This week, the podcast team talks about the primary story in Oklahoma: an ongoing teacher walkout that has packed the Capitol with educators advocating for increased education funding.
NonDoc’s editor in chief speaks with Bryan Fried and Spencer Guinn of FKG Consulting in a teacher walkout podcast recorded Thursday afternoon, one day before the Oklahoma State Senate sent three bills to the governor.
The trio of Capitol insiders also talk about:
- State Question 779’s failure in 2016
- State Question 744’s failure in 2010
- The “Plan A+” vote on Nov. 8, 2017
- The Step Up Oklahoma vote on Feb. 12, 2018
- HB 1010XX’s historic passage of new revenue
- HB 3705‘s increased education budget for FY 2019
The podcast also focuses on political messaging, political positioning and the upcoming 2018 midterm election cycle. It features audio from an MSNBC interview with an educator named Ray Sanders. The interview was conducted by MSNBC reporter Mariana Atencio.
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(Editor’s note: How We Got Here is produced in partnership between NonDoc and FKG Consulting, a lobbying and public policy firm based in Oklahoma City. In each episode, all participants speak freely on the topic at hand. To view a list of FKG’s clients — including the Oklahoma Institute of Child Advocacy — go here.)