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Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on The Leadoff Spot

The Leadoff Spot

00:34 min | 55.4471696 sec ago

Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on The Leadoff Spot

"In the three steps and kind of a rhythm, dribble and curry drop it in the three Steph Curry drop it in another three. Steph Curry's smoothly drop it in the triple. He's got 22 just makes me laugh, Dude, like every time down the did was even three pointers. 11 made threes for Steph Curry. It's the second time in his career. He's gone back to that games with 10 or more three pointers made get. This only happened one other time. In NBA history, and it was James Harden. Steph Curry's not done it twice back to that games with 10 or more made 3.3. Thank you, Dave 1 47 19 the final over Oklahoma City and again I mentioned he played just 29 minutes. I mean, this was this was Clay Thompson like stuff. But it's funny to say that about Steph Curry. But the reason I think we have to think about it. He's plays the one with the 37 point quarter and 66 lose that a 60 point games. Clay had that night 37 in the third. Steph Curry last night, 25 points in the third quarter himself, saying the three cute by the way, where you're set a franchise record themselves. Azad team I should say with 24 made threes in the ballgame Now I think when we put this in perspective here this is I was trying to trying to sort of place this. We always look for the cops in history and Murph a couple of weeks ago, and I were talking about how this this Steph Curry season the stretch he's been on, and if we run off his game from this month alone, first of all, he'd be averaging 33 points a game. Since the start of March. If you're at a lofty seven games this month, he's popped out for 36 37 41 32 38 53 now 42 Perry dropping in the three just every every time I finish his sentence, Dave, it'll work. That's right. Drop it in the woods felt last night against Oklahoma City. What's funny, also about looking at this box score eyes that was running down and looking at some of these players I don't like in this gig, and in this job, it's It's fun to be the or active, so you you're all knowing even when we look stuff up quickly, and we've We've got resources to find out more information, sometimes before it becomes general knowledge or becomes public knowledge. But I'm looking at the Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday, and I know this is a bad team, and I'm trying to pay attention. Everything going on. I watch all the NFL games every year. I watch baseball from around the league. It's my favorite thing. The MBA I've said before bores me in general for some of these, like mid week. Mid. I don't know some of the teams Bottom line of the Eastern Conference. I'm not going to get up for a foreign Orlando Magic Atlanta Hawks game. God bless you. If you do, I just can't get up for it. However, I'm sitting here telling you, you know I could get him for a pirate's Padres game or something That's gonna go on later this afternoon that I can't get up for. I do have a tough time. Sometimes with some of these mid tier or bottom tier NBA teams. I was looking at this roster of the Oklahoma City thunder yesterday. Who are these guys who are half of the cats on this team. A saw a note from Anthony Slater of the athletic and put this out that entering the game. He's exactly doing all 10 of the players who played for Oklahoma City yesterday entered the game with a combined like 553 career, made three pointers. Steph Curry is like 2700 or something like that out of the game, and by the way, he made 11 himself as a team. Oklahoma City seven, made three so he extended his career personal lead over the entire Oklahoma City. Thunder, Deaf.

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Suspect Linked to Burleson Officer Shooting, Caught Near Oklahoma

Eric Harley and Gary McNamara

00:32 sec | 4 hrs ago

Suspect Linked to Burleson Officer Shooting, Caught Near Oklahoma

"Burlison police a suspect Jerry Don elders, is in police custody after having been found in Gainesville, Texas. Burlison chief Billy Cornell, says elders Shauna to Burleson officer during a traffic stop yesterday morning and his link to the shooting death of a woman who he stole a car from the officer was transported by another officer to John Peter Smith Hospital where he has alert and in stable condition. We do not believe he has life threatening injuries, but we're still investigating all the shots and how many Texas. DPS issued a blue alert on Wednesday and elders was arrested shortly thereafter

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Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on Lee Mathews

Lee Mathews

01:08 min | 1 min ago

Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on Lee Mathews

"A second no hitter this season. Carlos Road Don pitched in for the Chicago White Sox, shutting out Cleveland. I'm Dave Anthony. This'll is Fox News. Child shot at park. Good morning. I'm Jacqueline Scott in the Kiki. Okay, New Center, And this is Oklahoma's first news. You'll want an umbrella and maybe even a sweater Today. Our forecast is coming up. Child is recovering after being shot at an Oklahoma City park. It happened that Phillips Park near Northeast 27th and prospect on Tuesday. The seven year old was taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds to both of his legs. Police are investigating the shooting as the Biden administration pushes for Congress to agree on the president's $2.3 trillion American jobs plan. Oklahoma U. S Senator James Lankford says there's no way that's happening with the GOP is the bill now stands. There's like me, Republicans support for it to almost $3 Trillion what they call infrastructure package. The package that we've seen 20% of it is actually infrastructure. 80% of it is all kinds of other things they're throwing into it. Medicaid expansion daycares, all kinds of other things that they're wanting to be able to do. The president has said he's open to negotiating the price tag and scope of the bill. If you'd like to voice your opinion about proposed redistricting, you could do that today at the State Capitol. It's set to start at three this afternoon in room 206. Will also be live streamed from the House website. Redistricting determines legislative and congressional district and the Legislature is required to redraw the boundaries every 10 years to reflect population changes after the senses the Oklahoma County detention center needs detention officers are hiring event will be held today from 10 A.m. to two p.m. at the jail in Oklahoma City. Officials are hiring for various positions, including clerical and detention officers from the Alan Samuels. Volkswagen Weather Studio. Allen Samuels, Volkswagen,.

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1 arrested, 1 sought in connection to Texas officer shooting

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 8 hrs ago

1 arrested, 1 sought in connection to Texas officer shooting

"Hi Mike Rossi reporting Texas police make an arrest after an officer shot in a traffic stop hours after North Texas police officer was shot during a traffic stop early Wednesday a suspect in the shooting was arrested near the Oklahoma border patrols and police chief Billy Cordell said thirty nine year old Jerry don elders is suspected of shooting officer Joshua a lot three times elders and two others are suspected of them fatally shooting a woman driver in a car jacking elders was wanted on two felony drug offense warrants the wounded officer was hospitalized in alert and stable condition it was at least the fourth shooting of a Texas law enforcement officer since March hi Mike Rossio

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Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on The Leadoff Spot

The Leadoff Spot

00:46 min | 3 min ago

Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on The Leadoff Spot

"The show. Open overnight, Dave a smorgasbord of events yesterday, the Giants finish it off five and one home stand. We'll get into that a little bit later and Steph Curry in the midst. One of the greatest stretches we've ever seen from any basketball player. Maybe the greatest shooting scratch of the greatest shooting season we've ever seen from any player in NBA history, and we'll get into that in just a couple of minutes is, as you know, I thought the Giants was gonna cap my Wednesday and then foolish of me to think. Hey, Steph Curry going up against one of the worst teams. Ah, Bottom three team As far as defensive rating goes in the Oklahoma City thunder. I thought that wasn't gonna be some some lighting up performance. You can re after a 53 point nights that follows it up with a 42 point performance. Oh, And he did it in just three quarters. Hey, Ernie. Let's play three quarters for Steph Curry, who knocked down 42. He gave real quick and you can you fire off for me again? The opening just the Steph Curry. Part thereof of Bob Fitzgerald Call in all the three pointers. It just sounded hysterical man. If you could just like highlighting and play the Steph Curry highlights there. Steph Curry drops into three. There's another one drops into three. Every call was the same for Bob Fitzgerald. But it was spectacular last night Warriors route the Oklahoma City Thunder yesterday. In, you know again, this is a team they should beat. It was impressive Fashion. But 1 47 what are not getting hit me with those highlights again. Real quick. Curry.

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Cat Food Sold In 8 States Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

Wisconsin's Morning News with Gene Mueller

00:28 sec | 23 hrs ago

Cat Food Sold In 8 States Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk

"There's been another pet food recall, CBS News correspondent Jim Chris Sula Me L mix brand cat food sold at Wal Mart Stores in eight states is being recalled because it might be contaminated with salmonella £30 bags of mail mix original choice. Dry cat food are involved in the recall. They were shipped to 1100 Wal Mart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming

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Fresh "Oklahoma" from Lee Mathews

Lee Mathews

00:51 min | 32 min ago

Fresh "Oklahoma" from Lee Mathews

"Jail employees now facing legal battles of their own. Good morning. I'm Jacqueline Scott in the KT. Okay. New Center, And this is Oklahoma's first news chilly and wet today. Forecast is coming up for Oklahoma County Jail employees are facing charges for alleged incidents involving inmates. The alleged incidents happened between April 2019 and last month. The most recent incident took place last month when a jail employees allegedly chucked an inmate during an argument. Child is recovering after being shot in Oklahoma City Park. It happened at Philips Park near northeast 27th and prospect on Tuesday. The seven year old was taken to a hospital to be treated for wounds to both of his legs. Police are investigating the shooting. The state Senate yesterday passed a bill giving legal protections to drivers trying to escape riots who might unintentionally injure or kill someone. Hey, Senator Kevin Matthews of Tulsa says using the word riot is wrong. Nobody should attack anybody in a car. Nobody should make people feel threatened. I agree with that. What? To name it a riot. That's what happened in 1921 and my people are still reeling from that. He says The bill targets protesters but not the underlying issues of police brutality and systemic racism. The bill is headed to the governor and Edmund couple now charged with child neglect after their eight year old son was found Wayne only £30.36 year old aqui Me. Cox was charged with two counts of child neglect and 61 year old Valerio Garcia is charged with One count of child neglect from the Alan Samuels. Volkswagen Weather Studio. Allen Samuels, Volkswagen, Your friend in the car business cloudy and rainy today highs only reaching the mid fifties with lows tonight dropping into the upper forties. I'm Jacqueline Scott News. Radio 1080. Okay, use radio 1000 Katie Okay Studios, a service of trade and wealth. Your local trusted financial fiduciary traded wealth calm. When I was young, there was a time of storytelling. We'll gather in my grandfather's kitchen and would hear stories from our elders. Warm days and chilly nights and mornings means now is the perfect time to schedule and $99 heating and cooling check with the five star experts at crop Metcalfe. That's right for just $99 a crop. Metcalf, five star technician will check both your home heating and cooling system for one low price called today and get Peace of mind, no matter what the weather is too much. Oh, what 100 Go crop or visit crop. Metcalf calm and remember, Craftsman Craft is run with crop Medcath, home of the five star technician in proud partner of the Washington Nationals. We save Sirius Cash with our progressive home and auto bundle and use the money to buy a new boat. Who's ready to water? Ski? This'd is not a real testimonial. Sure, customers can save big money with progressive but not enough for a new boat. They'll probably spend it on Brandt. Or guess money. Or maybe one of those little plastic waiting pools for the yard. Hold. There is what the captain might say. On the toy boat in your waiting pool. Progressive casualty insurance company Millions. Spring is finally here. Time to drive to your local big box Retailer wait in long lines, wrestle plants into your car and then watch them die. A few days later, No thanks this year Trust the experts at fast growing.

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NBA-leading Jazz deal Thunder seventh straight loss, 106-96

AP News Radio

00:30 sec | 1 d ago

NBA-leading Jazz deal Thunder seventh straight loss, 106-96

"The Utah Jazz rallied from a big early deficit to post a one oh six ninety six win over the Oklahoma City thunder Rudy Gobert had fourteen rebounds thirteen points plus seven blocked shots as the jetro by seventeen points in the first quarter but stormed back to lead by as many as twenty five in the fourth volume by Donna which led the jazz in scoring with twenty three points while Donovan Mitchell added twenty two George Liang had eighteen points and ten rebounds and Mike Conley passed out fourteen assists against Dordt scored a career high forty two points for the thunder who dropped their seventh straight game I'm Jim Bernard

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Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on The Solid Verbal: Living College Football

The Solid Verbal: Living College Football

01:47 min | 1 hr ago

Fresh update on "oklahoma" discussed on The Solid Verbal: Living College Football

"Risky. You just gotta you gotta go peddle the metal when you're younger but maybe maybe we're starting to talk about all right. Well throttle a back a little bit. We'll go into in some some some investments that are less risky that field house. Same page anything detail oriented on here. Make a will. So that's crossing t's and dotting is or in wayne's world two lower case jays it's the the reason they lost those games is not because they were out talented or out scheme they were just outplayed and so if they are not fumbling if they're not muffing punts are not getting beaten by florida state second or third string quarterback on the ground and good but not killer running backs and the obviously show that they were able to make the adjustments defensively in the second half but yeah. It's becoming more detail oriented. I don't know if it's on your list but it's you know it's raking leaves. I got i got it. I got right here. I found it number nine. Look number down by property buy property. That's isn't that the ultimate. Like i am maturing. Move right there. Sure when that's paying attention that's cleaning out your gutters by property number nine so our advice spying. And maintaining yeah. North carolina is get out of the rental. Get out of the apartment. Find something that's gonna start working for you build equity as a program. That's hitman okay. You may not be able to have. I'm going to read this. You may not be able to afford your dream apartment in your favorite city but you can probably invest in something that will develop and appreciate nicely over the next few decades. This is what we're talking about here not in this market tie plus you plus you end up with the option to rent out your space and sell down the line for a tidy. I like these words here. Tidy appreciate nicely next few decades. We're trying to build this thing for north carolina number nine by property. That's advice okay. Next team stevens. Go oklahoma state. Dan would love to oklahoma state. Oklahoma state eight and five and twenty nineteen eight and three in twenty twenty. My thing with oklahoma is at every team every year. Feels exactly the same mean state because that's very insulting to call them oklahoma oklahoma state. Excuse me you're okay. please forgive me. Yep every team every year feels kind of exactly the same way. They bump up against that ceiling. Yeah i mean every year. We always good. But then they'll have a clunker and a half and lose a game that they shouldn't and they end up nine three and four the the really exciting bit for oklahoma state that has left me actually feeling a bit frustrated is that the defense has improved. it has improved. And whenever you see defense in the big twelve that plays a really high level. That's a competitive advantage. At least it should be now. Offense though has been very inconsistent and there are various reasons for that now to nightmare. Yeah various reasons for that this past year there. Were you know the the tube hubbard things he playing is he not playing spencer. Sanders was hurt. There were reasons for it. I'm not saying it's all self inflicted it's not but despite a lot of promise. It just feels like that offense has not really appreciate it. I'll use the word again. In the way that we had expected the defense has done. Its part the offense. Just feels like just very frustratingly inconsistent in in a way that we have not necessarily come to know from a mike gundy team where typically we think gundy. Think offense i so. I know you went back. I know you looked at oklahoma state. What did you see man. They handed the texas came to the horns on a silver platter. They move the ball so well they made so many good decisions on offense and then stripped sacks and bad picks and picks run back to give texas short field so there was a ninety eight percent win expectancy for oklahoma state given the metric advantage that they had over texas across the board but texas made plays on defense. And as we've come to watch. Sam etlinger somehow through a mix of occasional deep balls but mostly slowly developing drag routes comes back and helps texas to win. This game made plays at the end of the game that spencer sanders and he was. He was getting beat up at the end of this game as he tried. But it was another instance of just not take. I don't know if there's an item here like don't don't shoot yourself in the foot that's analogous to but there was something about oklahoma state who as a double digit win ish team and program should do. They weather a quarterback injury and they're able to survive an advance and win games with was at shane. Illingworth was the one who ended up taking the majority of added. Yeah shane illingworth was fine but obviously had a very young ceiling but the offense was able to adapt and win games. Which is as far as i'm concerned. Very positive thing for the pokes but the spencer sanders alma. No he cut down on the interceptions overall but the picks that he threw in this game. We're so backbreaking. That i believe in spencer sanders is ability and his ceiling. More than i do for bonex but at the same time there is that silom at like you talked about. The offense has an amazing year and the defense falls off a cliff. Then the defense steps up in a big way and the offense is dealing with injury issues or turnover issues or something like that and they fall down and now we're dealing with an oklahoma state team. Who is still pretty solid running back. If i remember correctly there room is still pretty deep. Even without shubra hubbard but no more. Dylan's stone thailand wallace. So they should be fine at receiver. They've generally seemed to and mike gundy and his staff and they have one of the better..

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Joel Embiid scores 27 points, 76ers beat Thunder 117-93

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | 4 d ago

Joel Embiid scores 27 points, 76ers beat Thunder 117-93

"The seventy Sixers have regained a share of the Eastern Conference lead with a one seventeen ninety three trouncing of the founder Jo Ellen beat at twenty seven points and nine rebounds just tonight after being held to fourteen points on five of sixteen shooting the Sixers led sixty six fifty three at halftime despite shooting five for twenty one from three point range for Concorde mas added a season high twenty points as Philadelphia headed Oklahoma City it's six consecutive loss the thunder's Darius Paisley had seventeen points and nine rebounds in his first action since missing fifteen games with a shoulder bruise I'm Dave Ferrie

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Blake Bailey on Writing His Life of Philip Roth

The Book Review

02:12 min | 5 d ago

Blake Bailey on Writing His Life of Philip Roth

"Blake bailey joins us now from virginia. His new biography is phillip. Roth blake thanks for being here. Thanks for having me all right. So there's a long story to how you became. philip. Roth spago for you. Were not his first choice but you were his ultimate choice. You just give us some background on that process. I was having breakfast back in two thousand twelve with the late jim alice. Who is the biographer of saul bellow. And at one point we were talking shop. And he said you know that. Ross miller is no longer returning philip. Ross phone calls. We in the biographer. Business knew that. Ross that we didn't particularly know who ross was. We knew that for a long time. He had been phillips biographer. I was between projects. I just finished my third biography about charles jackson. Who wrote the last weekend. And i had communicated with philip previously about my cheever biography because they were pleasant acquaintances. I read a letter. So i had. I had his address. So i wrote him a letter and he invited me to new york and said why. Don't we talk so we did. And what was that conversation like. Well we had two conversations. The first time i came he was very pleasant very conversational. A friend of his julia goal your former girlfriend stop by. She's a psychiatrist. And he has absolute faith in her character judgments so i think he invited her over to check me out and we never got around to talking about the prospect of writing his biography per se and toward the end. I said i gotta go. And he said well. Why don't you come back saturday. And when i came back saturday it was a different phillip roth. He was far more grim. He was in a lot of pain. He just had another major back surgery. And so i- solicitously asked about his back and he said you didn't come here to talk about my back and motion for me to sit down. And he the sheaf of questions to ask and the first question was. Why should a tile from oklahoma right the biography of philip. Roth and i said well. I'm not you know bisexual alcoholic with an ancient jarrett and lineage. But i wrote a biography of john. Cheever

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High Times in Western Oklahoma with Payton Hamm

The Sale Ring

01:51 min | Last week

High Times in Western Oklahoma with Payton Hamm

"We're gonna be bringing payton. Ham studio peyton is Seasoned real estate broker and as we bring her in she will talk more about Down that wide open country of what's commonly referred to as the bible belt a new emerging market. Yeah that's there that It's it's going to be an interesting show that payton are you with us. Are you online. Hey how are you. i'm good. How are you guys very good. How's how's the weather. And how is the win. How hard is the wind blowing in. Elk city oklahoma. That'd be the way to ask that question. Oh my so. We've been having beautiful weather until yesterday. I happened to be outside in literally all day at a golf tournament and it was blowing forty miles per hour with gusts up to fifty at a golf tournament. That's not as for. Oh man it was a little crazy but they made it. They did great awesome. That that's not gonna help the golf game or in my case. That may actually help. The might help go further down winter towards the way after every shot dang wind. What makes me mad right online. Well so What prompted this show was a conversation and first off. We wanna congratulate you and your partner. Stacey kearns down there in winning recent award. Tell us about the award Just briefly that You're a franchise within the united country real estate system. They're one of our major sponsors on this show and you won a nationwide award kind of presley. we did thank you so much. We won the genesis award this year with united country and it's for outstanding marketing and the company which we are super proud of

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Lincoln Riley talks Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts

Mornings with Keyshawn, Jorge & LZ

00:45 sec | Last week

Lincoln Riley talks Philadelphia Eagles' Jalen Hurts

"Lincoln riley who's coach oklahoma. Who also coached jalen hurts. He was on our show last week. And he said this about jalen hurts now. Taking over in philly donald. He's really really excited for the album. It's not that he would ever say that. I mean he's pretty low key guy. But i know he's putting in a tunnel or behind the scenes and you know he's a guy that believes he's ready for this. I mean no question about it. I mean he. He believes that this is a tremendous opportunity. And nobody's gonna work the kid. That's that's not gonna happen when you're when you're the quarterback there's a there's a difference between kind of hoping you're going to be the guy and then knowing and feeling you're the guy and the cat had confidence that brings along to make can be a game changer. I think it'll be a big deal for jalen. It's you'd certainly for the eagles well to make sure that he is the guy and they'll find out this year you

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Chicago Loyola Basketball Coach Porter Moser Leaves For Oklahoma

SportsCenter All Night

00:26 sec | Last week

Chicago Loyola Basketball Coach Porter Moser Leaves For Oklahoma

"Of legendary Oklahoma men's basketball coach Lon Kruger. The Sooners have their new bench boss, now former Loyola Chicago head coach Porter Moser. Moser went 1 88 and 1 41 in 10 seasons with the Ramblers, including three conference championships in a final four. The 52 Year old has a head coaching resume that also includes Arkansas, Little Rock and Illinois State. No word yet on if Sister Jeanne is also part of the steel, probably not to March madness on

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2021 Men's Final Four Preview

Behind the Bets

01:48 min | Last week

2021 Men's Final Four Preview

"Now to continue with college basketball analyst. Dan copp as we look ahead to the final four. Alan good to be with you and finish it off in this home. Stretch here here. We go all right so obviously the baylor houston line. I think is more compelling but let's start with gonzaga because they are these story right now. Two wins away from a national championship. It is the largest spread we've ever had in a final four at fourteen. Excuse me it would be the largest upset ever if the bruins can pull it off. How do you see this game. Point playing out well after that bad beat oklahoma game when i took the fifteen and a half It became really evidence me. You can't be betting on zag for the whole game. The way that we move on the ucla usc game dominate the first half and the second half they kind of shift down into different gear. You're you just don't know what you're gonna get. So i i like playing them in the first half again this game at the last two games and it's paid off both times So in in this regard. I you know the first twenty minutes. Doug you're going to get the best of them to get one hundred percent of what they have for those twenty an app most likely and after that. I don't know what the hell's gonna to happen so it is pretty remarkable that some of these big favorites and started to catch up but some of these big favorites. Do kind of like. I don't want to go through the motions but you would think they'd all be up for tournament game. But sometimes we see sluggish start but that has not been the case with no and it really think it's function a little bit about how marks you does things in the within that. Wcc when you watch them play in that conference they're constantly in second gear and they have a bunch of slow starts and then they turn it on at some point usually close to half and create a gap or in early in the second half and winning going away. This is different. They wait the whole year. And you talk to them you once. They hit january they. They are chomping at the bit to get to march. Because it's the the the the competition ratchet up the stakes ratchet up. It's a different element. And that's why. I think those guys fully locked in from the tip

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Correction Officer Taken Hostage Rescued Inside Oklahoma County Detention Center

On The Media

00:48 sec | 2 weeks ago

Correction Officer Taken Hostage Rescued Inside Oklahoma County Detention Center

"Oklahoma jail has been freed as Quinton Chandler from member station K. O s U reports the suspect was killed. The officer was taken hostage while passing out medicine to detainees. Jail staff say are especially difficult to manage. One detainee allegedly released others after attacking the officer. It's unclear how many people took part in the attack. Detainees uploaded videos of the incidents you multiple social media platforms in the videos. They complained they were acting in response to the jails, inhumane conditions. They said they weren't able to take regular showers and weren't getting enough food. Limited views from the videos showed filthy conditions. Authorities say they will investigate how the officer was taken hostage and the decision to kill one of the detainees for NPR news. I'm Quinton Chandler. Hundreds of

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Correction Officer Taken Hostage Rescued Inside Oklahoma County Detention Center

News, Traffic and Weather

00:44 sec | 2 weeks ago

Correction Officer Taken Hostage Rescued Inside Oklahoma County Detention Center

"Remains on lockdown overnight. I was one of the correctional officers was taken hostage yesterday, and unidentified inmate reportedly Charged one of the facilities officers and took him hostage stealing his keys and radio before lying up. The officer team of law enforcement officials from Oklahoma County sheriffs and Oklahoma City police attempted to de escalate the situation before one of the city police officers shot and killed the inmate rescuing the detention officer. Greg Williams, administrator for the detention center, says the officer is being treated for minor injuries sustained during that attack. He was taken to the hospital and he is still there, but he walked out on his own accord. We're getting good results. I mean, good report back from the staff there and he's he's gonna be fine and collar battle the FBI

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Oklahoma inmate fatally shot after corrections officer held hostage

Mark Levin

00:39 sec | 2 weeks ago

Oklahoma inmate fatally shot after corrections officer held hostage

"A hostage taking and a deadly shooting inside a jail in Oklahoma City yesterday while handing out medicine, a corrections officer was overpowered by an inmate who then handcuffed the officer. Took his keys and released other inmates. Police say they tried first to de escalate the situation the suspect has, you know the detention officer in the hostage Something held to his neck and shots were fired. Police force was taken and the suspect was Was shot. Oklahoma County Sheriff Tommy Johnson. Officials say the incident happened on the jails 10th floor with the most difficult to manage inmates or sent.

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Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:15 min | 2 weeks ago

Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

"Talk about philly because we haven't talked about philly in the pod yet philly. We talk a little bit earlier. We're talk about yeah. You should get george hill. Basically for free over paying a premium price for cholera. that makes sense to me Russillo as george hill crunch time you see in the game last five minutes for them or do you think he's a bench guy It depends on the defensive match up. Because you've got to figure like all right. If seth is closing to give you their spacing i think their best to man group and this can be a little misleading embiid and steph curry this year. So you know simmons is gonna finish so you need spacing probably more than harris thy bible. Nine harris has been on an absolute tear to here. so he's he's stepped up big time and their defense is still been incredible for the month of march even with be missing games Yeah but i. I would think they made. Look at as a seth or george hill thing Around simmons around harrison and figure out the other wing so it may not just always be seth and the other three guys with george hill. But i think this at least gives you a little bit more size there. And i don't know how much you put in any of the george you saw from oklahoma city this year. Because you know i mean. Those didn't even need those guys at times because the thunder keep winning some of these games. I can't believe they're winning with the group. They put out there.

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Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

The Bill Simmons Podcast

01:15 min | 2 weeks ago

Philadelphia 76ers trade for Oklahoma City guard George Hill

"Talk about philly because we haven't talked about philly in the pod yet philly. We talk a little bit earlier. We're talk about yeah. You should get george hill. Basically for free over paying a premium price for cholera. that makes sense to me Russillo as george hill crunch time you see in the game last five minutes for them or do you think he's a bench guy It depends on the defensive match up. Because you've got to figure like all right. If seth is closing to give you their spacing i think their best to man group and this can be a little misleading embiid and steph curry this year. So you know simmons is gonna finish so you need spacing probably more than harris thy bible. Nine harris has been on an absolute tear to here. so he's he's stepped up big time and their defense is still been incredible for the month of march even with be missing games Yeah but i. I would think they made. Look at as a seth or george hill thing Around simmons around harrison and figure out the other wing so it may not just always be seth and the other three guys with george hill. But i think this at least gives you a little bit more size there. And i don't know how much you put in any of the george you saw from oklahoma city this year. Because you know i mean. Those didn't even need those guys at times because the thunder keep winning some of these games. I can't believe they're winning with the group. They put out there.

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80 years after Pearl Harbor, veteran's remains identified

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:28 sec | 3 weeks ago

80 years after Pearl Harbor, veteran's remains identified

"And now a veteran who died during the attacks, has finally had his remains identified. DNI testing has concluded the remains of from William Eugene Blanchard of Idaho, who was 24 years old when he was aboard the warship USS Oklahoma. The ship was struck by multiple torpedoes and capsized. The Department of Defense says almost 400 sailors and Marines from the ship were buried without identification in Honolulu. A new effort to identify them using Didna testing has been successful. Still to come here and w t o p new

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Protests in Los Angeles' Echo Park Lake as it plans to close for repairs

All Things Considered

03:05 min | 3 weeks ago

Protests in Los Angeles' Echo Park Lake as it plans to close for repairs

"Today we take you to echo Park Lake where people are out, protesting the park's impending closure there trying Tomo fence this place up and kick the homeless. Ciao instead of facing Actual problem, which is that we don't have affordable housing, you know? S so we're just here to support and we just want them to feel safe and secure. Know that they have a place to go at night and you don't have a place to sleep. And I just hope that always being here will show that They have value to us. You know, they're part of our community. The reports are that tomorrow, city officials plan to remove the remainder of people in tents who are still at Echo Park Lake and then temporarily fence it off and closed the park for repairs. KCRW reporter Anna Scott is at Echo Park Lake. She joins me right now. Hey, Anna. Hey, Steve. What's going on over there? What? What is the scene Been like it the park today. Yes. So early this morning, There was probably a couple 100. People gathered here. Protesters like the woman that you just heard from some one house. Residents of the park who are still here. Intense. Gathered up, had a little rally at the park, and then they walked over a couple blocks away to the office of Mitch O'Farrell, the City Council member who represents this area and has been planning the closure. As the morning has gone on, things have quieted down were speaking around mid day and things are really quiet. There aren't a ton of people here, but the thing that everybody is kind of waiting for is for City workers at some point, probably from the Bureau of Sanitation to show up and post notices officially formally giving 24 hour notice about the park closing. Anyone who lives near Echo Park, Anna or hers has driven by Probably noticed all the tenants surrounding the lake. The number has grown dramatically in the past year. Given the pandemic. How many people are there now? It's really hard to say just from walking around today I am guessing maybe a couple dozen something like that. There's far more tense than there are people. I walked the perimeter of the late just a little while ago and there's tents all the way around. Lake probably close to 200 tents pretty densely packed but many fewer people. Mitchell Farrell's office says that in the weeks and months leading up to this, they've moved more than 100 people into temporary hotel rooms and into shelters. And just in the last couple of days, officials with the L. A homeless services authorities say that they've moved about 50 people since Monday into temporary hotel rooms at the city is renting through the project room key program. Um the Oklahoma Services Authority actually has a table set up right now. Right across the street, and there's a couple of shuttle Busses lined up at the curb, so there's still continuing to try to get people into hotels s O. It's not super crowded right now. But there are still a number of people on house people here at the

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Mobley Bros. Lead Los Angeles' USC To 85-51 Rout Of Kansas,

Ben Maller

00:46 sec | 3 weeks ago

Mobley Bros. Lead Los Angeles' USC To 85-51 Rout Of Kansas,

"Tournament, the sweet 16 is now set, moving on his seventh seeded Oregon, who beat the two seed Iowa 95 80. Despite Hawkeye Start Luca Garza going for 36 points, 62. USC beat the three seed Kansas 85 to 51 11 Cedars, USC down the 14th seed Abilene Christian 67 47 Bruins make it four teams out of the Pac 12 into the sweet 16, along with USC, Oregon and Oregon State. Top seed Gonzaga is now 28 No on the season after beating eight seater Oklahoma 87 71 top seed Michigan beat eight C L s u 86 78 for the Wolverines. The only big 10 teams don't live. In the tournament started with 94, seeded Florist 85 seed Colorado 71 53 2nd seed Alabama Down the 10 seed Maryland 69 77 15 Creighton over the 13th seed Ohio 70 to 58 in the NBA. The Rocket

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

02:39 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Talk you guys allowing me to have experienced. Algae you see it's pinup inside of me. I'm trying to. I'm trying to get it out now. So when i preach on those times that people asked me to preach on sunday. I'm not just fussing at the stove seriously. This has become for me more than than than just legislation. It is it is it is. Life is quality of life it is the development of the personal growth the ability of the opportunities that we are we are taking away from individuals that that making oklahoma is not a bad place. I stayed here on purpose. There are many opportunities needling answering invitations. Churches a lot of places. But i i wanted to stay here. Because i saw something here and i'm.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

05:41 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Rice is is going to be tainted by those who presented outside of of of of of like myself because they're going to present it in a negative way the marine. You said you know we want. It's you know it's not. My phone is your phone. We this is america. And if you pour it is your fault. So it's not individual failure in any way shape or form an so. Let me ask them is it. I mean we've already seen Some of the The tribal nations and oklahoma are much more progressive on these issues particularly on things like minimum wage healthier and those kinds of things. It seems to me that this isn't just a person's the ladder you're caller issue. I mean this is. This is something that That there are groups out there that have proven themselves to be successful in terms of organizing in in in an leadership that you know there's a natural constituency for this that might turn that coppola's ear. Well there is. The problem is still the same. I am not going to be able to stay in order to get the attention or to create a narrative dinner to aid narrative on the type of legislation. That i'm proposing. I'm just not going to do it. Because they're not going to allow me the time or the space. Now the fault with me in saying that heels. Look stacey abrams. Then it takes someone like me to take this knowledge and information that i have and that i know is that i believe in and to take it outside of the capitol and to beat that drum across the state. But that it takes money it takes time the legislature. You got other things so it is difficult to do. Because you're absolutely right. I think i think the constituency the pass to to to put forth the legislation that that generally talking about here. The deals with people who have run into problems or having problems is is there that constituency. That's those support. Groups are out there. We just cannot get to them because the the larger narrative. If you know let's just be honest right now. you know. this is a very difficult. Time is going to be difficult. Probably after tomorrow after that election after the six after the. You know they certify. Joe biden is at the january twentieth and when session starts on the first of february argument. I'm argh about. I don't want to go with tanks rules again like we did last time. So i don't have to go in. Because i don't want to have to deal with covert because you guys are not gonna wear masks and you're not gonna social distance so let me do so that takes away from the narrative of the of the meat of these bills that i have. You got a guarantee you that the outgoing president will have some say so about what's being discussed in a national level and that stuff comes down through to oklahoma because oklahoma was a state that backed him that takes away from me being able to to put forth a new narrative a another narrative about things that i believe could help it gets overridden by that by that narrative in. So it's it's difficult. It's difficult and i admitted difficult now. The good part for me is. I'm not you know what i'm ready for that fight. I've got again much sefton. Imposition to say adam ready for the rest of my life to fight this battle to try and move oklahoma to a better place. And you know that's going to be beyond my life in the legislature. And i'm ready to do that but i already know.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

04:33 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"How do we get that type of interest here because i think you got a lot of back to what i said. Earlier i got a lot of votes at dinner tables in north west oklahoma northeast oklahoma south with oklahoma southeast mida. Baylor i got some dinner tables. If they sure that miss you. Somebody presented to them that they would be moved to start looking at the political process as something that actually can help them in their everyday lives. Well let-let's here's a thought to You know you friend this bill you iran this legislation it gets bypassed and like so we just laid out like these are all. These are all things you have to do to get a bill signed into law according to our legislative processes. This bill does not make it at know any way through this war. How invigorating could it be to exactly what you're saying. Those voters is sitting around the kitchen table or through our home to make the point to them that this is how this is how the status quo has kept you from being your best right. I mean it to harness that energy into harness stacey. Abrams genius in georgia and her her ford in just in arizona. You know what they've zone end reveal. That could be in another two years. You know so. I i mean so we know what reverts show us right..

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

05:15 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"As i'm concerned at the level that would improve the quality of life for the citizens of oklahoma were. We're fussing argon and voting on stuff that has no real impact on the lives of citizens who will help us and how to to build on It's a lot of it too is unitive and it just makes life harder in it. It really makes no sense. I mean just the the built in assumptions of can legistlation that there's evil do-gooders every do evildoers everywhere and also just from the get-go this assumption that poverty is filled with evil in In i was like well. Poverty isn't intentional acts by society to leave people by you know to assume that they're doing port you know that they're doing evil because they're poor. I mean that's on you. That's on the debt. That's yours shanley So much what they bring forth in the legislature that punishes people for being poor or surveillance or puts them under house strict scrutiny to prove themselves like how many of these legislators would live up to that scrutiny themselves. First of all I don't know. I mean i think you're absolutely right. Senator young i mean there is always that moment every session. That breaks your heart. There's always that moment you know because last session was so different It for for me specifically the day where they pass the legislation you know they. They moved heaven and earth like literally moved heaven and earth. The passed legislation to make archer.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

05:21 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Ballot to let the citizens as was discussed in oklahoma city before the legislature stepped in and prevented from saying you know what we acknowledged. That oklahoma city is a little different animal than al to soar of boy city. Or or whatever else it might be and so we think you know you you. We should let the citizens decipher themselves with the day. Seven twenty five. An hour is good enough to live on an oklahoma city. Well i wish. I had more information for you but let me just say this. I am in the process of talking with not just an individual but groups that are gearing up to do that very thing because they feel it won't get a hearing again and so they're gearing up to do a state question But you know the shakes the process of state questions. Also that could be impactful on that. But i think you're right. I think that's that is. I've tried to lay out latest. Hit down for the last couple of years that obviously they're not gonna let me do and the bulk of the folks who would you can get signatures forward. You can get it on the ballot. And i think it would. It would just think it would be a success Armagh certainly think that there would be a lot of church Groups that would be very supportive that because they're in the front lines in many cases of of helping take care of folks who are falling through the cracks. This is where will start to see kind of the intersection between the disenfranchisement of certain groups. You know Homa making really hard to vote in trying to uplift those same communities through increase minimum wage. Right like i mean these. These issues are hand in hand. Are they not like you know. So i mean it. It would be as glorious day when that initiative that ballot that petition initiative makes it to the ballot. Because you know the same people that are going to run this bill this session to try and increase the percentages folks. Who were really hard really quickly to make it harder for people to vote in endemic last year on the issues are all right. Let's keep voting. Let's keep people unhealthy. Let's keep people from being able to survive not to survive. But to thrive let's keep people from accessing healthcare. His if they get all those things they can actually from somewhere close self actualization that we might actually have a discussion right. We might actually be able to sit at the table. Engage with one another and as long as we can't do that as long as we're too busy working too. Many jobs is to keep the lights on in the house in our children fed than you know the as when people are distracted as they should be trying to take care of themselves..

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

03:51 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Many of these. i'm. I'm in oak thirds there. Don't you know i'm not casting aspersions on my own as a corporate ladder coming into oklahoma or something it. It's amazing to me. Though how indifferent folks who claim to be a so a religious so christian can be a tort people who are struggling to making. It's me there really is sits here in oklahoma. Isn't there that you know if you just worked a little harder. You know if you'd get off your duff work a little harder none of your hand out then you wouldn't you know you wouldn't have these issues. You're exactly right. that is a it's a. I'm a cotton bag because that came from memphis. So i'm not a car. I have a little problem with but you're absolutely right at is not let me quickly. So this being african americans it's not about race it all. This minimum wage is not because it is about the virus survival if we rent it won't the stop the top ten talk if we won't to try and engage as many people as we possibly can in making this state better. We've got treat those who are the most vulnerable those who are least able to take a hit. Listen i will. I'm that because of cova that this minimum wage bill will take on a different light that people have seen. You wanna give a twelve hundred dollar check now. Six hundred dollars would if those folks had been making a higher minimum wage they would have been able to stain just a bit not much a bit more of this loss than they did and now to give them a minimum wage rate would hit them in the midst of all of this depression. That we're going through and we'll be going through for a while so it makes a lot of sense to raise the minimum wage and an credit. You get booked like walmart along. Those larger corporations a friend of mine who who is a call him a friend because every time i go to the tv station Tv stations identification. But he's the general manager. he calls me his. We sell not from the janitor up. Nobody's making minimum wage dirty. Says i don't see the problem. I don't know you know most companies that are doing business. Nobody in that facility is making minimum wage does making a book wage. I don't care what you're doing. You're making a book and so it is. It is almost impossible for me to comprehend why i get so much pushback on this minimum wage. Bill i mean to the point where it's like dismissed is. We don't want to talk about it so it's rather than would be very helpful. I think it would be one of the best things we could do for for a state at this point is due to raise the minimum wage and really ten fifty is my compromise. Those i started off. I think thirteen dollars because we knew we would get fifteen. But i was thinking about the impact on small businesses auto and in two years out if if the federal minimum wage had been raised in. We could go back again for another one but but goodness this is killing us and we all see it right now with this present condition that that's part of the problem. I go back and look at it. I think part of the problem that we out people were not prepared and they didn't have any way of being prepared for this and the minimum wage would have been very helpful of minimum wage. Raise would have been very helpful so it looks wrong with this with this penalty and oklahoma for example decided people within the necessity circulating initiative petitions and getting it on the.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

03:48 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"So you know. I i. I feel like anyone who is against raising. The minimum wage may have never had to work for minimum wage. Or his win. I started when i was sixteen. It was still what five fifty an hour something in left college. It was barely seven twenty five and that was over fifteen years ago. But i still remember what that was like. You know having to live off of seven dollars and twenty five cents an hour. So i just i'm like i don't know if people think it's just sixteen year old fry guys that worked for seven twenty five or You know what is really the barrier to people understand like other people who have to live on seven twenty five an hour. A don't understand you bring up a great point and thank you seven dollars and twenty five. Since two thousand eight was less. The minimum wage need to check that. I think i'm pretty close to being right. Two thousand seven dollars and twenty five says. It is not teenagers in college as people who are trying to support a home trying to put a roof over there. He is trying to have transportation trying to put food on the table. Those very focused on not working forty hours a week. They're working two three jobs patched the seven twenty five to make enough to just survive and it is difficult. You're right my question. Vote is have you ever worked for seven twenty five out one to have you ever tried to live off. Seven hundred twenty five cents an. I'll give you forty hours a week. And i guarantee you you still like it one bit and you lose a lot of the stuff and so no the premises that small businesses. We'll have a tough time if you raise 'em asking for ten dollars and fifty cents an hour because i'm starting lows. We know that a living wage is closer to fifteen dollars an hour. I'm asking for ten dollars and fifty cents an hour which is which is not the degree in accounting so masters in business administration so let me taste if a business has a problem with raising and most goku paying their some employees seven thousand twenty five says our but it's not that many of them so let's get this straight you don't have that many of them and if that closes them down you've got some other problems other than your personnel costs that are going to close you down. That's not going to make you go out of business quite the contrary because when you raise someone who's making seven dollars and twenty five cents an hour. After talked to fo- they tell me what they would do. Turn around and take that raise and put it right back into the economy by maybe having me twice a week but maybe buying something. That's a little more job. They're gonna they're not gonna open up a 401k. And i got a savings account. They're going to put that money right back into the economy not call this brokers in you know funneling into into the stock market. I mean that's grocery many. That's gas money. That's risk my case. That's right paying for your kids to go on a field trip. this is. This is how my mind sees that that many you know there's this you know we are. I'm gonna throw in the reverend dr yang here tallest but we live in. You know what we fancied to being the the buckle in the bible belt here oklahoma and there's really it is amazing to me..

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

05:09 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Some won't be about Up felons being able to be his and about the extent. I tried to keep my bills normal outdo toil bills but this you're try to narrow down so that could focus in on the bills and give them my full attention. It's that's the gist of the bills. That i'm i'm really really excited about so much of what you're talking about. Just seems to be called the notion of a commission on race inequality nobody in their right mind would suggest that we operate perfectly as society in this state any more than any other state does You know looking at your life without parole for juveniles and and looking at those those disparities in terms of who's actually being incarcerated and so forth. Why do those sorts of things run into the road blocks that they do In the oklahoma legislature. You've been around long enough to i would suspect incentive why these things don't advance much at all make aces while arnold arnav think you have to start with this in heard it over and over again It's hard to get those individuals who in positions of authority To admit that racism exists Start with that concept. I mean you don't it's hard to get people I would be hard pressed to walk through the senate chamber. Forty eight of us in their forty seven other than me. And at and i guarantee you you would come out with less than fifteen percent that would say. Racism exists in the state of oklahoma. It doesn't existed we. We've we've gotten rid of that. We'd that that's not a problem. So that's the first thing is that you don't you don't you. We're not living in reality and a lot of come from rural areas where you know. It may not be much diversity but they're not devoid of knowledge of racism and what racism is but yet you would think that it did not exist if you listen to them so i think that's. That's the foundation to admit it. Almost almost is is for some of them..

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

05:57 min | 2 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"I'm arnold hamilton editor of the oklahoma observer. And i'm marianne martin and this is observer. Cast your weekly deep dive into oklahoma politics and policy powered by the oklahoma observer. Democracy foundation doesn't seem so long ago that minimum wage jobs were principally the domain of teenagers. Second groceries flipping burgers at the drive and or answering phones at the local florist. The after school jobs that helped pay for a first car for dinner. Dayton a movie or for the occasional concert or road trip in today's economy however minimum wage jobs are increasingly held by fulltime working adults. In many cases parents fighting to keep a roof over head food on the table in the lights on in fact in oklahoma more than half those earning the seven dollars and twenty five cents an hour. Minimum wage are twenty five and older like about that a forty hour per week. Minimum wage job generates annual income of just fifteen thousand eighty dollars before taxes which cannot begin to sustain one person much less a family even at a low cost of living state like oklahoma. The increasing reliance on what in truth is a starvation. Wage helps explain how in twenty eighteen more than one. Four oklahoma jobs for an occupations with a median income below the poverty guideline for a family of four since the federal minimum wage was enacted during the dust bowl and depression. Oklahoma has relied on it to determine the salary floor here. While more than half the nation states have enacted even higher minimum wages. Seven dollars and twenty. Five cents has been the standard here since two thousand nine. Why are oklahoma's policymakers oblivious or indifferent to the fact that the cost of living continues to climb the answer is neither in the last decade the republican controlled oklahoma legislature has taken steps to reject all efforts to increase the minimum wage even voting in twenty fourteen to block local governments from taking action to give their lowest wage earners relief. What does the purchasing power of the minimum wage today. We'll consider that in nineteen sixty eight. The federal minimum wage was worth the equivalent of eleven the equivalent of eleven dollars and thirty two cents in twenty eighteen dollars but it has been declining at value. Ever since it's worth less today than it was when it increased to seven twenty five in in two thousand and.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

04:59 min | 4 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"I do believe that with consistent pressure from the people that that changes that we are the ones that drive their legislative agenda. They work for us. And so i would just encourage anybody listening to this. Who may discourage living in the state of oklahoma as somebody who believes in something other than You know deep conservativism And not even that. There's something other than what we have honestly to to be able to continue to speak up and push that agenda You know on behalf of your elected official. So let's end on Action items than what do people need to do. How can we be proactive in pushing the legislature in. Maybe even the governor to do what needs to be done for this pandemic. A lot of it to me has to do with consistency. I know folks who have been reaching out might feel frustrated on. It's important to keep reaching out so one is just continuing to make that daily or weekly. Call to the governor's office right. Send that email just saying. Hey this is how this is affecting me personally right really personalize it and here the clear things i'm asking you to do. And so are all of the public. Health professionals and then to write reaching out to the legislative session is coming up soon. Now's a great time to start reaching out to your state. Legislators and saying the same things sharing how this is personal to you and why you need for them to do right. That's intersecting things we know that there's you know whether it's economic issues in fiction. That folks are facing health issues medical bills etc letting them know that these problems are escalating for folks and they need to get the pandemic under control and are responsible for that and if people consistently reach out inform relationships with their elected officials that can make a huge difference in that just takes being consistent and reaching out on a regular basis. Yeah definitely echoing. That point of building relationships one hundred percent bully brutal and i also just named it interesting to everything. Laura said what. Lauren i did was not in creating saver. Stay kind of going back to. The beginning of this was not unique right. We made a facebook page and the invited across the state of oklahoma to join facebook. Page into engage match.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

03:56 min | 6 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Think you know Oklahoma county is just as as as problematic that's been you know for ten twenty years. Now, you know, I feel like there's really good discussions happening in Oklahoma City's in particular around all of these around all these things and they're certainly not you know, not everyone's happy with it. Yeah. Yeah, but I think that's a sign that that's a good thing right like yeah. Yeah, like it should be home. Listen. I I like I like these discussions. I think you know democracy democracy is like that like it's it's it's not as nasty as dirty like we we should be we should be getting these tough conversations. Just keep it focused on on the problem at hand and how to come to a solution don't you know, that's one thing that makes me so mad is about partisan in the partisan. And ship in the divisiveness that we're kind of seeing in our politics today. It's like, you know, if if a republican has an idea and I'm a Democrat than it's you know, it's a non-starter or the other way around if a Democrat has has an idea because it came from a Democrat than the Republicans are like know. It's like we all everyone has good ideas with all bring these ideas to the table and and work on the problem instead of pointing fingers and saying you know You're like Nancy Pelosi or whatever. That that's actually been very funny when people are like apparently Nancy Pelosi is running for office in Oklahoma who knew she had so much power in really her districts. Go straight from San Francisco downtown Oklahoma City a lot of me counting. Yeah, like like I don't know like it just it may like just the broad generalization of of everything right is it's makes me sad I know but I mean it is encouraging because I you know, I don't think I knew until Thursday just a few years ago that how powerful local politics are even more so than state or federal, you know, and then cuz you know after I worked in the capital and took my very close friends and you know, we worked there together in you know, they were the ones that were like if you really want to change things it's not necessarily the legislature that can do it, you know get on your school board wage. City councils that's where real palpable change happens. Yeah. Absolutely. Now you said you said teacher salaries in the school boards and stuff like that. And so I just you know, so this I feel like it's it's a really good thing for Oklahoma in particular to have these really hard conversations at the county level because you can see like this is how this is how it can be changed right and off course the challenge people's assumptions of how things are supposed to work in that I I feel like that's a very healthy thing. I'm kind of cool who jumps into arguments all the time. So yeah. Yeah. I've been known to do that to on on on the Twitter, but you're absolutely right, like people will you know, like on the doors people Talk about Donald Trump and this and that and you know, some people some people are you know straight party and that's fine. It kind of makes me sad that they they would do that. But what whatever they'll say. Well Donald Trump is going to fix all this and that looks like he's not like he's not he can't he won't.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

07:05 min | 6 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"We probably sound like a broken record at this point. But County government has been the star of the show the past six months here in Oklahoma. It's revealed. Just how powerful the phrase all politics is local really need is the perfect example City governments throughout our state passing mask ordinances when state government has taken negligible steps to mitigate the spread of the covid-19 butt Shack in Oklahoma County has been front-and-center since the pandemic began in March and particularly. This summer was increasing protests of our police violence and racial Injustice after the death of George Floyd, then of course two out of three Oklahoma County Commissioners Kevin Kelly long and colorful and Mercurial character in Oklahoma politics and Brian Ma and pulled some serious Antiques and procedural side-stepping. The summer is Highly Questionable budgets with cares act relief dollars. Luckily both those Commissioners face opponents in their next election, and we're talking with one of those Challengers today Spencer Hicks home. In the second episode of our special series estimates on candidates for office here in Oklahoma. All right. So tell us your name and what you do? Guess my name is Spencer Hicks. I am currently work for a consulting firm called Henry Adams. It was started by former read entering his chief of staff General Adams and Brad Henry and we do business development for the Chickasaw tribe as well as do some work for nonprofits based. It's Johnny and then in the spring, I I work for a vending a merchandising company for Lowe's so all the Lowe's in Oklahoma. We we provide like the seasonal Staffing for their garden centers. So during the Spring I managed over two hundred employees, and if you ever need if you ever need a deal on Plants you call me back. Actually we're going to hold you to that we have that on tape now that makes me see mold on tape now. We've got you digitally now. Actually, you might be hearing from me, please. Please. Please reach out. If you need right now. They they basically just have like moms, but if you need some moms and pumpkin juice, let me know. Okay? So do you think you're going to be worrying about moms and pumpkins? Are you hope you're not going to have to be worrying about them in the spring? Well, yeah, I hope I hope if there's I mean I'll listen. I love that job. It's it's it's fun. It's challenging, but hopefully hopefully I can I can be solving problems for the county instead of those. So tell us what the what are you running for? What are you a candidate for? Yeah. I'm a candidate for County Commissioner for Oklahoma County in District Two off whenever I try to explain the district. It basically makes a you around the county. So on the west west side at the top part is Wilshire wage. So it's four acres Bethany everything self a 40 and then on the east side of the top part is memorial and you know talk to Harrah Newalla off on the east side and that's a pretty diverse pretty diverse stretch of the county. I think it absolutely is that's Julius. So who drew those boundaries do the Commissioners themselves do that every ten years? Yes, and you know, like when I was first looking at the map I was like this is so gerrymandered wage something dirty is going on. But but then then you you finally I looked into like the reasoning behind it. And so in you know, every County in Oklahoma has three commissioners office and their districts are divided as closely as possible by population. So each commissioner represents a round the same number of people but off My County they also drew the drew the line so that all these smaller municipalities would be under one commissioner. So so a place like a what's a what's a Truck 2 or Midwest City wouldn't have to wouldn't have to reach out to two different Commissioners. If if they were needing like a Rhodes project or like a school parking lot repaved they could just reach out to one commissioner. So like it made sense to me, but you'll have you look on the map and you're like this this is weird. Well so we can think we'll at Johnson and Ray Vaughan and then for actually doing doing a good service thing, even though it seems strange. Absolutely. Absolutely. Now I just think of you know, so the the west side of Oklahoma City the west side of Oklahoma County and how much I think of it as a kind of like the the PC area, you know in a city area right when when I was growing up on the Southeast side of town of Oklahoma City. We always caught at the North side, but it's really not easy. But I mean that demographic shift in the needs of that side of the county and then the the shift in Oklahoma County to the east side the way that it has found that that's a really interesting. That's a really interesting mix in that in that District. Yeah. No absolutely is like it it's kind of weird how it's kind of all-encompassing. It's like it's basically just a slice of of America. I feel like yeah it really is. It really really is. I mean, I you know, like I I again that was the far part of town the West Was the far part of town and I'm pretty sure I got lost driving to it a couple times in high school. It is so far away. Once I my parents put out a search party for oh did they do according to the movie at Penn Square and we never thought there cuz we didn't know how to get there from Del City, which is really funny when I think about it, but but it's just it's changed so much demographically and income level wise, you know anyways, so what compelled you to run for this office? Well, I had spent six years working in Governor Brad Henry's office. When he was when he was the governor. I had I had two years of constituent work and then perhaps and turmoil was his personal assistant if you ever watched West Wing, I was I was his Charlie so just I would attend meetings with him in a meeting outside the capital I would I would be.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

08:15 min | 11 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Has it slowed other efforts to To make progress on getting of the previous state questions implemented yes so the reality is the state of Oklahoma is making progress in twenty sixteen. The voters of our state overwhelmingly supported a some reforms. That would reclassify simple possession in low level property crimes from felony convictions. Two misdemeanors and then the other part of that was to reinvest the savings from reducing our prison populations for those offenses into greater access to Mental Health. Care to start with abuse treatment to education to employment on and so forth and the reality is. We've seen our crime rates steadily decrease Since that moment in time And there was at the beginning of this legislative session a pretty serious discussion about beginning the process of reinvesting those those resources into greater access to mental health and Substance Abuse Care however whack that the legislature has been unable to meet. I think as has deterred many of those conversations the fact that budgets are much tighter than than they were originally projected to be now has also added elements of Difficulty to the conversation as well and so I think in in in many regards the pandemic has has stifled some progress. That was being made. There was also a pretty pretty wonderful discussion in policy Of proposals that that would have enhanced a reentry services to individuals who may be returning home. It would have made it easier to obtain a valid driver's license for a returning adults of to guaranteed a state. Id of before transitioning out of out of prison to make sure that a person has a resume in some job leads in in the basic things that would be necessary to to begin the rebuilding process. So that a person could move forward in a productive way. There's still a lot of meaningful efforts that are taking place Typically within the nonprofit community within the faith community but there is There's a lot of room for the state of Oklahoma to to continue to grow in order to set a person up to be successful once they had paid their debt in serve their time. Yup I think that too. I think you've you've you've pretty much covered again. I think you have this. Damn Chris want you've done this a few times? I just appreciate so much. The fact that that you're you're drawn attention to this the reality is in. I'm GonNa tell you that We at the teen the direct service provider of non profit that I get to work with. We have remained open to provide essential basic Direct services for the men and women we serve and It's hard and I want to be very clear about this The situation that we're currently in right now is is difficult for all Oklahomans in I think about it. I pray about it every day and it's scary in in in terrible for anyone who loses a job. There's no doubt about that That that being said it. It's much more difficult for a person. With a troubled past. To Obtain Employment a felony conviction access the scarlet letter. And it's hard for a person with a record to secure employment in in a normal situation let alone when when jobs are limited and so I just want to to kind of lift up the fact that of when we consider what may be a better approach to funding or criminal justice system. We need to make sure that that we're doing that. In a way that that ultimately is fair to everyone involved in in and we have focused the majority of our efforts on on individuals who have committed nonviolent offenses in in the vast majority of cases the antisocial behavior stems from untreated addiction or untreated mental illness or unresolved trauma. And so I just WanNa make a plea that as we continue the discussion and we continued to consider how we can improve our criminal justice system how we can enhance the quality of life for all. Oklahomans that we not lose sight of the importance of addressing those core issues. It's it's imperative that we deal with the the trauma the mental State of affairs of an individual and certainly issues of addiction when we can adequately and holy begin to address those issues. There's no question that we will see. Fewer fewer problems within society. I have felt for about a month. Now that we have an incredible opportunity Even in the midst of the chaos of the pandemic into see uncertainty. We have an incredible opportunity to do better right. I mean it's almost like the slate has somewhat been wiped clean. Like things are things are kind of out the window. Normal is out the window and It would just. I will be interested to see what the state chooses. The do in the coming weeks as they write the budget for the next year Because there are so many ways that we can really lift up people in Oklahoma. That needed the most. You know. Not Income Tax cuts for the highest highest brackets I mean I really some very specific things that we can do to enrich the lives of people of Oklahoma so that they can be successful In just talking to you just gives me hope that that's possible will use. This would comment very quickly. That that is so well said The one thing that I am certain of is that when push comes to shove Oklahomans or pretty great at at helping one another. I mean we tend to shine. I mean it's it's been referred to time and again as the Oklahoma Standard in and we tend to really shine in times of crisis or in times of challenge. And I do agree with you. That is as concerning and as as difficult as the current situation appears it does present an opportunity and I am also optimistic about how Oklahoma will respond in this given a moment. Time how we will reconsider in. It gives us an opportunity as you said to. Too many ways. Start with a fresh slate in in There's no better time to re imagine What how we could or should be doing things then right now.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

12:16 min | 11 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"So my name is Chris Steele and I serve as executive director for teen the Education and Employment Ministry which is a direct service provider for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system in also work with the serve as executive director for Oklahoma for criminal Justice Reform. Which is an advocacy organization that that promotes policy changes within the criminal justice system? Well and in that room. Could we take just a second here at the start of this for you to bring us up to speed on St Question Eight? Oh five yes sir. So Oklahoma's for criminal. Justice reform is a partner organization in The ballot initiative of pertaining to state. Question eight Oh. Five which seeks to limit the use of sentence enhancements for nonviolent offenses in the state of Oklahoma an essence. What we're attempting to do is is bring our sentencing guidelines for nonviolent of situations in line more in line with national averages we started the a initiative petition in mid November. We're giving a date to begin collecting signatures on December. The Twenty six twenty nineteen and have been diligently collecting signatures right up until about May the I'm sorry marched the night in we stopped because of the pandemic. We stopped out of an abundance of caution. In relation to the Public Health Fellow Oklahomans Day later the governor actually announced that he was suspending all ballot initiative processes for the time being. And so that sort of were at right. Now we're in a holding pattern waiting to hear back from the governor and the Secretary of State's office on when we may be able to turn in the signatures that we have collected so far in order to qualify to be on the ballot in November. So do you feel like you mean? Were you pretty much. You're pretty much wrapped up. You were close to the end of the ninety days anyway right. Yes Sir yes sir are we. Were within nine days of the ninety days so we had been collecting signatures for eighty one days and the response was just incredible and we are very thankful and excited about the response of Oklahoma's voters who truly understand the the need to stay reduce our prison population. Strengthen families make better use of our states resources and ultimately invest in alternatives to incarceration so a couple weeks ago although everyday feels like a month right now so we actually was when agencies and Had to go kind of restate their case for adjusting their Budget REQUESTS FOR STATE FISCAL YEAR. On twenty twenty one Something that stood out to Arnold and I was when Jerry Askins was speaking to the hearing and mentioned that you know. The downtick in court fees Was Really GonNa make it hard for them to make payroll and I just feel like that brought a lot of conversations that we've already had with you Basically we're seeing all the way into intersect So and it just reminded us of our conversation with you When you mentioned the DA's council a couple of weeks ago and just funding that through fines and fees It just brings to a point of kind of the the inequity of state finance In the criminal justice system Could you talk more about that for us? Sure certainly in you. You've hit the nail on the head. The reality is the sad reality is that Oklahoma is funding our justice system on the backs of men and women who can least afford to pay for it and so ultimately there is a a perverse incentive for The collection of these fees. When literally your your payroll is dependent upon that source of revenue. A much more equitable system would be to fund. Our our judicial system through general appropriated dollars. So that there's not a need to charge in a way that that it most financially advantageous not only that we don't want to get in a situation where we are unduly punishing person because they are poor and unable to keep up with their financial burdens within the criminal justice system. So we see this time and again when a person in Oklahoma stumbles they. They may have made a mistake They get charged and ultimately Synced with a crime and the financial burden associated or connected with that charge is so great and so severe That the person struggles to be able to meet those obligations and when that happens it. It plays all kinds of stress on the family unit in in in the person's often faced with having to pay their legal fees and fines or meeting the needs of their family and win a choices are presented in a person. Feels like they they. They don't have a lot of options. That in and of itself can be motivation for a person to continue down a path of of unhealthy decision. Making we're not making excuses for behavior but the reality is there should not be a a situation. Where are are you just do? Digital system is dependent upon the financial obligations of a person who who may be charged with a crime. I mean in essence. We are funding government on people's weaknesses rather than collectively the state's strengths also creates basically creates another Who Route I guess. For lack of a better term it also creates and expose the unequal The inequality of our criminal justice system role to though right because at the end of the day there are certain people who may have made the mistake but can afford to bail themselves out or whatever the case might be and continue working while others end up in. What is the equivalent of debtors prison? There's a fairness issue here. Isn't there one hundred percent so I mean it's it starts at the very beginning so when a person is arrested and taken to jail if they cannot afford to make bond Oftentimes they will remain in jail until their court date. That can be you know. Sixty ninety days in in many cases That adds all kinds of instability to a person's life. But then be on that beyond that. You're being detained simply because you may not have the financial means to pay for your once your your on supervision once. You're you're trying to to reestablish yourself a new forward in a positive productive way. The reality is that the financial burdens connected within the judicial system for for a person who's caught up in the system is often so great that it it is impossible of for a person who may be living paycheck to paycheck to meet those financial obligations and the result. Is that it it. It often causes More trouble it causes more A problems for that individual and their family and that this should not be the case that in Oklahoma person would be incentivized to to to go deeper into the criminal justice system simply because they cannot afford meet their financial obligations. So where's the state at right? Now in terms of you know what what could happen Given the current budget situation In our criminal justice system. It's a it's A. It's a great question in the reality is that I think the place that we ought to start is is not a penalising individuals who were caught up in the system who cannot afford to pay their fees and fines at this moment in time it it. It is counterintuitive to continue to punish those individuals or or revoke the status of their supervision in the community. The the reality is that if a person has a felony conviction it is extremely difficult to secure gainful employment and and you know they're likely of having a difficult time financially as it is in to punish them on top of that is simply counterproductive in so. I think that the the solution starts with the recognition that we do not need to enforce penalties. Were people who legitimately cannot afford to pay. Because they've lost their job because their their their employment status is unstable. Or what have you beyond that? I think that we need to continue. The discussion of what may be a more equitable a better approach to funding our criminal justice system. That's going to be difficult in in light of our current budget forecast in in budget situation but it also perhaps provides an opportunity for us to reconsider from a fundamental standpoint from a foundational standpoint. How we are funding. Our criminal justice system in in what may be a better approach so that when we do come out of this we have a structure in place that that actually works for the for the good of a society has the pandemic and the fact that we're in a mode of virtual legislating of these days.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

02:32 min | 11 months ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Growth in population as we can now see clearly. The two questions did not have the hope for impact primarily because the voter approved changes were statutory in not constitutional giving a legislature that was elected on tap on crime platforms the leeway to mostly ignore the will of the voters. It is true. The second year Governor Kevin stood has commuted. The nonviolent sentences of hundreds of Oklahoma inmates flattening the growth in prison population but the legislature hasn't redirected the savings as intended into programs aimed turning nonviolent lawbreakers into productive tax paying citizens as we've discussed in recent observer casts. The state budget is more than a simple dollars and sense leger. It's a moral document that speaks to our priorities. Oklahoma's State House leadership's failure to meaningfully. Embrace the voter approved changes. Means tax. Dollars are being spent primarily to underwrite the prison industrial complex. Not on improving the lives of Oklahomans in our communities former House Speaker Kris Steele and his Rupe Oklahoma for criminal justice reform or the driving force behind the successful state question. Seven eighty seven eighty eighty-one campaigns now four legislative sessions and four state budgets. Later they are back with a proposed constitutional amendment state question eight. Oh five that if approved by the voters would leave lawmakers no choice but to end the use of sentence enhancements which pile additional time onto prison sentences if individuals previously served time for non violent offenses. The yes on eight. Five campaign began collecting insurance December. Twenty sixth and it was only ten days from the end of the Ninety Day collection period when the Covid nineteen pandemic shutdown initiative process. Now that governor has been listening his safer at home orders speaker steel in the Yes on five campaign Asa Oklahoma Supreme Court to require the Secretary of State's office to accept the signatures. They have already collected. They are rightfully concerned that Statehouse House leadership post a question. Eight five could use the pandemic to run out the clock and make it impossible time wise for the initiative to appear on the November general election ballot as part of our observer cast budget series on the State's criminal justice system and the court. That concludes with this episode. We invited speaker steal back to give us an update on efforts to make Oklahoma smart on crime..

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"Districts and teachers and the students they serve. It's a pleasure to have here today. I know there's a lot going on in the world so we're really grateful for your time this evening. Thank you glad to be here. So these are these are strange and unique times to say the least but what is really jumped out at you. A schools have closed across the state because the pandemic has given you a new appreciation her a better understanding maybe of some of the challenges across the state and maybe identify some holes that We need to be looking at long-term to get Oklahoma public education to the level that it needs to be. Yeah I think that's a really good point. And certainly what stands out is just the flexibility that we've witnessed of district leaders and then those school principals and teachers all working very quickly to put together a very different delivery alternative delivery method of with very little notice to reconnect and reengage with students. And and it's just been really incredible to see what I have noticed as well though is something that this is an opportunity to shine a brighter. Light on the inequity that exists within the state for a very long time. It has but we now have an opportunity to make that connectivity between teacher and school Sorry within the school and the household and families and students with regard to digital activity. Internet broadband devices That's a glaring hole and I believe we can use this time to actually invest strategically with some of the stimulus dollars.

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"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

The Oklahoma Observercast

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"oklahoma" Discussed on The Oklahoma Observercast

"To people because without that. I really don't know what Oklahoma would do. It would feel like probably a black Friday where instead of fighting for TD. You're fighting for unemployment benefits so at least we have federal aid to help the state because Oklahoma has been struggling for so long. You don't have extra money. We don't have any to pay for things like this. There's no there's there has been no investment meaningful investment in infrastructure. Any sort of infrastructure. Now for you know decades probably so having been a state employee Just the disconnect between the needs the needs of the state in with they're actually willing to deliver is thumbing and there's plenty of it people. I know one that could definitely help out with some ideas or some planning and things. Because I've heard people say you know? Why is the system set up for me to call twenty times a day and then just hang up on me or say we're not accepting phone calls at this time that you have to keep calling until you can get into q? Why can't we have it set up? Where every calls at least accepted at told you are number one hundred and seventeenth in line and we will call you back. You know whenever it's your time you know there's other systems that are able to do that so I understand. It's it's really hard to just make a switch and infrastructure. You can't do that overnight. But we should at least be working towards that and it should definitely be the plan going forward that we should have a program implemented to at least accept every phone. Call and tell them you know. Hey it's it's Tuesday at one fifteen. At this point we estimate calling you back Thursday at three pm even though that seems like a ridiculous amount of time. I would much rather hear that. Then this this roulette game of just let's keep calling. Let's keep calling. We'll play will. I be hung up on. Will I wait for two hours and then be hung up on or will someone answer the phone? And that's a new you to like Dan I don't know how much experience or either of you have with filing unemployment but I'd say one out of every four weeks at least if not more I'd be Rocco along on the check in you know checking all the answers the answers. I get to the very end to submit in the next green. That would pop is like we are experiencing probably It's checked back in Wouldn't say if you're approved because sometimes it actually would have gone through and sometimes it did it in so you'd have to like you just have to wait to see if there was a deposit in your card Went through and so yeah I mean. The system is so weak. It's so weak in so it just I mean I don't I don't know how to fix it. I just know that it's really really. It's it's dated Hobo so yeah there's But when it directly impacts families like yours. You're trying to do the right thing. You're trying to take care of your family. When are we living all? Because the only time I've had direct experience with unemployment myself was in two thousand. Nine economy crashed at the time. I was doing Corporate events obviously nobody was paying tens of thousands of dollars for company picnics when the economy was crashing. So I was on unemployment at that time. So it's two thousand nine. That was that was more than ten years ago. The system has not changed since then. There has not been any updates to the website. There's been no updates to the system and back then you know I was single. It was just me so you know if if I had to worry about you know not being able to pay rent or something I could always you know. Go back to mom's house or something like that. You know if if I was just eating crappy diet so be it. I could get by on that. But now we're a family of four. I have a two and a half year old and a one year old. I can't just be like well. We don't have milk. Let's just give them soda. You know I can't. I can't switch those things out and it's not so easy if we ended up in a situation homeless to find a home for four people. So there's definitely a larger sense of dread and concern and anxiety that a lot of these things that I might have been able to whether better as a single individual adult ten years ago. I'm in a very different situation now. So I'm curious how you have cult with. What must be an incredible feeling of helplessness? I.

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