oklahoma city http://kgou.org en Why Oklahoma City, Other Metropolitan Areas Are Crucial To The Economy http://kgou.org/post/why-oklahoma-city-other-metropolitan-areas-are-crucial-economy <p>Author and Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program fellow <a href="http://www.brookings.edu/experts/bradleyj">Jennifer Bradley</a> argues that cities like Oklahoma City are vital to a post-recession economy. During Oklahoma City’s <a href="http://www.okc.gov/planning/roundtable/">2014 Mayor’s Development Roundtable</a> in May, she said she admires Oklahoma’s progress and improvement.</p><p>“When it comes to building a livable, sustainable, and economically viable place, there’s no such thing as finished,” Bradley says.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:29:56 +0000 Brian Hardzinski & Trevor Ford 33815 at http://kgou.org Why Oklahoma City, Other Metropolitan Areas Are Crucial To The Economy Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart http://kgou.org/post/why-okc-coalition-pump-water-southeast-oklahoma-fell-apart <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Oklahoma City has been&nbsp;<a href="http://www.okc.gov/agendapub/cache/2/0yjkixbwz3rofwzv3hfnyy45/151799307172014063759127.PDF" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank" title="OKClink">pumping water out</a>&nbsp;of southeast Oklahoma along the Atoka pipeline for 50 years. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:41:47 +0000 Logan Layden 33573 at http://kgou.org Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart VIDEO: Canadian City Planner On What Oklahoma City Can Learn From Vancouver http://kgou.org/post/video-canadian-city-planner-what-oklahoma-city-can-learn-vancouver <p>Since 2002, Oklahoma City’s mayor has hosted a <a href="http://www.okc.gov/planning/roundtable/">Development Roundtable</a> to bring together local leaders and outside experts for conversation about the city’s expansion, progress, and improvement.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:01:43 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 33332 at http://kgou.org VIDEO: Canadian City Planner On What Oklahoma City Can Learn From Vancouver Oklahoma's Early Banking An Era Of 'Wild West Capitalism' http://kgou.org/post/oklahomas-early-banking-era-wild-west-capitalism <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Overzealous railroad builders and near-constant debates over the merits of gold vs. silver led to the worst financial crisis the United States had ever seen toward the end of the </span>19th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century.</span></p><p>By the time the dust had settled after the Panic of 1893, the U.S. comptroller of the currency's annual report indicated 573 national, state, private, and savings banks as well as loan, trust and mortgage companies failed during the year.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:04:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 32369 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma's Early Banking An Era Of 'Wild West Capitalism' Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-medieval-fair-eve-nations <p>Behold maidens and dragon slayers, Norman’s <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1499772">38th Annual Medieval Fair</a>&nbsp;takes place Friday, April 4 through Sunday, April 6.</p><p>Seven stages feature non-stop music and theater performances. Food vendors provide a feast of smoked turkey legs or home made root beer as fairgoers watch jousts and jugglers until the day grows olde. In addition to the royal entertainment, more than 200 arts and crafts booths sell handmade medieval collectibles like costumes, stained glass and hand-made jewelry.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What began as a small, one-day project by the University of Oklahoma’s English Department now takes place at one of Norman’s biggest public venues, </span>Reaves<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park on Jenkins Avenue.</span></p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 26312 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With The Medieval Fair, Eve Of Nations Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With St. Patrick’s Day Downtown And Spring Break http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-st-patrick-s-day-downtown-and-spring-break <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma City’s annual </span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1489276" style="line-height: 1.5;">St. Patrick’s Day Parade</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> takes place Saturday, March </span>15<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; The procession begins at the intersection of Reno and Hudson Avenues downtown at 11 a.m. before making its way east toward the </span>Bricktown<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ballpark.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:35:38 +0000 Alexander Hilton 25101 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With St. Patrick’s Day Downtown And Spring Break Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Free Dental Care And A Gala For Ralph Ellison http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-free-dental-care-and-gala-ralph-ellison <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Oklahoma Mission of Mercy, aka </span>OkMOM<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, is in Enid February 7 and 8 at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center to provide </span>Oklahomans<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> complimentary dental care. </span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1463934" style="line-height: 1.5;">OkMOM Enid</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> marks the fifth-annual </span>OkMOM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> event.</span></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 17:37:58 +0000 Alexander Hilton 22610 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Free Dental Care And A Gala For Ralph Ellison OGE Energy To Anchor Oklahoma City High-Rise http://kgou.org/post/oge-energy-anchor-oklahoma-city-high-rise <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The developer of a planned 14- to 16- story high-rise in downtown&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;City says OGE Energy Corp. will be the anchor tenant of the building that will replace a downtown theater complex known as Stage Center.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:41:51 +0000 Associated Press 19397 at http://kgou.org OGE Energy To Anchor Oklahoma City High-Rise OKC Steps Up Water Conservation Effort, Levying Fines And Giving Skeptics Hope http://kgou.org/post/okc-steps-water-conservation-effort-levying-fines-and-giving-skeptics-hope <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The Oklahoma City Water Utilities Trust has taken a lot of criticism the past few years over how it’s gone about securing enough water to meet the city’s needs.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:55:57 +0000 Logan Layden 17968 at http://kgou.org OKC Steps Up Water Conservation Effort, Levying Fines And Giving Skeptics Hope Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Lays Off 86 Workers http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-city-based-chesapeake-lays-86-workers <p></p><p>Chesapeake Energy Corp. reportedly laid off dozens of employees Tuesday as part of an ongoing restructuring under its new chief executive.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an email to employees of the Oklahoma City-based energy giant, CEO Doug Lawler said 86 employees from several departments lost their jobs.</span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:52:45 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 14125 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Lays Off 86 Workers