Local News
9:12 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Local Group Raising Awareness About Fracking

The ground is shaking in Stillwater and residents are taking action to protect their property, the environment, and their lives.  

KOSU’s Kate Strum reports on what one resident is doing to raise awareness.

Stillwater resident Angela Spotts founded the group Stop Fracking Payne County.

It educates community members on the science, economics, and politics of the link between earthquakes and hydraulic fracturing.

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8:40 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Remembering Our Past; Embracing Our Present

Generation Xers are starting to embrace nostalgia and days past like a dear friend.

But, sometimes we pause to realize those days past have made us the people we are in the present day.

Here’s Jennifer Dennis-Smith with JenX.

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Arts & Culture
7:50 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Oklahoma Lineworkers Show Off Their Skills

The Municipal Electric Systems of Oklahoma lineworkers rodeo in Stillwater at Boomer Lake had many competitors last month.

KOSU’s Diana Martinez reports.

Music fills the air at Boomer Lake as line workers compete in Stillwater during the MESO rodeo.

Stillwater Electric Utility Distribution Superintendent Vernon Hall describes how competitors have to dress while on the obstacles.

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2014 General Election
7:40 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Vying for a US Senate Seat From Oklahoma

Sen. Jim Inhofe (left) and opponent Matt Silverstein (right)

A Tulsa Democrat is facing an uphill battle as he tries to unseat a popular incumbent Oklahoma Senator who has been in the seat since 1994.

Meanwhile, the Senator in question, Jim Inhofe, isn’t even giving his opponents in the general election a second thought.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports.

US Senator Jim Inhofe brings his Grummond Tiger in for a landing at Sundance Airpark near Piedmont in central Oklahoma.

He spends a lot of his time flying not just across Oklahoma, but to other places in the country helping get fellow Republicans elected to the Senate.

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4:23 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D., in this Dec. 30 photo. The fiery crash left an ominous cloud over the town and led some residents to evacuate.
Bruce Crummy AP

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 4:58 pm

Once a day, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields rumbles through Bismarck, N.D., just a stone's throw from a downtown park.

The Bakken fields produce more than 1 million barrels of oil a day, making the state the nation's second-largest oil producer after Texas. But a dearth of pipelines means that most of that oil leaves the state by train — trains that run next to homes and through downtowns.

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Shots - Health News
3:21 am
Mon October 13, 2014

A Benefit For Rural Vets: Getting Health Care Close To Home

For some rural vets who live far from a VA hospital, getting medical care has meant driving a day or two from home, and missing work.

Originally published on Thu October 16, 2014 7:12 pm

Army veteran Randy Michaud had to make a 200-mile trip to the Veterans Affairs hospital in Aroostook County, Maine, near the Canadian border, every time he had a medical appointment.

Michaud, who was medically retired after a jeep accident in Germany 25 years ago, moved home to Maine in 1991. He was eligible for VA medical care, but the long drive was a problem.

He's one of millions of veterans living in rural America who must travel hundreds of miles round-trip for care.

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Pop Culture
5:50 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

The New Food TV: The Era Of Julia Child Packed Its Knives And Went

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 6:52 pm

If you're one of the many addicts to the current crop of food shows, watching a clip of Julia Child — the original French Chef of television — is like visiting a different planet.

You might wonder how long she would last in the gladiator's arena that modern cooking shows have become. Since the original Japanese Iron Chef first appeared on the Food Network here in the U.S. 15 years ago, how-to cooking shows have gradually been displaced by food combat: reality shows that pit chefs against each other.

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Oklahoma City Thunder
3:32 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

NBA MVP Kevin Durant Has Fractured Foot


Kevin Durant has a fractured foot and the Oklahoma City Thunder say they are not sure how long the NBA's MVP will be sidelined.

General Manager Sam Presti said in a statement Sunday that Durant informed the team of "discomfort" in his right foot after practice a day earlier.

He underwent tests and the team says he was diagnosed with a "Jones" fracture. The team says traditional treatment requires surgery, and recent NBA cases have resulted in a return to play in six to eight weeks.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Reaction to Same-Sex Marriage in Oklahoma

In This Week in Oklahoma Poltics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the move by the U.S. Supreme Court which allowed for same sex marriages in Oklahoma.

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Shots - Health News
12:16 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

4 Things We've Learned About Enterovirus D68, And 1 Mystery

Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., was the first to report a surge of children with serious respiratory illness in August.
Andy Pollard Children's Mercy Kansas City

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 8:15 am

On Aug. 15, doctors and nurses at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., realized they had a problem.

Children were coming into the emergency room with an illness that caused wheezing and breathing problems so severe that some children ended up in the ICU on ventilators. And it was spreading fast.

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