Kate Carlton Greer

Reporter

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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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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Elections 2014
4:26 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Looking At Key Races In Tuesday’s Oklahoma Midterm Elections

Brian Hardzinski KGOU

A closer-than-expected governor’s race, a neck-and-neck standoff for the state superintendent seat and several competitive state Senate seats comprise Tuesday’s general election.

Early voting began Thursday and continued through Saturday. Winners will take their seats at the start of the legislative session early next year.

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Elections 2014
6:58 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Volume Of Uncontested Lawmaker Seats 'Not The Best Thing For Our Community'

State Sen. David Holt (R-Oklahoma City) knocks doors for State Representative Jason Nelson (R-Oklahoma City) with his children Maggie and George.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

While most of the candidates on Tuesday’s ballot have been knocking doors, making phone calls and earning votes for weeks now, several state lawmakers are running unopposed and have quieter campaigns.

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Arts and Entertainment
7:30 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Decades-Old Ghosts Haunt University Of Oklahoma Campus

Tuncay Flickr Creative Commons

Halloween is Friday, and that means all kinds of ghosts, goblins and princesses will be roaming around the University of Oklahoma looking for candy. But trick or treaters may want to steer clear of Ellison Hall on the west side of campus, where ghostly phenomena have become a year-round occurrence.

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2014 Elections
6:23 am
Tue October 28, 2014

'Mary On The Move': Fallin Visits Small Towns Before Election Day

Gov. Mary Fallin talks to constituents at the Cordell Gun Store in New Cordell, Okla.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

With midterm elections just around the corner, candidates are doing everything they can to earn the votes of any last-minute undecided Oklahomans.

Campaigning for governor looks a lot different when you already are governor. Incumbent Mary Fallin is trying to balance her job monitoring the capitol, where it’s legislative study season, with her campaigning schedule. She says it’s brutal. She averages five cities a day in a big, Republican red RV emblazoned with the outline of the state and the declaration “Mary on the Move.”

Stop and Talk

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2014 Elections
7:35 am
Mon October 27, 2014

A Day With Dorman: Gubernatorial Challenger Hits The Road Before Election Day

State Representative Joe Dorman talks with attendees at OU's homecoming parade October 18.
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

During midterm elections, voter turnout is traditionally much lower than in presidential years, but that doesn’t mean candidates slow down their campaigns. With Election Day nearing, gubernatorial challenger Joe Dorman is traveling the state trying to earn votes. 

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Education
7:33 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Race For Superintendent Comes Down To Undecided Voters

John Cox and Joy Hofmeister met to discuss public education Sunday at Norman's Santa Fe Depot
Kate Carlton Greer KGOU

In this year’s midterm elections, Oklahomans have already made up their minds on many of the candidates. But when it comes to the race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, things aren’t so cut and dry. The race for the head education position may be chosen by a group of still-undecided voters.

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Politics and Government
7:32 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Lankford's Confidence, Name Recognition Bode Well In Senate Race Against Johnson

State Sen. Connie Johnson (D-Oklahoma City) and U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla. 5) during last week's U.S. Senate candidate debate.
OStateTV

U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla. 5) and state Senator Constance Johnson (D-Oklahoma City) are both vying for the seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, who’s stepping down at the end of this year due to health problems. With three weeks left until Election Day, one of those candidates has a lot of catching up to do. 

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Oklahoma News
7:18 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Gay Marriage In Oklahoma Begins And Some Varied Reactions

Credit Fibonacci Blue / Flickr.com

The process of the first same-sex couple to marry in Cleveland County started with a squeak – the sound of the official stamp on a marriage license.

Kristen and Heather Dickey are now the first same-sex couple to marry in Cleveland County. The two have been together for over a decade, but Kristen Dickey says holding an official marriage license is pretty surreal.

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