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 debilitating injury or illness leading to physical or mental limitations can feel like the end of the world, but it certainly doesn’t have to be that way.

The folks at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation want to show that people can still enjoy their passions despite disabilities.

KOSU’s Michael Cross introduces us to Adaptive Leisure.

It’s a beautiful afternoon at the Devon Boathouse on the Oklahoma River as kids bring kayaks and needle canoes to the water.

Oklahomans are keeping a close eye on a couple of court cases being mulled over right now.

In this week’s 23rd & Lincoln, The Journal Record’s Marie Price talks about the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals looking into Same Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court deciding on birth control and Hobby Lobby store.

You can find more of Marie’s insights on the capitol JRLR.net.

If you’ve ever been craving a delicacy from a certain food truck in Oklahoma City, you know how difficult it can be to know where it’s located at any given time.

Well apparently there’s now an app for that.

KOSU’s Michael Cross talks with Josh DeLozier about his new product to connect mobile vendors to hungry customers.

Josh says the app is simple and easy to use for food truck owners and workers who don’t have time to spend on social media.

  Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk with KOSU's Michael Cross about events This Week in Oklahoma Politics.

Late last week with just two days left till deaadline, Governor Fallin signed House Bill 3399 to repeal Common Core, a set of standards she herself championed as head of the National Governor's Association.

The federal government recently announced it is moving as many as 1,400 young people who appear to be in the country illegally without parents in the U.S. to Fort Sill just outside of Lawton.

A new museum in Stillwater is setting up an exhibit of paintings from the Oklahoma State Senate.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports the exhibition starts in one month.

The sound of masking tape echoes in the halls of the Senate.

Four people from OSU and two from OU carefully pack the 55 artworks for transport to the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.

Co-Curator Victoria Berry says the MOA is calling the project “Framing History: Highlights from the Oklahoma State Capitol Senate Collection.”

This Week in Oklahoma Politics Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk to KOSU's Michael Cross about Governor Mary Fallin signing the $7.1 billion budget which some say comes with questionable accounting, Take Shelter Oklahoma tries once again for a $500 million dollar bond for storm shelters in all Oklahoma schools, attack ads starting to pop up with primaries just about two weeks away and the release of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl leads Senate candidate Randy Brogdon to call for the impeachment of President Obama.

The Red Dirt Rangers and other musicians held a release party last night for a song and video to raise awareness of an organization to help uninsured musicians and artists.

The event in the Hart Building in Oklahoma City’s Film Row also focused on Oklahomans who live day to day without any health insurance.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports.

Dozens of people from all walks of life sit in the Hart Building enthralled by a video featuring more than 60 musicians singing “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)”.

Governor Fallin signs legislation which ends Common Core State Standards in the State of Oklahoma.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports educators now wait for new standards from the State Department of Education.

Governor Fallin signed House Bill 3399 to repeal and replace Common Core with new standards to be developed by 2016.

Fallin told reporters at a news conference late yesterday that everyone will have an input in Oklahoma education, “Superintendents, educators, parent, public policy officials, Superintendent of Education, employers, citizens.”

Oklahoma musicians are coming together in song and video to raise awareness of the health care needs of their fellow artists across the state.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports on the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

The song called “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)” featuring the Red Dirt Rangers and dozens of other Oklahoma musicians raises money for the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

Brad Piccolo, a founding member of the Red Dirt Rangers, says the fund distributes money to artists who have critical needs.

Sportscaster and Journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the final game of the season for the Oklahoma City Thunder and looks ahead to the new one which starts in just five months as well as focusing on the Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

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