Arts & Life
3:37 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies

Rivers became permanent guest host for The Tonight Show in 1983, a gig that ended when she left to host her own late-night show on Fox. Here she interviews Miss America Suzette Charles in 1984.
AP

Originally published on Fri September 5, 2014 6:49 am

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The Two-Way
1:01 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Misplaced IV Line Responsible For Botched Oklahoma Execution, Report Finds

This photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett.
Uncredited AP

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 4:04 pm

A misplaced intravenous line was responsible for the botched execution of an Oklahoma inmate last April, an official report released on Thursday found.

Clayton D. Lockett suffered a prolonged execution because the IV line inserted into his groin area delivered the fatal dosage of drugs to the surrounding tissue rather than directly into the bloodstream.

The New York Times reports:

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Scenic Rivers Series
10:13 am
Thu September 4, 2014

On the Mountain Fork River, Environmental Protection Equals Economic Development

Eddie Brister, owner of the Beaver's Bend Fly Shop on the southern section of the Mountain Fork River.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

This is the final part of StateImpact Oklahoma’s series on the history of Oklahoma’s scenic rivers and the environmental threats they face. Part three is available here.

Eddie Brister knows how the stream warms and cools, and where the current rushes and pools. He knows every pebble in the river, and he can spot a trout without even dipping his waders in the water.

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Shots - Health News
10:10 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Dry, Scratchy Eyes? Staring At Screens Is Driving This Trend

Originally published on Thu September 4, 2014 7:20 pm

If your eyes feel like a sand dune and your vision improves when you blink, you've probably got dry-eye syndrome. This used to be considered a women's thing, caused by hormonal changes at menopause, but thanks to our fondness for staring at screens it's becoming an equal opportunity ailment.

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Premiere on Film Row
11:20 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Sherree Chamberlain to Perform in KOSU's OKC Studios

Nathan Poppe

On Friday, September 19 at 8pm, KOSU hosts singer/songwriter Sherree Chamberlain in our Oklahoma City performance studio, as part of Premiere on Film Row.

The Oklahoma City musician plays a mixture of pop and folk music, which is exhibited on her 2014 album, New Skin.

  • For a chance to win tickets to this exclusive event, e-mail us at tickets@kosu.org.

Oklahoma Tornado Project
8:52 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Without FEMA Funds, Numerous Oklahoma Counties Sit On Expired Disaster Plans

Grady County's emergency manager Dale Thompson is in charge of updating a county-wide hazard mitigation plan, identifying each hazard the area faces.
Kate Carlton Greer Oklahoma Tornado Project

With threats ranging from ice storms to tornadoes, Oklahoma ranks first in the nation in the number of presidentially declared disasters over the past 14 years.

That’s why the state says it's important for local officials to maintain hazard mitigation plans, explaining the steps they're taking to reduce or eliminate their risks. But keeping things up-to-date has proven tough. 

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KOSU Music
5:46 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

KOSU Music: Sinkane, ILoveMakonnen & Lucinda Williams

Sinkane
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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 at a new song from Sinkane, a remix of an ILoveMakonnen track (featuring Drake), and a new tune from Lucinda Williams.


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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:44 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Moore Waits To Apply For FEMA's Safe Room Rebate Program

Wesley Fryer - Flickr Creative Commons

After last year’s tornadoes in central Oklahoma, FEMA allocated $4 million in hazard mitigation funding for communities to safeguard against future severe weather.

The City of Moore didn’t qualify for that money because of an expired hazard mitigation plan. Moore has since updated the plan and is now eligible for future FEMA money. But it doesn’t look like officials plan on applying for that funding any time soon.

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Politics
7:01 am
Tue September 2, 2014

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

Women are more likely to take time off to care for a sick child or elderly adult, making mandatory paid sick leave a hot partisan topic.
Shutterstock

Originally published on Tue September 2, 2014 1:23 pm

Got the flu? Or a new baby? Perhaps a little one with chicken pox? In most countries, your employer must pay your wages if you stay home sick or to care for others. Not in America.

But a growing grass-roots movement aims to change that — starting with paid sick leave.

Already the movement has met some success. This past weekend, California became the second state in the country to mandate sick leave for employees.

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Code Switch
4:59 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

Native American Artists Reclaim Images That Represent Them

Jason Lujan "re-contextualizes" the word 'Apache' in his art.
Jason Lujan

There's been a lot of discussion about the name of a certain Washington football team — with lawsuits arguing that it is disparaging, and media outlets choosing not to use it in their content.

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