Politics
11:13 am
Thu July 24, 2014

To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, with incoming Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., talks with reporters on Wednesday about House Republican plans to deal with the border crisis.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Wed July 23, 2014 10:36 pm

Divergent plans are now emerging from the House and Senate on how best to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children from Central America across the border.

Though both would offer the president less money than he asked for to deal with the crisis, a major battle has developed over whether to amend a 2008 law that makes it harder to speedily deport the children.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
7:47 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Why Oklahoma’s Wind Energy Future Could Be Shaped by Osage County

Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma is moving up the national ranks in wind-generated electricity. But as wind farms expand into northeastern Oklahoma, developers are facing a team of unlikely allies: Oil interests and environmentalists. But as StateImpact’s Joe Wertz reports, the wind farm fight in Osage County could affect the whole state.

The males are rowdy, the females are frisky. It’s bison breeding season in Oklahoma. This is the time when horns lock and fur flies.

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Education
10:36 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

A Bird's-Eye View On Common Core Across The Country

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

For more on the state of play nationwide for the Common Core we're joined by Cory Turner from the NPR Ed Team. Hey there, Cory.

CORY TURNER, BYLINE: Hey, Audie.

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:40 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Oklahoma Tornado Project: What's the Hold-Up on Tornado-Related HUD Spending?

Credit Flickr user Ken Teegardin / https://www.flickr.com/photos/teegardin/

In the year since a series of severe storms devastated Central Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded nearly 146-million-dollars to the city of Moore and the state to help with recovery. But so far, only a fraction of that has been spent. As part of our series with Oklahoma Watch tracking the federal funding, Kate Carlton Greer reports that spending the money has turned out to be more difficult than expected.

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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

KOSU Music: Shabazz Palaces, Merchandise & Courtney Barnett

Patrick O'Brien-Smith / courtesy of the artist

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 bring you a different take on hip-hop from Shabazz Palaces, a decidedly-sharp turn toward pop music from Merchandise, and the clever wordplay of Courtney Barnett.


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Health
9:34 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Two young girls, part of the wave of unaccompanied children who've illegally entered the U.S., watch a soccer match at the Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Arizona.
Ross D. Franklin AP

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 2:43 pm

Close to 60,000 children have crossed illegally into the U.S. since last October. They've sparked a crisis. But is it a humanitarian crisis or a public health one?

The children carry "swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus, and tuberculosis," and can spread the diseases to the U.S., wrote Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., a retired obstetrician-gynecologist, in a July 7 letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Blogs and Commentary
8:56 am
Tue July 22, 2014

JenX: Watching Things Grow

Credit Flickr / whitnuld

A seed, under proper and loving care, can produce delicious fruit.  This week on JenX, Jennifer James muses on how much more planting seeds can do for our kids.

Jennifer James is a public relations professional.  You can follow her blog at jenx67.com.

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Music News
4:42 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country'

Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye, whose first single, "Girl In A Country Song," takes aim at one-dimensional representations of women in country music.
Kevin White Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 6:35 pm

No theme has dominated country radio playlists and charts more in the past couple of years than celebration of the sort of small-town good life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. The young country duo Maddie & Tae aren't fans of the third element in the "bro-country" trinity.

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The Mix
12:09 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

The Mix Hosts Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin' Chariots & Idabel

Bill Noesges

KOSU, Dunlap Codding and Robot House Creative host The Mix, a  free monthly outdoor concert series in Oklahoma City.

The next edition of the series takes place at 7pm, Thursday, August 14 at DC on Film Row and will feature Norman zydeco band Kyle Reid and the Low Swingin' Chariots and Oklahoma City three-piece folk band Idabel.

23rd & Lincoln
8:40 am
Mon July 21, 2014

A Look at the Decision to Overturn Oklahoma's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

On Friday of last week, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

In this week’s 23rd and Lincoln, The Journal Record’s Marie Price breaks down the decision for us.

You can find more of Marie’s insights on the capitol at jrlr.net.

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