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

JenX: Watching Things Grow

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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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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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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:58 am
Mon July 21, 2014

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Funds Don't Always Go Where Expected

Stillwater resident Hollie Schreiber received a government rebate on the storm shelter installed on her property after last tornado season.
Credit Kate Carlton Greer / Oklahoma Tornado Project

When federal aid started pouring into the state after last years’ storms, FEMA designated 4 million dollars for hazard mitigation – a tool used to protect communities from future severe weather through things like storm shelters.

As part of our series with Oklahoma Watch tracking the disaster relief funds, Kate Carlton Greer with the Oklahoma Tornado Project reports the communities you’d think might receive this kind of money sometimes don’t.

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Local News
11:37 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage in Oklahoma

Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop, who are plaintiffs in a case challenging Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban.
Credit AP Photo / Brennan Linsley

A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.

A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday has found a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution. In a Utah case, the court ruled June 25 that gay couples have a constitutional right to wed.

Lower courts struck down Utah and Oklahoma's voter-approved bans in December and January, respectively.

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StateImpact Oklahoma
9:31 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Why The OKC Coalition To Pump Water From Southeast Oklahoma Fell Apart

Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

Oklahoma City has been pumping water out of southeast Oklahoma along the Atoka pipeline for 50 years. But in the future, the aging pipeline won’t be able to carry enough water to meet the growing needs of Oklahoma City, let alone the rest of central Oklahoma,so the plan is to build another one right next to the existing one. Oklahoma City Utilities Director Marsha Slaughter:

“Yeah, have to, have to. It’s about how big the pipeline will be and whether a third one will be necessary at some point in the future,” Slaughter says. “Because we already have 117 miles of pipeline to southeast Oklahoma, it makes sense for us to continue to grow that supply.


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KOSU Music
5:50 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

KOSU Music: Broncho, Christopher Owens & Georgia Anne Muldrow

Broncho - Just Enough Hip To Be Woman

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 new song from Norman band Broncho, a country turn for Christopher Owens, and Georgia Anne Muldrow's debut as a rapper.


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