Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

New Mix: Brandon Flowers, Rayland Baxter & Nao

Brandon Flowers

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we explore the dynamic pop songs on Brandon Flowers' new solo album, a sharp country rock tune from Rayland Baxter, and a melting pot of sounds from London's Nao.

  Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

5:01 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

What 'Twister' Didn't Tell You About Storm Chasers

Popular Mechanics recently talked with KFOR's Emily Sutton about bad movie science, the power of nature, and staring down an EF5 tornado.
The thing I keep hearing from storm chasers is that no matter how long they've been doing it, you look at a tornado in disbelief for these first couple seconds.
Politics
9:04 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Oklahoma Lawmakers Pass Measure Preventing Local Fracking Bans

Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 3:47 pm

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Headlines
8:24 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Headlines: DHS Children, Flooding & Energy Efficiency

Headlines for Tuesday, May 26, 2015:

  • An investigation shows mistreatment of children at a Department of Human Services facility. (NewsOK)

  • More than a thousand people show their respect for a Claremore firefighter. (Tulsa World)

  • Several area lakes closed for Memorial Day because of flooding. (News9)

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The Two-Way
7:24 am
Tue May 26, 2015

At Least 10 Dead As Storms, Flooding Ravage Texas, Oklahoma

Forrest Huggleston and Alex Huff watch flooding at Shoal Creek after days of heavy rain in Austin, Texas, on Monday.
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Originally published on Tue May 26, 2015 4:38 pm

Updated at 4:38 p.m. ET

Storms continued to move through Texas and Oklahoma, bringing tornadoes and dumping torrential rains that led to deadly flooding.

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All Tech Considered
3:23 am
Tue May 26, 2015

Live Video Apps Like Periscope Make Life Even Less Private

With the Periscope app, owned by Twitter, it's easy for smartphone users to stream their own video live.
Chris Jackson Getty Images

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 11:19 am

Cameras are ubiquitous — from the ones in our cellphones to the security cams in parking lots and shops. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video is raising new questions about privacy.

Streaming video cameras aren't new, but new apps have made it super easy to stream from a smartphone. Periscope is popular because it can be streamed on Twitter, which recently purchased the app.

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Around the Nation
6:45 pm
Mon May 25, 2015

Flash Flooding Races Through Texas, Oklahoma After Record Rainfall

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US News
9:28 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

Death Toll Rises After Storms Barrel Through Plains, Midwest

Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of the Plains and Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people in Texas from their homes.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:50 am
Fri May 22, 2015

State Budget, the AG vs. the Supreme Court & the AG vs. the Auditor

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican political consultant Neva Hill about the $7.1B general Appropriations Bill.

The Trio also discusses Attorney General Scott Pruitt allegedly misleading the United States Supreme Court and the battle between Pruitt and State Auditor Gary Jones over cleanup at the Tar Creek Superfund Site.

Headlines
8:03 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Headlines: GOP Conference, Museum Bonds & Capitol Hill Mascot

Headlines for Friday, May 22, 2015:

  • Oklahoma's Republican politicians share stage with high-profile GOP presidential hopefuls. (NewsOK)

  • Budget deal allows agencies to tap their own revolving funds. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • Oklahoma lawmakers send a message to towns, cities and counties: Don’t bother trying to ban fracking. (Tulsa World)

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