Movie Reviews
5:03 am
Thu March 12, 2015

Lesser-Known Players Get Their Bows In 'The Wrecking Crew'

George Harrison and Joe Osborn in The Wrecking Crew.
Magnolia Pictures

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 5:03 pm

In the mid-1960s, pop music moved its center of gravity from New York to Los Angeles. It was a seismic shift, but growing up in the cold drizzle of post-World War II London, what did I know from the West Coast Sound? I was just a rapt kid with my ear glued to Top-40 radio, dreaming of sun, surf and sex via the Beach Boys, the Mamas and Papas, Sam Cooke, The Supremes. In my fevered imagination, Spector's towering "wall of sound" had to have been recorded in a cathedral.

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Around the Nation
10:40 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

States Scramble To Deal With Shortages Of Execution Drugs

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Around the Nation
10:40 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

New Transmission Line To Carry Wind Energy Not Met With Open Arms

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The Two-Way
8:55 am
Wed March 11, 2015

2 Oklahoma Students Seen In Racist Fraternity Video Apologize

University of Oklahoma students march to the now-closed Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house during a rally against racism Tuesday. Two former members of the fraternity have apologized for their roles in a video that showed them singing a racist chant.
Sue Ogrocki AP

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 2:04 pm

Two men who were in a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing a racist chant have apologized for their actions, with one of the now-former fraternity brothers saying he had learned "a devastating lesson."

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Headlines
8:01 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Headlines: Expelled Students, Ten Commandments & Pi Beer

Headlines for Wednesday, March 11, 2015:

  • Two frat members involved in a racist video are getting expelled from OU. (NewsOK)
     
  • Racial controversy in Oklahoma goes beyond a chant from an OU fraternity. (Oklahoma Watch)

  • The editorial board of The Oklahoma Daily Newspaper is calling for diversity training after a racist video from a fraternity went viral. (Oklahoma Daily)

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Back At Base
3:43 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Veterans Choice Act Fails To Ease Travel Burdens For Vets In Need Of Care

While the Veterans Choice Act seems simple, making it work hasn't been as easy.

Originally published on Wed March 11, 2015 11:27 am

Veterans who need to see a doctor often have to travel long distances – 40 miles or more – to get to a Department of Veterans Affairs facility. So last year, after scandals involving long wait times for vets, Congress tried to make getting care easier.

The Veterans Choice Act gives veterans the option of using a doctor outside the VA system if VA facilities are more than 40 miles away, or there's more than a 30-day wait for an appointment.

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Health
3:36 am
Wed March 11, 2015

States Aim To Restrict Medically Induced Abortions

A view of the eastern entrance to the Ohio Statehouse.
Bob Hall/Flickr

Originally published on Thu March 12, 2015 5:08 pm

Of the million or so women who have abortions every year in the U.S., nearly a quarter end their pregnancy using medications. But just as states have been passing a record number of restrictions on surgical abortion, more are trying to limit this option as well.

One of the country's strictest laws is in Ohio. To understand it, a little history helps.

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The Two-Way
8:46 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Utah Lawmakers OK Firing Squad If Lethal Injection Unavailable

Utah's Senate has approved a measure that would allow a firing squad to carry out the death penalty if the drug to carry out lethal injections is unavailable.

The vote was 18-10, and it's unclear if Republican Gov. Gary Herbert will sign the measure, which would make Utah the only state in the nation to allow firing squads, into law. The state abandoned the practice a little more than a decade ago.

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Local News
5:55 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Oklahoma University Cuts Ties With Fraternity After Racist Video Posted

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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

New Mix: Courtney Barnett, John Moreland & Grimes

Courtney Barnett
Neil McCarty

Welcome to Sample Size, where KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney team up each week to discuss music news and new music releases.

Today, we look at the poignant songwriting of Courtney Barnett, the title track from the upcoming John Moreland album, and a new dance-pop track from Grimes.

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

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