Watch This: Study ranks Oklahoma near the bottom for family financial security

Despite an improving national economy and a low statewide average unemployment rate, nearly half (49.1 percent) of Oklahoma households are in a persistent state of financial insecurity, according to a recent report by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED).  We… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Should Oklahoma increase the minimum wage?

President Obama has proposed increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 over the next three years, and 21 states already have higher minimum wages than the federal minimum of $7.25. In this segments of the Oklahoma News Report, OETA examines… Read more [More...]

Watch This: The House We Live In

In 2010 in Oklahoma, just under half of the state’s residents of color owned their own homes, compared to three-quarters of the state’s white residents.  Home ownership is a key element of economic mobility and has has been key to… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Debunking Myths About Who Pays Taxes

During the last presidential election, much was made of the fact that nearly half of Americans paid no federal income tax in 2010.  But is it true? A new 4 minute illustrated video from The Urban Institute explains who doesn’t… Read more [More...]

Watch This: The economic case for preschool

In this TED Talk, economic development expert Tim Bartik talks about why high quality early childhood education raises incomes, even for those who didn’t attend preschool. Watch This Too: The Racial Wealth Gap in America The New Jim Crow The… Read more [More...]

Watch This: The Racial Wealth Gap in America

The racial wealth gap has been a hot topic lately on our blog.  The United States remains one of the wealthiest countries in the world, yet escaping poverty and achieving prosperity remains out of reach for millions of Americans.  Too… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Michelle Alexander on ‘The New Jim Crow’

New York Times bestselling author and civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander spoke this year as the John W. Hager Distinguished Lecture in Law guest speaker at The University of Tulsa College of Law on March 6.   In this hour long… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Wealth Inequality in America

A study by researchers at Harvard Business School and Duke University found that Americans think the wealth distribution in America should be less unequal, even as they dramatically underestimated the current level of wealth inequality. According to the researchers: All… Read more [More...]

Watch This: The Line

The Line documents the stories of people across the country, from the suburbs of Chicago to the economically devastated Gulf Coast, living at or below the poverty line.  Emmy Award-winning producer Linda Midgett chronicles poverty in America straight from the… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Dental health and school performance

Students with poor dental health are nearly three times more likely to miss school than their healthy peers. Oklahoma kids have poor oral health overall.  According to the Governor’s Task Force on Children and Oral Health:   The statewide prevalence for… Read more [More...]