Homestand Prepares People for Tornadoes
7:40 am
Fri May 16, 2014

New Store for Oklahoma Storm Season

A store dedicated to helping people prepare for emergencies opens just in time for the upcoming tornado season.

Located in Oklahoma City, the Homestand Preparation Station is the first of its kind with potential for more locations and partnerships in the future.

KOSU’s Maude Garrett reports the store goes beyond simply preparing for the next natural disaster.

Walking into Homestand Preparation Station the store is quiet, organized, and peaceful, the opposite of what you would experience after one of Oklahoma's infamous tornadoes.

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Literature and Television
10:03 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Author of "Longmire" Book Series Set to Visit OKC

Credit Craig Johnson / https://twitter.com/ucrosspop25

A New York Times best-selling author and originator of the A&E network’s highest-rated series makes a stop in Oklahoma City next week.

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll has details.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
7:44 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Drought and Passive Landowners Add Fuel to Oklahoma’s Burning Red Cedar Problem

Billy Hays in the cab of a Bobcat, which Oklahoma County modified to cut and shred Eastern Red Cedars.
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

The eastern red cedar tree causes allergies, crowds out other species, guzzles water, and fuels Oklahoma’s most devastating wildfires, including one near Guthrie last week. And lengthy drought has intensified the problem. But as StateImpact’s Logan Layden reports, eliminating the tree is complicated by the passive attitude of many landowners, and a state forestry service with little authority.  

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The Two-Way
7:44 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Manning Could Move To Civilian Prison For Hormone Therapy

PVt. Chelsea Manning, formerly named Bradley, was convicted last year of sending classified documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. In this 2010 photo, Manning was dressed as a woman. The soldier has asked for hormone therapy and to be able to live as a woman.
U.S. Army handout Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 1:25 pm

The Pentagon is working on a prison transfer for convicted WikiLeaks source Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who has requested hormone therapy. The plan would allow Manning to serve time in a civilian prison, where such therapy is available.

Manning's first name was Bradley when the soldier made headlines for sending a trove of classified documents to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

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A Major Come From Behind Game Five
7:40 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Thunder Win Big in This Week's Sports Talk

Sportscaster and journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the come from behind victory in game five, 105 to 104 as well as the other NBA game, Indiana Pacers losing at home to the Washington Wizards, 102-79.

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KOSU Music
6:22 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

KOSU Music: Sturgill Simpson, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & Warpaint and El-P

LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney joins host Ryan LaCroix every week to discuss music news and new music releases during All Things Considered on KOSU.

This week, we talk about the new albums from Sturgill Simpson and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and an El-P remix of indie buzz band Warpaint.

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The Two-Way
11:10 am
Tue May 13, 2014

With Just Hours To Go, Federal Court Halts Texas Execution

A Texas judge halted the planned execution of Robert Campbell, saying his lawyers could not fairly prepare an ineligibility claim because the state had not provided them with relevant information. Campbell is mentally disabled.
Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice AP

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 1:21 pm

Update at 4:57 p.m. ET. Federal Court Halts Execution:

With just hours to go, a federal court has halted the execution of Texas inmate Robert Campbell.

The execution would have been the first since Oklahoma botched one in April.

The ruling has nothing to do with the drug shortage that's dominated the narrative over the death penalty in the country. Instead, Campbell's lawyers argued that the state knew that Campbell was intellectually disabled but did not let his defense team know that.

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Aftermath of Devastating Tornadoes
8:40 am
Tue May 13, 2014

JenX: Stars Help Heal in Moore

  In this week's JenX, Jennifer Dennis-Smith talking about the tornadoes which struck Moore a year ago and Oklahoma’s resilient spirit.

Jennifer works as a freelance public relations professional.

You can follow her on twitter @JenniferDS_PR

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:38 am
Tue May 13, 2014

Documentary Shows Oklahomans Have Faith in Spite of Loss and Devastation

Credit WhereWasGod.com

For many victims of last year’s deadly tornadoes in central Oklahoma, the storms created an existential crisis, where people questioned their beliefs and wondered just what to make of all the destruction in their midst. Kate Carlton looks at one group’s effort to tackle life’s big questions through the lens of several storm survivors. 

“Where Was God” premieres at the Warren Theatre in Moore this Friday, May 16th.  You can buy tickets here.

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On Tap
2:03 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

May's On Tap Focuses on the Death Penalty

Credit Picasso's Cafe / Facebook

Join us on Wednesday, May 28 at 6pm for this month's On Tap at Picasso Cafe in Oklahoma City.

Our topic this month is the death penalty and our panelists will be Oklahoma County Asst. DA Scott Rowland and University of Oklahoma law professor Rick Tepker.

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