KOSU News

The KOSU news team curates news of interest to Oklahomans from various sources around the world. Our hope is inform, educate, and entertain r AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.

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5:11 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Boston Globe Writer Loves Oklahoma City

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A writer for The Boston Globe came to Oklahoma City for his daughter's equestrian riding team competition and came home convinced it deserves a place on most bucket lists.
WE LIVE IN AN AGE OF BUCKET-LIST TRAVEL - a time when many of us maintain a to-do list of places we hope to visit someday. It's a healthy behavior, one that keeps us looking ahead, aspiring and dreaming. But it ignores a big fact: Travel often means going to places we never really wanted to go, due to business, family obligations, or other demands.
1:05 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Danny Bowien Gives a Tour of Oklahoma Eateries

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Restaurateur and Moore native Danny Bowien took food critic Peter Meehan on a tour of the Oklahoma City area, treating him to everything from Vietnamese food to fried chicken.
Photo © Con Poulos Danny Bowien is the world's only Korean-born, alt-Chinese-inspired, 100 percent Oklahoman chef. On a trip to Oklahoma City, writer Peter Meehan discovers the ribs and burgers Danny loves. New York can be famously unfriendly to outsider chefs. Just ask Joël Robuchon, Alain Ducasse and Susur Lee, who have all had to close Manhattan outposts.
Business
10:52 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Oklahoma City Featured on 'Meet the Press'

In Chuck Todd's debut as host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' this weekend, Oklahoma City was held up as a city putting politics aside to rebuild and revitalize their infrastructure and economy.

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Education
5:53 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Federal Education Officials: Oklahoma Educational Standards Not Good Enough

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Federal education officials say Oklahoma's public school standards aren't sufficiently preparing students for college or careers and will pull a waiver that lets the state bypass some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.

The U.S. Department of Education sent a letter to the state Thursday saying that while Oklahoma had benefited from the flexibility, it couldn't justify an extension.

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1:44 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Affordable Housing Draws Middle Class Inland

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The New York Times published a great story on Oklahoma City on Sunday. Shaila Dewan reports that several former coastal residents are moving to Oklahoma City for affordable housing and more.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Americans have never hesitated to pack up the U-Haul in search of the big time, a better job or just warmer weather. But these days, domestic migrants are increasingly driven by the quest for cheaper housing.
Arts & Culture
4:32 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

On Being Host Recieves National Humanities Medal

Krista Tippett received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.
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Oklahoma native Krista Tippett, creator and host of the public radio show “On Being,” will be honored Monday with the 2013 National Humanities Medal. Tippett will receive the award from President Obama at a White House ceremony, along with nine other Americans whose work has broadened the nation’s cultural understanding and engagement with the humanities.

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2:28 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

New York Times: The Children of the Drug Wars

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Sonia Nazario wrote a highly-informative view on the recent influx of children to the U.S. from Central America for the New York Times. Nazario says we should view this not as an immigration crisis, but as a refugee crisis.
CRISTIAN OMAR REYES, an 11-year-old sixth grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras soon - "no matter what." In March, his father was robbed and murdered by gangs while working as a security guard protecting a pastry truck.
Sports
1:33 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Thunder Signs Former Lottery Pick Sebastian Telfair

The Oklahoma City Thunder have reportedly agreed to terms with point guard Sebastian Telfair.

The former lottery pick has played for seven NBA teams in nine seasons, but last played in 2013-14 for Tianjin Ronggang in China, averaging 26.1 points and six assists. For his NBA career, Telfair has averaged 7.4 points and 3.5 assists.

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12:45 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Error-Ridden Military Hospitals Lack Consistent Scrutiny

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The New York Times finds persistent lapses in military hospitals of patient protection, revealing system in which scrutiny is sporadic and avoidable errors are chronic. The article includes a look at Reynolds Army Community Hospital at Ft. Sill.
FORT SILL, Okla. - Jessica Zeppa, five months pregnant, the wife of a soldier, showed up four times at Reynolds Army Community Hospital here in pain, weak, barely able to swallow and fighting a fever. The last time, she declared that she was not leaving until she could get warm.
New Show
1:40 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

America's Test Kitchen Joins KOSU for 10-Week Summer Run

This Saturday at 3 p.m., KOSU introduces America's Test Kitchen for 10-week summer run on our airwaves.

America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.

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