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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NPR Ed
8:53 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Tough Week For The Common Core

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 10:16 am

A few months ago, when I told friends and media colleagues that I was interested in the Common Core State Standards, the most common response was "What's that?"

Now, it seems, everyone has an opinion about the Core.

And right now, opinions about the K-12 learning goals for math and English that have spread nearly nationwide are trending toward the heated.

While the school year is winding down, education policy sure isn't. This past week brought a bunch of front-page news on the Common Core.

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Things are calming down on 23rd & Lincoln
8:40 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Life of a Capitol Reporter

  Life at the State Capitol is calming from the hustle and bustle of the 2014 legislative session to a quiet lull now that it’s over and lawmakers are out on the campaign trail.

In this week’s 23rd and Lincoln, the Journal Record’s Marie Price gives us an insight of what it’s like to be a Capitol reporter at the height of the session.

You can find more of Marie’s insights on the capitol jrlr.net.

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
8:29 am
Mon June 9, 2014

3 Years After EF-5 Tornado, Recovery of Hospital Reflects Recovery of Town

Mercy hospital's new state-of-the-art medical campus off Interstate 44 in Joplin, MO is under construction and will be complete by April 2015.
Credit Gail Banzet-Ellis / Oklahoma Tornado Project

This May marks the three-year anniversary of the EF-5 tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri, just across the northeastern Oklahoma border. As Gail Banzet-Ellis reports, the city, like Moore, Oklahoma, lost a hospital. The community’s health care facilities became symbols of overall recovery and revival.

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Local News
3:23 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Company Creates Blanket For Tornado Protection

An Oklahoma company has created a protective blanket that developers say could give children a better chance of surviving debris from a tornado — or bullets from a 9 mm handgun.

The Bodyguard Blanket, made by ProTecht, is a bulletproof pad designed to protect students during disasters at school. The 5/16-inch thick rectangle features backpack-like straps that allow users to put it on, and then duck and cover.

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Shots - Health News
4:24 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

A Doctor Takes A Look In The Medicare Mirror

Katherine Streeter for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 9:13 am

After decades of fighting to keep how much Medicare pays individual doctors a secret, the federal government bowed to pressure from journalists and consumer groups and released the information in April.

The data let reporters — and anyone else — figure out who is getting paid by Medicare for what.

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Politics
11:09 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Senators Reach Deal To Pay For Veterans' Care Outside VA System

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Budget, Storm Shelters, Attack Ads & Impeach Obama
8:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Governor Signs Budget This Week in Oklahoma Politics

This Week in Oklahoma Politics Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk to KOSU's Michael Cross about Governor Mary Fallin signing the $7.1 billion budget which some say comes with questionable accounting, Take Shelter Oklahoma tries once again for a $500 million dollar bond for storm shelters in all Oklahoma schools, attack ads starting to pop up with primaries just about two weeks away and the release of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl leads Senate candidate Randy Brogdon to call for the impeachment of President Obama.

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