Morning Edition

Weekdays from 5-9 a.m.
Steve Inskeep, Renee Montagne, Nikole Robinson-Carroll

Every weekday for over three decades, NPR's Morning Edition has taken listeners around the country and the world with two hours of multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge and occasionally amuse. Morning Edition is the most listened-to news radio program in the country.

A bi-coastal, 24-hour news operation, Morning Edition is hosted by NPR's Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., Renee Montagne at NPR West in Culver City, CA, and locally by KOSU's Nikole Robinson Carroll in Oklahoma City.

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Blogs and Commentary
8:56 am
Tue July 22, 2014

JenX: Watching Things Grow

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A seed, under proper and loving care, can produce delicious fruit.  This week on JenX, Jennifer James muses on how much more planting seeds can do for our kids.

Jennifer James is a public relations professional.  You can follow her blog at jenx67.com.

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Wrestling
8:22 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Book Shines Light on Latino American Impact on Wrestling

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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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Election 2014
8:57 am
Wed June 25, 2014

GOP and Democrats Go to Runoff Vote for District 5; Hiett Wins Corporation Commission Spot

Todd Hiett is the newest member of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
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The election to fill the 5th Congressional District seat that opened when James Lankford decided to run for U.S. Senate is going to a run-off on both the Democratic and Republican sides.

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Blogs and Commentary
8:40 am
Tue June 24, 2014

JenX: The Amulet for Generation Z

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  This Week on Jen X, Jennifer James looks back on a difficult past and its unexpected outcomes through the lens of generational differences.

You can read Jennifer’s blog at jenx67.com.

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Oklahoma Tornado Project
7:51 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Joplin Businesses Continue Recovery With Safety Precautions

Con-way Truckload installed six of these Atlas Safe Rooms for employees around the property after the Joplin tornado.
Credit Gail Banzet-Ellis / Oklahoma Tornado Project

As we pass the one year anniversary of the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, we’re looking at lessons learned from another devastating storm, three years ago in Joplin, Missouri. Joplin’s EF-5 tornado damaged or destroyed more than 500 businesses, but since that time, the city has made remarkable progress getting back on its feet. As Gail Banzet-Ellis reports, that recovery has included planning for the unexpected.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Wrap-Up

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent Vicki Ehlers

It’s the Monday after a tiring but rewarding week for hundreds of bicyclists who participated in this year’s OK Freewheel journey across Oklahoma.  The final leg of the week-long adventure began Saturday in Tonkawa and ended in Caldwell, Kansas.

Our special correspondent during the past week, Vicki Ehlers, is back home in Stillwater after pedaling hundreds of miles last week from near the Red River to the Oklahoma/Kansas border as a first-time participant of Freewheel.  She joined KOSU’s Paula Brown after crossing the finish line.

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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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Oklahoma AG Blasts EPA's Emissions Proposal
12:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

StateImpact: Court Losses Won’t Deter Attorney General Scott Pruitt In His Fight With The EPA

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When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week proposed new rules to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt — predictably — blasted the plan as another example of federal overreach in the Obama Administration’s war on fossil fuels.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 4

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers

  Participants of OK Freewheel are on the downhill side of their week-long journey across Oklahoma.  Today, cyclists are participating in a 71-mile roadway adventure from McCloud to Stillwater.  KOSU’s Paula Brown caught up with our special correspondent, Stillwater resident Vicki Ehlers, to talk about yesterday’s journey from Pauls Valley to McCloud and to preview her brief stop back home.

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OK Freewheel Bike Tour
8:40 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Freewheel Conversations: Day 3

KOSU's OK Freewheel special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers

Hundreds of bicyclists are back on the road this morning as part of OK Freewheel’s annual statewide tour of Oklahoma, including our special correspondent, Vicki Ehlers.  Yesterday, Vicki completed Day 3, from  Tishomingo to Pauls Valley in south-central Oklahoma.  KOSU’s Paula Brown checked in with Vicki after the end of another long but rewarding day on the road.

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