Gun Bill Revived Despite Veto
8:40 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Senate and House Join to Override Fallin Veto

This week from 23rd & Lincoln, the Journal Record’s Marie Price talks about the recent attacks by the legislature on the judicial branch of government.

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

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Uniquely Oklahoma
8:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

OKC Craft Beer Week Events Celebrate Local Brewers

Credit @OKCCBW / Twitter

Local brewers and restaurants have a host of events planned nightly this week for Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll has details.

You can find out more about Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week on Twitter @OKCCBW and view the full schedule here. 

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Blogs and Commentary
7:43 am
Mon May 12, 2014

JenX is Back.... and Growing!

Credit Jennifer James / http://www.jenx67.com/

This week, JenX is expanding.  Jennifer James gives the details.

Starting tomorrow, JenX resumes airing Tuesday mornings at 7:35 on Morning Edition on KOSU.

You can follow Jennifer James on her blog here and on Twitter @_JenniferJames.

Follow Jennifer Dennis Smith on Twitter at @JenniferDS_APR

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Climate Change
7:16 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Federal Report Says Climate Change is Affecting the U.S. Environmentally and Economically

A supercell near Courtney, Okla., in April 2014.
Credit RAVEDELAY / Flickr

A federal report released this week bluntly warns that climate change is already having an environmental and economic affect in every region of the United States. As StateImpact’s Joe Wertz reports, the magnitude of the effects is expected to increase in Oklahoma.

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Sports
5:22 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

NBA Uses Kevin Durant MVP Speech in Mother's Day Commercial

Kevin Durant's tribute to his mother during his emotional MVP speech last week has been turned into a commercial for the NBA, celebrating Mother's Day.

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Prisons, Treasurer Warning, Budget, Speaker
9:40 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Lawmakers Mull Money for Prisons This Week in Oklahoma Politics

  In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks to Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a $13M supplemental budget bill under consideration in the State Capitol, the State Treasurer levels warning after Kansas bond rating drops, budget talks appear stalled with just three weeks left in the session and House Speaker Jeff Hickman gets elected to a full two year term.

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Around the Nation
9:27 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Oklahoma Delays Next Execution For 6 Months

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 3:26 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

On a Friday, it's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The state of Oklahoma now has at least six more months to get to know Charles Warner. He's a man who was scheduled to die, is sentenced for a brutal crime. But the state attorney general agreed to a stay of execution. That gives the state time to investigate the way it puts people to death. The investigation follows the execution of Clayton Lockett, a proceeding that took 43 minutes and intensified debate over the death penalty.

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Uniquely Oklahoma
8:56 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Oklahoma Private Investigator Everett McPhail: "Nothing like Magnum, P.I."

Private investigator Everett McPhail with Red-Handed Investigations, standing in KOSU's less-than-incognito studio.
Credit Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

When you think of the term “private investigator,” what comes to mind?  Mystery?  Intrigue? Cheating spouses caught in the act?

One of KOSU’s own listeners, Everett McPhail, is a private investigator with Red-Handed Investigations.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll spoke with him about the facts and fiction about being a gumshoe.

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Lethal Injection
6:01 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Messy Legal Road That Led To Oklahoma's Botched Execution

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, here with Michael C. Thompson, state secretary of safety and security, charged that the state Supreme Court had exceeded its jurisdiction when it called for a stay of execution in the Clayton Lockett case in March.
Alonzo Adams AP

Originally published on Thu May 8, 2014 11:08 pm

Although most of the country just became aware of issues with Oklahoma's capital punishment protocols last week after Clayton Lockett's bungled execution, his lawyers had been worried for months. That's because in January, two condemned men in different states but injected with the same new drug cocktail endured executions that went badly. Lockett's lawyer, Susanna Gattoni, was unable to keep him from suffering a similar fate last week.

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Politics
4:54 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Keystone Pipeline Dispute Muddles The Path Forward On Energy Bill

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 9:29 am

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

The fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline has stalled progress on an unrelated bill in the U.S. Senate. Republicans want to attach a series of amendments, including approval for the pipeline to a bill about energy efficiency. But Democratic leader Harry Reid says the Keystone vote ought to be separate. And as NPR's Jeff Brady reports, the disagreement leaves the energy efficiency bill in limbo.

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