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KOSU welcomed Emily Wendler to the KOSU broadcast team on February 4. Emily is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio with degrees in Geology and Journalism from the University of Cincinnati and a graduate degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism from the University of Montana. She is a radio storyteller who excels in the development of investigative and explanatory pieces and in the analysis of data to tell stories. Emily will be based at the KOSU studios in Oklahoma City and her initial focus will be the future of education in our state.

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The 2015 legislative session kicks off today with the fifth State of the State Address from Governor Fallin starting just after noon.

KOSU’s Michael Cross got a chance to sit down with the Governor to get an idea of the subjects of the speech.

The legislative session is scheduled to run through May 29.

KOSU will be airing the State of the State Address in its entirety today, thanks to our partners at OETA starting at 12:30 p.m.

When KOSU and The Spy teamed up in August 2012, KOSU station director Kelly Burley said that The Spy was providing "a vibrant venue for music genres that are completely underserved in our state."

With that in mind, The Spy and KOSU will launch three new music shows this week that will either take listeners on a new musical journey every week, celebrate new music and artistic endeavors in Oklahoma, or showcase funk, soul, and afrobeat.

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KOSU will air Governor Mary Fallin's second and final inaugural address on Monday, January 12 beginning at 11:30 a.m. from the south steps of the state Capitol.

Gov. Fallin and other statewide officials will take their oaths of office and there will be guest performances by 11-year-old Edmond singer Olivia Kay and operatic soprano Leona Mitchell.

Every story has dignity and a uniquely human touch, but some stories are harder to tell than others.

When KOSU opened a studio in Oklahoma City’s Film Row district, we started working one block away from the City Rescue Mission and came in daily contact with the homeless community. We wanted to find a way to tell their story, a story that is mostly untold with dignity.

Now, with your help, we have an opportunity to do that. With the inspiration of programs like StoryCorps and Youth Radio, we are raising funds so the homeless community can tell its story in a very personal way.

KOSU will lend its expertise in radio and sound mixing, and your gift will help recruit members of the homeless community and buy recorders to allow them to tell their own stories. KOSU will then help them mix down the sound into a documentary that we will air and make available for podcast.

On behalf of the Crazy Smart Radio players, I want to humbly thank you for choosing to listen to KOSU and for choosing to support this public radio station during our eight day membership drive that ended October 16.

Our goal was to encourage at least 1,500 of you to invest in your listening future during the drive and we finished with 1,530 pledges and $238,000 dollars raised! We are very grateful to each of you for choosing to become a member of KOSU and for making a financial commitment to a public radio service that brings you Oklahoma and the world story by story and song by song.

You can donate to KOSU here!

Beginning November 17, you may find yourself a little off kilter when you listen to Morning Edition.  We hear from many of you that you know you're late if you hear the local weather and you haven't reached a certain part in your commute or gotten your kids out the door.  Well, you might want to reset those clocks.

KOSU will air a debate between the two candidates for Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction—John Cox and Joy Hofmeister—live on Tuesday, October 28 at 7 p.m. from the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU-Tulsa Auditorium, 700 N. Greenwood Avenue in downtown Tulsa. OETA managing editor Dick Pryor will moderate the debate.

KOSU is holding a candidate forum during this month's On Tap at Picasso Cafe in Oklahoma City's Paseo District. KOSU's Rachel Hubbard and Michael Cross will be on hand to discuss the various races this election season.

KOSU will air the state gubernatorial debate between Republican incumbent Mary Fallin and Democratic challenger Joe Dorman live on Thursday, October 2 at 7 p.m. from the campus of Oklahoma State University.

The one-hour debate will be held at the OSU Student Union Theater in Stillwater. Both Fallin and Dorman are graduates of Oklahoma State University.

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