Premiere on Film Row
2:35 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

John Calvin to Perform in KOSU's OKC Studios

John Calvin
Credit Samantha Lamb

On Friday, June 20 at 8pm, KOSU hosts singer/songwriter John Calvin in our Oklahoma City performance studio, as part of Premiere on Film Row.

The Norman multi-instrumentalist just finished recording an album in San Francisco, but released an EP, Without Wax, in 2012.

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Patrons at Picasso's Cafe discuss executions in OK
11:42 am
Thu May 29, 2014

KOSU's On Tap Takes on the Death Penalty

An hour long discussion at KOSU's May On Tap event at Picasso's Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District. KOSU's Michael Cross moderates the event. The panelists include Oklahoma County Assistant District Attorney Scott Rowland and University of Oklahoma law professor Dr. Rick Tepker.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
11:41 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Drought in Southwest Oklahoma Dented But Not Dead After Days of Rain

The May 27th update of the U.S. Drought Monitor showing some improvement in southwest Oklahoma.
Credit U.S. Drought Monitor

The latest update of the U.S. Drought Monitor shows some improvement in the hardest hit part of the state — southwest Oklahoma — after a very wet Memorial Day weekend.

Drovers CattleNetwork’s Angela Bowman looked at the impact recent rains have had across the southern plains, and found that while the last week helped, it won’t take long for drought to fully reassert itself, and it’s too late for the state’s wheat crop:

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Legislature and Environment
9:46 am
Thu May 29, 2014

What Became of the Bills StateImpact Was Watching This Legislative Session?

The Oklahoma Senate
Credit Becky McCray / Flickr

 

From the start of the legislative session on February 3rd, StateImpact Oklahoma had its eye on what was sure to be a heated issue: the coming expiration of a tax credit for horizontally drilled oil and gas wells. Without action, rates would go from one-percent for the first four years of a well’s life, back to 7 percent.

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Oil & Gas Tax Incentives
9:34 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Gov. Mary Fallin Signs Controversial Tax Incentive for New Oil and Gas Wells

Crews working on a drilling rig in western Oklahoma.
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Gov. Mary Fallin on Wednesday signed a bill that makes permanent a generous tax incentive for new oil and gas drilling.

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Around the Nation
12:27 am
Thu May 29, 2014

No Matter How You Spell It, Fracking Stirs Controversy

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. The word fracking was added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary this month. It is defined as the injection of fluid into shale beds at high pressure in order to free up petroleum resources. Despite getting this official definition, both the spelling and meaning of fracking remain controversial. Marie Cusick, from member station WITF, reports.

MARIE CUSICK, BYLINE: This is a fracking site in northeastern Pennsylvania. It's one of the most productive parts of Marcellus Shale natural gas formation.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:55 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

deadCENTER Embraces Name Confusion, Celebrates Horror Films

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches on Wednesday, June 11 in downtown Oklahoma City. While the festival is named for being in the "dead center" of Oklahoma City in arguably the "dead center" of America, there has been some confusion in the past that it's a horror film festival.

Well, since the festival falls on Friday the 13th for the first time this year, deadCENTER is embracing the name confusion and celebrating the horror genre.

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Liquor at Gun Ranges
11:04 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Oklahoma City Gun Range Might Be First in State to Offer Alcohol

Credit Mark Roy, a.k.a. electricnerve / Flickr

A surprising decision from the Oklahoma City Council will allow an upscale gun range to serve alcohol once it finishes renovations. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler reports two council member’s opinions.

Below, read Wilshire Gun Range's alcohol policy:

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OKC ties the Series Against San Antonio
7:40 am
Wed May 28, 2014

A Big Win for the Thunder in This Week's Sports Talk

  Sportscaster and journalist Brent Weber talks over the phone with KOSU's Michael Cross following Tuesday night's game where the Oklahoma City Thunder tied the series two games a piece against the San Antonio Spurs. Game five heads back to San Antonio Thursday night, but the Thunder would certainly like to keep momentum going and see if they can't finish out the series Saturday night in Game Six back in Oklahoma City. Brent and Michael also talk briefly about the other conference final series between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.

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Keystone XL Pipeline
1:33 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

New Safety Requirements Set For Keystone Pipeline

Credit Flickr / shannonpatrick17

WASHINGTON (AP) — Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project.

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