CDC http://kgou.org en Zoinks! Tracing The History Of 'Zombie' From Haiti To The CDC http://kgou.org/post/zoinks-tracing-history-zombie-haiti-cdc <em>Each week, we take a look at a <em>word</em> or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology, or just because it has an interesting story. <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/219668222/code-switch-word-watch" target="_blank">You can see past "Word Watch" entries here</a>. Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:37:00 +0000 Luis Clemens & Lakshmi Gandhi 19261 at http://kgou.org Zoinks! Tracing The History Of 'Zombie' From Haiti To The CDC What Makes Good Bacteria Go Bad? It's Not Them, It's You http://kgou.org/post/what-makes-good-bacteria-go-bad-its-not-them-its-you Imagine a friend of a friend brings his family to stay with you — his family of tiny survivalists. For weeks or months you all live quietly side by side with no problems. You share meals. Your kids play together.<p>Then one day you get sick — maybe felled by a bad cold or the flu. Suddenly certain the end is near, your jittery houseguest breaks out an armory's worth of chemical weapons. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Deborah Franklin 11217 at http://kgou.org What Makes Good Bacteria Go Bad? It's Not Them, It's You Looking Ahead to Local Control of Tobacco Regulation http://kgou.org/post/looking-ahead-local-control-tobacco-regulation <p></p><p></p><p>Last month, <a href="http://www.ok.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Gov. Mary Fallin</a> announced her plans to support an initiative petition in 2014 to change the way tobacco is regulated in Oklahoma.</p><p>“A direct vote to the people is very new, and is a dramatic new tactic to repeal tobacco control preemption in Oklahoma,” said <a href="http://faculty-staff.ou.edu/G/Michael.S.Givel-1/" target="_blank">Michael Givel</a>, a University of Oklahoma political scientist and the co-author of the upcoming book <a href="https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780739176924"><em>Heartland Tobacco War</em></a>, out this summer.</p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:50:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney & Brian Hardzinski 2352 at http://kgou.org Looking Ahead to Local Control of Tobacco Regulation