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Every week the Oklahoma Music Minute gives a rundown of where you can see live music. There is so much great music being played in the state and we encourage you to get out and see some of these musicians live! Here are this week's picks that we think you'll fall in love with!

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the governor's plan to use federal block grants to expand Medicaid, his State of the State Address focusing on government efficiency, health care and even gaming compacts as well as releasing his executive budget for the coming fiscal year starting on July 1st.

 

Supporters of changing the way Oklahoma draws political district lines refiled its petition Thursday.

People Not Politicians is working to get a ballot initiative to a vote of the people to take redistricting out of the hands of lawmakers and give it to a bipartisan, independent commission.

Executive Director Andy Moore says he expects there to be pushback from leadership in the House and Senate over the initiative.

Robby Korth / StateImpact Oklahoma

A group of fifth graders intently watch a color-shifting octopus dream at the top of its tank.

Today, inside an outbuilding at Tahlequah’s Cherokee Elementary School these children are tasked with critically thinking about what they’re seeing. It’s all part of RISE, the school’s gifted and talented program.

Supporters of a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid are still waiting on a date for the vote.

More than 300,000 signatures were submitted in October 2019 to put the issue of Medicaid Expansion before the voters, but Governor Kevin Stitt still hasn’t set a date.

Lyza Renee / Terry Farris

This is No Cover, a production of KOSU and Oklahoma State University and hosted by Matthew Viriyapah. No Cover is a podcast giving you an inside look at the musicians coming from and to Oklahoma at no cover charge.

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