Five reasons poverty persists in Oklahoma

Poverty has been a part of Oklahoma’s landscape since before statehood.  Early settlers faced enormous odds – drought, food insecurity, and nonexistent infrastructure – and possessed few material resources.  During the Great Depression, the state lost nearly half a million… Read more [More...]

The Weekly Wonk – August 19, 2011

What’s up this week at Oklahoma Policy Institute? The Weekly Wonk is dedicated to this week’s events, publications, and blog posts. This week at OK Policy, we posted our tenth blog in an ongoing series of posts examining the Affordable… Read more [More...]

Watch This: Living Through the Oklahoma Dust Bowl

This summer’s excessive heat and drought evoke memories of the Dust Bowl of the 1930’s.  This 5-minute video, produced by public broadcasting station KVIE, features interviews with Oklahomans who lived through the Dust Bowl.  Experts review the causes and consequences… Read more [More...]