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Capitol Report for August 6: New high school plans bring hope, and looking at a crisis of confidence in both political parties

News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan
News9 reporter Alex Cameron (left) and CapitolBeakOK / City Sentinel editor Pat McGuigan

In this week’s segment of Capitol Report on News9, the CBS affiliate in Oklahoma City, Patrick B. McGuigan highlighted news that a Cristo Rey High School will open in Oklahoma City in fall of 2017. The model secondary schools operate in about three dozen cities across the nation, successfully preparing students from challenged circumstances for jobs and higher education.

In an interview with McGuigan, BancFirst’s Gene Rainbolt said, “Until Oklahoma gives every child the opportunity to be all that he or she can be, we have not succeeded as a society. I’m all about equality of opportunity. The opportunity gap in Oklahoma is enormous. I’m involved in these issues because I want to everything I can to close that gap.”

Turning to national news, in dialogue with reporter Alex Cameron, the CapitolBeatOK/City Sentinel editor said the Democratic convention was as disappointing to him as the earlier Republican gathering. McGuigan believes there is an unprecedented crisis of confidence in the wisdom and seriousness of both major political parties and the presidential nominees.

NOTE: Posting of this segment of Capitol Report was delayed due to technical difficulties. We apologize to our regular City Sentinel viewers.

Watch the August 6 Capitol Report here

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