Kelly Burley

Director

Kelly Burley joined KOSU as Director in September 2007. Burley returned to public radio after more than four years as Associate State Director for AARP Oklahoma. Burley first joined KOSU in 1990, first as a reporter, then news director and eventually program director. During that time, he won three Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association, the National Journalism Award from the Scripps Howard Foundation, and two national awards from Public Radio News Directors, Inc. Kelly lives in Stillwater with his wife, Lisa.  He has two grown children, Clint and Kara.

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Tulsa will be tackling intergenerational poverty by focusing on the first years of a child's life.

Sophia Pappas was recently hired by the George Kaiser Family Foundation to head up implementation of the foundation’s Birth to Eight Strategy.

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Today's animal abusers may well become tomorrow's perpetrators of violence against humans.

That's the conclusion of a growing body of research, and at the heart of a one-day conference in Oklahoma City featuring law enforcers, social service professionals and veterinarians.

Forensic veterinarian Dr. Melinda Merck says a comprehensive strategy is needed to break the chains of the link between animal cruelty and human violence.

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The first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century will cross the United States on Monday. The last time that happened was 99 years ago, and Oklahoma was right in the middle of the path of total darkness.

One of the musicians who rose to fame in the '90s with the group House of Pain is working to transform a Tulsa house made famous in the film adaptation of The Outsiders.

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NPR CEO Jarl Mohn visited KOSU's Oklahoma City studios on Friday to get a tour of the station and meet the staff.

In this thirty minute conversation, Mohn talks about the importance of non-profit journalism, NPR's recent ratings increase, and the importance of being live and local—in news and in music.

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“When you’ve got nothin’, you’ve got nothin’ to lose.”
“Behind every beautiful thing, there’s some kind of pain.”
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

His words and music are said to have changed American culture and he’s been described as the spokesman for a generation. And now, Bob Dylan’s collection of words, music and artistry is being permanently gathered and assembled in Tulsa – for the benefit of researchers and fans alike.

If you make it easy for people to steal from you, chances are they will. That's part of the education message delivered in Tulsa Wednesday by a famous criminal-turned-crime fighter, made famous by the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can.

As part of AARP Oklahoma's Fraud Watch consumer education program, Frank Abagnale spoke to an audience at Gilcrease Museum about his life and offered tips to outsmart today's schemers.

A feature-length documentary sponsored by Oklahoma City's Historic Film Row will make its Oklahoma debut during the deadCenter Film Festival next month.

Two Trains Runnin', directed by Sam Pollard and narrated by Common, tells the remarkable story of how avid blues fans were able to save the music of their heroes amid the backdrop of racial violence that gripped Mississippi during Freedom Summer in 1964.

The final hour of a membership drive is usually the most challenging 60 minutes for the KOSU staff. After a solid week of making the on-air case for support, our voices are weaker and our eyelids are heavier by the end of the drive. So imagine our surprise when NPR’s legendary legal affairs correspondent, Nina Totenberg, and her producer, Art Silverman, strolled into our Oklahoma City studio during the final hour of the spring 2016 member drive to help us reach our goal.

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