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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.