Decades from now, what will the memorial commemorating the Oklahoma City bombing mean to the city and wider public? Kari Watkins, executive director of the memorial and museum, talks about why she believes the tragedy will remain relevant for generations.
If Monday was any indication, the next four months will be a challenging, and perhaps contentious, time at the State Capitol. In this recording, Oklahoma Watch’s Trevor Brown and Brad Gibson discuss Fallin’s proposals and what kind of reception they’re likely to get during the session.
ByTrevor Brown, Warren Vieth, Jennifer Palmer and Clifton Adcock |
Oklahoma Watch writers annotate key parts of Gov. Mary Fallin’s “State of the State” address Monday, offering context and analysis. Fallin called for eliminating the sales tax on food and the corporate income tax, while endorsing a teacher pay raise and hiking the tobacco and gasoline taxes.
Imam Imad Enchassi grew up in Palestinian refugee camps in war-torn Lebanon and ended up in the heart of the Bible Belt. He talks about Muslims in Oklahoma, his boyhood memories of a nun, and the good will that arose out of the Oklahoma City bombing.
Oklahoma Watch will host a public forum on school choice on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The guests will be Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA), and Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA).
Journalists, students and educators are invited to attend a training workshop held at the University of Oklahoma on March 4. NewsTrain, sponsored by Associated Press Media Editors, will feature sessions on social media, data, mobile reporting and 360-video.
For renowned chef and entrepreneur Rick Bayless, who grew up in Oklahoma City, the obesity epidemic in Oklahoma and elsewhere reflects a misguided relationship with food. And “I am a huge believer in ‘all food is good food.'”