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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 Michael Cross in Oklahoma City.

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It can take years for a musician to discover his or her voice. But in the meantime, they find themselves by discovering the music of other artists. With a wide-ranging catalog spanning 30 years, Yo La Tengo is its own band, but the trio has become just as noted for its huge repertoire of cover songs.

JenX: Watching Things Grow

Jul 22, 2014
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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

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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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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.

JenX: The Amulet for Generation Z

Jun 24, 2014
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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

Joplin Businesses Continue Recovery With Safety Precautions

Jun 23, 2014
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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.

Freewheel Conversations: Wrap-Up

Jun 16, 2014

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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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

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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.

Freewheel Conversations: Day 4

Jun 12, 2014

  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.