M. Scott Carter http://kgou.org en How Hugo Lake Lost Its State Park Status http://kgou.org/post/how-hugo-lake-lost-its-state-park-status <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The Oklahoma Tourism Commission on June 26 voted to strip Hugo Lake of its state park status, citing low attendance.</span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:36:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 11657 at http://kgou.org How Hugo Lake Lost Its State Park Status Voices In My Head: Three Local Authors On Character Development http://kgou.org/post/voices-my-head-three-local-authors-character-development <p>In 2007, Gov. Brad Henry signed some of the country’s strictest anti-immigration legislation into law.</p><p><a href="http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/2007-08HB/HB1804_int.rtf">House Bill 1804</a> by State Rep. Randy Terrill (R-Moore) made it a felony for the state to provide education and health care services to illegal immigrants, and requires police to investigate the immigration status of anyone “suspected” of being in this country illegally.</p><p>Six years later, the controversial law and its effect on <em>people </em>form the basis for Oklahoma native <a href="http://www.rillaaskew.com/">Rilla Askew’s</a> fourth novel <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kind-Kin-Rilla-Askew/dp/0062198793/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_har?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1370620224&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=rilla+askew">Kind of Kin</a>.</em></p><p>“I'm always writing about the coming together and the clash between cultures and races in Oklahoma,” Askew says. “I was disturbed by the notion of a bill like that.”</p><p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:04:56 +0000 Kurt Gwartney & Brian Hardzinski 7441 at http://kgou.org Voices In My Head: Three Local Authors On Character Development