Arts & Culture

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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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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Carless in OKC
8:40 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Gang Violence and Its Effects on Walkability

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It’s no secret that poverty is a big problem in Oklahoma. Low-income neighborhoods gain reputations as “bad” parts of town because of gang violence and resulting disrepair. This reputation becomes a self-perpetuating truth because no one does anything to change it.

This week, Carless in OKC looks at how to break the cycle.


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Pop Culture
7:50 am
Thu October 9, 2014

The Rest Of The Story: Paul Harvey, Conservative Talk Radio Pioneer

Paul Harvey covers Election Night in 1958.
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Say "conservative radio" to most young people today and they'll likely come up with a name like Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck. But those guys are the offspring of the industry's grandfather — one who told stories more often than he raised his voice, and who narrated history and the present to a generation of young listeners.

His name was Paul Harvey, and his gentle storytelling program was the launching pad for an entire cast of well-known faces from today's conservative movement, from Mitt Romney to Mike Huckabee to Fred Thompson.

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Arts & Culture
8:10 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Catching Butterflies at OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo is taking part in Education and Conservation as a fun family activity.

KOSU's Crystal Huffman shares their seasonal focus.

Children with nets scamper down a winding garden path, peeking through the bright flowers for a flutter of activity.

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Arts & Culture
8:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Historic Black University Celebrates Homecoming

Langston University is celebrating its annual homecoming starting Sunday.

KOSU's Justin Bennett reports.

The week long traditions at Langston University’s homecoming week were passed down from generation to generation.

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JenX
8:40 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Recognizing the Victims of Domestic Violence

This week’s Jen-X recognizes October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

For Jennifer Lindsey McClintock, it’s an issue which is all too real.


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Carless in OKC
8:40 am
Thu October 2, 2014

The Distance We Drive Could Be Measured in Light Years

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Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Stillwater and other metro areas in Oklahoma are known for heavy auto traffic. But have you stopped to think exactly how much ground our population covers in their vehicles? It might surprise you.

This week’s Carless in OKC takes a look at the numbers.


Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Wed October 1, 2014

October in OKC Means Haunt the Zoo is Back

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The Oklahoma City Zoo is gearing up for an eek-o-friendly Halloween.

KOSU’s Crystal Huffman has the details leading up to this year’s Haunt the Zoo.

The Oklahoma City Zoo invites you to go green this Halloween by joining their 3rd annual Costume Swap and Pumpkin Drive.

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JenX
8:44 am
Tue September 30, 2014

Worrywart: Sleepless in Oklahoma City

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Many members of Generation X are parents now, and many of them will tell you they have lots of little worries they lose sleep over.  On this week’s JenX, Jennifer Martin discusses her worries, some of which are more than just everyday, fleeting concerns.


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