Nikole Robinson Carroll

Nikole Robinson Carroll joined KOSU’s staff in November 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.

As of October 2014, Nikole is the Morning Edition host for KNPR in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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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Blogs and Commentary
7:43 am
Mon May 12, 2014

JenX is Back.... and Growing!

Credit Jennifer James / http://www.jenx67.com/

This week, JenX is expanding.  Jennifer James gives the details.

Starting tomorrow, JenX resumes airing Tuesday mornings at 7:35 on Morning Edition on KOSU.

You can follow Jennifer James on her blog here and on Twitter @_JenniferJames.

Follow Jennifer Dennis Smith on Twitter at @JenniferDS_APR

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Uniquely Oklahoma
8:56 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Oklahoma Private Investigator Everett McPhail: "Nothing like Magnum, P.I."

Private investigator Everett McPhail with Red-Handed Investigations, standing in KOSU's less-than-incognito studio.
Credit Nikole Robinson Carroll / KOSU

When you think of the term “private investigator,” what comes to mind?  Mystery?  Intrigue? Cheating spouses caught in the act?

One of KOSU’s own listeners, Everett McPhail, is a private investigator with Red-Handed Investigations.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll spoke with him about the facts and fiction about being a gumshoe.

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Film
11:46 am
Fri April 25, 2014

21 Elementz Film Festival Calls For Student Entries Before April 28th Deadline

Credit 21 Elementz Productions / Langston University

The state’s largest college short-film festival is still accepting entries through Monday.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll has the details.

  Students interested in submitting films to the 21 Elementz Film Festival can find out more and apply at 21Elementzproductions.blogspot.com.  All submissions are due Monday, April 28th.

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Oklahoma City Sports
1:03 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Energy Football Club comes to OKC; Coach Jimmy Nielsen expects a bright future for American soccer

Energy FC Coach Jimmy Nielsen in the KOSU OKC studios.
Credit Cassie Gage / Prodigal LLC/Energy FC

Professional soccer officially arrives in Oklahoma City this weekend.  KOSU’s Nikole Robinson Carroll explains.

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Uniquely Oklahoma
11:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Greyhound Rescue Group Works to Dispel Myths Surrounding Racing Culture; Host a Fundraiser

Two Hounds of the Heartland adoptable greyhounds, Peanut and Athena.
Credit Hounds of the Heartland / Twitter

This weekend, an event in Oklahoma City benefits a rescue group dedicated to re-homing retired racing greyhounds.  Hounds of the Heartland holds its Greyhound Gala this Saturday afternoon at the Contemporary Arts Center.  Hounds of the Heartland president Emily Hummel says some people might shy away from adopting a greyhound because of misconceptions about the way racing dogs are treated.

Adoptable greyhounds will be mingling among the guests at the event Saturday.  More information can be found at houndsoftheheartland.org

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Oklahoma Music
8:40 am
Fri March 21, 2014

YouTuber Smooth McGroove: Yukon’s Own Video Game Music Appreciation Teacher

Fan art by Crimson-Soda on DeviantArt.com
Credit Crimson-Soda / DeviantArt.com

The long-haired, bearded vocalist known as Smooth McGroove arranges, performs and produces a capella renditions of classic video game tracks, from Final Fantasy to Street Fighter.  He has more than 814,000 subscribers on YouTube to show for it.  KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll spoke with him about his process, his background… and his cat.

You can follow Smooth McGroove on YouTube and Twitter.

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Gaming
8:40 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Jason Dobson of IndieCardboard: Tabletop Gaming Community is “Like a Family”

  A blogger in Broken Arrow works to show the wider appeal of board and tabletop games.  Jason Dobson manages the website IndieCardboard, which he says takes a different approach to game-related blogging.

You can follow IndieCardboard here or on Twitter.

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