US News
12:42 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Oklahoma's U.S. Senators Continue Crusade Against Planned Parenthood

U.S. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) speaking during Tuesday's Students for Life rally at the U.S. Capitol.
Provided U.S. Sen. James Lankford

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe introduced legislation Tuesday that would require the Washington, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Planned Parenthood.

A series of undercover sting videos show a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from fetuses aborted at Planned Parenthood clinics.

“We’re talking about women being manipulated into putting their health on the line for a government-funded organization to profit from harvesting their child’s body,” Inhofe said on the Senate floor.

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Station News
10:32 am
Wed July 29, 2015

UPDATE: Tulsa 107.5 FM Signal Outage

A burned portion of the cabling on the 107.5 FM tower in Ketchum.

UPDATE (July 27 at 4:18 p.m.): Our 107.5 FM tower has suffered a catastrophic electrical fire. The coax cables that run to (and up) the tower have been destroyed. This special size of coax cable is not readily available and will take 4 to 5 days to ship, followed by several days of installation and repair. We're looking at two weeks at the earliest before we're back on-air at 107.5 FM and early estimates are that this will cost KOSU upwards of $20,000 in total.

We have set up a special donation page for listeners wishing to specifically support this expense here.

Thank you again for your patience.

UPDATE (July 24 at 2:10 p.m.): Our engineers are ordering the parts necessary to repair the tower. We don't yet have an estimated time for the signal to be back live. When we do, we will update this post. Thank you for your patience.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties in the Tulsa, northeast Oklahoma, and surrounding listening area. If you tune in to 107.5 FM or 107.3 FM, then you will probably notice radio silence.

Our engineers are on the scene with specialized technicians, working to get the issue resolved and programming back on the air.

This is an evolving situation, so we will keep you posted on all that transpires. In the meantime, you can listen to our streaming service here on kosu.org or on iTunes Radio.

Thank you for being patient and for your support of KOSU.

Headlines
8:43 am
Wed July 29, 2015

Headlines: Injection Wells Shutdown, Christina Fallin's Trailer & Pawhuska Bison

Headlines for Wednesday, July 29, 2015:

  • After Monday’s earthquakes, two wastewater disposal wells have shut down. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma City is considering its options in regard to the American Indian Cultural Center. (Journal Record)

  • Broken Arrow quintuple murder suspects face arraignment next Monday. (Tulsa World)

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Music News
4:58 am
Wed July 29, 2015

A Mexican Restaurant Turned Iconic Venue? 'That's Nashville'

Vince Gill and Paul Franklin of The Time Jumpers perform at 3rd and Lindsley in 2014. The band has a standing Monday-night gig at the small Nashville club.
Rick Diamond Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 29, 2015 7:59 am

The Hollywood Bowl. Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Madison Square Garden. They're the iconic venues that round out top-10 lists of the country's best places to see live music. But this summer, Morning Edition is visiting America's side stages, places the locals know and where players love to play. We begin, appropriately, in Music City at 3rd and Lindsley, an intersection that's the home and namesake of an unassuming Nashville venue.

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

New Mix: Night Beds, Sports & All Dogs

Night Beds

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

Today, we have a cascading series of sounds from Night Beds, subdued dream pop from Tulsa band Sports, and catchy, fuzzy pop punk from All Dogs.

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

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StateImpact Oklahoma
5:06 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Oil Companies Shut Down Wells Near Earthquake Swarm

A disposal well in northwestern Oklahoma.
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

After a swarm of earthquakes recorded near the town of Crescent, which peaked with a 4.5-magnitude temblor on Monday, state regulators asked a pair of oil companies to limit activity at three nearby disposal wells.

Monday’s quake caused light damage. Multiple people reported feeling it in Arkansas, more than 400 miles away

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Local News
12:57 pm
Tue July 28, 2015

Oklahoma Methodist Church Reacts to Boy Scouts Decision

Credit facebook.com/BoyScoutsofAmerica

The United Methodist Church, which hosts more Boy Scouts than any other denomination in Oklahoma, have decided how to proceed after the group opened leadership up to gay men.

Spokesman Joseph Harris says the conference is allowing individual churches to make their own decision on affiliation with the Boy Scouts or hiring leaders.

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Station News
11:09 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Wits Has Been Cancelled

Wits will end its run in September. KOSU is currently evaluating options to replace it in our programming lineup. Below is a note from American Public Media, which distributes Wits:

American Public Media has made the difficult decision to cancel our nationally distributed radio program, Wits.

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Local News
9:10 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Five USS Oklahoma Crew Members Exhumed For Identification, Rest To Come Later This Year

The USS Oklahoma (BB-37) righted to about 30 degrees during the salvage operation at Pearl Harbor, March 29, 1943.
U.S. Navy National Archives

On Monday the U.S. military removed the remains of five unidentified service members killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor from the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. The sailors and Marines served aboard the USS Oklahoma when it was torpedoed by the Japanese and capsized.

“The remains will go to our lab right here in Hawaii, said retired Army lieutenant general Michael Linnington, who leads the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency. “We will go through some cleaning and some dental processing, and then the remains will go to our lab in Omaha for fuller accounting.”

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Headlines
8:35 am
Tue July 28, 2015

Headlines: Ten Commandments, Earthquakes & Women in Prison

Headlines for Tuesday, July 28, 2015:

  • The Oklahoma Supreme Court reaffirms decision on removal of Ten Commandments from capitol grounds. (NewsOK)

  • A preliminary cause of death for a Broken Arrow family gets released by the medical examiner. (Tulsa World)

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