Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

New Mix: Yuck, Julia Holter & Maximum Balloon


This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we have distorted guitar sounds and low-fi vocals from Yuck, intimate new music from Julia Holter, and a big ol' collaboration from Maximum Balloon, Karen O and Tunde Adebimpe.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

World News
3:05 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

6 Things You Should Know About The Iran Nuclear Deal

A satellite image shows the Fordow facility in Iran. Under an agreement with six world powers, Iran would stop enriching uranium at the facility.
DigitalGlobe Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 9:12 am

Iran, the United States and five other world powers have reached a landmark agreement about the future of Iran's nuclear programs.

The agreement that emerged after years of diplomacy and a final, marathon negotiating session by top diplomats over the past three weeks in Vienna is complex and highly technical.

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World News
3:01 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Iran Nuclear Deal Expected To Have Widespread Economic Impact

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond and US Secretary of State John Kerry talk prior to a plenary session at the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. Iran and six major world powers reached a nuclear deal on Tuesday, capping more than a decade of on-off negotiations with an agreement that could potentially transform the Middle East, and which Israel called an "historic surrender". (JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 3:09 pm

The landmark deal over Iran’s nuclear program will lift sanctions against the country, which will have economic consequences around the globe.

In terms of oil prices, Iranian officials are trying to get up to a million additional barrels of Iranian oil to the market, in a time when there is already oversupply and low prices. The lifting of sanctions also opens the door to other countries who want to expand their oil industries into Iran.

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The Two-Way
9:21 am
Tue July 14, 2015

NASA Zooms In On Pluto, For Closest Views Yet

An image of Pluto that was taken by New Horizons shortly before its flyby Tuesday shows a heart-shaped pattern on the planet's surface. NASA says Pluto "sent a love note back to Earth."
NASA/Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:50 pm

New images of Pluto have arrived from a NASA space probe, and they're already allowing scientists to update what we know about the dwarf planet — such as its size. NASA's New Horizons probe has traveled more than 3 billion miles to send photos and data about Pluto back to Earth.

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The Two-Way
7:01 am
Tue July 14, 2015

The Latest On Iran Deal: Obama Says Deal Provides New Way Forward

President Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers a statement about the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six major world powers during an address from the White House on Tuesday.

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 3:03 pm

The United States and five world powers have reached a historic agreement with Iran over its nuclear program.

As we've reported, the deal puts restrictions on Iran's nuclear program and also sets up an inspections regime that aims to make sure Iran is meeting its obligations. In exchange, the U.S. and its European partners have agreed to drop tough sanctions, allowing Iran to sell more oil and rejoin international financial systems.

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Local News
4:42 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Lawyers, Others Seek To Exonerate Oklahoma Death Row Inmate

Richard Glossip
Credit Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Lawyers for an Oklahoma death row inmate are searching for ways to exonerate a man scheduled to die in September. The execution will be the first after the Supreme Court’s ruling that upheld the use of the controversial drug midazolam.

Richard Glossip has maintained his innocence since he was convicted of first-degree murder in the 1997 death of Oklahoma City motel owner Barry Van Treese. Don Knight is a Colorado-based attorney who has taken up Glossip’s case. He says the evidence against Glossip is paper-thin and the case itself never should have qualified for the death penalty.

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11:11 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan Is the Winner of the Miss USA Pageant 2015

Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan, a Tulsa native, took home the Miss USA crown tonight, beating out 50 other contestants.
Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma, took home the crown at this year's Miss USA pageant, in a contest that was mired in controversy after it's co-owner Donald Trump made a series of highly controversial comments about Mexicans. The pageant was held in Baton Rouge, La. for the second year in a row.
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StateImpact Oklahoma
4:32 pm
Fri July 10, 2015

Emails Reveal Fallin Didn’t Want To Face Connection Between Quakes, Oil Industry

Oil-field workers tend to American Energy-Woodford's Judge South well in November 2014 well shortly after the Oklahoma Corporation Commission ordered it temporarily shut-in.
Credit Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

In November 2011, a 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Prague, Okla., causing significant damage and injuring two people. Right away, the possibility that the disposal of wastewater by injecting it deep into the earth — part of the hydraulic fracturing process — was to blame came up.

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The Two-Way
10:09 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Forecast Says Oil Price Could Fall Amid Weak Demand

Stacked rigs are seen along with other idled oil drilling equipment at a depot in Dickinson, N.D., last month. The International Energy Agency forecasts a continued drop in oil prices amid overproduction and falling global demand.
Andrew Cullen Reuters/Landov

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 1:17 pm

Oil prices have further to fall before bottoming out amid a surge in production, mainly by OPEC nations, and a weakening of global demand, according to the International Energy Agency's latest forecast.

In the second quarter of 2015, the world's supply of oil was 96.39 million barrels a day, outstripping demand of 93.13 million barrels a day, according to the IEA's Oil Market Report, which described the world oil market as "massively oversupplied."

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US News
8:32 am
Fri July 10, 2015

Marking Historic Moment, South Carolina Removes Confederate Flag

The crowd sings after an honor guard lowers the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds for the last time Friday.
John Moore Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 10, 2015 1:09 pm

During an emotional ceremony and amid popular cheers, the Confederate battle flag was brought down from a 30-foot flagpole that sits on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.

The historic ceremony marked the end of an era and was conducted by South Carolina state troopers, who marched in formation in front of a cheering crowd of hundreds.

Slowly, the troopers cranked the flag down from the pole, folded it, rolled it up and marched out.

The crowd chanted, "USA! USA! USA!"

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