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This week we talk about about a new study on who really pays the highest rates of state and local taxes in Oklahoma, and why it’s not what many people think.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_1-16-2015.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 2:56pm CDT

Each week the OK PolicyCast brings you the most important news about Oklahoma and what it means. This week, we speak with April Merrill, an attorney with Legal Aid Oklahoma, a non-profit organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Oklahomans throughout the state. She'll tell us about what it's like serving as part of Oklahoma's "emergency room" for legal assistance.

Direct download: OK_PolicyCast_1-9-2015.mp3
Category:Government & Organizations -- posted at: 4:37pm CDT

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