Headlines
8:05 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Headlines: More Rain, Bridge Cuts & Food Porn

Headlines for Thursday, May 28, 2015:

  • Oklahoma braces for another weekend of rain. (NewsOK)

  • Heavy rain fall is instigating a juggling act just west of Tulsa. (KWGS)

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Local News
4:00 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Budget Cuts Affecting OK Roads, Bridges

  Oklahomans in charge of fixing the state’s rural roads and bridges are raising concerns over a state budget cutting $72 million from funding.

Randy Robinson with the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma says the money is designed to replace dilapidated and dangerous bridges across the state.

"That have been around in the 20s and 30s and 40s that are just no longer capable of holding up the loads and holding up the traffic."

Robinson says Oklahoma remains an agricultural state which is dependent on getting products to market.

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1:04 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Aubrey McClendon: Fracking's Cowboy Rides Again

Forbes reports on former Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon and his new company after his ouster, and how he may already be in trouble.
America's wildest wildcatter, Aubrey McClendon, found new life - and new billions - after his spectacular plunge from the top of the oil game. Trouble has already come calling. In early 2013, during his last days as CEO of Chesapeake Energy , Aubrey McClendon was one busy guy.
Around the Nation
10:38 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Massive Storm System Wreaks Havoc In Texas, Oklahoma And Mexico

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 5:51 pm

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Headlines
8:08 am
Wed May 27, 2015

Headlines: Storm Damage, Budget Cuts & Education Reforms

Headlines for Wednesday, May 27, 2015:

  • As the death toll for storms in the month of May climb to eleven, President Barack Obama signs a disaster declaration to help those in need. (NewsOK)

  • A washed out road strands some Cleveland County residents. (News9)

  • Two Twin Lakes homes near the Logan County town of Crescent fell into the Cimarron River earlier this week because of the recent rain. (KFOR)

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Politics
5:04 am
Wed May 27, 2015

How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

An engineer from Cisco shows live wireless traffic to a FedEx employee during a recent security conference in San Francisco.
Marcio Jose Sanchez AP

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 3:45 pm

As candidates hit the campaign trail, NPR looks at four major issues the next president will face from Day 1 in office.

When President Obama took office back in 2009, "cybersecurity" was not a word that everyday people used. It wasn't debated. Then, mega-breaches against consumers, businesses and the federal government changed that.

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The Two-Way
7:55 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill That Repealed Death Penalty

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 5:00 pm

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts vetoed legislation passed last week that repealed the state's death penalty.

"Please sustain my veto. Please stand with the citizens of Nebraska and law enforcement for public safety," he said, flanked by law enforcement personnel, murder victims' family members and state lawmakers who support capital punishment.

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The Two-Way
7:55 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Federal Appeals Court Blocks Arkansas Ban On Abortion After 12 Weeks

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 4:43 pm

Updated at 11:45 a.m. ET

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has blocked an Arkansas law that bans abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The case was filed by two doctors on their own and their patients' behalf.

The court's ruling notes:

"By banning abortions after 12 weeks' gestation, the Act prohibits women from making the ultimate decision to terminate a pregnancy at a point before viability. Because the State made no attempt to refute the plaintiffs' assertions of fact, the district court's summary judgment order must be affirmed."

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Arts & Culture
6:11 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

Carrot pullers from Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas and Mexico. "We come from all states and we can't make a dollar in this field noways. [sic] Working from seven in the morning until twelve noon, we earn an average of thirty-five cents." California, February 1937
Dorothea Lange Library of Congress

Documentary photographer Dorothea Lange had a favorite saying: "A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera."

And perhaps no one did more to reveal the human toll of the Great Depression than Lange, who was born on this day in 1895. Her photographs gave us an unflinching — but also deeply humanizing — look at the struggles of displaced farmers, migrant laborers, sharecroppers and others at the bottom of the American farm economy as it reeled through the 1930s.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

New Mix: Brandon Flowers, Rayland Baxter & Nao

Brandon Flowers

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we explore the dynamic pop songs on Brandon Flowers' new solo album, a sharp country rock tune from Rayland Baxter, and a melting pot of sounds from London's Nao.

  Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

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