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Next week, dozens of Oklahoma musicians will head down to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival. One of those musicians is 21-year-old Purcell native Parker Millsap.

At an age when many are figuring out who they are and what they want to do, Millsap is exactly where he wants to be.

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KOSU listeners might know Brent Weber as our commentator for Sports Talk with Michael Cross, but his latest project takes on a whole different subject: individuals with severe disabilities.  Brent talks about the labor of love that has become his documentary, “Real Live Angels.”  It will be screened at the Paramount on Oklahoma City’s Film Row this Saturday.

 

You can find out more about “Real Live Angels” here.

For a growing number of us, animals provide companionship and loyalty. They’re often considered family rather than property, and they deserve our respect, love and care. To help keep your pet healthy, KOSU, the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and The Kirkpatrick Foundation are partnering to bring you Vet Med Moment, a new weekly short series focusing on animal health that airs Wednesday afternoons at 1:20 and Sunday mornings at 6:40. 


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The last couple of weeks, we put out a call to listeners to share their love stories for Valentine’s Day. Jerry and Judy Bettis of Stillwater knew each other for decades before romance entered the picture – he was childhood friends with her older brother – but sometimes, finding love is just a matter of the right timing.

Alyssa Parks / Listener Contributor

The last couple of weeks, we put out a call to listeners to share their love stories for Valentine’s Day.  One of the stories we received was from Alyssa Parks of Seminole.  She told us about how sometimes love literally curls up in your lap when you least expect it.

In 1889 the town of Ingalls was settled in the unassigned lands almost overnight after settlers staked their claims in the Oklahoma Land Run. With some farming and a few oil strikes, Ingalls had a chance to thrive, but instead it suffered the same fate as dozens of other Oklahoma towns. The fate of a ghost town.

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Downtown Pauls Valley isn’t where many people expect to find a tourist attraction that’s put Oklahoma on the map.  If you blink when you drive by, you might miss it.  But don’t be fooled by its 6000-square-foot size.  The Toy and Action Figure Museum, tucked in next door to a 50’s style diner, has hosted visitors from all over the country and beyond.  The Tulsa World named it a top Oklahoma attraction.  It was featured in Wired Magazine and nabbed a spot in Time Magazine’s Top 50 American Experiences in 2009.  The museum is literally filled to the rafters with heroes, villains and nostalgi

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Street paper The Curbside Chronicle strives to help the homeless get back to what the rest of us consider a “normal” life while showing the general public what homelessness really looks like.

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John and Elizabeth Tankard do not have a car.  This is by choice and through their blog, they hope to encourage other Oklahomans to make the same choice.

You can follow the Carless in OKC blog at carlessinokc.blogspot.com.

Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

Recently, KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll took a trip out to a museum that’s been around for about 20 years in an Oklahoma City home, but has just moved to a nearby new facility and is prepared to open anew this week.  The subject matter of this museum is a particular animal, but not one that’s really thought of as iconic to Oklahoma like the bison.  It’s a bit smaller…  the pigeon.  Or as Sandy Bates calls them in “Stardust Memories,” “rats with wings.”

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