SXSW 2014
9:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Oklahoma Represents at SXSW Tradeshow Booth

Credit Ryan LaCroix

The South by Southwest Tradeshow Exhibit is an impressive sight. Hundreds of booths fill the exhibit hall with large companies such as IBM next to small video game developers and smartphone app startups.

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SXSW 2014
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Two Guys Bow Ties: Reinventing the Bow Tie

Credit Two Guys Bow Ties

 

The Buffalo Lounge hosted an elevator pitch competition on Monday night, where ten Oklahoma entrepreneurs each gave a 90-second elevator pitch and competed for $10,000 in prizes.

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SXSW 2014
9:35 am
Mon March 10, 2014

The Buffalo Lounge: Oklahoma’s Creative Lighthouse at SXSW

Credit BuffaloLounge.com

Thousands of creatives from music, film, interactive and many others invade Austin, Texas this week for the 2014 South by Southwest Conference and Festival.

In its fourth consecutive year, The Buffalo Lounge provides exposure for participating Oklahoma companies and talent, while promoting the state as a front runner in the film, music and interactive industries. The Buffalo Lounge hosts three days of Oklahoma film, interactive and music events, starting today in Austin, Texas.

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SXSW 2014
1:46 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Skating Polly Are Not Little Girls

Peyton Bighorse and Kelli Mayo of Skating Polly

Next week, dozens of Oklahoma bands will head down to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival. One of those bands is Oklahoma City's Skating Polly.

At the ages of 13 and 18, Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse want to be taken seriously. And, you should.  

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Heavy Rotation
8:21 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Parker Millsap.
Courtesy of the artist

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Check out past editions here.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

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SXSW 2014
2:54 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Parker Millsap is Exactly Where He Wants to Be

Credit Nathan Poppe

Next week, dozens of Oklahoma musicians will head down to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival. One of those musicians is 21-year-old Purcell native Parker Millsap.

At an age when many are figuring out who they are and what they want to do, Millsap is exactly where he wants to be.

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Film
7:40 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Real Live Angels: Brent Weber Talks About His New Documentary

Brent Weber with long-time Camp Summit camper Freddy Cobb
Credit Brent Weber / Real Live Angels - Weber Creative, LLC

 

KOSU listeners might know Brent Weber as our commentator for Sports Talk with Michael Cross, but his latest project takes on a whole different subject: individuals with severe disabilities.  Brent talks about the labor of love that has become his documentary, “Real Live Angels.”  It will be screened at the Paramount on Oklahoma City’s Film Row this Saturday.

 

You can find out more about “Real Live Angels” here.

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Share The Love
8:40 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Share The Love: Jerry and Judy Bettis

Jerry and Judy Bettis on a river cruise from St. Petersburg to Moscow
Jerry and Judy Bettis Listener Contributors

The last couple of weeks, we put out a call to listeners to share their love stories for Valentine’s Day. Jerry and Judy Bettis of Stillwater knew each other for decades before romance entered the picture – he was childhood friends with her older brother – but sometimes, finding love is just a matter of the right timing.

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Share The Love
7:40 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Share the Love: Alyssa Parks

From right to left: Rocky, Alyssa Parks, Rocky’s “brother,” Niko, and Alyssa’s husband, Austin.
Alyssa Parks Listener Contributor

The last couple of weeks, we put out a call to listeners to share their love stories for Valentine’s Day.  One of the stories we received was from Alyssa Parks of Seminole.  She told us about how sometimes love literally curls up in your lap when you least expect it.

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Uniquely Oklahoma
7:40 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Toy and Action Figure Museum: A Geek Paradise in Small-Town Oklahoma

Toy designer and Toy and Action Figure Museum Curator Kevin Stark shows off his light saber skills.
Nikole Robinson Carroll KOSU

Downtown Pauls Valley isn’t where many people expect to find a tourist attraction that’s put Oklahoma on the map.  If you blink when you drive by, you might miss it.  But don’t be fooled by its 6000-square-foot size.  The Toy and Action Figure Museum, tucked in next door to a 50’s style diner, has hosted visitors from all over the country and beyond.  The Tulsa World named it a top Oklahoma attraction.  It was featured in Wired Magazine and nabbed a spot in Time Magazine’s Top 50 American Experiences in 2009.  The museum is literally filled to the rafters with heroes, villains and nostalgi

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