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  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions w/Aaron Brilbeck

    18/03/2019 Duración: 17min

    Ryan Gentzler of Oklahoma Policy Institute is our guest. Mr. Gentzler asked to respond to DA Brian Hermanson's February 21st appearance. 

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions

    15/03/2019 Duración: 15min

    Guest: John Budd, COO State of Oklahoma

  • MitchellTalks Education

    06/11/2018 Duración: 12min

    State Questions 800 and 801 could have a big impact on Oklahoma's education system. OSSBA Executive Director Shawn Hime explains his organization's positions on these important measures that will be decided Tuesday, November 7th. Special appearances by Sen. Stepanie Bice, Rep. Jason Dunnington and Rep. Jon Echols. 

  • All of the Above

    17/10/2018 Duración: 05min

    A new MitchellTalks production focus on the energy innovators and innovations that are being ignored by traditional media. In Episode 1, property owners in the crossfire between government and private industry tell their story as renewable energy expands in Oklahoma.  

  • MitchellTalks: Ayanna Najuma

    11/09/2018 Duración: 16min

    Ayanna Najuma and Ron Harris will be discussing his book, The Black and the Blue: A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America’s Law Enforcement. Matthew Horace was an officer at the federal, state, and local level for 28 years working in every state in the country. Yet it was after seven years of service when Horace found himself face-down on the ground with a gun pointed at his head by a white fellow officer, that he fully understood the racism seething within America’s police departments. Using gut-wrenching reportage, on-the-ground research, and personal accounts garnered by interviews with police and government officials around the country, Horace presents an insider’s examination of police tactics, which he concludes is an “archaic system” built on “toxic brotherhood.” Horace dissects some of the nation’s most highly publicized police shootings and communities highlighted in the Black Lives Matter movement and beyond to explain how these systems and tactics have had detrimental outcomes to

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions

    03/09/2018 Duración: 32min

    MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions is now also available in a video version each week on YouTube and Facebook. This is the podcast version of Episode 13 with Aaron Brilbeck and Grant Hermes. This week we break down the results of the August 28th runoffs, including Kevin Stitt's dominating win over Mick Cornett and AG Mike Hunter's razor-thin margin over Gentner Drummond. Plus, we preview the Stitt versus Drew Edmondson faceoff, the battles in the Oklahoma House and just how many truth tests we might expect from Grant Hermes before the general election.

  • MitchellTalks: The 2018 Runoffs Preview

    28/08/2018 Duración: 44min

    It's Bill Shapard, CEO of Sooner Poll previewing today's Oklahoma Runoff election. We discuss virtually every statewide runoff race and analyze the untold story on the internal GOP legislative runoffs. Bill goes into the weeds on Stitt v. Cornett, Hunter v. Drummond, Osborn v. Costello and why Gary Jones keeps inserting himself into the battle to succeed him in the state auditor's office. Then tonight both of us join News9 for election returns and analysis. Plus, did the media do a good job covering down ballot races? You'll be surprised at Bill's answer. It's election coverage on Oklahoma's top-rated station with Oklahoma's top-rated election coverage. Sooner Poll and Mitchell talks with News9 tonight, and right now with this runoff preview.

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions

    20/08/2018 Duración: 19min

    This week a conversation with former OKC Mayor Mick Cornett, who faces Tulsan Kevin Stitt in the August 28th GOP gubernatorial runoff election. We discuss the sudden emergence of negative campaign ads, state budget problems and whether the recent education tax increase was justified. Plus, how can a chief executive lead the way in improving health outcomes and streamline government efficiency when the health and auditing officials are themselves generally regarded as inept? All these topics and more in Episode 11 of MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions.  

  • MitchellTalks: The VA Audit Controversy

    10/08/2018 Duración: 59min

    In this MitchellTalks episode SAI Gary Jones responds to the criticism he’s received over the recent audit of the state VA system. Much of the heat stems from the audit's findings: the VA director called it a ‘political hit job’ and the Daily Oklahoman slammed the report as little more than rumor mongering and lacking in substance. However, some Oklahoma House Democrats and the state employee association have positively reviewed the findings. My criticism is focused of the timing of the report, coming less than a month before the auditor’s deputy, Cyndi Bird, faces a runoff with Charles Prater in the GOP primary to see who will succeed the term-limited auditor. I agreed to let Mr. Jones respond, and I agreed with him to press my point. The entire interview is presented here for your scrutiny. None of our conversation is edited or altered apart from the insertion of a segment of last week’s YVC to which Mr. Jones took exception.

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions

    09/08/2018 Duración: 20min

    The curious timing of the controversial VA audit, more medical marijuana intrigue and Round 2 of Gov. Fallin v. the Oklahoma Education Association. Recorded August 3, 2018 at News9 studios.

  • MitchellTalks: Forgotten Voices Episode 5

    07/08/2018 Duración: 30min

    In Episode 5 of 'Forgotten Voices' meet Casey Gwinn, who in 2003 was credited by President Bush of pioneering the Family Justice Center movement and identifying the relationship between domestic violence, trauma-exposed children and strangulation of women. While all forms of DV must be taken seriously, strangulation is a clear indicator that the abuser will eventually take his victim's life. Mr. Gwinn was in OKC recently training Oklahoma advocates on addressing strangulation in domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse and child abuse cases. He also discusses how some well-meaning proponents of justice reform in Oklahoma are either disregarding or oblivious to the deadly consequences of this criminal behavior.

  • MitchellTalks: This Week's Your Vote Counts Podcast

    06/08/2018 Duración: 08min

    This week we discuss the latest developments in the medical marijuana saga: the state board of health does a complete 180-degree reversal on their rules, and now the issue is back in the lap of the legislature. It's Round 2 of Gov. Fallin versus the OEA as she schedules a November vote on State Question 801 and we discuss possible motives behind the peculiar timing of a report by the State Auditor & Inspector’s office regarding the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions

    21/07/2018 Duración: 33min

    The SQ788 implementation begins to resemble an episode of The Twilight Zone: fake death threats, alleged bribery, bureaucratic incompetence and a confused governor all in just one week! Plus, who are the adults in the room who can end this tragi-comedy of errors?

  • Forgotten Voices

    18/07/2018 Duración: 35min

    Kim Moyer updates the progress of Oklahoma State Question 794, Marsy's Law Victim Rights Amendment. Recorded July 14th at Kamp's 1910 Café.

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions

    03/07/2018 Duración: 33min

    State Question 788 passes, and what are the chances a special session will be called to fully implement the voters' will? Plus, how could Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb miss a runoff on the GOP side for governor, and why are there so many down-ballot statewide races headed for a runoff as well? We'll also name who we think is now one of the most powerful political operatives in Oklahoma, why the state may be turning a light shade of purple and why you should remember the name 'Angela Bonilla.'

  • MitchellTalks: SQ788 Medical Marijuana

    25/06/2018 Duración: 23min

    Saturday I hosted Dr. Larry Bookman, president-elect of OSMA, who is opposed to SQ788 but NOT medical marijuana if under a doctor's supervision. Now comes Dr. Sunil Aggarwal, MD Ph.D native Oklahoman and medical researcher at the University of Washington in favor of SQ788.   A contributor to the Ricki Lake movie 'Weed the People,' I spoke w/ Dr. Aggarwal in OKC recently where the movie was screened at the deadCenter film festival.

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions

    18/06/2018 Duración: 38min

    Recorded at News9 studios w/Capitol Chief Aaron Brilbeck & Grant Hermes. This week we discuss domestic violence, strangulation and why justice reformers/media are often wrong on the issue. Plus, the Republican AG primary election race heats up; Grant Hermes' truth test rolls out and there's an 'F' issued in his first segment; how local radio/print media doomed themselves by failing to adapt to the digital transformation and who will be the next local media winners/losers from the ATT/Time Warner decision.

  • Forgotten Voices

    16/06/2018 Duración: 21min

    In this episode of Forgotten Voices, you’ll meet Jan Langbein, the CEO of Genesis Women’s Shelter in Dallas Texas. For over two decades, Jan Langbein has led national efforts to end violence against women and children. Since being appointed by the President of the United States to serve as Senior Policy Advisor on Violence Against Women, she has become a national spokesperson on the scourge of violence that now affects 1 in 3 people. Jan is a recognized expert, and she testifies as an expert in court cases and trains law enforcement and prosecutors to enhance their efforts to end violence against women and children. Genesis also serves a national need: they’re the host of the annual Conference on Crimes Against Women which provides training to law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim's advocacy, therapy, probation/parole, campus safety and medicine for professionals and volunteers who work directly with victims of crime from all over the United States. In this episode, Jan also has advice on what pol

  • MitchellTalks: The News9 Sessions w/Grant Hermes & Aaron Brilbeck

    08/06/2018 Duración: 49min

    The News9 Sessions with Grant Hermes & Aaron Brilbeck. This week are Oklahoma candidates driving into the rapidly rushing waters of the medical marijuana/SQ788 debate? Plus we're now number one in another bad category.

  • KanDish!

    07/06/2018 Duración: 14min

    Continuing her deadCenter Film Festival series, Kandyce Mitchell talks to filmmakers Kyle Roberts and Adam Smith about "The Grave."

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