KOSU Music
5:39 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

KOSU Music: Ester Dean, Caribou & J Mascis

Ester Dean

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.

Today, we look at a 2011 mega pop hit written by Muskogee native Ester Dean, the variety of sounds by Caribou, and the weariness emanating from J Mascis.


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Vying to Replace Rep. Dale DeWitt
10:55 am
Tue August 19, 2014

A Race for Northern OK's House District 38

Retired Marine Corporal John Pfeifer (left) and retired educator Harold LeValley (right).

Facing no Democratic challengers, a couple of northern Oklahoma Republicans will face off to see who will be elected as a new state representative.

KOSU’s Michael Cross introduces us to the men who will replace outgoing term limited lawmakers, Dale DeWitt.

The large House District 38 includes mostly rural area with the biggest city, Blackwell, having under seven-thousand people.

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The Two-Way
7:24 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Michael Brown's Family Plans Memorial; National Guard Is In Ferguson

Tear gas is deployed after police were fired upon Monday in Ferguson, Mo.
Jeff Roberson AP

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 2:33 pm

On Monday night, protesters clashed yet again with police in Ferguson, Mo., the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot by police Aug. 9. National Guard troops deployed by Gov. Jay Nixon didn't get involved, and the officer in charge of security in Ferguson said police came under fire and were targeted by Molotov cocktails.

Update at 1:25 p.m. ET: Latest News: Memorial Planned; Number Of Arrested Reportedly Doubles

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Law
5:14 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

An Account Of The Ferguson Shooting, From The Man Standing Beside Brown

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 2:43 pm

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Energy
4:16 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Oklahoma Wind Power Companies Run Into Headwinds

A wind-powered water pump and a wind-driven electricity turbine share a field near the town of Calumet in western Oklahoma.
Joe Wertz NPR

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 6:57 am

Oklahoma is the nation's fourth-largest generator of wind energy. But wind developers in the northeast corner of the state, where the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve lies, are up against stiff opposition from an unlikely pair of allies: environmentalists and oil interests.

Bob Hamilton, director of the Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, has been fighting to block construction of a 68-turbine wind farm.

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The Two-Way
9:59 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Ferguson Update: National Guard Deployed, School Postponed

A man tries to recover from tear gas as people leave a McDonald's restaurant Sunday during a protest for Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. After police fired tear gas, people used bottles of water and milk to try to clear their eyes.
Charlie Riedel AP

Originally published on Mon August 18, 2014 4:25 pm

Members of the National Guard have arrived in the St. Louis area, one day after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he would deploy troops to prevent violence in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb that's been wracked by outrage and looting over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager last weekend.

"Members of the National Guard are arriving in South St. Louis," local TV news KMOV reports, in a tweet this morning. "They will be heading to #Ferguson today."

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23rd & Lincoln
8:40 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Governor's Support of Medicine Extracted From Marijuana Comes As A Surprise

An announcement from the Governor dealing with the medicinal use of an ingredient in marijuana took reporters by surprise last week.

That includes The Journal Record’s Marie Price who explains it for us in this week’s 23rd and Lincoln.


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Oklahoma Tornado Project
8:22 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Students Return To New Schools After 2013 Moore Tornado

10-year-old Marissa Miley returns Tuesday, August 19, to Briarwood Elementary School
Kate Carlton Greer Oklahoma Tornado Project

This week marks 15 months since a deadly tornado swept through Moore, Oklahoma, leveling two schools and taking the lives of seven children inside Plaza Towers Elementary. It’s been a long journey, but the schools finally reopen tomorrow, and the kids are excited to be back.

10-year-old Marissa Miley was finishing up third grade at Moore’s Briarwood Elementary last year when an EF-5 tornado destroyed her school.

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Around the Nation
3:49 am
Mon August 18, 2014

In South Texas, Few On The Fence Over Divisive Border Wall Issue

Pamela Taylor, who lives near Brownsville, Texas, calls the border fence there "useless."
John Burnett NPR

Originally published on Mon August 25, 2014 10:36 am

When Congress thinks about border security, it often sees a big, imposing fence.

The federal government has spent $2.3 billion to build the fence — 649 miles of steel fencing, in sections, between the U.S. and Mexico, designed to help control the illegal movement of people and contraband.

It's called tactical infrastructure, and the Border Patrol says it works. But people on the lower Texas border have another name for it: a boondoggle.

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THE BADD35T
2:19 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Kevin Durant Stars in Foot Locker Commercial

Kevin Durant is featured in a new commercial for Foot Locker and Nike.

Watch it below.

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