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We're back from vacation, rested and ready to share the most important Oklahoma news and analysis. This week, we discuss a recent book by journalist Amanda Ripley, "The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got that Way." The book looks at what countries with the highest performing education systems are doing right, and Oklahoma plays a prominent role in the story. We also talk about the loss of Oklahoma's No Child Left Behind waiver, new details on the investigation of a botched execution, numbers of the week, and more...

Direct download: OKPolicyCast_8-29.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 3:14pm CDT

Today's episode shares highlights from the education panel at the 2014 Summer Policy Institute. Guests include Jenks Principal Rob Miller, Sapulpa Superintendent Kevin Burr, Booker T. Washington high school teacer Dr. Anthony Marshall, and OU professor and education researcher Dr. Curt Adams.

Direct download: policycast_8-15.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 2:26pm CDT

A special episode featuring highlights from the 2014 Summer Policy Institute. Guests include Oklahoma Education Association Associate Director Amanda Ewing on challenges facing Oklahoma's education system; State Treasurer Ken Miller on the state's budget troubles; Catholic Charities' Richard Klinge on the immigrant children at Fort Sill; and Cherokee Chief Bill John Baker on the story of the Cherokee Nation since the Trail of Tears.

Direct download: ITK_8-8.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 1:26pm CDT

Surprising new research on how term limits affected the Oklahoma legislature, a lawsuit that could shake up tax politics in Oklahoma, Oklahoma City's first community school, and more!

Direct download: ITK_8-1.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 2:36pm CDT

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