Reporting on Capitol Hill
More than 150 volunteers helped crochet a mural of Kamala Harris, the first female Vice President. The organizers talk about why they use their art to highlight women who empower. This story aired on the Oklahoma News Report on OETA.
Biden Meets with 10 Republican Senators
President Joe Biden met with a group of Republican Senators Monday to discuss COVID-19 relief options. “The president is to be credited for his response to a counterproposal by nine Republicans and myself,” said Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind. This piece aired on ABC57 News.
An Unusual Inauguration
In stark contrast to the hundreds of thousands who would normally travel to Washington for the inauguration ceremony, small groups watched the swearing in on their cell phones.More than 25,000 National Guard members and extra police were in town monitoring almost every corner, and crowd gatherings were discouraged due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the riot that took place in Washington on Jan. 6. This story aired on ABC57 News.
Native American Veterans Memorial
Oklahoman Harvey Pratt is seeing his art on the National Mall for the first time. Pratt is a member of the Cheyanne and Arapaho tribes. He also served in Vietnam as a member of the military. This piece aired on the Oklahoma News Report on OETA.