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President Trump's proposed budget calls for big cuts in a wide array of domestic programs — among them, agencies that fund the arts, humanities and public media.

Funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting would be cut to zero under the proposal, and the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities would be eliminated entirely, the first time any president has proposed such a measure.

Longtime Oklahoma political journalist, broadcaster and author Mike McCarville has died.

McCarville's daughter, Shelli Aliff, says McCarville died Wednesday morning after suffering complications from emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 76.

McCarville's career included work for various Oklahoma newspapers and broadcast stations, including serving as assistant news director of KWTV television and as program director, reporter and conservative talk show host on KTOK radio.

We're happy to offer several special benefits for KOSU members during the 2017 Spring Membership Drive (taking place between Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 8).

1. Pledges of $60 ($5/month) will be eligible for the 2017 Keep It Local card.

Remembering Frosty Troy

Jan 20, 2017
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Longtime journalist and former KOSU contributor Frosty Troy passed away Thursday morning in Oklahoma City, following an extended illness. He was 83.

As a soldier in the Korean War, he filed dispatches for his hometown newspaper, the McAlester News Capital. He later wrote for the Lawton Constitution, the Muskogee Phoenix, and the Tulsa Tribune.

The Takeaway is coming to Oklahoma next week and will be broadcasting from KOSU's Oklahoma City studios for several days.

As they work with staff from KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma on stories affecting our state, they also want to hear from you!

What do you want to see from the incoming Presidency? What are your hopes for the future?

Call and leave a voicemail with your thoughts at 405-896-4329.

Josh DeLozier's Top 13 Songs of 2016

Jan 4, 2017

Wiretap, an hour-long countdown of 13 hottest alternative songs of the week, debuts Friday night at 9 p.m.

We asked Josh DeLozier, the show's host and The Spy's general manager, to list his top songs of 2016:

13. Junebug Spade - "Turn You On"

 

We're happy to offer several special benefits for KOSU members during the 2016 Year-End Membership Drive (taking place through the end of the year).

1. Pledges of $60 ($5/month) will be eligible for the 2017 Keep It Local card.

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NPR CEO Jarl Mohn visited KOSU's Oklahoma City studios on Friday to get a tour of the station and meet the staff.

In this thirty minute conversation, Mohn talks about the importance of non-profit journalism, NPR's recent ratings increase, and the importance of being live and local—in news and in music.

KOSU listeners will hear a new show with a familiar name and voice today.

As a valued KOSU listener, we want you to know about some upcoming changes to our program schedule that begin this weekend.

As many of you know, the $1.3 billion state budget shortfall and subsequent state budget for the new fiscal year dealt a significant blow to many institutions across the state, resulting in layoffs, closures, and more. For KOSU, that resulted in a nearly 10 percent reduction in our state-based funding in the past six months.

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