NBA Sports News
7:40 am
Wed April 30, 2014

NBA Commish Punishes LA Clippers Owner

  Sportscaster and journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the punishment against LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the playoff situation between the Thunder and the Grizzlies, the OKC Barons face must win games against the Texas Stars and the OKC Energy FC makes first home appearance

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The Two-Way
8:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

UPDATED: After One Botched Execution, Oklahoma Stays A Second

This file photo combo of images provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett, left, and Charles Warner.
Uncredited AP

Originally published on Tue April 29, 2014 11:12 pm

Update at 8:19 p.m. ET. Execution Fails:

According to reporters tweeting from inside the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma, the execution of Clayton D. Lockett has failed. Lockett died of a heart attack after the execution was aborted.

The execution of Charles Warner, which was supposed to take place at 9 p.m. ET., was stayed by Corrections Director Robert Patton.

According to the AP reporter on the scene, about 34 minutes after the execution was scheduled to begin, Lockett was still conscious.

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Music
6:08 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

KOSU Music: Wye Oak, Montreal Sex Machine & Kishi Bashi

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 fourth studio album from Wye Oak, the punk-disco mash-up of Montreal Sex Machine and the frantic sounds of Kishi Bashi.

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Governor Pressures House
5:27 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Fallin Vetoes 15 Bills, Threatens More

  Governor Fallin wants to see more substantive work done in by State Representatives saying too many big problems are being ignored.

Fallin vetoed 15 House bills on Tuesday just to prove her point.

Fallin wants the State House to start focusing on what she calls substantive bills like prescription drug abuse, changing the pension system and a bond for capitol repairs.

To get the attention of Representatives she vetoed 15 bills she says are not relevant to the people of Oklahoma.

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4:01 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Woody Guthrie Center Becomes Grammy Museum Affiliate

Lead in text: 
The Woody Guthrie Center became the first U.S. affiliate of the Los Angeles-based Grammy Museum Tuesday, which officials said will greatly expand the opportunities for both institutions. The Woody Guthrie Center joins the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica, which was announced as the first Grammy Museum affiliate in February. The Grammy Museum also has established partnerships with the University of Southern California and Oregon State University.
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Oklahoma Tornado Project
8:40 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Three Years Later, Norman Residents Still Wait For Storm Shelter Rebates

Karen Stark stands in her newly installed safe room in her garage in Norman.
Credit Kate Carlton / KGOU/Oklahoma Tornado Project

Tornado season has returned once again, and after the experience of last year, many Oklahomans are re-assessing their safety plans and prepping their designated refuge areas. 

For some people, that just means cleaning out their safe room. But for others, this weekend’s tornado scare was a reminder that they still haven’t gotten funding they were promised to build safe rooms.

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Lawmakers Take On Supreme Court
8:40 am
Mon April 28, 2014

23rd & Lincoln: Judicial Review

  The Journal Record's Marie Price looks at recent attacks by the legislature on the judicial system in this week's 23rd & Lincoln.

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

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7:44 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Where Vapor Comes Sweeping Down the Plain

Lead in text: 
"In the last 18 months, the number of vaping shops in [Oklahoma] jumped from a handful to 300, with names like Vapor Haven, the Vape Hut, Vapor World, Creative Vapor and Patriotic Vapes."
Nick Whitson, who is 32 and covered with enigmatic tattoos - the number 13, an upside-down cross - stood in front of a table scattered with dozens of bottles of colorful liquids and a handful of syringes, preparing to mix Trevor Curren his usual.
Career Advance
5:19 pm
Sat April 26, 2014

Struggling To Get Out Of Poverty: The 'Two Generation' Approach

Tiffany Contreras gives a presentation in a nutrition class at Tulsa Community College. She's pursuing a degree in nursing as part of the Career Advance program.
John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 2:15 pm

Policy makers and thinkers have long debated how best to help low-income families break the cycle of generational poverty. A lot of people think one key is high-quality early childhood education. Others say equally important is support parents with job training and education, to get them into stable, decent paying jobs.

In Tulsa, Okla., an experimental program is trying to do both. Career Advance gives vulnerable mothers access to high-quality preschool as well as to life coaching, financial incentives and intensive job training in in-demand fields like nursing and health care.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
1:30 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Damage Control for Supt. Janet Barresi

Superintendent Janet Barresi filing for reelection

This Week in Oklahoma Politics Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and former Democratic lawmaker Sid Hudson talk about the testing outage which sent the State Department of Education into damage control more, the Governor is getting her long awaited tax cut bill, a bond issue for Capitol repairs goes down in flames in the State House and the Senate advances a measure to give more money to education.

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