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26 minutes | a month ago
Oklahomans we've lost
Kassie and Ben discuss the Oklahomans behind Covid-19 death statistics, including one man who blazed a trail for Hispanic media. We also discuss the continued rollout of the vaccine and how state health officials can't account for more than $20 million in protective equipment spending, which you can read about here.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Recent OKC police shootings lead to officer charges
Oklahoma City police lead the state in fatal shootings and have one of the nation’s highest rates. But while police say the use of deadly force is often necessary, more charges have been filed against Oklahoma City police officers in the last 18 months than in perhaps any other time in recent history. Recently, five Oklahoma City police officers were charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Stavian Rodriguez, a 15-year-old robbery suspect who was killed by police after he had placed his gun on the ground outside a convenience store. Dylan Goforth, The Frontier’s editor and chief, and Ben Felder discuss the recent charges and whether it represents a turning point.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Julius Jones goes before the Pardon and Parole Board
Julius Jones has spent the last 22 years on death row but his case has drawn increasing attention from advocates who say he was wrongly convicted. On this episode of Listen Frontier, Ben Felder and Dylan Goforth discuss the Jones case and his appeal for commutation, which will go before the state Pardon and Parole Board on March 8. Recent coverage of Jones' case:Julius Jones' co-defendant admitted in prison to Paul Howell slaying, inmate saysDA asks Pardon and Parole Board member to recuse from Julius Jones' case over 2019 retweet of Kim Kardashian
22 minutes | 3 months ago
Winter storm delays vaccines and stretches Oklahoma's energy grid
A snow storm last week stretched utility companies, delayed action at the state capitol and impacted Oklahoma’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. On today’s episode of Listen Frontier we will discuss all those issues, plus an effort by some lawmakers to change the state’s initiative petition process.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
A new legislative session begins
Kassie, Kayla and Ben discuss the start of a new legislative session, Gov. Kevin Stitt's State of the State address and the latest with the governor's push for managed care.
23 minutes | 4 months ago
How is the vaccine rollout going in Oklahoma?
Ben and Kassie discuss the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine in Oklahoma and new details on coronavirus death data.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
How a first-year teacher navigated a semester unlike any other
In this episode of the Listen Frontier podcast, we journey with John Creter through his first semester as a teacher, which operated under a distant learning model for all but one week.
33 minutes | 5 months ago
COVID vaccine arrives in Oklahoma
The Frontier's Kassie McClung discusses the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine this week and how state officials plan to distribute it in the months to come. We also hear from The Frontier's Clifton Adcock about the upcoming redistricting process that will see state House and Senate districts reconfigured around new population figures. Read more about the vaccine in Oklahoma
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Oklahoma votes - What did we learn?
Kassie, Brianna, Dylan and Ben discuss Tuesday's elections and the results from Oklahoma, including Stephanie Bice's win in the 5th Congressional District, the defeat of two state questions and how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted voters.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
Student mobility a challenge for OKC, Tulsa schools
Dr. Marsha Herron is the chief of equity and student supports for the Oklahoma City Public School district. She discussed student mobility, a challenge for the district that has only gotten worse during the COVIDF-19 pandemic.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
CD5 Race: Interview with State Sen. Stephanie Bice
State Sen. Stephanie Bice spoke with Ben Felder in The Frontier's Oklahoma City office about her campaign for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district.
33 minutes | 7 months ago
CD5 Race: Interview with U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn
U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn spoke with Ben Felder in The Frontier's Oklahoma City office about her reelection campaign for Oklahoma's 5th congressional district.
18 minutes | 7 months ago
A look at nursing home violations during the pandemic
Ben Felder speaks with Kassie McClung about her recent story on Oklahoma nursing home violations during the COVID-19 pandemic and why some advocates say the state needs to do more. https://www.readfrontier.org/stories/state-cites-45-long-term-care-facilities-for-violations-during-pandemic/
15 minutes | 8 months ago
The virtual learning debate takes to the streets
The Frontier's Ben Felder talks with Megan Prather of NonDoc.com about recent protests in Norman over virtual learning, a debate that is taking place across the state.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
Video released that captures killing of Tulsa officer
Dylan talks with Ben about the recent release of videos that capture the moments before and during when a man shot two Tulsa police officers, killing one.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
The pandemic is spreading in Oklahoma prisons
On this week's episode of Listen Frontier, Kassie McClung and Brianna Bailey speak with Ben about their reporting on the spread of COVID-19 cases inside Oklahoma prisons, including at a women's minimum security facility where nearly all the inmates have tested positive.
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Listen Frontier - Mask Up, Oklahoma
Kassie and Ben discuss the science and politics of mask mandates, which appear to be working.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
Listen Frontier - Bynum reelected mayor in Tulsa
Ben, Kassie and Dylan discuss this week's mayoral election in Tulsa, the reelection of GT Bynum and what it says about Tulsa politics.
30 minutes | 9 months ago
Listen Frontier - OK County Commissioner Carrie Blumert
Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert shares her thoughts on a recent vote to rush through federal funds for the county jail, and The Frontier's Brianna Bailey talks about her recent reporting on the jail.
18 minutes | 9 months ago
Listen Frontier - Voters to weigh in on ending sentencing enhancement
Sarah Edwards with Yes on 805 discusses the state question's effort to end sentence enhancement for nonviolent offenders, which will be on the ballot on Nov. 3, 2020.
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