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Vaccinations Phase Three, Julius Jones Commutation, Anti-Protest Bills & More

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Oklahoma moving into Phase Three of the COVID-19 vaccine meaning most Oklahomans can know get inoculated against the disease, the Pardon And Parole Board votes to hear new evidence in the commutation hearing of death row inmate Julius Jones and Attorney General Mike Hunter joins other Republican Attorneys General in a lawsuit against President Biden's executive orders on climate change.

 

The trio also discusses bills to crack down on unlawful protests which took place in the state last year and lawmakers approving a bill requiring high school students to pass a U.S. Citizenship test to graduate.

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Michael Cross has been with KOSU since 2008, working as the state capitol bureau chief for seven years, as well as KOSU's student coordinator. While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed. As of October 2014, he's now the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.
Neva Hill is in her 16th year as a political commentator for KOSU.
Ryan Kiesel is a civil rights attorney and political consultant.