Quinton Chandler

Quinton Chandler was a longtime student intern for KOSU.

Following graduation from Oklahoma State University in 2014, Chandler took a position with KBBI in Homer, Alaska.

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Health
4:45 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Tulsa Hospital's MD Anderson Partnership Brings Higher Quality Care to Oklahoma

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La Fortune Cancer Center inside Tulsa's St. John Medical Center announced a budding partnership Tuesday with MD Anderson one of the foremost cancer treatment centers in the world. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler reports  the alliance may bring new hope to patients.

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Hunger in Oklahoma
9:25 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Regional Food Bank Struggles from Drought-Induced Livestock Shortage

Regional Food Bank volunteers fill food sacks for distribution in one of its children's feeding programs.
Credit Quinton Chandler / KOSU

Recent years of drought have led to a huge reduction in Oklahoma’s cattle population and record high prices. This year is no different.

Less rain means less grazing, a weaker wheat harvest, higher prices for grain, and on and on the costs go. But, the drought may also make it more difficult for Oklahoma farmers to lend a hand in the state’s fight against hunger.

KOSU’s Quinton Chandler reports less rain may mean fewer livestock donations to the Regional Food Bank.

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Liquor at Gun Ranges
11:04 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Oklahoma City Gun Range Might Be First in State to Offer Alcohol

Credit Mark Roy, a.k.a. electricnerve / Flickr

A surprising decision from the Oklahoma City Council will allow an upscale gun range to serve alcohol once it finishes renovations. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler reports two council member’s opinions.

Below, read Wilshire Gun Range's alcohol policy:

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Ghost Towns
10:02 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Ghost Towns: All Black Oklahoma Towns

Margaret French of Clearview, OK, with one of her 18 children.
Credit Quinton Chandler

For the final part of our ghost town series we resurrect the history behind not one but dozens of settlements spread throughout the state. The all black towns of Oklahoma. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler reports most of these towns were small unorganized rural communities that  are almost all dead and gone. But there are a few left to give us a hazy picture of the past.

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Local Food
9:03 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Food Truck Market Outgrows Current Policy in Stillwater

Dan Purdy, owner of the Purdy Q Mobile Smoke Pit
Credit Quinton Chandler / KOSU

Food trucks have been growing in popularity across America, and recently they’ve come to Stillwater.  But the truck owners have been forced to wait for the college town to catch up and adapt to the food truck market. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler has the story.

Sometimes local governments get to set regulations in anticipation of new businesses, but sometimes an industry pops up and gets big enough to force regulations to catch up.

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Arts & Culture
10:40 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Ghost Towns: Sulphur Springs

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For the second part of our series on ghost towns, KOSU’s Quinton Chandler traveled to the town of Sulphur Springs, known today simply as Sulphur. The town is just a short distance from one of the country’s National Parks, the Chickasaw National Recreation Area – home of the healing waters.

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Arts & Culture
6:35 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Ghost Towns: Ingalls

In 1889 the town of Ingalls was settled in the unassigned lands almost overnight after settlers staked their claims in the Oklahoma Land Run. With some farming and a few oil strikes, Ingalls had a chance to thrive, but instead it suffered the same fate as dozens of other Oklahoma towns. The fate of a ghost town.

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Foster Care
8:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

DHS Makes Big Change for Foster Care

After failing results and a lawsuit, DHS is taking a different approach to shore up its foster care system. The agency is outsourcing. Contracting foster parent recruitment and management out to private agencies that have more free time and available resources. KOSU’s Quinton Chandler reports how the change is expected to help and the reaction from a couple of Oklahoma City’s foster parents.

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Ethanol
8:07 am
Tue November 12, 2013

The Pros and Cons of Buying Gas With or Without Ethanol

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What do you pump pure gas or do you use a little ethanol? In most of the country there’s no question you go with the mix but there are a lot of holdouts in Oklahoma who still demand a regular supply of ethanol free fuel. Why? What does pure gas do that the ethanol can’t? KOSU’s Quinton Chandler finds the answers and explains how federal standards may take away our choice between the two types of gas.

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Housing
1:15 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

An Energy Boom Means a Robust Housing Market in Woodward

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Yesterday Quinton Chandler took you to the front lines of Woodward Oklahoma’s housing market. And we heard from Woodward’s residents how floods of oil boomers are building new RV Parks and tying local hotels up for weeks at a time. Today, we look at the upside to Woodward’s new growth. And we’ll see what is being done to meet the challenge of housing so many people.


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