Nikole Robinson Carroll

Morning Edition Host

Nikole Robinson Carroll joined KOSU’s staff in 2013. She began her professional broadcasting career at WEKU in Richmond, Kentucky, but her passion for radio can be traced back to her childhood bedroom, where she would perform “radio shows” on a tape recorder. She holds a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Kentucky University and has worked for a variety of social service and nonprofit agencies. Nikole lives in Oklahoma City with her husband, Kris, and their “kids” – two cats, two dogs and a mouse.

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Wrestling
8:22 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book Shines Light on Latino American Impact on Wrestling

Credit National Wrestling Hall of Fame / NWHOF.org

A new publication sponsored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater addresses an overlooked facet of the history of wrestling.

KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll reports.

Co-author and former Oklahoma State University sociology professor Dr. Lee Maril says the book highlights a part of wrestling history that’s often left out of other texts. 

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Film
2:46 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Rockmentary 'The Front Man' Chronicles Rock Singer's Pursuit of Fame

Documentary filmmaker Paul Devlin in the KOSU studios
Credit Emily Raabe / twitter.com/ecraabe

Documentarian and five-time Emmy winner Paul Devlin is in Oklahoma tonight to screen his new film, The Front Man.

Devlin says the film is more than a documentary - It’s also a romantic comedy, which is a departure from his usual fare.   The central characters are musician Jim Wood and his wife, Christie, who over the course of the film struggle with the choice of whether or not to start a family.  He adds the film serves as a commentary on the obsession with celebrity and the validity of art with a smaller audience.  

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Film Featuring Oklahoma Family Urges Activism
7:09 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Norman-Based Documentary Seeks to Shatter the Stigma Around HIV/AIDS

brokenheartland.com

Though his voice is now silent, a gay Oklahoma teen's words live on in a documentary that premiered at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History last night.  Broken Heart Land focuses on 19-year-old Zachary Harrington of Norman.  He committed suicide in 2010, after keeping his HIV-positive diagnosis a secret for over a year.   Hear about the Norman screening, then listen to a full-length interview with KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll, Director Jeremy Stulberg and the Harrington family below.

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deadCenter Film Festival
10:13 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Oklahoma Icons Support Local Filmmakers Through Education and Encouragement

Two of deadCenter Film Festival's 2014 Oklahoma Icons honorees (pictured top to bottom): "Children of the Corn" director Fritz Kiersch and special effects makeup artist Matthew Mungle
Credit Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

The deadCENTER Film Festival held its kickoff reception on the rooftop of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art last night.

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll reports two honored guests, both Oklahoma natives, were in attendance. 

The deadCENTER Film Festival runs through Sunday.  More information is available at deadcenterfilm.org.

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Military Family Life
8:42 am
Tue June 3, 2014

JenX: Introducing Self-Identified "Air Force Wife" Jennifer Martin

Credit Sam Howzit (aloha75) / Flickr

This week on JenX, we introduce a new Jen - Jennifer Martin.  For her first contribution to the series, she reflects on the ways her life is about to change as her husband retires from the military.

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First Book from Bombs Away Art's Dorshak Bloch
10:14 am
Mon June 2, 2014

OKC Artist Tells a Strange and Wonderful Story with Debut Graphic Novella

The Title Character of Dorshak Bloch's debut graphic novella, The Story of Ivan A. Alexander.
Credit Dorshak Bloch / Literati Press

An Oklahoma City publisher has released the debut graphic novella from a local artist and designer. 

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll reports The Story of Ivan A. Alexander is the first of a trio of graphic novellas set to release through Literati Press Comics & Novels by Dorshak Bloch. 

More at bombsawayart.com.

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Oklahoma Arts Education
9:38 am
Tue May 27, 2014

JenX: From STEM to STEAM

Credit AlanCleaver / Flickr

The academic year is over for schools across Oklahoma this month. This week on JenX, Jennifer James reflects on our state's curriculum versus a mother's wishes for her children's education. 

You can follow Jennifer's blog at jenx67.com.

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OKC Band Gives Back
8:14 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Flaming Lips: Covering the Beatles for Beagles (and other rescue pets) [VIDEO]

Oklahoma City band The Flaming Lips gives back to the community while taking fans on a nostalgia trip with its upcoming new album.  Titled, "With A Little Help From My Fwends," the Flaming Lips' latest studio release is a tribute to the Beatles in the form of a track-for-track cover of the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" record.  While the album doesn't drop until October 28th, pre-orders are available now and include an instant download of the track "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" featuring Miley Cyrus and Moby.

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Literature and Television
10:03 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Author of "Longmire" Book Series Set to Visit OKC

Credit Craig Johnson / https://twitter.com/ucrosspop25

A New York Times best-selling author and originator of the A&E network’s highest-rated series makes a stop in Oklahoma City next week.

KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll has details.

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Uniquely Oklahoma
8:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

OKC Craft Beer Week Events Celebrate Local Brewers

Credit @OKCCBW / Twitter

Local brewers and restaurants have a host of events planned nightly this week for Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll has details.

You can find out more about Oklahoma City Craft Beer Week on Twitter @OKCCBW and view the full schedule here. 

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