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The new poet laureate of the United States is also the first Native American appointed to the post. We'll talk with Joy Harjo.

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About 300 people showed up at the State Capitol on Thursday to protest the proposed budget. Amidst the speeches and angry signs, a few men used an alternative way of asking for change.

Chad Reynolds, a poet, brought his type writer to the Capitol on Thursday – and wrote poems to protest the budget. Reynolds says poetry is his own personal form of protest. He has two children in Oklahoma public schools, and he worries that a lack of funding will affect their education. And he wants the legislature to do more.