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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October On Tap
7:56 am
Thu October 30, 2014

McAffrey Speaks; Russell No-Shows at 'On Tap'

Congressional District 5 candidate Al McAffrey at KOSU's On Tap on October 29, 2014.

Central Oklahomans are deciding the next Congressman from District 5 between state Senator Al McAffrey and former state Senator Steve Russell.

On Wednesday, October 29, KOSU held a forum which was planned to be a debate between the two candidates.

McAffrey showed up, but Russell did not.

We still had a lively discussion with McAffrey at Picasso's Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District.


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Politics
1:29 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

KOSU to Air State Superintendent Debate Tuesday

Joy Hofmeister (left) and Dr. John Cox (right)

KOSU will air a debate between the two candidates for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction—John Cox and Joy Hofmeister—live on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. from the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue in downtown Tulsa. OETA managing editor Dick Pryor will moderate the debate.

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Sports
1:41 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

NCAA: Sports Illustrated Report on Oklahoma State 'Unfounded"

Oklahoma State's Cooper Bassett tackles Arizona quarterback Nick Foles in 2010.
Credit Flickr / xtrah

An inquiry by the NCAA and an independent investigator has concluded that a Sports Illustrated expose alleging misconduct in the Oklahoma State football program to be "fundamentally unfounded."

The NCAA and the university said Tuesday the joint investigation included nearly 100 interviews and a review of some 50,000 documents and emails. It found three instances that may lead to NCAA infractions:

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On Tap
10:09 am
Tue October 21, 2014

KOSU to Host Candidate Forum at October's On Tap

Steve Russell (left) and Al McAffrey (right) are candidates for Congressional District 5.

KOSU is holding a candidate forum during this month's On Tap at Picasso Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District. KOSU's Rachel Hubbard and Michael Cross will be on hand to discuss the various races this election season.

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2014 Elections
1:08 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Oklahoma Forum Recaps Gubernatorial Debate

On Sunday, our partners at OETA hosted an analysis on last week's gubernatorial debate between Governor Mary Fallin and State Representative Joe Dorman.

Hosted by OETA's Dick Pryor, the Oklahoma Forum panel includes Rachel Hubbard of KOSU, Shawn Ashley of eCapitol, Rick Green of The Oklahoman, and Brandon Lenoir of Oklahoma State University.

The statewide general election takes place on Tuesday, November 4 and early voting begins Thursday, October 30. More information at ok.gov/elections.

Politics
4:54 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

KOSU to Air Gubernatorial Debate Thursday

Gov. Mary Fallin (left) and Rep. Joe Dorman (right)

KOSU will air the state gubernatorial debate between Republican incumbent Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman live on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. from the campus of Oklahoma State University.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU Student Union Theater in Stillwater. Both Fallin and Dorman are graduates of Oklahoma State University.

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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

Credit Flickr / biologycorner

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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