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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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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Law
5:26 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Judge's Ruling in Utah Same-Sex Marriage Case May Affect Oklahoma Law

Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop, who are plaintiffs in a case challenging Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban.
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Oklahoma may be affected by a ruling today on Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Utah today, saying that the ban goes against the 14th Amendment which guarantees due process and equal protection to every person in every State of the Union.

While an Oklahoma case is still pending, the principle involved in the Utah case applies to other states in the circuit, including Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico.

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2:54 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Oklahoma Kiowas Feel Pride With Their Man at the World Cup

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Al Jazeera America looks at how the first tribally enrolled Native American to participate at the World Cup has fueled an interest in soccer in Carnegie, Oklahoma.
Tribal members leaned forward in their folding chairs in the final 10 minutes of the match, some wearing T-shirts with Wondolowski's likeness, listening intently, then cheering when one of the ESPN announcers intoned, "Fairy tale for Chris Wondolowski, another player who's really paid his dues in the game.
Oklahoma Votes
6:08 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Watch Tonight's Election Results on OETA

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Join OETA tonight from 7 - 11 p.m. for live election results on television or online at oeta.tv/okvotes.

Joining OETA' Dick Pryor tonight will be KOSU's Michael Cross and Rachel Hubbard and StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz.

Have questions about primary election in Oklahoma? OETA's interactive panel will answer your questions via Twitter under the hashtag #okvotes14!

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