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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:50 am
Fri January 30, 2015

A Stay of Execution and a Plan to Raise Teacher Pay

  On This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Morning Edition Host Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the decision by Attorney General Scott Pruitt to ask for a stay of execution in the case of Richard Glossip and the plan by new Superintendent Joy Hofmeister to give pay raises and add classes to the school year over the next five years.

Ryan, Neva and Michael also talk about bills expected in the upcoming legislature and the arrest of Finance Secretary Preston Doerflinger,

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Headlines
7:53 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Headlines: Anti-Gay Bill Killed, Flu Deaths & the State Budget

Headlines for Friday, January 30, 2015:

  • A state lawmaker pulls her controversial bill allowing businesses to discriminate against homosexuals. (Tulsa World)

  • New legislation is raising concerns among city leaders. (Journal Record)

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On Tap
10:34 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Talking Politics at January's On Tap

  This month's On Tap at Picasso's Cafe in Oklahoma City's historic Paseo District featured a wonderful discussion on the upcoming legislative session.

Our panel featured Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel moderated by KOSU Morning Edition Host Michael Cross.

You can hear Ryan and Neva every Friday on This Week in Oklahoma Politics.

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Carless in OKC
9:53 am
Thu January 29, 2015

A new way to travel in OKC

  Big changes are coming to Oklahoma City for those without a vehicle or who want a fun way to travel downtown.

John and Elizabeth Tankard talk about the newest form of transportation in this week's Carless in OKC.

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Headlines
7:54 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Headlines: Execution Stay, Agency Cuts & the Upcoming Session

Headlines for Thursday, January 29, 2015:

  • The US Supreme Court orders a stay in the scheduled execution tonight of Richard Glossip. (Journal Record)
     
  • The head of Oklahoma’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs forced to resign. (NewsOK)

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Local News
4:03 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Oklahoma Executions on Hold as US Supreme Court Reviews Drug

Executions are again on hold in Oklahoma after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state's request to postpone lethal injections while justices review a challenge over the use of a particular sedative.

The court on Wednesday ordered Oklahoma to halt lethal injections after both the state and the lawyers for three inmates who faced execution between now and March requested the temporary stay.

The justices agreed Friday to consider the challenge to the use of the sedative midazolam, which has been used in problematic executions in Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma.

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Music
11:26 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Three New Music Shows Debuting This Week

When KOSU and The Spy teamed up in August 2012, KOSU station director Kelly Burley said that The Spy was providing "a vibrant venue for music genres that are completely underserved in our state."

With that in mind, The Spy and KOSU will launch three new music shows this week that will either take listeners on a new musical journey every week, celebrate new music and artistic endeavors in Oklahoma, or showcase funk, soul, and afrobeat.

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Headlines
8:56 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Headlines: Pill Mill, Craigslist & Same-Sex Marriage

Headlines for Wednesday, January 28, 2015:

  • Authorities release details about an alleged “pill mill” in southwest Oklahoma City. (NewsOK)

  • Oklahoma City is moving forward with new downtown development. (Journal Record)

  • Oklahoma County authorities want to keep people safe who use Craigslist. (KFOR)

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Sample Size
5:44 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

New Mix: Mikal Cronin, Tobias Jesso Jr. & Girlpool

Mikal Cronin

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 multi-instrumentalist Mikal Cronin, the throwback sounds of Tobias Jesso Jr., and the intoxicating harmonies of Girlpool.

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Jen X with Jennifer Dennis-Smith
8:50 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Laundry Keeps Piling Up

In this week’s Jen-X, every year people create New Year’s resolutions.

For some its exercising more or quit smoking.

For Jennifer Dennis-Smith, her resolution has more to deal with home chores.

Jennifer works as a freelance public relations professional.

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