Oklahoma City

New Store for Oklahoma Storm Season

May 16, 2014

A store dedicated to helping people prepare for emergencies opens just in time for the upcoming tornado season.

Located in Oklahoma City, the Homestand Preparation Station is the first of its kind with potential for more locations and partnerships in the future.

KOSU’s Maude Garrett reports the store goes beyond simply preparing for the next natural disaster.

Walking into Homestand Preparation Station the store is quiet, organized, and peaceful, the opposite of what you would experience after one of Oklahoma's infamous tornadoes.

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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.

Sportscaster and journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the come from behind victory in game five, 105 to 104 as well as the other NBA game, Indiana Pacers losing at home to the Washington Wizards, 102-79.

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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.

"In the last 18 months, the number of vaping shops in [Oklahoma] jumped from a handful to 300, with names like Vapor Haven, the Vape Hut, Vapor World, Creative Vapor and Patriotic Vapes."

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

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It’s been nearly a year since a series of tornadoes devastated central Oklahoma, destroying homes, parks and commercial buildings. During the recovery process, construction crews gathered over 300,000 tons of debris between just Oklahoma City and Moore. 

Jeff Bedick is the District Manager for Waste Connections, which operates a landfill in west Oklahoma City. The facility sits on 200 acres, which mostly just looks like a giant, grass-covered hill on the side of the highway.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren became an unlikely media star following the 2008 financial crisis.

She was a plainspoken law professor from Harvard who advocated on behalf of families and consumers affected by the Wall Street meltdown.

Warren was brought to Washington to help monitor the multibillion-dollar bank bailout package.

As part of that work, Warren helped to create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — a watchdog agency that oversees and enforces consumer finance laws.

On March 18, the Oklahoma City Council authorized city staff to file an eminent domain claim for several lots west of Chesapeake Energy Arena. Oklahoma Gazette's Ben Felder has more.