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The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) is a statewide network that provides a diverse fare of public television programs to viewers across Oklahoma and in surrounding states.

OETA began with one transmitting station, little money, limited broadcast hours and a small, almost immeasurable audience. Today, with OETA’s statewide network of four transmitting stations and 15 translator stations, more than 1,800,000 viewers tune into OETA on a weekly basis.

The militarization of Oklahoma law enforcement agencies has spread to universities, state agencies and a school district.

More than 1,500 purchases have been made by those organizations since 1995.  The most purchased items include M-14 and M-16 assault rifles, shotguns and .45 caliber handguns.

Oklahoma Forum: Medicaid And Insure Oklahoma

Sep 8, 2014

Oklahoma Forum host Dick Pryor discusses recent changes in SoonerCare, Oklahoma’s Medicaid program, and Insure Oklahoma with Nico Gomez, Chief Executive Officer, Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

Four state universities offer new programs to make college education more affordable. OU, OSU, Langston University, and USAO have moved to a flat-rate tuition, where students pay one rate regardless of hours taken. OU has also launched a debt-free teacher initiative, in which the school will forgive up to $20,000 in student loan debt if a student agrees to teach in Oklahoma for at least 4 years.

Oklahoma Forum: Mental Health

Aug 25, 2014

Following the death of comedian and actor Robin Williams, Oklahoma Forum host Dick Pryor leads a discussion of mental illness, depression, and suicide with:

Candidates in Oklahoma's fifth congressional run-off races work to get their messages out and their voters to the polls. The contests pit former state senator Steve Russell against former Edmond mayor Patrice Douglas for the Republican nomination. State senator Al McAffrey and retired college professor Tom Guild square off for the Democratic nod.