StateImpact Oklahoma StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS and KCCU. Logan Layden, Quinton Chandler and Robby Korth travel the state to report on energy and the environment, education, health, and criminal justice — and the intersection of government and everyday Oklahomans.
StateImpact Oklahoma

StateImpact Oklahoma

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StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS and KCCU. Logan Layden, Quinton Chandler and Robby Korth travel the state to report on energy and the environment, education, health, and criminal justice — and the intersection of government and everyday Oklahomans.

Most Recent Episodes

Hofmeister Says She Would Have Implemented Oklahoma Schools Masking Mandate 'A Long Time Ago'

Oklahoma state schools' superintendent Joy Hofmeister believes mandating masks in classrooms is key to slowing COVID-19's spread.

Hofmeister Says She Would Have Implemented Oklahoma Schools Masking Mandate 'A Long Time Ago'

Masking Rules A Patchwork In Oklahoma Schools

Rules surrounding masks have become more and more common in Oklahoma schools as case numbers of the coronavirus explode statewide. But those rules for masking aren't consistent.

Early Release Dates For Oklahoma Prisoners Just Got Pushed Back

A policy that gave Oklahoma prisoners time off their sentences for good behavior and completing reentry programs has been canceled. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections fears the practice isn't legal, but without it the agency estimates its prison population will increase by more than 3% through at least the next two years.

Voters' Rejection Of State Question 814 Puts Medicaid Expansion Funding On Oklahoma Lawmakers

Back in June , Oklahoma voted to expand Medicaid. Now voters have given the state legislature an assignment: Find another way to pay for it.

Voters' Rejection Of State Question 814 Puts Medicaid Expansion Funding On Oklahoma Lawmakers

Oklahoma Teenagers Want Their Voices Heard To Make The World 'A Better Place'

Most Oklahoma high schoolers can't vote and that isn't lost on them. But, they all want to have a bigger influence on the 2020 election, which they feel will have an outsized influence on their future.

Oklahoma Teenagers Want Their Voices Heard To Make The World 'A Better Place'

Epic Virtual Charter Schools' Cloudy Future Leaves Families Searching For Clarity

Turmoil has swirled around Epic Virtual Charter Schools for years. But a state audit has intensified calls to take action against the school and its for-profit management company. And that's clouded the future for the more than 60,000 students who attend Oklahoma's largest school district.

Epic Virtual Charter Schools' Cloudy Future Leaves Families Searching For Clarity

A Syphilis Outbreak In South-Central Oklahoma Increasing Strain On Public Health System

Although the coronavirus is the greatest public health emergency our country and state have seen in a century, it isn't the only one happening right now. There's also an outbreak of syphilis in south-central Oklahoma.

A Syphilis Outbreak In South-Central Oklahoma Increasing Strain On Public Health System

Oklahoma's College Campuses Continue To Be Coronavirus Hotspots

A September surge of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma is largely a result of the coronavirus' spread on college campuses.

'We Are Still Human Beings': Oklahoma Prisoners, Officials Adjust As COVID-19 Spreads

In the last month there's been a series of massive COVID-19 outbreaks inside Oklahoma's state prisons. After the new cases, more than 3,000 prisoners had tested positive for COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. The outbreaks renewed calls for expanded COVID-19 testing and spurred changes to prison policy.

'We Are Still Human Beings': Oklahoma Prisoners, Officials Adjust As COVID-19 Spreads

Oklahoma Health Experts Say COVID-19 Also Attacks The Circulatory System

As we learn more about the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, researchers and doctors are finding the virus doesn't just attack the respiratory system. They say COVID-19 should also be thought of as a circulatory disease.

Oklahoma Health Experts Say COVID-19 Also Attacks The Circulatory System

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