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 concert series known as the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses is coming to the Oklahoma City Civic Center this Saturday night.

KOSU's Michael Cross spoke with producer Jason Michael Paul who tells us more about the experience.

The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses stats at 7:30 in the Oklahoma City Civic Center.

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 rocky start for a committee investigating sexual harassment claims against two lawmakers as one of the members walks out refusing to sign a confidentiality agreement and the governor is getting ready to release her executive budget facing a nearly $870 million shortfall as agencies come to the capitol asking members of the House Appropriations Committee for more money.

Imagine bringing a role-playing table top game along with specifically prepared meals to your next get together.

The Oklahoma City business venture known as Adventure From Scratch  comes from Master Storyteller Joshua Unruh and chef Jonathan Groth.

KOSU's Michael Cross sat down with Unruh to talk about it:

You can find out more on the Adventure From Scratch website.

If you plan on hitting the road or flying over the Christmas break you won't be alone.

AAA Oklahoma is expecting an increase of 1.5% of travelers nationwide compared to the 2015 holiday season.

KOSU's Michael Cross spoke with Spokesperson Chuck Mai about the expected bump in travel.

You can also find out more information at the AAA Oklahoma website.

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a prediction from Governor Fallin that she will be facing a shortfall of $500M to $600M for her executive budget and news that the Trump Administration is not picking her to be the Secretary of the Interior.

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Only a few days remain for shopping before Christmas and one option on your list should be the Oklahoma City Pop Up Shops in Midtown.

KOSU's Michael Cross got a chance to talk with Producer Allison Barta Bailey about why people shouldn't miss this unique shoppping experience.

You can find out more on the OKC Pop Up Shops website

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about President-elect Donald Trump's pick of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency as well as a look at possible suggestions to replace Pruitt should he get Senate approval, the heads of the Chickasaw and Cherokee tribes are endorsing Governor Mary Fallin for Secretary of the Interior and State House Minority Leader Scott Inman is considering a run for Governor in 2018.

Curbside Chronicle vendors are getting in the holiday spirit by selling wrapping paper designed by Oklahoma artists.

KOSU's Michael Cross talked with Homeless Alliance Executive Director Dan Straughan about the campaign known as "Wrap Up Homelessness".

You can find out more at WrapUpHomelessness.com

This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about President-elect Donald Trump naming Governor Mary Fallin as vice-chair for his transitional team and possibly considering her as Interior Secretary. Trump is also talking to other Oklahomans like Attorney General Scott Pruitt and former State House Speaker T.W. Shannon.

On this Giving Tuesday, the Oklahoma Center for Non-Profits is asking you not to forget your local organizations.

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with VP of External Affairs Daniel Billingsley to find out exactly what Giving Tuesday is and why it's so important.

KOSU is also taking part in Giving Tuesday you can donate to your favorite public radio station here.

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