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The rest of the best of 2012

Filed by KOSU News in Feature.
December 28, 2012

Sometimes, you can’t miss an opportunity to tell a quirky story. Like this one on a Christmas fort that a couple in Oklahoma City assembles every year.

Or there’s other ones that might have a little more meaning, at least to you and me. Gmail integrated the Cherokee language into the system, even building a keyboard with all 85 plus characters so users could type out their emails without any issues.

We also kept it serious for a little bit with my question of why there aren’t more public storm shelters in Oklahoma. Turns out, it’s more complicated than I ever thought. Or there was the international role that a tiny Oklahoma town has day in and day out.

There were arts stories to tell too. All of 2012, celebrations have been held for Woody Guthrie, as we hit the 100th anniversary of his birth. In Tulsa, that meant a rollicking evening with a list of who’s who in music, and I was lucky enough to be able to tell the story. Tulsa’s Admiral Twin Drive In also re-opened, after a devastating fire in 2010. And the cars were lined up early that first night.

One last note: those sweet potato fries you’re eating from your favorite fast food restaurant? The potatoes may have come from Oklahoma.


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