Allergy Education
9:13 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Adrian Peterson Launches Allergy Education Program

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His face swollen, breathing becoming difficult, Adrian Peterson didn't panic.

Maybe it was his resourcefulness as an elite athlete, or his ability to focus even in the most dire circumstances. But Peterson knew what to do two years ago when a severe allergy attack hit at Vikings training camp.

Now, he wants to make sure everyone else knows how to react.

Peterson has helped launch an educational program called Ready2Go for people with severe allergies.

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Traffic to Flow Again by June 14th
4:12 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Lexington-Purcell Bridge Reopening Soon

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation expects to reopen a bridge between Lexington and Purcell in the next two weeks.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports the $20 million project south of Oklahoma City took longer than expected.

ODOT officials had hopes to complete the bridge between Lexington and Purcell just 45 days after it was closed on January 31st.

But, that got delayed and Chief Engineer Casey Shell tells the Transportation Commission it should be back open to the public on June 14th.

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Music Reviews
3:09 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

John Fullbright's Uneven 'Songs' Finds A Way To Fascinate

John Fullbright's new album is called Songs.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 3:09 pm

John Fullbright's Songs is the most interestingly uneven album I've heard in a while. The work of a smart young man, it's also the work of a self-conscious young man who's prone to mistaking articulate melancholy for wisdom. Fullbright's debut album contained bold melodies and told stories about daydreamers and offbeat people. On Songs, Fullbright opts for pure mood-setting, sounding morose in an attempt to signal subtle passion, but that's not really how it plays out.

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First Book from Bombs Away Art's Dorshak Bloch
10:14 am
Mon June 2, 2014

OKC Artist Tells a Strange and Wonderful Story with Debut Graphic Novella

The Title Character of Dorshak Bloch's debut graphic novella, The Story of Ivan A. Alexander.
Credit Dorshak Bloch / Literati Press

An Oklahoma City publisher has released the debut graphic novella from a local artist and designer. 

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll reports The Story of Ivan A. Alexander is the first of a trio of graphic novellas set to release through Literati Press Comics & Novels by Dorshak Bloch. 

More at bombsawayart.com.

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23rd & Lincoln
8:40 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Legislators Turn Attention to the Interim

Lawmakers managed to get all their work done one week before they were required to by the state constitution.

But, that doesn’t mean all the work is done for the year.

In this week’s 23rd and Lincoln, the Journal Record’s Marie Price explains most of the work over what is known as the Interim focuses on items they couldn’t get accomplished during the regular session.

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

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All Songs Considered
7:03 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Miranda Lambert's 'Priscilla,' An Ode To 'Being Queen Of A King'

Miranda Lambert's album, Platinum, comes out on June 3.
Randee St. Nicholas Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 3, 2014 8:56 am

Pop stars are the ideal companions of their fans' daydreams, speaking their most romantic hopes and defiant declarations through the songs on the Top 40. Miranda Lambert, however, is the kind of friend who's not going to take anybody's bull. As country's most lauded million-selling artist, beloved by everyday listeners and critics alike, Lambert has crafted a body of work grounded in the realism of muscle, flesh and heart.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
12:46 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

StateImpact on OETA: Possible Lawsuit Over Recently Signed Drilling Incentive

I was on Oklahoma News Report last week to discuss the controversial tax incentive for oil and gas drilling, which Gov. Mary Fallin signed on May 28.

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Code Switch
10:55 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Ralph Ellison: No Longer The 'Invisible Man' 100 Years After His Birth

Ralph Ellison in 1957, four years after his novel Invisible Man won the National Book Award. Ellison died in 1994.
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Originally published on Fri May 30, 2014 7:07 pm

A monument outside 730 Riverside Drive in Harlem, N.Y. — writer Ralph Ellison's longtime home — commemorates his life and his work. The marker, and many biographical sources, list his birth date as being 1914. But in fact, he was born a year earlier.

Still, events in Oklahoma City — his birthplace — and New York City, where he spent most of his life, are celebrating the centennial of his birth this year.

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Some Bills Lived, Some Died and Some Still Unknown
8:40 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The 2014 Legislative Session Ends in This Week in Oklahoma Politics

In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the 2014 legislative session, the death of a bill which would have allowed schools to increase bonds to buy storm shelters, the decision still faced by Governor Fallin on signing or vetoing a bill to repeal Common Core, a challenge to the bill to increase the tax incentive on horizontal drilling an a look ahead to the 2014 elections.

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The off-Broadway sensation comes to Oklahoma City
7:40 am
Fri May 30, 2014

"Star Wars" Performed By One Man in One Hour

This weekend, the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre is presenting the hit off-Broadway sensation “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” in the Freede Little Theater in the Civic Center Music Hall.

KOSU’s Michael Cross got a chance to talk with Charles Stewart Ross, the creator and star of the Lucas Film-licensed program about what it means to bring the original trilogy to life.

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