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Each week the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news about Oklahoma and what it means. This week, we speak with OK Policy Executive Director David Blatt about the latest predictions for Oklahoma's state budget, a tax cut that was triggered from 2016, and what it all means for regular Oklahomans. Also in this episode, we share the headlines, some recommended reading, and our closing good news of the week.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_12-19-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 4:33pm CDT

Each week the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news about Oklahoma and what it means. In this episode, we share some clips from the keynote speaker at OK Policy’s annual Summer Policy Institute. Nick Carnes, a professor at Duke University and graduate of the University of Tulsa, spoke about his research on what’s keeping working class Americans out of public office. Dr. Carnes is the author of, “White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making”.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_12-12-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 3:00pm CDT

Each week, the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news about Oklahoma and what it means. In this episode, we talk with Kate Richey about what's created the huge wealth gap between whites and people of color in Oklahoma.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_12-5-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 3:24pm CDT

This week, we’ll share a clip from OK Policy’s Summer Policy Institute last August. The Oklahoma Sustainability Network’s Montelle Clarke gave a balanced, informative talk on the pros and cons of Oklahoma’s various energy sources - including coal, natural gas, geothermal, and wind energy.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_11-14-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

Each week the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news affecting Oklahoma and what it means. This week, we speak with David Blatt about what this week's elections mean for Oklahoma and the nation. We also share some non-election related news for the week.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_11-7-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 11:49am CDT

Each week the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news affecting Oklahoma and what it means. This week, we'll discuss a new OK Policy report on the track record of the Medicaid expansion in other states, along with headlines, numbers of the day, and more.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_10-24-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 4:36pm CDT

The OK PolicyCast discusses the most important news in Oklahoma and what it means. This week, we’ll speak with Carly Putnam about economic opportunities for women in Oklahoma, and what we can do to make it easier for women to get ahead. Also this week's headlines, numbers of the weeks, and more!

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_10-10-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

The OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news in Oklahoma, and what it means. This week we talk with David Blatt about the state of Oklahoma's democracy. It's election season, but a whole lot of Oklahomans aren't voting or participating in any way in choosing who will take office. What's holding us back?

We also share the top headlines, numbers of the week, and more.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_10-3-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

This week we discuss the growing crisis in Oklahoma's prisons and signs that state leaders might actually do something about it; yet another controversy around state Superintendent Barresi; how the Oklahoma governor's race is heating up on the airwaves; & more...

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_9-26-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 4:11pm CDT

This week we discuss new Census data that shows what's happening with poverty in Oklahoma; controversy over special needs students and newly released A-F grades for schools; how Oklahoma's doing on the health of our people and the health of our democracy; & more...

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_9-19-2014.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 2:58pm CDT