Oklahoma Gazette
8:05 am
Thu July 30, 2015

A Decade of Tattoos in Oklahoma

It’s been ten years since the state made tattooing legal and this week’s Oklahoma Gazette cover story looks at some regrets people might have had after inking themselves a decade ago.

Reporter Greg Elwell says what was cool in 2006 just isn’t the same today.

Elwell reminds us that tattooing on hands and face remains illegal in Oklahoma.

You can pick up the Oklahoma Gazette at more than 800 metro rack locations. The cover story goes live on okgazette.com tomorrow.

NPR Ed
4:36 am
Thu July 30, 2015

Pell Grants For Prisoners: An Old Argument Revisited

President Obama is the first sitting president to visit a federal prison.
Kevin Lamarque Landov

Originally published on Fri July 31, 2015 4:59 pm

It's an old and controversial question: Should federal Pell grants be used to help prisoners pay for college?

Tomorrow, at a prison in Jessup, Md., Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch are expected to unveil a program to do just that. The new plan would create a limited pilot program allowing some students in prison to use Pell grants to pay for college classes.

The key word there is "limited" — because there's only so much the administration can do. To understand why, we have to go back to November 1993.

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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

Originally published on Thu July 30, 2015 1:06 pm

Updated July 30, 12:01 p.m.

Republican U.S. Senators discussed legislation Wednesday that would block federal money from going to Planned Parenthood and send those funds to other organizations that provide healthcare services for women.

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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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