Michael Cross

Student Coordinator/Reporter

Michael Cross has worked as the state capitol bureau chief for KOSU for seven years.  While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed.  He's now working as KOSU's student coordinator and is training the next generation of reporters.  He came to KOSU after several years in broadcast media. His last position was with KTOK in Oklahoma City. He has also worked with 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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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:50 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Supporters of Keystone XL Pipeline Come Up Short by One Vote

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 Keystone XL pipeline bill which failed in the U.S. Senate.

Also discussed in this episode are measures being considered for the state Senate to create a $5 billion bond for education and to allow Oklahomans to register to vote online, as well as a new poll on same sex marriage and freshmen lawmakers taking the oath of office.

Local News
8:32 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Headlines: Immigration Reaction, OU Band & the Kissing Disease

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of November 21, 2014:

  • Oklahoma’s Attorney General promises a lawsuit against the President’s immigration plan. (NewsOK)

  • The President’s immigration plan draws praise from some in northeast Oklahoma. (Tulsa World)

  • Controversy over the Pride of Oklahoma at OU results in a returning band director nearly doubling his pay. (Journal Record)

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Local News
8:16 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Headlines: Hostage Case, Alcohol Laws & Juvenile Charter Schools

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of November 20, 2014:

  • Attorneys for the man who held hostages at a Norman office want the District Attorney disqualified from the case. (Norman Transcript)

  • A Group of Oklahomans is working to change what some consider outdated alcohol laws. (Oklahoma Gazette)

  • The money Oklahoma gets from Tribal casinos dropped for the first time since collections began in 2006. (Oklahoma Watch)

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Local News
8:09 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Headlines: Meth Money, Osage Wind Farms & Education

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of November 19, 2014:

  • Oklahoma is getting more than $200,000 to battle meth. (Enid News & Eagle)
     
  • A Duncan man accused in the shooting death of a baseball player from Australia waives his right to a preliminary hearing. (Duncan Banner)
     
  • Opponents of two planned wind farms in Osage County say they'll keep fighting the developments. (Tulsa World)
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Local News
7:37 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Headlines: Inmate Pay, Homeless Children & Smoking Restrictions

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of November 18, 2014:

  • The city of Tulsa is going to pay 59-dollars a day to house its municipal inmates in the county jail under a proposed agreement.  (Tulsa World)
     
  • A port authority board is withdrawing plans to manage operations at an eastern Oklahoma airport. (Muskogee Phoenix)
     
  • A new stage of the Boulevard in Oklahoma City shuts down major streets in the downtown area. (NewsOK.com)
     
  • A Muskogee food pantry says it won't be able to continue its decades-old tradition of giving out Thanksgiving turkeys. (Tulsa World)
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Local News
8:26 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Headlines: Same-Sex Marriage, Initiative Petitions & Keystone XL Pipeline

Here is a sampling of headlines for the morning of November 17, 2014:

  • Despite changes nationally on support of same sex marriage, a new survey shows Oklahomans still oppose any marriage equality. A poll from The Tulsa World shows 52% of the 404 likely voters strongly oppose gay marriage and ten percent somewhat oppose it.
     
  • Oklahomans hoping to add an initiative on state ballot for voters to decide often face an uphill battle. The Oklahoman breaks down the difficulty faced by many petitioners in the initiative process. Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill in June which sought to clarify the initiative referendum process.
     
  • Oklahoma leaders are praising the renewed momentum in Congress of the Keystone XL pipeline, despite there being little impact on our state. The Associated Press reports construction of the Oklahoma portion of the pipeline bringing Canadian oil to Cushing is already complete. The bill is heading to the Senate after passing the House last week.
Local News
6:06 am
Mon November 17, 2014

School Closings for Monday

Icy road conditions close schools across the state.

The following is a link to a list of the closings on NewsOK.com: NewsOK.com

And closings in the Tulsa area from News on 6: NewsOn6.com

This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Calls for a Special Election in Eastern Oklahoma

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the calls by Democrats for a special election after their candidate died two days before the Congressional District 2 race.


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Arts & Culture
7:40 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Wizard World Comes to Tulsa

Rachael Ceballos (left) and Adrian De Sa Pereira (right)
Michael Cross

For the first time ever, one of the biggest pop culture conventions made its way to Oklahoma.

Wizard World which currently runs 16 conventions across the country brought its event to Tulsa over the weekend.

Hundreds of people in various outfits based off science fiction, fantasy, comic books and popular culture stream into the exhibition hall under the Wizard World banners.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics
8:40 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Analyzing the 2014 Election

KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the results of the 2014 General Election.


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