Nicole Washington: A Refuge for the Mentally Ill

Dr. Nicole Washington, the main psychiatrist at Family and Children’s Services in Tulsa, discusses the types of low-income clients she sees, the persistent problem of stigma, and why mental illness in poor neighborhoods should matter to all Oklahomans.

Kari Watkins: A City’s Grief Preserved

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.

After Governor Played Her Hand, How Will Legislature Respond?

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.

A Deeper Look at Fallin’s State of the State Address

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.