deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:59 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Oklahoma Films Featured at deadCENTER Film Festival

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches today in downtown Oklahoma City. Of the 24 feature-length films screening at the festival, ten of those are made in Oklahoma or have an Oklahoma connection.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 3

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers

Hundreds of bicyclists are back on the road this morning as part of OK Freewheel’s annual statewide tour of Oklahoma, including our special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers.  Yesterday, Vicki completed Day 3, from  Tishomingo to Pauls Valley in south-central Oklahoma.  KOSU’s Paula Brown checked in with Vicki after the end of another long but rewarding day on the road.

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NPR Ed
3:37 am
Wed June 11, 2014

College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Who can say no to a free college education?
iStockPhoto

Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 9:49 am

The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. President Obama threw some of them a lifeline earlier this week, with revisions to the government's Pay As You Earn program.

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KOSU Music
5:54 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

KOSU Music: Caribou, Nona & Shamir

Shamir Bailey

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

This week, we talk about new music from Canadian musician Caribou, a throwback to pop-punk sounds from Philadelphia band Nona, and a new dancepop EP from 19-year-old Shamir.

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NPR Ed
5:13 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Gates To States: No Stakes Yet For Core Tests

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was instrumental in the development and adoption of the Core standards.
Nati Harnik AP

Politicians, parents and plenty of anxious teachers have long called for a free pass on next year's tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

It's not that they want out of them entirely (though some do). Most simply want to be sure teachers and students aren't judged on scores from this first generation of Core tests. And now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation agrees:

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The New OSU Museum of Art to Feature the Works
4:28 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Senate Paintings Heading to Stillwater

A new museum in Stillwater is setting up an exhibit of paintings from the Oklahoma State Senate.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports the exhibition starts in one month.

The sound of masking tape echoes in the halls of the Senate.

Four people from OSU and two from OU carefully pack the 55 artworks for transport to the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.

Co-Curator Victoria Berry says the MOA is calling the project “Framing History: Highlights from the Oklahoma State Capitol Senate Collection.”

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Sports
4:04 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Knicks Hire Former Thunder Player Derek Fisher

Credit Flickr / keithallison

Derek Fisher was never the best player, certainly not the tallest or quickest.

But whether on the court with Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, or across the bargaining table from David Stern and Adam Silver, he never feared taking the shot, speaking his mind, or doing whatever else was expected of a leader.

So he has every attribute the New York Knicks need — except experience as a coach, the job they hired him to do.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 2

Credit Tishomingo Chamber of Commerce

Our week-long bicycle journey across Oklahoma continues this morning as part of the OK Freewheel annual statewide ride.

Special correspondent and Stillwater resident Vicki Ehlers is a first-time Freewheel participant.  Yesterday she joined hundreds of others in pedaling 69 miles as part of the second leg of the journey from Marrietta to Tishomingo.

KOSU’s Paula Brown visited with Ehlers at the end of day 2 for an update from the road.

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JenX recalls the movies of youth and more
7:40 am
Tue June 10, 2014

JenX: The Past and Future of Movies in Oklahoma City

The summer blockbuster movie season is going strong.

In this week’s JenX, Jennifer Lindsey McClintock takes us back to a younger age of film making.

Jennifer is an Oklahoma City native who works in marketing and public relations.

You can reach her on Twitter: @jeninthe405.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
9:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 1

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent: First-time tour participant Vicki Ehlers.

The OK Freewheel bicycle tour across Oklahoma is underway, as hundreds of riders pedal their way from south to north. Beginning today and continuing all week long, we’ll be checking in with our special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers, as she shares her observations from the road as a first-time participant.

The first leg of the journey was yesterday -- a 79-mile ride from Comanche to Marrietta in southern Oklahoma -- and that’s where Ehlers took a breather to visit with KOSU’s Paula Brown about her experience so far.

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