Headlines for Wednesday, November 25, 2015:

  • A judge lifts parts of the gag order in the OSU homecoming crash case. (Stillwater News Press)

  • Elementary kids raise more than a thousand dollars for victims of OSU’s Homecoming crash. (NewsOK)

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

Phillips 66, a refiner with 700,000 barrels of storage capacity in Cushing, Okla., “has overhauled how it plans for earthquakes, a sign U.S. energy companies are starting to react to rising seismicity around the world’s largest crude hub,” Reuters’ Liz Hampton reports.

The changes include new protocols for inspecting the health of crude tanks, potentially halting operations after temblors, and monitoring quake alerts.

Headlines for Tuesday, November 24, 2015:

  • Opposition to OKC discipline plan is increasing. (NewsOK)

  • An Oklahoma City shop is printing t-shirts supporting refugees. (Fox25)

  • Tulsa’s Mayor is coming out against a proposal to create a penny sales tax for schools. (Tulsa World)

Emily Wendler / KOSU

A large crowd showed up for the Oklahoma City Public School Board meeting Monday night to comment on the district's new discipline policy.  A majority of the commenters were concerned that the new policy is not doing enough to address student misbehavior. A few comments were positive, and showed support for the Board of Education’s efforts. Here’s a sampling:

Headlines for Monday, November 23, 2015:

  • A geophysicist says an earthquake more than 6.0 is possible in Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

  • Despite low oil prices, activity remains high in Oklahoma. (Journal Record)

  • Suspect in OSU Homecoming car crash had blood alcohol level below threshold of intoxication. (AP)

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Malian student Assoumane Maiga about the situation in his country after the deadly hotel attack last Friday. Maiga's wife and family live in Bamako.

Maiga is a postdoctoral student at Oklahoma State University.



This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney.

Today, we have a solo album from Arcade Fire violinist Sarah Neufeld, a Hank Williams cover by Yo La Tengo, and brashy rock music from Public Access TV.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the attacks in Paris and calls by leaders, mostly Republicans who called on the President to stop allowing Syrian refugees into the country as well as opposition from a group including former Attorney General Drew Edmondson on the Right to Farm state question going before voters next November.

Headlines for Friday, November 20, 2015:

  • Governor Fallin calls for the termination of Planned Parenthood contracts. (KFOR)

  • Education sales tax debate goes before Supreme Court referee. (NewsOK)

  • The Oklahoma Corporation Commission orders two disposal wells to shut down. (Enid News & Eagle)

Comic book and pop cultural enthusiasts are descending on downtown Oklahoma City this weekend.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk to the organizer of the Amazing Oklahoma City Comic Con, Jimmy Jay.

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