OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 5

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent Vicki Ehlers

Stillwater commuters are sharing the road today with participants of OK Freewheel as they spin their way west and north out of town en route to Tonkawa.  It’s the next-to-the-last leg of the weeklong road adventure that started out last weekend near the Texas Border.  Last night, our special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers,visited with our own Paula Brown at the end of a 71-mile ride from McCloud to Stillwater.

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No Common Core, Fort Sill Youths & Eric Cantor
7:40 am
Fri June 13, 2014

No More Common Core: This Week in Oklahoma Politics

  Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk with KOSU's Michael Cross about events This Week in Oklahoma Politics.

Late last week with just two days left till deaadline, Governor Fallin signed House Bill 3399 to repeal Common Core, a set of standards she herself championed as head of the National Governor's Association.

The federal government recently announced it is moving as many as 1,400 young people who appear to be in the country illegally without parents in the U.S. to Fort Sill just outside of Lawton.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:23 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

The Posthuman Project Gives Teenagers Superpowers

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival is in full swing in downtown Oklahoma City.

One of the homegrown films premiering at the festival is The Posthuman Project. The film recalls teenage movies of the past...if those teenagers had superpowers.

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Oklahoma AG Blasts EPA's Emissions Proposal
12:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

StateImpact: Court Losses Won’t Deter Attorney General Scott Pruitt In His Fight With The EPA

Credit C_Nilsen / Flickr

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed new rules to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — predictably — blasted the plan as another example of federal overreach in the Obama Administration’s war on fossil fuels.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 4

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers

  Participants of OK Freewheel are on the downhill side of their week-long journey across Oklahoma.  Today, cyclists are participating in a 71-mile roadway adventure from McCloud to Stillwater.  KOSU’s Paula Brown caught up with our special correspondent, Stillwater resident Vicki Ehlers, to talk about yesterday’s journey from Pauls Valley to McCloud and to preview her brief stop back home.

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deadCENTER Film Festival 2014
5:59 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Oklahoma Films Featured at deadCENTER Film Festival

The 14th annual deadCENTER Film Festival launches today in downtown Oklahoma City. Of the 24 feature-length films screening at the festival, ten of those are made in Oklahoma or have an Oklahoma connection.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 3

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers

Hundreds of bicyclists are back on the road this morning as part of OK Freewheel’s annual statewide tour of Oklahoma, including our special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers.  Yesterday, Vicki completed Day 3, from  Tishomingo to Pauls Valley in south-central Oklahoma.  KOSU’s Paula Brown checked in with Vicki after the end of another long but rewarding day on the road.

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NPR Ed
3:37 am
Wed June 11, 2014

College For Free: Tulsa's Radical Idea

Who can say no to a free college education?
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Originally published on Wed June 11, 2014 9:49 am

The average cost of one college year across all degree-granting intuitions in the U.S. was more than $19,000 in 2012, and we don't need to tell you what direction the price is heading. Which means lots of students are now borrowing heavily to make college work. President Obama threw some of them a lifeline earlier this week, with revisions to the government's Pay As You Earn program.

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KOSU Music
5:54 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

KOSU Music: Caribou, Nona & Shamir

Shamir Bailey

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 music from Canadian musician Caribou, a throwback to pop-punk sounds from Philadelphia band Nona, and a new dancepop EP from 19-year-old Shamir.

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NPR Ed
5:13 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Gates To States: No Stakes Yet For Core Tests

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was instrumental in the development and adoption of the Core standards.
Nati Harnik AP

Politicians, parents and plenty of anxious teachers have long called for a free pass on next year's tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

It's not that they want out of them entirely (though some do). Most simply want to be sure teachers and students aren't judged on scores from this first generation of Core tests. And now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation agrees:

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