NBA Playoffs
1:45 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

The Thunder and Grizzlies Tied in the Playoffs Round One

Westbook reacts at end of regulation in Game Two

  This Week in Sports Talk, sportscaster and journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the playoff series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies, the NBA playoffs in general and the playoffs for the Oklahoma City Barons Hockey Team.

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Music
6:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

KOSU Music: Prince, Swans & Randy Newman

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 new songs by Prince and experimental rock band Swans, plus a throwback tune from Randy Newman.

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Education
10:20 am
Tue April 22, 2014

What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Nikki Jones' preschool class at Porter Early Childhood Development Center in Tulsa.
John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 11:04 am

For years, President Obama has been a vocal booster of early childhood education. In his past two State of the Union addresses, he has called on Congress to help fund preschool for every child in the country.

"Research shows that one of the best investments we can make in a child's life is high-quality early education," Obama told Congress in January.

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Oklahoma Sports
9:12 am
Tue April 22, 2014

OKC and Memphis Go Into Game 3 of Playoffs Tied 1-1

Credit thunder.nba.com / NBA

The Oklahoma City Thunder fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 111-105 in overtime last night.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this recap.

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Oklahoma Sports
1:58 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

OKC Thunder Advance to Game 2 in NBA Playoffs

Credit Mike - Creative Commons user / Flickr

 

Tonight, the Oklahoma City Thunder head into game 2 of the NBA playoffs from Saturday's 100 to 86 win over Memphis.  KOSU's Brent Weber has this preview.

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Favorite Sessions
1:26 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

KEXP Presents: Temples

Temples, performing live in the KEXP studios.
Dave Lichterman KEXP

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 2:10 pm

The young U.K. band Temples has been touted by Britpop luminaries like Johnny Marr and Noel Gallagher, who've both fallen for the group's shimmering debut, Sun Structures.

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Oklahoma City Sports
1:03 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Energy Football Club comes to OKC; Coach Jimmy Nielsen expects a bright future for American soccer

Energy FC Coach Jimmy Nielsen in the KOSU OKC studios.
Credit Cassie Gage / Prodigal LLC/Energy FC

Professional soccer officially arrives in Oklahoma City this weekend.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll explains.

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
8:30 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Millions Of Pounds Worth Of Tornado Debris: Where Does It All Go?

Birds flock over the active portion of Jeff Bedick's Waste Connections landfill.
Credit Kate Carlton

It’s been nearly a year since a series of tornadoes devastated central Oklahoma, destroying homes, parks and commercial buildings. During the recovery process, construction crews gathered over 300,000 tons of debris between just Oklahoma City and Moore. 

Jeff Bedick is the District Manager for Waste Connections, which operates a landfill in west Oklahoma City. The facility sits on 200 acres, which mostly just looks like a giant, grass-covered hill on the side of the highway.

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The Mix
12:33 am
Mon April 21, 2014

The Mix Hosts Honeylark & Aaron Pierce

Credit Robot House Creative

KOSU, Dunlap Codding and Robot House Creative host The Mix, a  free monthly outdoor concert series in Oklahoma City.

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Oklahoma Music
7:10 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Horse Thief Embraces Fear In Bliss

Alex Coleman, Cameron Neal and Alberto Roubert of Horse Thief
Credit Ryan LaCroix

Tonight, Oklahoma City band Horse Thief celebrates the release of their debut full length album for Bella Union Records.

The band plays a mixture of psychedelic rock and folk rock, along with the guitar sound reminiscent of The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and hints of Fleet Foxes and James.

Horse Thief signed a deal with Bella Union Records in 2013, making them label mates with indie rock favorites Beach House, Fleet Foxes and fellow Oklahomans The Flaming Lips.

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