Based in Oklahoma City, Ben Felder joined The Frontier in 2019 and covers education and politics. He previously covered education and government as an investigative reporter at The Oklahoman before becoming the newspaper’s news director.
Felder can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @benfelder_okc
Oklahoma County Commissioner Carrie Blumert shares her thoughts on a recent vote to rush through federal funds for the Oklahoma County Jail, and The Frontier’s Brianna Bailey talks about her recent reporting on the facility.
In a series of training tapes Terry Neese told her employees to lie when communicating with a client, make pretend phone calls, promise clients unconfirmed raises and to “manipulate people 24 hours a day.”
While most people who call OU Medicine seeking an appointment for a drive-through COVID-19 test have to wait a few days for the next opening, the hospital has reserved a few “VIP” slots for some to get a same-day test.
Epic Charter school has its critics, but amid the coronavirus pandemic, as teachers, students and parents worry about their districts’ ability to go virtual if the classroom environment isn’t safe, Epic is looking more and more like a palatable option to some.