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10:00 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Follow The Money: Part I Of Sports Illustrated's Report On OSU Football

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Sports Illustrated publishes the first of its five-part series on allegations of misconduct in Oklahoma State University's football program.
Calvin Mickens was elated. The freshman cornerback from Beaumont, Texas, had just appeared in his first college game, Oklahoma State's 2005 season-opening 15-10 home victory over Montana State, and he had performed well, forcing a fumble, breaking up a pass and making two tackles.
Five Day Special Session
6:18 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Oklahoma House And Senate Take Care of Business

Oklahoma State Capitol
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The Oklahoma Legislature has wrapped up a five-day special session to make changes to Oklahoma's civil justice system.

The House and Senate passed about two dozen bills on Monday — the final day of the Legislature's first special session since 2006. The measures address legal procedures in areas like medical malpractice, class-action lawsuits and product liability, among others.

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International Literacy Day
4:25 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Former First Lady Emphasizes Literacy And "Marrying Well"

Former First Lady Barbara Bush with her son President George W. Bush
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Former First Lady Barbara Bush connected with students affected by a deadly May tornado via a Skype visit and told the girls in the audience to "marry well."

Bush connected with the students at Briarwood Elementary School as part of her foundation's recognition of International Literacy Day. Bush answered questions from students and spoke about the importance of literacy.

She says she had wonderful opportunities as First Lady and is still able to take part in some of them. She encouraged the girls to "marry well" like she did.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
2:17 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

List Of Schools Unwilling To Wait For Government Action on Tornado Shelters Grows

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It’s only been little more than three months since an EF5 tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., and devastated two schools. And already, the state’s public schools are responding.

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DHS
12:08 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Oklahoma DHS Officials Investigating Increase In Kids Under Care

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Oklahoma Department of Human Services officials say they're trying to determine why the number of children in state custody has increased sharply during the past 14 months.

DHS records show the number of children under the agency's care rose from 9,132 in July 2012 to 10,487 on Sept. 1 — an increase of 14 percent.

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School and Colleges
11:38 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Chamber Hears State Of Education In Oklahoma

Glen D. Johnson
Credit Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education

School has started across the state, both in K–12 classrooms, career-techs, and colleges and universities. On this episode, we hear from the leader of Oklahoma’s Higher Education system and the president of the school board for the state’s largest public school district.

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State Capitol
9:30 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Oklahoma Special Session Expected To End Monday

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The Oklahoma Legislature is expected to wrap up a five-day special session to overhaul the state's civil justice system to comply with an appellate court's ruling that a sweeping 2009 bill was unconstitutional.

The House and Senate are scheduled to meet Monday to give final passage to two dozen separate bills that address legal procedures in areas like medical malpractice, class-action lawsuits and product liability.

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Theatre
6:52 am
Mon September 9, 2013

It's A Witch's Night Off For Oklahomans In Wicked Cast

Joel Ingram and Jillian Kates

The touring cast of the Broadway show, Wicked, is performing in Oklahoma City through Sept. 22. But Monday night the cast won’t be performing the music from the blockbuster musical, instead the audience will see and hear a revue of some of the performers’ favorite songs and set pieces presented for a good cause.

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Indian Times
8:40 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Tourism In Indian Country Unlikely Key To Preserving Culture

American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
Credit AIANTA

Tourism in Indian Country…what does that bring to mind?  White tourists looking at baubles, bangles and bright shiny beads?  The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, or AIANTA, thinks it’s so much more than that.  The organization was formed in 1993 to help tribes recognize that cultural tourism could help preserve traditions.

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Mumford & Sons
5:30 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Guthrie's Population To Explode This Weekend

Mumford & Sons
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The population of the Oklahoma town of Guthrie is expected to quadruple this weekend as more than 35,000 people come to watch British folk rock band Mumford & Sons.

The former capital of Oklahoma is one of three U.S. stops on Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road concert series. The others are Troy, Ohio, and St. Augustine, Fla.

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