2014 Election
7:40 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Looking For a New Representative in CD5

Steve Russell (left) and Al McAffrey (right)

Starting tomorrow during early voting, Oklahomans in Congressional District Five are deciding on their fourth Congressman in eight years.

The Democrat and Republican in the general election are each veterans and small businessmen who served in the State Senate.

Former State Senator Steve Russell is meeting with constituents at his headquarters in Oklahoma City.

Russell retired from the U-S Army as a Lieutenant Colonel and even wrote a book about his experiences called, “We Got Him: A Memoir of the Hunt and Capture of Saddam Hussein.”

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KOSU Music
5:46 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

KOSU Music: Restorations, John Southworth & Leon Bridges

Restorations

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 the new album from Philadelphia rock band Restorations, the thirteenth album from Canadian singer John Southworth, and the throwback soul from Ft. Worth's Leon Bridges.

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Oklahoma Music
10:54 am
Tue October 28, 2014

'The Breeze' Finally Gets His Due

JJ Cale
The Rosebud Agency

The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame is set to induct five new members with its 2014 class this Saturday at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa.

One of this year’s inductees is J.J. Cale, who is probably most well known as the songwriter of tunes made popular by Eric Clapton (“Cocaine”) and Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Call Me the Breeze”).

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JenX with Jennifer Martin
8:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Getting Close to Friends and Family

When it comes to choosing a place to live, economics, schools and other issues play a factor.

But, one consideration might also include our friends and family.

Jennifer Martin explains in this week’s Jen-X.


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2014 Election
7:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

The Race for Superintendent

Joy Hofmeister (left) and Dr. John Cox (right)

A new person is taking the reins of the State Department of Education this January after the current leader was defeated in primary elections.

The race to be the new Superintendent began with seven different candidates, but now it’s down to just two.

Democrat John Cox and Republican Joy Hofmeister are working hard in the final hours to get out the vote on November 4.

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Politics
1:29 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

KOSU to Air State Superintendent Debate Tuesday

Joy Hofmeister (left) and Dr. John Cox (right)

KOSU will air a debate between the two candidates for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction—John Cox and Joy Hofmeister—live on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. from the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue in downtown Tulsa. OETA managing editor Dick Pryor will moderate the debate.

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2014 Elections
7:40 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Three Candidates Seek to Fill Coburn's Seat

James Lankford (left) and Connie Johnson (right)

For the first time since statehood, voters are picking both of the US Senate seats to represent Oklahoma in Washington, DC.

We already knew incumbent Jim Inhofe was going to seek reelection, but things got exciting a year ago when Tom Coburn decided to retire with two years left on his term.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports this opened a seat, many didn’t expect until 2016.

When Dr. Coburn announced plans to step down from his Senate position, the race to fill it began.

By April, seven Republicans, three Democrats and an Independent filed to run.

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Music Interviews
6:54 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Messing With Perfection: Why The Flaming Lips Took On 'Sgt. Pepper'

Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips speaks to NPR's Arun Rath about his band's new album, With A Little Help From My Fwends.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Rolling Stone called it the greatest album of all time — and for some, that's an understatement. The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, raising the standard of rock 'n' roll and challenging their peers to catch up. For just about anyone who cares about rock music, this album is unassailable. And yet, one band — with a reputation for being contrarian — is testing the waters.

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The Two-Way
4:32 pm
Sat October 25, 2014

Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

The federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital, after Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday that federal agencies will now recognize same-sex married couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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Energy
4:33 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Originally published on Fri October 24, 2014 6:59 pm

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

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

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