 am

President Obama says when it comes to Cuba, "the United States will not be imprisoned by the past."

Obama met for about an hour on Saturday with Cuban President Raul Castro. It was the first face-to-face meeting between the two countries' leaders in more than half a century.

When the sit-down finally happened — after months of behind-the-scenes negotiation — even the leaders seemed surprised.

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Politics
9:13 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

State Representative David Dank Dies At 76

Rep. David Dank, R-Oklahoma City, closes out the final tax credit task force meeting in 2011.
Oklahoma House of Representatives

Republican state Rep. David Dank has died at his home in Oklahoma City.

The 76-year-old Dank had represented a western Oklahoma City district since 2007, when he was elected to succeed his wife, Odilia Dank, who was term-limited. She passed away in 2013.

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Politics and Government
5:54 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Gov. Fallin Vetoes Second Bill

Gov. Mary Fallin
Credit ok.gov

Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have required state agencies to disclose to legislators the authority they have for various agency operations.

Fallin vetoed the bill by Republican Sen. Nathan Dahm Broken Arrow, saying it creates "an unnecessarily complicated administrative process."

The bill would have established a process for legislators to seek from state agencies their legal authority for various functions. Agency directors would have 10 days to respond or be subject to removal from office.

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Energy
4:16 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

U.S. Drilling Rig Count Falls Below 1,000

A drilling rig in far northwest Oklahoma City.
Credit Kool Cats Photography / Flickr Creative Commons

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 40 this week to 988 amid depressed oil prices. It was the first time the weekly count was below 1,000 since September 2009.

Houston-based Baker Hughes said Friday 760 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Three were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, 1,831 rigs were active.

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Oklahoma News
3:53 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Jabar Shumate Says He Is The Right Man For OU's New Diversity Position

Jabar Shumate and OU President David Boren
Credit Kate Carlton Greer / KGOU

The University of Oklahoma's new chief of diversity programs says he's right for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month.

Jabar Shumate says he was discriminated against while attending there in the 1990s.

The black former state senator remembers the fliers with his picture on them tacked up during his campaign for student body vice president: "Do you want this person living in your house? Vote the other ticket."

OU President David Boren tapped the Tulsa Democrat for the newly created vice president in charge of overseeing diversity programs.

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The Two-Way
12:31 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

President Obama, Raul Castro Shake Hands, Chat At Summit Of The Americas

President Obama talks with Cuban counterpart Raul Castro before Friday's inauguration of the VII Summit of the Americas in Panama City.
Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 9:34 pm

Update, 10:30 p.m. ET: President Obama and his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, exchanged greetings and a friendly handshake Friday night at the Summit of the Americas, the Associated Press reports — the first such moment in decades.

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