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Five at Five: FGL Share Remix + Trisha Yearwood Plots Tour

An end-of-day round up of the top five little bits of country music news you need to know.

Grand Ole Opry Returns to Bonnaroo 2019 with Steve Earle, Ricky Skaggs

Known for its all-star super jams, Bonnaroo 2019 delivered within its first three hours with the return of the Grand Ole Opry at That Tent.

The #SeeHerHearHer Movement Picks Up Steam in Nashville

A sponsored story about the Citi-sponsored all-female event on the eve of the CMT Music Awards, all in an effort to promote the #SeeHerHearHer movement.

Why Jordan Davis Swapped Sharks for Nashville

When he was faced with a fork in the road, and he had to make a decision, Jordan Davis chose happiness. “It sounds so cheesy,” Davis told me when we caught up this week, “but it was really just a happiness thing. It was one of those things where I felt like my heart wasn’t... Read more »

Thompson Square Premieres Heartfelt Tribute to Fathers in “Masterpiece”

Embedded from www.youtube.com. Thompson Square’s Keifer and Shawna Thompson consider themselves blessed to have lucked out with the parents who raised them. Keifer’s parents, Darrion and Carrol Thompson, supported him in every function he pursued growing up whether it was sports or music. Shawna’s parents Mickey and Mattie McIlwain have been there for her in... Read more »

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Why you can't run schools like a business

Good stories are worth repeating, and this story by Jamie Vollmer is one of those. Vollmer wrote "Schools Cannot Do it Alone," which tells the story of his evolution as a business leader who believed that if public education was run like a business all problems would be solved.

Tuning in for Sunday, June 16

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Rainy weather weighs heavily on grains, meats

A fearful, uncertain week on Wall Street drove up gold prices, leading off Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up.Gold blasts to new highsSmart money chased gold prices higher all week in “flight to quality” buying fueled by geopolitical fears, continuing ultralow interest rates, the trade dispute with China, and thoughts that Washington will allow bigger and bigger deficits.The escalation of tension in the Gulf region grasped the attention of both “gold bugs” and conservative investors looking for a safe haven alternative to the equity markets which were on the decline.

Business people for June 16

The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has announced the promotion of four of its principal scientists.

Short-term, limited-duration insurance plans could see boost

By Trevor BrownOklahoma WatchCheaper, stripped-down health plans could soon see a resurgence in Oklahoma, potentially reducing the number of uninsured while leaving policyholders with unexpected medical bills.A pair of recent moves by the Trump Administration and state lawmakers will allow consumers to buy short-term, limited-duration insurance plans for up to 36 months — an expansion six times longer than the current six-month limit.These policies have traditionally been used as temporary or gap coverage — for example, if someone is between jobs — and can be purchased for a fraction of Affordable Care Act-compliant plans on the federal exchange.But the plans come with a big caveat: They often lack key benefits, such as prescription, maternity and cancer coverage, that are mandated for plans on the exchange.Additionally, the short-term plans are exempt from having to accept individuals with pre-existing conditions, another hallmark of the federal health-care law.The move reflects a broader philosophical debate over the future of health care in the country and Oklahoma: Should consumers have more options to buy health insurance at different prices or should the government block plans that lack key benefits and consumer protections?“It harkens back to the old days when the market was more of a wild west,” said Sara Collins, vice president of health-care coverage and access for the Commonwealth Fund, a Washington, D.C.-based group that supports universal health care.

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