OLIVIER REY | FEBRUARY 7, 2017, Red Dirt Report NORMAN, Okla. – Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh, a professor of History at Northeastern Illinois University, was invited to talk about the future of the Iran-US relationship in Trump’s era on Feb. 2 at the University... More »
By Olivier Rey, Red Dirt Report NORMAN, Okla. – A questions and answers session with five state candidates was organized by the League of Women Voters Norman on Monday. In a relative calm atmosphere, the candidates responded to numerous questions. The runner... More »
By Olivier Rey, Red Dirt Report NORMAN, Okla. – While the first debate gathered over 500 people at the University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Memorial Library, this time, the atmosphere was less passionate with only students in attendance – the free food and d... More »
by Olivier Rey, Red Dirt Report Editor’s note: The League of Women Voters reviews all State Questions and provides a pro & con Voter’s Guide here. SQ777 is opposed by the Oklahoma League of Women Voters. A passionate discussion regarding SQ 777... More »
By Ryan Gentzler – Oklahoma Policy Institute The criminal justice system tends to move slowly. The time between a person’s arrest and sentencing usually stretches for months, depending on the charges, but where that time is spent depends mainly on w... More »
As the court-martial of Bradley Manning got underway at Ft. Meade near Washington on Monday June 3, supporters rallied and sat in the courtroom to witness the proceedings and register their silent protest by wearing black t-shirts with the simple word “t... More »
Don’t take a chance that you will be unable to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Stuff happens! You can vote early at the County Election Board office in the county where you are registered to vote from 8 AM to 6 PM on Friday and Monday before all elections. Fo... More »
(There are many other ways, as well. For a city or county election, numbers & dates would need to be revised.) If you would like this info as a handout, download it and freely distribute. See Bill Moyers address clean elections here. 1) Participation is vo... More »
Event aimed at educating voters on the issue that will be front and center during the 2013 legislative session On Wednesday October 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy will host “Oklahoma’s Future: Your Voice Matt... More »
Narrated by Bill Moyers, this video features candidates on the campaign trail, lively testimonials by citizens on how their states’ voluntary full public financing systems has changed politics, and assessments of how well Clean Elections works by campaign fi... More »
By Stephen A. Martin
The most truly sobering thing about the current nuclear crisis in Japan is not the amount of damage and death it has the potential to bring, but how common such disasters are.
News that Friday’s devastating earthquake and tsunami cente... More »
by Gene Perry
As we approached Bokoshe, Oklahoma, a large dump truck barrelled past us on the narrow road. In the pouring rain, it sent up a heavy spray that hit our van with an audible thump.
"That was a fly ash truck," someone said.
It was one of the 80 t... More »