The KOSU news team curates news of interest to Oklahomans from various sources around the world. Our hope is inform, educate, and entertain.

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KOSU listeners will hear a new show with a familiar name and voice today.

As KOSU and KGOU began crafting ideas for our collaborative election project Oklahoma Engaged, we were interested in several forms of storytelling. This included informative and in-depth radio stories and video profiles of folks in a south Oklahoma City district.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety says the government has rejected the state's request for an extension of time to comply with the federal REAL ID Act.

But the agency said Tuesday the U.S. Department of Homeland Security won't begin enforcing the act until after Jan. 29.

Josh Robinson

For weeks now, KOSU and KGOU have been unveiling stories on voter participation and the Oklahoma ballot in advance of the November 8 election.

The collaborative project, Oklahoma Engaged, examines and explains ballot measures and key political races with an emphasis on voter apathy, changing demographics and other factors impacting voter turnout.

The spokesman for the Oklahoma Republican Party has resigned following the revelation of lewd comments made in 2005 by GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Brett Farley told The Associated Press that he resigned Saturday because the party has refused to repudiate Trump and to call for him to step down as the GOP nominee.

Organizers say Michael Jordan will introduce Russell Westbrook when the Oklahoma City Thunder star is inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame next month.

Hall of Fame officials announced the presenters Thursday for the ceremony on Nov. 17.

Mid-September rains in Kansas flooded Arkansas River tributaries, pulling soil and silt into the Otoe-Missouria’s water source below Kaw Lake. The filters in the tribe’s 23-year-old treatment plant “filters “weren’t designed to handle the influx,” the Journal Record‘s Sarah Terry-Cobo reports.

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy has been “named in several lawsuits alleging underpayment of royalties and defended cases in Arkansas, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas,” the Journal Record’s Sarah Terry-Cobo reports.

As a valued KOSU listener, we want you to know about some upcoming changes to our program schedule that begin this weekend.

As many of you know, the $1.3 billion state budget shortfall and subsequent state budget for the new fiscal year dealt a significant blow to many institutions across the state, resulting in layoffs, closures, and more. For KOSU, that resulted in a nearly 10 percent reduction in our state-based funding in the past six months.

Donald Trump is the keynote speaker at the annual Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh this week, but the energy industry isn’t opening its wallets to the Republican nominee. In a typical they election they would, reports StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips: “So what’s going on here?”