Public Radio Tulsa – American RadioWorks: Education and Opportunity - Workplace U
We know that a good education can be the ticket a good job. But for many Americans, conventional school isn't working. Every school day some seven thousand students drop out of high school. Often, what they managed to learn in the schoolhouse has not prepared them well enough for the job site. This documentary reports on a growing movement to turn workplaces into classrooms and marginal students into productive workers.
Oklahoma City, OK – In his eighth and final State of the State address to the Oklahoma Legislature, Gov. Brad Henry outlined his plans for tackling the state's $1.3 billion revenue shortfall through a combination of surgically precise budget cuts and use of the state's emergency reserves fund.
"This budget crisis will test each of us, and it will demand our best," the Governor told a joint legislative session.
Omaha, NE – The January Business Conditions Index for the Mid-America region, a leading economic indicator from a survey of supply managers in a nine-state area, rose to a healthy level. The index expanded to 54.7 from December's 50.3 and November's 47.5. An index of 50.0 is considered growth neutral. Creighton University's Dr. Ernie Goss conducts the survey.