Kate Carlton Greer

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Kate Carlton Greer is a general assignment reporter for KGOU. She previously covered Oklahoma's efforts in tornado response and recovery as part of KGOU's "Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project." Kate also served as the Community Calendar Producer from January to August in 2013. She grew up in Flower Mound, Texas, and studied broadcasting and electronic media at the University of Oklahoma. 

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Arts and Entertainment
7:30 am
Wed December 24, 2014

Naughty Or Nice, Holiday Pet Presents Are On The Rise

Santa prepares to hold a bird for St. Nick's Pet Pics at Quail Springs Mall
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

More than half of pet owners plan to buy their furry friends gifts this this holiday season. And the National Retail Federation says the amount of money spent on pets this season is increasing – up five dollars a pet since 2013. For some Oklahoma pets, that means a very merry holiday.

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Death Penalty
7:30 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Federal Judge Rules Oklahoma's Execution Protocols Constitutional

Credit Oklahoma Department of Corrections

A federal judge in Oklahoma City ruled Monday the state’s lethal injection methods are constitutional following the execution of a man that went awry in April.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot said state’s lethal injection cocktail “does not carry substantial likelihood of inflicting pain,” despite current death row inmates’ claim the practice is cruel and unusual punishment.

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Oklahoma Voices
11:08 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Crucial To Primary Education Of Oklahoma's Future Workforce

Shelly Deas, principal of Lee Elementary School in Oklahoma City, shows the school’s system for tracking achievement and improvement levels of each student. Students in blue are at the highest performing level; students in red are at the lowest.
Clifton Adcock Oklahoma Watch

At Oklahoma State University’s annual Economic Outlook Conference last week, industry professionals criticized low teacher pay, but forecasted continued job growth in education and several other jobs through 2015.

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s Deputy for Workforce Development Diedre Myers questioned how to best prepare Oklahomans for the surge. 

“What do our Oklahoma citizens need to do to have successful careers over their lifetime?” she asked.

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Education
7:12 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

Myers: Employers Should Think Outside The Box When Evaluating Applicants

Deidre Myers, Deputy Secretary For Workforce Development, Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Credit Twitter

At Oklahoma State University’s annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday, industry professionals criticized low teacher pay, but forecasted continued job growth in education and several other jobs through 2015.

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s Deidre Myers wants employers to think outside of basic qualifications during the hiring process.

Myers questioned the value of requiring applicants to have specific majors like economics or finance when looking for jobs in the business field. She says most jobs require analytic and critical thinking skills…rather than an expertise in a narrowly defined field.

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Oklahoma Voices
11:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Economists Optimistic About Oklahoma Growth, Worried About Inaction On Roads, Teacher Pay

Left-to-right: Economists Robert Dauffenbach, Russell Evans, Mickey Hepner, and Dan Rickman during a panel discussion moderated by Oklahoma City advertising executive Rhonda Hooper
Carrie Snodgrass Greater Oklahoma City Chamber

Several economists praised Oklahoma's metro areas as engines of growth, but criticized state leaders for failing to plan for the long term.

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Oklahoma News
7:30 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Nationwide Donations Help Oklahoma Food Pantry Offer Thanksgiving Dinner

Muskogee residents wait in line in hopes of receiving a 10-pound ham and bags of groceries from the Community Food Bank
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

Oklahoma’s poverty rate is higher than the county’s average, and soup kitchens and food pantries across the state are struggling to keep up with demand. 

In a tiny back room at First Presbyterian Church in Muskogee, men roll pallets in and sort food piled against a wall-to-wall mirror for one of the city’s community food pantries.

“This is fun. We sort; we stock. We're kind of the behind-the-scenes worker bees,” Sam Jarvis says.

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Oklahoma News
2:23 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Norman Students, Parents Call For Victim, Bully Education Following Rape Allegations

Sophomore Jessica Riley shouts "Yes All Daughters" during Monday's rally
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

Hundreds of Norman High School students and parents lined the streets in Norman Monday protesting the school administration’s response to three rape allegations. Protest organizers demanded school officials implement anti-bullying policies to protect future victims.

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Oklahoma News
8:04 am
Tue November 18, 2014

First Asian American Oklahoma Legislator Elected: Historical Marker, But No Milestone

Dr. Ervin Yen gathers campaign signs after winning the open seat for Senate District 40
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

State Senators and House representatives swore oaths to support, defend and obey the constitution during a ceremony Tuesday at the Oklahoma Capitol. A handful of racial minorities, including the state’s first Asian legislator, are present. But Senator and anesthesiologist Dr. Ervin Yen may not be a true symbol of change in Oklahoma’s cultural representation. 

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Oklahoma Voices
11:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Healthcare Policy Expert: Insure Oklahoma A Model, More People Accepting Obamacare

University of Minnesota political scientist Lawrence Jacobs during a Nov. 10, 2014 luncheon at the Jim Thorpe Association and Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

Over the weekend, millions of Americans had the opportunity to sign up for health insurance as the annual enrollment window opened for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

University of Minnesota political scientist Lawrence Jacobs traveled to Oklahoma City last week to speak at an Oklahoma Policy Institute luncheon. He argued state and federal officials would soon shift discussions away from an outright repeal of the healthcare plan.

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Elections 2014
7:32 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Dorman: 'We Did A Lot Of Good' In 2014 Gubernatorial Campaign

'Dorman For Governor' supporters load yard signs into a trailer at Rep. Joe Dorman's Oklahoma City campaign headquarters
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

When state Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs) fought back his emotions and addressed friends and family in a standing-room only hotel conference room on Election Night, he urged Oklahomans to stay positive in the face of defeat.

“I don't want to see any tears. I don't want to see any sorrows," Dorman said. "We did a lot of good. We knew we were up against tough odds running against an incumbent. And I appreciate each and everyone one of you."

A 'Better Than Expected' Run

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