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Native American actor Wes Studi has appeared in more than 80 film and television productions — including "The Last of the Mohicans," "Dances with Wolves" and "Avatar" — portraying Indigenous characters with nuance and authenticity.

Now, he's set to become the first Native American to win an Oscar.

The Arkansas River has reached historic flood levels after weeks of relentless rain and tornadoes. The decades-old levee system is overwhelmed, and millions have been told to evacuate as waters have engulfed urban and rural areas alike. Reporter Frank Morris (@FrankNewsman) joins Here & Now’s Robin Young to discuss the latest from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Another round of severe weather slammed the Midwest and Great Plains over the weekend, bringing more tornadoes and flooding from Ohio to Oklahoma. Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with KOSU’s Rachel Hubbard (@kosurachel).

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Here & Now's Robin Young talks with U.S. Rep.-elect Kendra Horn (@HornForCongress), a Democrat who won the race to represent Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District. It was a surprise outcome — Horn is the first Democrat since the 1970s to hold the seat.

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The classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" pulls out all the stops: romantic ballads, all-cast dance sequences, a villain and two classic romances.

But in an adaptation of the show being performed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, there's a twist: one of the romances is between two women protagonists named Curly McLain and Laurey Williams, and the other between two men named Will Parker and Ado Andy.

Oklahoma is facing a budget gap of $215 million, and social services and schools are already feeling the impact. State lawmakers are six weeks into a special session on what to do about it.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with KGOU’s Jacob McCleland (@jacobmccleland).

Jason Smith, a cafeteria manager in Grayson, Ken., didn't have any formal culinary training, but he had a dream: to be a Food Network star. After 10 weeks of cooking, food demonstrations and exuding plenty of Southern charm, Smith's dream came true.