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KCCU QUARTERLY ISSUES AND PROGRAMS REPORT

APRIL-JUNE 2017

 

ABOUT KCCU

KCCU is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Cameron University in Lawton, OK.

NATIONAL PROGRAMMING
 

The KCCU Network (“KCCU”) airs some of the most prominent programs in public media, such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Performance Today.

KCCU carries seven hours of national news programming from NPR Monday through Friday and four hours on Saturdays and Sundays. KCCU also carries other news and information programs that air at various times throughout the week.

KCCU carries cultural and entertainment programs from NPR, American Public Media, and other entities throughout the week.

LOCAL PROGRAMMING

KCCU airs locally- and regionally-produced news programs, public service announcements, live classical music, and specialty programs daily.

Local news programming includes The Texoma Report, a newscast covering the KCCU network broadcast area, and feature stories covering topics from around the area. KCCU also airs regional news content developed by sources such as the StateImpact program, the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange, and the collaborative outlet AudioTexas.

Specialty programming includes cultural programs such as Classical Music Today, highlighting notable historical events from each day in the world of classical music, and Slice of Life, a weekly commentary; informational programs such as the public affairs program Community Focus; and special news coverage, such as for elections and important breaking news.

Enclosed is a list of topics covered in KCCU news and feature stories and in local public affairs programming during the first quarter of 2017.

Clinton J. Wieden

News Director, The KCCU Network

July 6, 2017

 

NOTE: Newscast times are at 45:35 past the hour during Morning Edition and 44:00 past the hour during All Things Considered.

STATEIMPACT OKLAHOMA SUMMARIES

 

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: April 5, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club regarding earthquakes in Oklahoma.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: April 6, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the potential impact that looming 15 percent budget cuts could have on Oklahoma state parks and the state Department of Tourism.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: April 11, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the passage of a bill that will bring an early end to the final tax incentive for wind energy production in Oklahoma.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: April 13, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the options available at the halfway mark of the legislative session to fill a $900 million budget hole in the state, including the possibility of raising some taxes on oil and gas production.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: April 20, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on “food deserts” (places with a lack of healthy food); the epidemics of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity in these areas; and efforts being made to decrease the number of food deserts.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: April 27, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the release of a report from a group examining alternative forms of wastewater disposal from fracking in the wake of Oklahoma’s earthquake boom.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: May 1, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a bill that would implement criminal penalties for trespassing on areas designated as critical infrastructure in the state, and the potential chilling effect those penalties might have on political protest.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: May 4, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on food deserts in urban areas, and the efforts to combat them through the use of projects such as community gardens.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: May 11, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a bill in the Oklahoma Legislature that would allow for the drilling of longer horizontal oil wells, and how the bill is dividing the oil and gas industry.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: May 24, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a late-night legislative session that lawmakers themselves described as “disjointed.”

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: May 25, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma discussion on the possibility of hikes in oil and gas production taxes to help fill the $900 million budget hole, and how the prospect is dividing both politicians and the oil and gas industry.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: June 1, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the beginning of the Oklahoma rye harvest, the reputation of rye, and how demand for the grain has grown recently.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: June 8, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a five percent budget cuts for state agencies and how the appearance of a budget raise for two environmental agencies is actually deceiving.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: June 15, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a curriculum used in Oklahoma schools, created by a state board funded by the oil and gas industry, that presents a rosy, industry-approved picture of oil and gas production in the state.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: June 22, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank and its efforts to preserve varieties of crops once grown by the tribe on their lands in the eastern United States.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: June 29, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on how infrastructure proposals like those that were a cornerstone of Donald Trump’s campaign are popular yet difficult to achieve, using Oklahoma infrastructure projects as examples.

 

OPMX SUMMARIES

 

Title: OPMX Bob Stoops Spot

Original Airdate: June 7, 2017

Description: Report from the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange on the sudden and unexpected retirement of University of Oklahoma head football coach Bob Stoops.

 

COMMUNITY FOCUS SUMMARIES

**Note: All Community Focus programs are 8:25 in length and air once.

 

AIRDATE              SUBJECT

4/7/17                   Red River Craft Beer Festival – Interview with Amy Ewing-Holmstrom of the Armed Services YMCA about the upcoming Red River Craft Beer Festival. Topics included admission policy and the number of beer producers who would be exhibiting at the festival.

 

4/14/17                Trykes and Treads – Interview with Linda Mask of Mountain Metro AMBUCS about the club’s upcoming philanthropy event, the Trykes and Treads Car Show. Discussion also included the club’s giveaway of its specialized tricycles during the event.

 

4/21/17                Trykes and Treads – Interview with Linda Mask of Mountain Metro AMBUCS about the club’s upcoming philanthropy event, the Trykes and Treads Car Show. Discussion also included the club’s giveaway of its specialized tricycles during the event.

 

4/28/17                Mudder’s Day Run – Interview with David Gabbelieri of Great Plains AMBUCS about the club’s upcoming event, the Mudder’s Day Run obstacle run.

 

5/5/17                   Arts for All 2017 – Interview with executive director Bobbi Matchette about the upcoming 2017 Arts for All Festival in Lawton, and the various groups Arts for All funds with the proceeds.

 

5/12/17                Center for Creative Living – Interview with Lorene Miller, director of the Center for Creative Living, about the center and its programming. Discussion also included the Center’s upcoming Senior Expo at Great Plains Technology Center.

 

5/19/17                Center for Creative Living – Interview with Lorene Miller, director of the Center for Creative Living, about the center and its programming. Discussion also included the Center’s upcoming Senior Expo at Great Plains Technology Center.

 

5/26/17                Leslie Powell Gallery – Interview with Matt Hughes, executive director of the Leslie Powell Gallery, about current happenings at the gallery. Topics included the current exhibition and the development of the gallery’s courtyard, which includes a design contest for a new outdoor gate.

 

6/2/17                   US Rep. Tom Cole – Interview with US Representative Tom Cole. Topics included legislation currently under discussion, including health care overhauls and a bill authored by Cole that would change some property rights for Native Americans.

 

6/9/17                   Leadership Lawton/Fort Sill – Interview with Christina Woodson, member of Leadership Lawton/Fort Sill Class XXVII, about this year’s class and its activities. Discussion included the upcoming talent showcase that the class will host at McMahon Memorial Auditorium that will serve as its fundraising project.

 

6/16/17                Lawton Chautauqua – Interview with Frantzie Couch of the Lawton Chautauqua Committee about this year’s Chautauqua Festival, the various presenters that will be in town, and the schedule of their various events.

 

6/23/17                Lawton Chautauqua – Interview with Frantzie Couch of the Lawton Chautauqua Committee about this year’s Chautauqua Festival, the various presenters that will be in town, and the schedule of their various events.

 

6/30/17                Lawton Freedom Festival – Interview with Lawton city councilman Keith Jackson about the upcoming Lawton Freedom Festival and the various events that will happen there, including live music and the city’s Fourth of July fireworks show.

 

 

SELECTED NATIONAL REPORTS ON LOCAL ISSUES

 

Area: Arts and Entertainment

Program: NPR Weekend Edition Sunday

Airdate: 4/2/2017

Runtime: 0:04:00

Title: For Samantha Crain, 'Making New Traditions' Is A Mode Of Survival

 

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement; Immigration and Refugees

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 4/3/2017

Runtime: 0:04:49

Title: Spotlight On Migrant Crimes Drums Up Support For Trump's Immigration Dragnet

 

Area: Agriculture and Environment; Business, Economics and Finance

Program: NPR All Things Considered Weekend

Airdate: 4/9/2017

Runtime: 0:05:46

Title: 'Brave New Workers' : A Texas Cowboy Finds Fortune in the Wind

 

Area: Medicine and Health; Military, War and Veterans

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 4/11/2017

Runtime: 0:03:54

Title: Civilians With Severe Burns Treated At Texas Military Hospital

 

Area: Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 4/11/2017

Runtime: 0:07:44

Title: 'None Of These Votes Are Easy': Learning The Ropes On City Council

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement; Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 4/12/2017

Runtime: 0:04:17

Title: Donations From Drivers Might Help End Rape Kit Backlog In Texas

 

Area: Arts and Entertainment; Business, Economics and Finance

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 4/12/2017

Runtime: 0:03:18

Title: With Trump's Border Plans, Security And Surveillance Companies Look For Bigger Profits

 

Area: Agriculture and Environment; Crime and Law Enforcement; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 4/17/2017

Runtime: 0:07:19

Title: In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money

 

Area: Agriculture and Environment

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/1/2017

Runtime: 0:02:54

Title: Multiple Deaths Reported As Tornadoes, Floods Roll Through South, Midwest

 

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 5/2/2017

Runtime: 0:01:44

Title: In Texas, Officials Probe Shooting Of Unarmed Black Teenager

 

Area: Agriculture and Environment; Immigration and Refugees

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/3/2017

Runtime: 0:05:09

Title: In Big Bend, Texas, There's Bipartisan Consensus: No Border Wall

 

Area: Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/4/2017

Runtime: 0:04:23

Title: In Austin, Texas, Republican Lawmakers Promote State Governing Power

 

 

Area: Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/5/2017

Runtime: 0:05:25

Title: The Bad Grade That Changed The U.S. Constitution

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

Airdate: 5/6/2017

Runtime: 0:03:27

Title: Sadness And Anger After Police Shoot And Kill Unarmed Black Teen In Texas

 

Area: Immigration and Refugees

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/8/2017

Runtime: 0:03:08

Title: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signs Controversial 'Sanctuary Cities' Law

 

Area: Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/9/2017

Runtime: 0:20:57

Title: Affordable Housing Program Costs More, Shelters Fewer

 

Area: Business, Economics and Finance; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/10/2017

Runtime: 0:08:14

Title: Section 8 Vouchers Help The Poor - But Only If Housing Is Available

 

Area: Immigration and Refugees

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 5/12/2017

Runtime: 0:03:54

Title: Tiny And Defiant, Texas Town Launches Headfirst Into 'Show Me Your Papers' Debate

 

Area: Medicine and Health

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/16/2017

Runtime: 0:02:28

Title: Texas Wants Medicaid Funds, Right To Keep Planned Parenthood From Getting Any

 

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/18/17

Runtime: 0:03:54

Title: Tulsa Police Officer Acquitted In Fatal Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man

 

 

Area: Politics and Government; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/22/2017

Runtime: 0:03:09

Title: Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill' With Proposal For Public Schools

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement; Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/23/2017

Runtime: 0:05:04

Title: State Lawmakers Confront Series Of Sexual Harassment Scandals

 

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement; Immigration and Refugees; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 5/25/2017

Runtime: 0:05:35

Title: New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime Reporting

 

Area: Crime and Law Enforcement, Immigration and Refugees

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 5/30/2017

Runtime: 0:10:21

Title: News Brief: Texas Legislative Term Ends, Trial Begins In Minn. Police Shooting

 

Area: Immigration and Refugees; Race, Identity and Culture; Crime and Law Enforcement

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 5/30/2017

Runtime: 0:03:31

Title: Texas Legislative Session Ends In A Scuffle

 

Area: Education; Politics and Government; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 5/31/2017

Runtime: 0:03:54

Title: English Learners Were Hurt The Most When Texas Limited Special Education

 

Area: Politics and Government

Program: NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

Airdate: 6/3/2017

Runtime: 0:02:57

Title: Texas Freedom Caucus' Tactics Anger Many State Lawmakers

 

Area: Agriculture and Environment; Politics and Government

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 6/5/2017

Runtime: 0:02:47

Title: Texans React To Trump's Decision To Pull Out Of Paris Climate Accord

 

 

Area: Politics and Government; Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 6/5/2017

Runtime: 0:07:02

Title: Texas Town Finds Unique Way To Deal With Confederate Statue Controversies

Area: Agriculture and Environment; Medicine and Health

Program: NPR Morning Edition

Airdate: 6/5/2017

Runtime: 0:06:40

Title: Your Health: In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

 

Area: Race, Identity and Culture

Program: NPR All Things Considered Weekend

Airdate: 6/11/2017

Runtime: 0:03:46

Title: Texas Governor Calls For Special Legislation To Vote On 'Bathroom Bill'

 

Area: Arts and Entertainment

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 6/14/2017

Runtime: 0:05:14

Title: The Dallas Street Choir Makes Historic Carnegie Hall Debut

Area: Agriculture and Environment

Program: NPR Weekend Edition Sunday

Airdate: 6/18/2017

Runtime: 0:04:33

Title: Amid Growing Threats, Donkey Rescuers Protect The Misunderstood Beasts Of Burden

 

Area: Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 6/19/2017

Runtime: 0:03:54

Title: In Oklahoma, GOP Lawmakers Support Tax Increases To Solve Budget Crisis

Area: Arts and Entertainment; Crime and Law Enforcement

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 6/23/2017

Runtime: 0:03:28

Title: Shakespeare Companies Suffer Backlash After 'Julius Caesar' Controversy

 

Area: Aging and Retirement; Politics and Government

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 6/26/2017

Runtime: 0:03:55

Title: In Texas, Opponents Rally Against Senate Republican Health Care Bill

 

Area: Immigration and Refugees

Program: NPR All Things Considered

Airdate: 6/26/2017

Runtime: 0:03:27

Title: San Antonio Kickstarts Legal Fight Over Sanctuary Cities

 

LOCAL PROGRAM RUNTIME

                                PROGRAM                                          TIME                                      TOTAL AIRTIME

1. StateImpact Oklahoma, 4/5/17                                      1:00                                        5:00
2. StateImpact Oklahoma, 4/6/17                                       5:00                                      25:00
3. StateImpact Oklahoma, 4/11/17                                     1:00                                        5:00
4. StateImpact Oklahoma, 4/13/17                                    5:00                                      25:00
5. StateImpact Oklahoma, 4/20/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
6. StateImpact Oklahoma, 4/27/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
7. StateImpact Oklahoma, 5/1/17                                      1:00                                        5:00
8. StateImpact Oklahoma, 5/4/17                                      5:00                                      25:00
9. StateImpact Oklahoma, 5/11/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
10. StateImpact Oklahoma, 5/24/17                  1:00                                        5:00
11. StateImpact Oklahoma, 5/25/17                   5:00                                      25:00
12. StateImpact Oklahoma, 6/1/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
13. StateImpact Oklahoma, 6/8/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
14. StateImpact Oklahoma, 6/15/17                  5:00                                      25:00
15. StateImpact Oklahoma, 6/22/17                   5:00                                      25:00
16. StateImpact Oklahoma, 6/29/17                  5:00                                      25:00
17. OPMX, 6/7/17                                                                 1:00                                        5:00
18. Community Focus, 4/7/17                                             8:25                                        8:25
19. Community Focus, 4/14/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
20. Community Focus, 4/21/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
21. Community Focus, 4/28/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
22. Community Focus, 5/5/17                                             8:25                                        8:25
23. Community Focus, 5/12/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
24. Community Focus, 5/19/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
25. Community Focus, 5/26/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
26. Community Focus, 6/2/17                                             8:25                                        8:25
27. Community Focus, 6/9/17                                             8:25                                        8:25
28. Community Focus, 6/16/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
29. Community Focus, 6/23/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
30. Community Focus, 6/30/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
 

                                       TOTAL LOCAL PROGRAM TIME                   434:25 (7 hrs., 14 min., 25 sec.)

 

 

SELECTED NATIONAL PROGRAM RUNTIME

PROGRAM                                                                                             TIME
1. NPR News Story, 4/2/17                                                                 4:00
2. NPR News Story, 4/3/17                                                                 4:49
3. NPR News Story, 4/9/17                                                                 5:56
4. NPR News Story, 4/11/17                                                              3:54
5. NPR News Story, 4/11/17                                                              7:44
6. NPR News Story, 4/12/17                                                              4:17
7. NPR News Story, 4/12/17                                                              3:18
8. NPR News Story, 4/17/17                                                              7:19
9. NPR News Story, 5/1/17                                                                 2:54
10. NPR News Story, 5/2/17                                                              1:44
11. NPR News Story, 5/3/17                                                              5:09
12. NPR News Story, 5/4/17                                                              4:23
13. NPR News Story, 5/5/17                                                              5:25
14. NPR News Story, 5/6/17                                                              3:27
15. NPR News Story, 5/8/17                                                              3:08
16. NPR News Story, 5/9/17                                                           20:57
17. NPR News Story, 5/10/17                                                            8:14
18. NPR News Story, 5/12/17                                                            3:54
19. NPR News Story, 5/16/17                                                            2:28
20. NPR News Story, 5/18/17                                                            3:54
21. NPR News Story, 5/22/17                                                            3:09
22. NPR News Story, 5/23/17                                                            5:04
23. NPR News Story, 5/25/17                                                            5:35
24. NPR News Story, 5/30/17                                                         10:21
25. NPR News Story, 5/30/17                                                            3:31
26. NPR News Story, 5/31/17                                                            3:54
27. NPR News Story, 6/3/17                                                              2:57
28. NPR News Story, 6/5/17                                                              2:47
29. NPR News Story, 6/5/17                                                              7:02
30. NPR News Story, 6/5/17                                                              6:40
31. NPR News Story, 6/11/17                                                            3:46
32. NPR News Story, 6/14/17                                                            5:14
33. NPR News Story, 6/18/17                                                            4:33
34. NPR News Story, 6/19/17                                                            3:54
35. NPR News Story, 6/23/17                                                            3:28
36. NPR News Story, 6/26/17                                                            3:55
37. NPR News Story, 6/26/17                                                            3:27
 

                                                       TOTAL NATIONAL TIME                 186:01 (3 hours, 6 min., 1 sec.)

TOTAL LOCAL TIME                          434:25

TOTAL NATIONAL TIME                 186:01

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TOTAL PROGRAM & ISSUE TIME                               620:26 (10 hours, 20 minutes, 26 seconds)

 

 

 QUARTERLY ISSUES AND PROGRAMS REPORT

 

JANUARY – MARCH 2017

ABOUT KCCU

KCCU is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Cameron University in Lawton, OK.

NATIONAL PROGRAMMING
 

The KCCU Network (“KCCU”) airs some of the most prominent programs in public media, such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Performance Today.

KCCU carries seven hours of national news programming from NPR Monday through Friday and four hours on Saturdays and Sundays. KCCU also carries other news and information programs that air at various times throughout the week.

KCCU carries cultural and entertainment programs from NPR, American Public Media, and other entities throughout the week.

LOCAL PROGRAMMING

KCCU airs locally- and regionally-produced news programs, public service announcements, live classical music, and specialty programs daily.

Local news programming includes The Texoma Report, a newscast covering the KCCU network broadcast area, and feature stories covering topics from around the area. KCCU also airs regional news content developed by sources such as the StateImpact program, the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange, and the collaborative outlet AudioTexas.

Specialty programming includes cultural programs such as Classical Music Today, highlighting notable historical events from each day in the world of classical music, and Slice of Life, a weekly commentary; informational programs such as the public affairs program Community Focus; and special news coverage, such as for elections and important breaking news.

Enclosed is a list of topics covered in KCCU news and feature stories and in local public affairs programming during the first quarter of 2017.

Clinton J. Wieden

News Director, The KCCU Network

April 6, 2017

 

NOTE: Newscast times are at 45:35 past the hour during Morning Edition and 44:00 past the hour during All Things Considered.

LOCAL NEWS FEATURE SUMMARIES

Title: Live State of the State Coverage

Original Airdate: February 6, 2017

Segment Length/Total Airtime: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Description:  Live coverage of the 2017 Oklahoma State of the State Address. Content produced live by partner station KGOU and television station OETA.

STATEIMPACT OKLAHOMA SUMMARIES

 

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: January 3, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a water rights advocate in southeast Oklahoma fighting to prevent the taking of water from that part of the state.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: January 4, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the issues the StateImpact team will be exploring and reporting on in 2017.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: January 5, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a growing sentiment among state lawmakers to raise fuel taxes to help fill a nearly-$900 million budget shortfall.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: January 12, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the return of drought to Oklahoma, and how normally water-rich southeastern Oklahoma is bearing the brunt of the dry weather.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: January 19, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the confirmation hearings of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to be the next head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and how the hearings are highlighting clear political divides between conservation groups and industry.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: January 26, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank and its efforts to preserve varieties of crops once grown by the tribe on their lands in the eastern United States.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 1, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the boycott staged by Senate Democrats on the confirmation vote to name Scott Pruitt the head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 2, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the confirmation of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, the procedures used to bring about the confirmation, and the wildly different opinions of Pruitt’s fitness to serve in the role.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 8, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on an open records lawsuit filed against outgoing Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 9, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on an embezzlement case involving an Oklahoma board that promotes the beef industry, and how it relates to oversight of a national program that charges fees to farmers and ranchers.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 16, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma interview with State Representative Leslie Osborn, the chair of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 21, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s first address to his employees as the new head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 22, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on newly-revealed e-mails that confirm EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel industry groups and political groups to fight federal regulation when Pruitt served as Oklahoma Attorney General.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: February 23, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on new Oklahoma regulations that allow water to be stored underground, in aquifers, to help the state better withstand drought in the future.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: March 1, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a new US Geological Survey forecast that predicts Oklahoma will experience fewer earthquakes in 2017.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: March 2, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a bill advancing in the Oklahoma Legislature that would outlaw trespassing on “critical infrastructure,” but that opponents say is actually an attempt to block some forms of political protest.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: March 9, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on a potential extra annual fee on owners of hybrid and all-electric vehicles in Oklahoma, and the reaction of those car owners to the proposal.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: March 20, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the efforts to fight a massive wildfire in northwest Oklahoma and how state budget cuts mean that much of the firefighting requires the effort of out-of-state crews.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: March 23, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on how a south central Oklahoma town is taking on the mining operations that could threaten the town’s only source of drinking water.

Title: Newscast/StateImpact Report

Original Airdate: March 30, 2017

Description: News report featuring local headlines and a StateImpact Oklahoma report on the potential repeal of a tax credit for wind energy more than three years early, and the effects that might have on other businesses that are considering investing in the state.

 

OPMX SUMMARIES

 

Title: OPMX State of the State Spot

Original Airdate: February 6, 2017

Description: Report from the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange on the Oklahoma State of the State address, highlighting key points from the speech.

Title: OPMX State of the State Recap

Original Airdate: February 7, 2017

Description: Report from the Oklahoma Public Media Exchange on the Oklahoma State of the State address, examining the proposals outlined in the speech, their potential impact, and the chances of success for the proposals to pass in the state Legislature.

 

COMMUNITY FOCUS SUMMARIES

**Note: All Community Focus programs are 8:25 in length and air once.

 

AIRDATE              SUBJECT

1/6/17                   Multi-Topics – Interviews with Carlana Fitch about the Wichita Falls Arts Alive! Home and Garden Festival, Tim Hushbeck of Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and author Shari Brown.

 

1/13/17                AAA Oklahoma – Interview with Chuck Mai of AAA Oklahoma. Topics discussed included the organization’s history and driver safety tips for various seasons.

 

1/20/17                Extra Pack of Peanuts, Part One – Part one of an interview with Travis Sherry of the Extra Pack of Peanuts travel podcast. Topics discussed include Sherry’s latest “travel hacks.”

 

1/27/17                Extra Pack of Peanuts, Part Two – Part two of an interview with Travis Sherry of the Extra Pack of Peanuts travel podcast. Topics discussed include how to make travel easier and more affordable.

 

2/10/17                Chickasaw Historical Society Conference – Interview with Lisa Impson, chair of the Chickasaw Historical Society, about the society’s upcoming conference related to tribal history and culture.

 

2/17/17                Lawton Farmers’ Market – Interview with Dr. Ed Legako, president of the Lawton Farmers’ Market Initiative, about the first-ever winter Farmers’ Market and other new developments for the Lawton market.

 

2/24/17                WOSC Suicide Prevention Walk – Interview with WOSC-Lawton nursing student Jordan Blackwell about the upcoming suicide prevention and awareness walk being sponsored by her nursing class.

 

3/3/17                   Southwest Pride Barbershop – Interview with Neil West and Tyler Bishop of the Southwest Pride Barbershop Chorus about the group’s upcoming performance for its 53rd annual show.

 

3/10/17                Wichita Falls St. Patrick’s Day – Interview with Jeanette Charos of Downtown Wichita Falls Development about the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival in downtown Wichita Falls and DWFD’s mission to support business in the city.

 

3/24/17                Lawton Farmers’ Market – Interview with Dr. Ed Legako, president of the Lawton Farmers’ Market Initiative, about the first-ever winter Farmers’ Market and other new developments for the Lawton market.

 

 

 

LOCAL PROGRAM RUNTIME

                                PROGRAM                                          TIME                                      TOTAL AIRTIME

1. Live State of the State Coverage, 2/6/17                      90:00                                   90:00
2. StateImpact Oklahoma, 1/3/17                                      5:00                                      25:00
3. StateImpact Oklahoma, 1/4/17                                       5:00                                      25:00
4. StateImpact Oklahoma, 1/5/17                                       5:00                                      25:00
5. StateImpact Oklahoma, 1/12/17                                    5:00                                      25:00
6. StateImpact Oklahoma, 1/19/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
7. StateImpact Oklahoma, 1/26/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
8. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/1/17                                      1:00                                        5:00
9. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/2/17                                      5:00                                      25:00
10. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/8/17                                     1:00                                        5:00
11. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/9/17                                    5:00                                      25:00
12. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/16/17                                  5:00                                      25:00
13. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/21/17                                  1:00                                        5:00
14. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/22/17                                  1:00                                        5:00
15. StateImpact Oklahoma, 2/23/17                                  5:00                                      25:00
16. StateImpact Oklahoma, 3/1/17                                     1:00                                        5:00
17. StateImpact Oklahoma, 3/2/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
18. StateImpact Oklahoma, 3/9/17                                     5:00                                      25:00
19. StateImpact Oklahoma, 3/20/17                                  5:00                                      25:00
20. StateImpact Oklahoma, 3/23/17                                  5:00                                      25:00
21. StateImpact Oklahoma, 3/30/17                                  5:00                                      25:00
22. OPMX 2/6/17                                                                                  1:00                                        5:00
23. OPMX 2/7/17                                                                                 5:00                                      25:00
24. Community Focus, 1/6/17                                             8:25                                        8:25
25. Community Focus, 1/13/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
26. Community Focus, 1/20/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
27. Community Focus, 1/27/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
28. Community Focus, 2/10/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
29. Community Focus, 2/17/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
30. Community Focus, 2/24/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
31. Community Focus, 3/3/17                                             8:25                                        8:25
32. Community Focus, 3/10/17                                           8:25                                        8:25
33. Community Focus, 3/24/17                                           8:25                                        8:25

 

                              TOTAL LOCAL PROGRAM TIME                   604:10 (10 hrs., 4 min., 10 sec.)