OKC Apple Store employees are trying to unionize
Employees at the Penn Square Mall Apple Store are voting to create a union. If the employees are successful, it will be the second Apple Store in the country with a union workforce. Co-hosts Nuria Martinez-Keel and Dale Denwalt discuss this, as well as an important announcement about the future of …
Gov. Kevin Stitt signs bill blocking some gender care for LGBTQ youth
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill to appropriate American Rescue Plan funds to the University of Oklahoma health system on the condition that none of its medical facilities offer "gender reassignment medical treatment" to children. Reporter Carmen Forman joins co-hosts Nuria Martinez-Keel and…
Oklahoma's worsening drought is causing ranchers to suffer
As Oklahoma struggles with dry conditions, the weather is harming ranchers across the state and could have serious impacts on future generations. Reporter Ben Felder joins co-hosts Nuria Martinez-Keel and Dale Denwalt to discuss.
Domestic violence cases surged during COVID-19 pandemic
In 2020, Oklahoma had one of the deadliest years on record for victims of domestic abuse. But a new domestic violence center planned in Oklahoma County would offer help to these victims. Reporter Jessie Christopher Smith joins co-hosts Nuria Martinez-Keel and Dale Denwalt to discuss.
How Biden's climate bill could impact Oklahoma
The Inflation Reduction Act signed by President Joe Biden last month outlines many policies, including one that gives $81 million to clean up abandoned wells in Oklahoma. Business reporter Dale Denwalt details this and more alongside co-host Nuria Martinez Keel.
Oklahoma attorney general releases guidance on state's abortion laws
Oklahoma Attorney General John O'Connor issued a memo to law enforcement agencies and prosecutors across the state, laying out the grounds for criminal charges under Oklahoma's new abortion laws. The Oklahoman's health reporter Dana Branham joins co-hosts Nuria Martinez-Keel and Dale Denwalt to dis…
Two Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputies were shot. Could red flag laws have prevented it?
One Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputy died last week after being shot while serving a lockout order. Before this, the shooter's mother had filed a protective order with the courts, writing that her son would carry guns in her home. Still, nothing was done to remove the weapons. Reporters Ben Felder …
Will recreational marijuana be on Oklahoma ballots in November?
State Question 820 would legalize recreational marijuana for Oklahomans 21 and older. But the question may not clear all its procedural hurdles in time for November. Reporter Carmen Forman joins co-hosts Nuria Martinez-Keel and Dale Denwalt to discuss.
Oklahoma runoff election: Insiders vs. outsiders
As the primary runoff election for dozens of races across Oklahoma looms, several candidates have leaned on ideology –– not policy –– to gain support from voters. Reporter Ben Felder joins co-hosts Nuria Martinez-Keel and Dale Denwalt to discuss.
Oklahoma schools face teacher shortages and reality of HB 1775
On July 28, the Oklahoma State Board of Education dropped Tulsa Public Schools and Mustang Public Schools to accredited with warning over HB 1775 violations, a law restricting the teaching of certain race and gender topics. At the same time, districts in the state are facing a teacher shortage as t…