Michael Cross

Morning Edition host

Michael Cross has been with KOSU since 2008, working as the state capitol bureau chief for seven years, as well as KOSU's student coordinator.  While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed.  As of October 2014, he's now the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.

He came to KOSU after several years in broadcast media, working at KTOK, KOKH Fox 25, KOCO Channel 5 and KWTV News 9. Michael has his degree in Broadcasting and Journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as an Associates in Theatre Arts from Oklahoma City Community College. One of his hobbies includes performing on the stage having spent time with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park dating back to 1989.

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  A new album from the Adventure Road provides a soundtrack for traveling across Oklahoma.

The Chickasaw Nation Tourism initiative launched an album of original songs last year, but musician Don Juntenen says this year he wanted to create an album of classic songs.

Comic Con in OKC

Jul 22, 2016

If you can’t get to San Diego Comic Con this weekend, you can do the next best thing at the New World Comic Con at the Oklahoma City State Fairgrounds.

New World owner Buck Berlin says he has a great variety of vendors.

"We have a whole bunch of local artists that will draw you just about anything you want. We have some other comic dealers coming. We have fantastic face painters. We have ladies that are doing actual custom plush dolls."

The event on Saturday also includes a kids’ carnival, Super Hero School, panelists, a Cosplay contest and ends with a gameshow.

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Citizens are raising concerns about recent decisions by the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, a Black Lives Matter Organizer, says she’s worried a move by the police to allow officers to carry their personal rifles ends the wrong message to the community.

Boeing plans a ribbon cutting on Friday for a more than 300,000 square foot laboratory at its headquarters adjacent to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City.

Spokesperson Lori Rasmussen says the new $80 million dollar facility will house 800 employees who will design, test and apply modernization technologies for Boeing’s legacy aircraft.

The increase in heat is raising concerns among advocates for the homeless population.

Homeless Alliance Executive Director Dan Staughan says to avoid heat exposure and heat stroke unsheltered individuals are finding relief where ever they can.

"Our numbers, for example, in our day shelter are way up, over 300 a day, because people can come in and be cool and get a shower and that sort of stuff. The numbers at the other shelters are the same."

This Week in Oklahoma it's the final episode before summer break. KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the primary elections including the Tulsa Mayoral race, the fate of incumbents on the state and federal level and the success of educators vying for legislative seats.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the effect the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida has had on the debate over national security and gun rights as well as the Presidential campaign, the upcoming local, state and federal primaries June 28th and the $250,000 a year job for former Edmond Mayor and Republican Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about a new practice by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to seize funds off of credit, debit and pre-paid cards, new measures signed into law by Governor Fallin and new state questions going to voters to deal with overcrowding in state prison.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the end of the legislative session, a look at the budget passed by lawmakers, as well as bills which did and didn't make it to the governor.

The trio also discusses state questions going before voters on the November ballot and the 2016 election season switches into high gear.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the budget given to lawmakers in the eleventh hour by the Governor and legislative leaders, a bill to counter the Obama Administrations guidelines over transgender students and bathrooms gets killed in a committee and Oklahoma joins 10 other states in filing a lawsuit over the guidelines.

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