StateImpact Oklahoma http://kgou.org en High-Rate Disposal Wells Could Have Triggered Oklahoma Earthquakes, New Study Suggests http://kgou.org/post/high-rate-disposal-wells-could-have-triggered-oklahoma-earthquakes-new-study-suggests <p>This year, Oklahoma has had more earthquakes than California. There is&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/topic/earthquakes-2/"><strong>a growing body of scientific research</strong></a>&nbsp;that suggests oil and gas production is fueling this increase in seismic activity.</p><p>A&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2014/07/02/science.1255802"><strong>new paper published today</strong></a>&nbsp;in the journal&nbsp;<em>Science</em>, suggests a small number of wastewater wells used in drilling operations could be responsible for many of the quakes.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:36:16 +0000 Joe Wertz 32660 at http://kgou.org High-Rate Disposal Wells Could Have Triggered Oklahoma Earthquakes, New Study Suggests Take KGOU With You Wherever You Go! http://kgou.org/post/take-kgou-you-wherever-you-go <p>June 1, 2014</p><p>This is from the Manager’s Desk.</p><p>This week, I’m touring KGOU’s services in digital spaces.&nbsp; Start with the web page at KGOU!&nbsp; Of course the local news and programs from <a href="http://kgou.org/news">KGOU</a> are there, plus <a href="http://kgou.org/npr-news">NPR news</a>, but the <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?">Calendar section</a> of local non-profit events is amazing.&nbsp;</p><p>There is an easy way to view the site on your mobile phone or tablet, and an <a href="http://kgou.org/rss">RSS feed</a> for each of KGOU’s regular features.&nbsp; Stay here and look around, bookmark the site, subscribe to the RSS feeds, listen to the live stream, and <a href="http://kgou.org/donate-online">make a donation</a>.</p><p>KGOU also maintains Facebook pages for <a href="https://www.facebook.com/kgounews">KGOU News</a>, the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/weekendblues">Weekend Blues</a>, and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/radioIndianTimes">Indian Times</a>, and Twitter feeds for <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kgounews">KGOU News</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/worldviewskgou">World Views</a>. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Karen Holp 30364 at http://kgou.org Take KGOU With You Wherever You Go! VIDEO: StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz On Oil And Gas Incentives http://kgou.org/post/video-stateimpact-oklahomas-joe-wertz-oil-and-gas-incentives <p><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;"><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma">StateImpact&nbsp;Oklahoma</a> reporter <a href="http://kgou.org/people/joe-wertz">Joe Wertz</a>&nbsp;appeared on&nbsp;</span>OETA-The ​<font color="#3b5998" face="Helvetica, Arial, lucida grande, tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif"><span style="cursor: pointer; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">Oklahoma Network</span></font>'s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.oeta.tv/programs/onr/"><em>Oklahoma News Report</em></a><span style="color: rgb(20, 24, 35); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.31999969482422px;">&nbsp;last week to discuss a possible constitutional challenge to the controversial tax incentive for oil and gas wells, which Gov. Mary Fallin signed this week.</span></p><p>http://youtu.be/POX0hQwLf98</p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 19:45:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 30356 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Festivals And StateImpact’s Climate Forum http://kgou.org/post/entertaining-hours-your-week-festivals-and-stateimpact-s-climate-forum <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of visual, culinary and performing artists gather in downtown Oklahoma City for one of the state’s most anticipated annual attractions. The </span><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kgou/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1504188" style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continues through Sunday, April 27.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With nearly 50 years of history, the festival has developed into one of Oklahoma’s largest spring traditions.&nbsp; This year, the Myriad Botanical Gardens’ Festival Plaza hosts nearly 300 entertainers, exhibitions by 144 visual artists and an international mix of more than two dozen food vendors. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:03:12 +0000 Alexander Hilton 27710 at http://kgou.org Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Festivals And StateImpact’s Climate Forum Despite State Assistance, Water Problems Worsening in Konawa http://kgou.org/post/despite-state-assistance-water-problems-worsening-konawa <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Many of the 1,500 or so residents of Konawa, in Seminole County, are once again without water as the town continues to grapple with the ongoing breakdown of the pipes, mains, and pumps that deliver water to homes and businesses.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:23:23 +0000 Logan Layden 15505 at http://kgou.org Despite State Assistance, Water Problems Worsening in Konawa Declining Prairie Chicken Population Further ‘Decimated’ By Drought http://kgou.org/post/declining-prairie-chicken-population-further-decimated-drought-0 <p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:55:25 +0000 Logan Layden 15355 at http://kgou.org Declining Prairie Chicken Population Further ‘Decimated’ By Drought The Federal Shutdown Is Making Some Oklahoma Parks More Popular http://kgou.org/post/federal-shutdown-making-some-oklahoma-parks-more-popular <p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:20:27 +0000 Logan Layden & Joe Wertz 15106 at http://kgou.org The Federal Shutdown Is Making Some Oklahoma Parks More Popular Tulsa Escaping Worst Of Drought, But ‘Abnormally Dry’ Conditions Taking A Toll http://kgou.org/post/tulsa-escaping-worst-drought-abnormally-dry-conditions-taking-toll <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Tulsa has been spared the worst effects of Oklahoma&rsquo;s drought, which has been concentrated in western and southwestern regions of the state.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 21:32:44 +0000 Joe Wertz 14970 at http://kgou.org Tulsa Escaping Worst Of Drought, But ‘Abnormally Dry’ Conditions Taking A Toll Why Protesters Have A Hard Time Making Case Against The Keystone XL Pipeline http://kgou.org/post/why-protesters-have-hard-time-making-case-against-keystone-xl-pipeline <p></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:22:20 +0000 Joe Wertz 14114 at http://kgou.org Why Protesters Have A Hard Time Making Case Against The Keystone XL Pipeline Moore Building Code Changes Likely To Focus On Homes, Not Businesses http://kgou.org/post/moore-building-code-changes-likely-focus-homes-not-businesses <p></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:35:00 +0000 Logan Layden 13031 at http://kgou.org Moore Building Code Changes Likely To Focus On Homes, Not Businesses