Forum Video: Effects of State Budget Decisions on Children

Three leaders involved in children’s issues talk about the implications of state budget decisions on the lives of young people. Guests included state Sen. AJ Griffin, Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy CEO Joe Dorman, and Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth Director Lisa Smith.

‘Watch-Out’ Video: The Widespread Problem of Hunger

Hunger in Oklahoma was the focus of an “Oklahoma Watch-Out” public forum, featuring Hunger Free Oklahoma Executive Director Chris Bernard; Katie Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and Leon Hill, Oklahoma City Public Schools executive director of operations services.

Video: ‘Watch-Out’ Forum on Fatal Drug Overdoses

Two prominent mental-health experts and a state law-enforcement official offered insights on the continuing epidemic of fatal drug overdoses, which are rising again not only because of prescription painkillers, but also black-market methamphetamine and heroin.

Watch-Out Video: Debating SQ 777, the Farming Question

Watch the full video of our public forum on State Question 777, which would amend the state constitution to give agriculture extra protection. The forum featured Drew Edmondson, former state attorney general, and Roy Lee Lindsey, head of the Oklahoma Pork Council.

Watch-Out Video: Questions of Justice

The debate was intense at an Oklahoma Watch-Out forum on Tuesday about State Questions 780 and 781, which would make significant changes to Oklahoma’s criminal justice system in an effort to lower felony incarceration rates.