Around the Nation
10:15 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Battle Lines Drawn After Texas Town Bans Fracking

Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 10:15 am

Residents of Denton, Texas, voted Tuesday to ban hydraulic fracturing in their city. It's the first time a city in the state — where energy is king — has voted to ban fracking. State officials have already filed lawsuits to try and overturn the ban.

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The Two-Way
9:20 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Economy Continues Adding Jobs, Unemployment Rate Dips To 5.8 Percent

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Originally published on Fri November 7, 2014 9:34 am

The October jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that the economy continued to add jobs at a healthy clip.

Here are the two big numbers:

The economy added 214,000 jobs; less than the 248,000 produced in September, but just about the 200,000 needed to keep pushing down the unemployment rate.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Analyzing the 2014 Election

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the results of the 2014 General Election.


Station News
7:05 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

A Message About On Point

Tom Ashbrook of On Point

Tom Ashbook’s wife, Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, succumbed after a long, brave battle with cancer Wednesday evening.

Tom and Danielle were high school sweethearts from Illinois. They lived in India, Tokyo and Hong Kong before settling and raising their family in Newton, Massachusetts. Danielle was an associate dean at MIT, and served as Director of the International Students office. She is survived by Tom, their three children and one granddaughter.

Tom will be taking some time off from hosting On Point to be with his family.

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The Two-Way
6:45 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Gay-Marriage Bans Are Upheld In 4 States By Circuit Court

Gay-marriage supporters follow an opponent of same-sex marriage in August, when four courts argued to preserve their bans on the unions in a federal court in Cincinnati. The court confirmed the states' bans.
Al Behrman AP

Originally published on Thu November 6, 2014 7:14 pm

Bans on same-sex marriage in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee were confirmed by a federal court Thursday, in a ruling that provides yet another shift in the legal fight over the issue.

The 2-1 decision handed down by the Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit comes after the four states had argued this summer that their voters had the authority to decide whether to ban marriage between a same-sex couple.

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Politics
6:33 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

What Does A GOP Majority Mean For Environmental Policy?

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2014 Fall Membership Drive
11:21 am
Thu November 6, 2014

A Huge Thank You For Supporting KOSU

On behalf of the Crazy Smart Radio players, I want to humbly thank you for choosing to listen to KOSU and for choosing to support this public radio station during our eight day membership drive that ended October 16.

Our goal was to encourage at least 1,500 of you to invest in your listening future during the drive and we finished with 1,530 pledges and $238,000 dollars raised! We are very grateful to each of you for choosing to become a member of KOSU and for making a financial commitment to a public radio service that brings you Oklahoma and the world story by story and song by song.

You can donate to KOSU here!

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Politics
11:15 am
Thu November 6, 2014

On What Issues Can Obama And The Republican Leadership Agree?

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StateImpact Oklahoma
7:26 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Hunters Hopeful Wetter Summer Means More Wildlife In Oklahoma’s Woods

Jack Barrett, owner of the BDC Gun Room in Shawnee, Okla., shows off a new shotgun model popular with hunters.
Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Nearly a quarter of a million hunters are set to grab their guns and stalk through Oklahoma’s woods when deer gun season opens the week before Thanksgiving, according to Micah Holmes with the state Department of Wildlife Conservation.

“There’s more deer hunters out in the woods on opening day of deer gun season than there is at Lewis Field, at the OU football stadium, and at the Tulsa football stadium combined,” Holmes says.

But last season, the number of deer harvested was down nearly 25 percentcompared to 2011, to only about 88,000. It was the worst deer season since the 1990s.

Years of drought have taken a toll on wildlife populations in Oklahoma, and the people who hunt and fish for them. Less vegetation means less reproduction, fewer fawns, hungrier prey, and withering water holes that harbor disease. Western Oklahoma didn’t get a lot of rain this summer, but Holmes says he’s optimistic about deer season, not because of the amount of rainfall, but the timing of it.

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Carless in OKC
7:15 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Avoiding Auto-Pedestrian Accidents

Getting hit by a car while walking isn’t as rare as you might think it is....especially when you’re trying to go Carless in OKC.

Here’s John and Elizabeth Tankard.


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