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5:02 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

Journalist Brian Williams hosts The Lincoln Awards: A Concert For Veterans & The Military Family on Jan. 7 at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. Recent reports suggest the suspended NBC anchor may have embellished several of his stories.
Paul Morigi Getty Images Entertainment

Originally published on Thu April 30, 2015 2:12 pm

Recent reports have suggested that Brian Williams' professional purgatory is about to come to an end. NBC suspended its chief news anchor early this year for falsely claiming that the Army helicopter in which he traveled while covering the 2003 invasion of Iraq was shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade.

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JenX with Jennifer Lindsey McClintock
8:50 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Dealing with Poverty

The idea of poverty strikes fear in many Americans who often ridicule and criticize those struggling to survive.

In this week’s Jen-X, Jennifer Lindsey McClintock looks at how we treat the poor and downtrodden.


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Gay Rights
4:15 am
Tue April 14, 2015

Church Ceremonies Push North Dakota Town To Grapple With Gay Rights

Diane Gira (left) and Valerie Nelson (right) pose with their son, Madison, in their home near Wahpeton, N.D.
Maggie Penman NPR

Originally published on Thu April 16, 2015 7:10 am

This week, Morning Edition is taking a look at the attitudes about gay rights in North Dakota, one of 13 states that still ban same-sex marriage.

Sixteen years ago, in the small town of Wahpeton, N.D., a United Methodist pastor refused to baptize a baby raised by lesbian parents. The pastor said because the child had lesbian parents, there was no way he could get a Christian upbringing. In response, the child's mothers, Valerie Nelson and Diane Gira, left the church.

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JenX with Jennifer Martin
8:50 am
Tue April 7, 2015

Searching For the 'Forever' Home

Shopping for a the right house can be more than just looking for a roof over your head, sometimes it means looking for the perfect place to spend the rest of your life.

In this week’s Jen-X, Jennifer Martin shares her experience in not just looking for a house, but looking for a home.

Jennifer was a museum professional before kids. Now she spends her time as a mother and active Girl Scout volunteer.

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The Salt
2:42 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

A little booze can't hurt: The Hy-Vee grocery chain has added a Market Grille to several of its locations in the Midwest and Great Plains. You can order drinks and dinner before or after you do your grocery shopping.
Courtesy of Hy-Vee Market Grille

Originally published on Mon March 30, 2015 6:41 pm

If pushing a cart up and down the lengthy aisles of your neighborhood supermarket — past dozens of brands of packaged cereal and crackers lit by fluorescent lights — feels overwhelming and soul-sucking, you're not alone.

But there's some good news: The days of shopping this way may be numbered.

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Arts & Culture
7:50 am
Fri March 27, 2015

SUPER! BitCon Returns to Oklahoma City

The retro gaming event SUPER! BitCon is coming back to Oklahoma City for its second year. Whether you're into table top, cards or video, it's all about the games this weekend.

KOSU's Michael Cross sits down with organizers Brandon Cole Phillips and David Sollars about the celebration.

You can find out more information at SuperBitCon.com.

JenX with Jennifer Dennis-Smith
8:50 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Seeking & Finding A New Religious Home

As Generation X gets older, many of them are starting to look a little harder at their beliefs.

In this week’s Jen-X, Jennifer Dennis-Smith looks at how her spiritual life has changed over the years.


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Arts & Culture
1:48 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Two Elephants Coming to the OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is getting two elephants from a the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle despite criticism from animal activists in the northwest.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk to zoo spokesperson Tara Henson about the move.


NPR History Dept.
9:23 am
Thu March 19, 2015

When The KKK Was Mainstream

Originally published on Thu March 19, 2015 1:44 pm

Recently I tumbled on this story from Kansas Humanities — and an earlier post from Only A Game — about a 1925 baseball game between Wichita's African-American team, the Monrovians, and the Ku Klux Klan.

Wait a minute. The Ku Klux Klan once had a baseball team?

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JenX with Jennifer Lindsey McClintock
8:50 am
Tue March 17, 2015

What Would You Miss If You Couldn't Read?

In our modern society, most of us take the ability to read for granted.

But, even today, there are an estimated 400,000 Oklahomans who are functionally illiterate.

Here’s Jennifer Lindsey McClintock with the week’s JenX.

Jennifer is an Oklahoma City native that works in marketing and Public Relations. You can reach her on twitter @jeninthe405.

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