Parallels
8:03 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Who Is Smuggling Immigrant Children Across The Border?

Child detainees in a holding cell at a Border Patrol facility in Brownsville, Texas. Some human smugglers who bring children across the Rio Grande make sure to treat their clients well.
Eric Gay AP

Originally published on Tue July 15, 2014 9:00 am

"They call me the Wolf," said the 25-year-old human smuggler sitting in front of me, sipping a Coke and stepping away for frequent cellphone calls.

"Everybody says we're the problem, but it's the reverse. The gringos don't want to get their hands dirty. So I bring them the Mexicans and Central Americans to do the dirty work for them," he says, smiling.

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Law
6:01 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

For Immigrant Children Crossing Border, Fears Meet Court Backlog

Originally published on Mon July 14, 2014 6:24 pm

Audie Cornish talks with Michelle Abarca, a supervising attorney with the Americans for Immigrant Justice, on how the surge in unaccompanied children has impacted her organization. Abarca also recommends ways of coping with the influx.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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2:28 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

New York Times: The Children of the Drug Wars

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Sonia Nazario wrote a highly-informative view on the recent influx of children to the U.S. from Central America for the New York Times. Nazario says we should view this not as an immigration crisis, but as a refugee crisis.
CRISTIAN OMAR REYES, an 11-year-old sixth grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras soon - "no matter what." In March, his father was robbed and murdered by gangs while working as a security guard protecting a pastry truck.
Premiere on Film Row
11:26 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Carter Sampson to Perform in KOSU's OKC Studios

On Friday, July 18 at 8pm, KOSU hosts singer/songwriter Carter Sampson in our Oklahoma City performance studio, as part of Premiere on Film Row.

The Oklahoma City singer is currently raising funds for a new studio album and acoustic EP.

  • For a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event, e-mail us at tickets@kosu.org.

Sports
11:05 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Thunder Signs Shooting Ace Anthony Morrow

The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to terms with guard Anthony Morrow, according to The Oklahoman.

Morrow, who played for New Orleans last season, has career averages of 10.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in six NBA seasons. He helps fill a void created when starting shooting guard Thabo Sefolosha signed with the Atlanta Hawks after becoming a free agent.

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23rd & Lincoln
10:35 am
Mon July 14, 2014

State Capitols Getting Less Coverage

Credit Pew Research Center

A new study from the Pew Research Center shows fewer and fewer people are reporting full time at state capitols across the country.

And as The Journal Record’s Marie Price tells us, Oklahoma is not immune to the drought of capitol coverage in this week’s 23rd and Lincoln.


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Around the Nation
1:12 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Why A Texas City May Ban Fracking

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ARUN RATH, HOST:

The town of Denton, Texas is embroiled in a debate over fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, to extract natural gas. Fracking has brought a steady stream of revenue to Denton for years, but this Tuesday, the Denton city council will consider banning fracking because of environmental concerns. For more, I spoke with Abrahm Lustgarten. He's an environmental reporter for ProPublica, and he explained what some residents of Denton are worried about.

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Around the Nation
7:38 am
Sat July 12, 2014

Governors Talk Infrastructure At Annual Meeting

Originally published on Sat July 12, 2014 12:12 pm

The National Governors Association held its annual summer meeting in Nashville, Tenn. this week, and the collapsing highway trust fund was the centerpiece issue.

This Land Press
3:36 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Woody Guthrie is a Punk Rocker

Gore Gore & Yjess at Barkingham Palace.
Credit Alyce Phelan / This Land Press

Folk performers like John Fullbright, Terri Hendrix and the son of Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie, are set to play the 17th edition of the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, which continues today through Sunday in the tiny eastern Oklahoma town of Okemah.

Mitch Gilliam traces the pioneering influence of Woody Guthrie on today’s punk-folk vagabond musicians.

The following is a production of our partners at This Land Press

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Wrestling
8:22 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book Shines Light on Latino American Impact on Wrestling

Credit National Wrestling Hall of Fame / NWHOF.org

A new publication sponsored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater addresses an overlooked facet of the history of wrestling.

KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll reports.

Co-author and former Oklahoma State University sociology professor Dr. Lee Maril says the book highlights a part of wrestling history that’s often left out of other texts. 

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