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KOSU, a community service of Oklahoma State University, is central and northeast Oklahoma's NPR affiliate, featuring local news and independent music.

KOSU, a community service of Oklahoma State University, is central and northeast Oklahoma's NPR affiliate, featuring local news and independent music.

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12/01/2022
Fleetwood Mac singer-songwriter Christine McVie dies at 79

Christine McVie, the British-born Fleetwood Mac vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as "You Make Loving Fun," "Everywhere" and "Don't Stop," died Wednesday at age 79.

https://www.kosu.org/music/music/2022-11-30/fleetwood-mac-singer-songwriter-christine-mcvie-dies-at-79

The British-born vocalist, songwriter and keyboard player whose cool, soulful contralto helped define such classics as "You Make Loving Fun," "Everywhere" and "Don't Stop," died Wednesday.

Colorado is one of the 19 states with this red flag law in place. So why wasn’t it used to potentially prevent the Color...
12/01/2022
Why didn't red flag laws prevent the Colorado Club Q shooting?

Colorado is one of the 19 states with this red flag law in place. So why wasn’t it used to potentially prevent the Colorado club shooting that left five people dead?

Despite being in place in 19 states, red flag laws are barely used to remove weapons from individuals that have the potential to harm themselves or others.

In this episode of OSU Research Matters, a bi-weekly look inside the work of Oklahoma State University faculty, staff, a...
12/01/2022
Avast! This Oklahoma State professor studies pirates

In this episode of OSU Research Matters, a bi-weekly look inside the work of Oklahoma State University faculty, staff, and students, Meghan Robinson speaks with Dr. Richard Frohock to learn more about the impact pirates had on 18th Century literature.

OSU professor Dr. Richard Frohock speaks about the impact pirates had on 18th Century literature.

Whole Foods will temporarily stop buying Maine lobster for its stores nationwide in a move that's drawing praise from en...
12/01/2022
Citing risk to endangered whales, Whole Foods hits pause on Maine lobster — for now

Whole Foods will temporarily stop buying Maine lobster for its stores nationwide in a move that's drawing praise from environmentalists and anger from local politicians and industry.

Two seafood monitoring groups downgraded Maine lobster's sustainability ratings, prompting Whole Foods to pause purchases. Here's how environmental groups and state leaders are reacting.

Nathalie Valero and Elodie Musungayi are Tulsa teenagers who spoke about how social media is amplifying youth voices and...
12/01/2022
How social media affects the ways two Tulsa teenagers get their news

Nathalie Valero and Elodie Musungayi are Tulsa teenagers who spoke about how social media is amplifying youth voices and how it impacts mental health for them and their peers.

StateImpact is on a listening tour with Oklahoma’s youth. And we’ve brought along our microphones.

Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers, has been found guilty of seditious conspiracy and other offen...
12/01/2022
Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes convicted of seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 trial

Stewart Rhodes, the founder of the far-right Oath Keepers, has been found guilty of seditious conspiracy and other offenses in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

A federal jury found the Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and one other defendant guilty of seditious conspiracy in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

NPR will need to cut at least $10 million from the current fiscal year ending next September 30, the network's chief exe...
12/01/2022
NPR to impose near-freeze on hiring but avoids layoffs as budget cuts loom

NPR will need to cut at least $10 million from the current fiscal year ending next September 30, the network's chief executive, John Lansing, announced Wednesday, due to a sharp drop in revenue from sponsors.

NPR is freezing hiring and tightening its belt in other ways in anticipation of a $20 million shortfall in financial sponsorships this fiscal year.

An honorary member of the Buckingham Palace household has resigned after repeatedly asking a Black woman who runs a char...
12/01/2022
A member of the Buckingham Palace household resigns after racial comments

An honorary member of the Buckingham Palace household has resigned after repeatedly asking a Black woman who runs a charity for survivors of domestic abuse what country she "came from,'' despite her insistence she was a British national.

An honorary member of the royal household has resigned after repeatedly asking a Black woman who runs a charity for survivors of domestic abuse what country she came from.

Congress voted in favor of a measure that forces rail unions to accept a contract negotiated in September and makes a ra...
12/01/2022
Congress votes in favor of a measure that forces rail unions to accept a contract

Congress voted in favor of a measure that forces rail unions to accept a contract negotiated in September and makes a rail worker strike illegal.

https://www.kosu.org/u-s-news/2022-11-30/congress-votes-in-favor-of-a-measure-that-forces-rail-unions-to-accept-a-contract

Congress voted in favor of a measure that forces rail unions to accept a contract negotiated in September and makes a rail worker strike illegal.

House and Senate Republicans are speaking out against former President Donald Trump's dinner last week with Ye, the rapp...
11/30/2022
Republican leaders denounce Trump's dinner with white nationalist Nick Fuentes

House and Senate Republicans are speaking out against former President Donald Trump's dinner last week with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, and white nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that anyone meeting with people advocating that point of view "are highly unlikely to ever be elected president of the United States."

The House Democratic Caucus has elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. to lead their caucus.As House minority leader, Jeff...
11/30/2022
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries elected as leader of the House Democrats

The House Democratic Caucus has elected Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y. to lead their caucus.

As House minority leader, Jeffries will become the first Black person to lead a major political party in Congress.

Jeffries will replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the top elected Democratic leader. He represents a generational shift and faces challenges in a GOP House in January.

On the new episode of Focus: Black Oklahoma: misinformation, DJ LiTEBRiTE, Cherokee Freedmen history
11/30/2022
'Focus: Black Oklahoma': misinformation, DJ LiTEBRiTE, Cherokee Freedmen history

On the new episode of Focus: Black Oklahoma: misinformation, DJ LiTEBRiTE, Cherokee Freedmen history

This episode of Focus: Black Oklahoma features reports on a Tulsa company supporting political candidates who push misinformation, a museum exhibit exploring the history of Cherokee Freedmen and the rural beginnings of DJ LiTEBRiTE.

Advocacy and empowerment: how one Oklahoma woman managed her diabetes diagnosis
11/30/2022
Advocacy and empowerment: how one Oklahoma woman is managing her diabetes diagnosis

Advocacy and empowerment: how one Oklahoma woman managed her diabetes diagnosis

Oklahoma ranks fifth in the nation for deaths due to diabetes, and Native people are three times as likely to be diagnosed with the disease than their non-Native peers. One woman in Oklahoma City is determined not to let the disease get in the way of her activism.

Have you ever thought about hosting a construction site-themed Christmas party (complete with wreaths decorated with toy...
11/30/2022
Everyone hates a boring party. Here's how to kick things up a notch

Have you ever thought about hosting a construction site-themed Christmas party (complete with wreaths decorated with toy trucks and tools)? Or a totally '80s-inspired ski weekend, where guests hit the slopes in retro gear?

Hosting a holiday party? NPR's audience shares their best untraditional party ideas and themes — and their strategies to make the experience truly epic.

From deadly wildfires to choking dust storms to decimated crop harvests, this year’s drought has left its mark across th...
11/30/2022
Here's how this year's drought has battered the Midwest — and what it might mean for next year

From deadly wildfires to choking dust storms to decimated crop harvests, this year’s drought has left its mark across the country. | via Harvest Public Media

From deadly wildfires to choking dust storms to decimated crop harvests, this year’s drought has left its mark across the country. For the hardest hit areas, such as the Great Plains, recovering from the far-reaching impacts of this historically dry year won’t be easy.

The U.S. beat Iran, 1-0, in a widely watched match at the Qatar World Cup, keeping the American team's dreams of redempt...
11/30/2022
U.S. beats Iran 1-0 in a must-win World Cup match

The U.S. beat Iran, 1-0, in a widely watched match at the Qatar World Cup, keeping the American team's dreams of redemption alive.

The U.S. had to beat Iran to advance in the World Cup. Iran had to just tie in order to move on. The U.S. will go up against the Netherlands in the Round of 16.

Volunteers needed to answer phones in the KOSU OKC Studio December 6-7!Sign up here:
11/30/2022
KOSU's 2022 New Member December

Volunteers needed to answer phones in the KOSU OKC Studio December 6-7!

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It's the most wonderful time of the year - New Member December! Support the station you love and give the gift of your time on December 6 and 7 by answering phones and taking pledges for KOSU. Sign up below. If you have any questions, reach out to membership specialist Chelsea Stanfield at 405-744-2...

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11/30/2022

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A rail strike is likely without congressional action, President Biden warned Tuesday morning before meeting with biparti...
11/30/2022
Biden urges Congress to avert a rail strike

A rail strike is likely without congressional action, President Biden warned Tuesday morning before meeting with bipartisan House and Senate leaders at the White House to talk about remaining legislative priorities.

President Biden warned that congressional action was likely needed to avert a rail strike. His remarks came as bipartisan House and Senate leaders met to talk about legislative priorities.

Two counties in a couple of swing states turned what is usually an uneventful step in the election process into a politi...
11/30/2022
Counties in Arizona, Pennsylvania fail to certify election results by legal deadlines

Two counties in a couple of swing states turned what is usually an uneventful step in the election process into a political flashpoint on Monday.

Around 164,000 people's votes for the midterm elections are at risk after Arizona's Cochise County and Pennsylvania's Luzerne County failed to certify local results by their states' deadlines.

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11/30/2022

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Statewide data from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in October shows an increase of Oklahomans on the unempl...
11/29/2022
Unemployment in Oklahoma hits 3.4%, the highest recorded rate this year

Statewide data from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in October shows an increase of Oklahomans on the unemployment rolls.
Kateleigh Mills reports.

Statewide data from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission in October shows an increase of Oklahomans on the unemployment rolls.

Law enforcement authorities in six different countries have joined forces to take down a "super cartel" of drugs traffic...
11/29/2022
A cartel allegedly responsible for a third of Europe's co***ne has been busted

Law enforcement authorities in six different countries have joined forces to take down a "super cartel" of drugs traffickers controlling about one third of the co***ne trade in Europe, the European Union crime agency said on Monday.

"The scale of co***ne importation into Europe under the suspects' control and command was massive," Europol said, adding that the suspects used encrypted communications to organize drugs shipments.

Democrats have failed in modern times to motivate the rural voting base. But some Democratic candidates in key toss-up a...
11/29/2022
Democrats made midterm gains in rural areas. Can they keep them?

Democrats have failed in modern times to motivate the rural voting base. But some Democratic candidates in key toss-up and open races in the midterms may have fared better among the rural population than previously believed.

Democrats had better than expected midterm elections in 2022, partly because of their ability to draw votes from rural areas. These voters could create new battlegrounds in 2024.

Officials in a rural, Republican-controlled county in Arizona have voted to delay certifying the results of this month's...
11/29/2022
An Arizona county has refused to certify election results by the legal deadline

Officials in a rural, Republican-controlled county in Arizona have voted to delay certifying the results of this month's midterm elections and miss the state's legal deadline of Monday, despite finding no legitimate problems with the local counts.

Officials in Republican-controlled Cochise County refused to certify its local midterm election results by the state's legal deadline, putting more than 47,000 Arizonans' votes at risk.

An Oklahoma nonprofit is announcing a new legal fund to protect teachers accused of violating House Bill 1775, which lim...
11/29/2022
Oklahoma nonprofit creates legal fund to support teachers accused of violating HB 1775

An Oklahoma nonprofit is announcing a new legal fund to protect teachers accused of violating House Bill 1775, which limits critical discussions in the classroom about race or s*x. | via StateImpact Oklahoma

Education Oklahoma nonprofit creates legal fund to support teachers accused of violating HB 1775 KOSU | By Beth Wallis Published November 28, 2022 at 11:10 AM CST Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flipboard Email NeONBRAND / Unsplash / An Oklahoma nonprofit is announcing a new legal fund to protect teacher...

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11/29/2022

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The authorities have released the names of all but one of the six victims who lost their lives after a gunman opened fir...
11/29/2022
Here's what we know about the victims from the Virginia Walmart shooting

The authorities have released the names of all but one of the six victims who lost their lives after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart Supercenter in Chesapeake, Va., on Wednesday.

Six people lost their lives after a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in Chesapeake, Va., on Wednesday.

Another crypto company has fallen, as contagion from the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX spreads across the indu...
11/29/2022
Cryptocurrency lender BlockFi declares bankruptcy, a consequence of FTX's collapse

Another crypto company has fallen, as contagion from the collapse of cryptocurrency exchange FTX spreads across the industry: BlockFi says it has filed for bankruptcy.

BlockFi was one of the companies that FTX bailed out in recent months. Now it's a clear sign that contagion from FTX's collapse is spreading throughout the crypto industry.

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Autumn Star Catering is part of a larger movement of Indigenous chefs and businesses that are bringing awareness to healthier Native foods that pre-date European contact. (From KOSU Radio)
Tonight: some of our 2022 favs by CLIFFDIVER, Beau Jennings, PawPaw Rod, Ken Pomeroy Music, doubleVee, Twiggs, Bartees Strange & more! 7-9 tonight on KOSU Radio & The Spy FM!
Autumn Star Catering is part of a larger movement of Indigenous chefs and businesses that are bringing awareness to healthier Native foods that pre-date European contact.

(via KOSU Radio)
"In A Box - Bluegrass version" on the The Oklahoma Rock Show on KOSU Radio !
New albums from The Flycatchers & CRUZ, new songs by stepmom, LABRYS, Channel 13, The Ivy, Laine and the Laters, heartspace, Gwyn Love, Josh Meloy, Twiggs and show debuts from Shiny New Realm, Medicensanto & Eric Ryan-Johnson. 7-9 tonight on KOSU & The Spy.
Tonight at 8 on your favorite radio station of all time, 91.7 The Spy FM on KOSU Radio.

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TONIGHT! GRAMMY-nominated Funk trailblazers, Lettuce take the Tower Theatre OKC stage, perfect for fans of Snarky Puppy and Phish, presented by KOSU Radio. THEN join us for the Lettuce after-party at Ponyboy with Oklahoma's own Montu. Then it’s time for the after-after-party with a dance party from Carte Blanche DJ!

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TONIGHT! 🚨GRAMMY-nominated Funk trailblazers, Lettuce take the stage tonight in Uptown23rd, perfect for fans of Snarky Puppy and Phish, presented by KOSU Radio. THEN join us for the Lettuce after-party at Ponyboy with Oklahoma's own Montu. Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8. Secure your tickets online + at the door.

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TONIGHT! 🚨GRAMMY-nominated Funk trailblazers, Lettuce take the stage tonight in Uptown23rd, perfect for fans of Snarky Puppy and Phish, presented by KOSU Radio. THEN join us for the Lettuce after-party at Ponyboy with Oklahoma's own Montu. Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8. Secure your tickets online + at the door.

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Huge shoutout to KOSU Radio for playing “sleepwalking” this weekend!
TONIGHT 🚨 Americana/Soft-Folk duo Penny and Sparrow take the stage with Annika Bennett. Perfect for fans of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and John Mark McMillan, and presented by our friends at KOSU Radio. Don’t miss your chance to witness stunning new music labeled by Associated Press as “existential and hopeful.” Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8. Tickets online + at the door.

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TONIGHT 🚨 Americana/Soft-Folk duo Penny and Sparrow take the stage with Annika Bennett. Perfect for fans of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and John Mark McMillan, and presented by our friends at KOSU Radio. Don’t miss your chance to witness stunning new music labeled by Associated Press as “existential and hopeful.” Doors at 7 pm. Show at 8. Tickets online + at the door.

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TONIGHT 🎶 Oklahoma’s own Indie Singer-Songwriter Lucas Gillette takes on the BCMH stage tonight with brand new music and a can’t-miss full band set and stripped performances from Thunder Jackson and Daniel Mudliar. Witness an unforgettable set tonight, presented by our friends at KOSU Radio! Doors at 7:00. Show at 8. Secure your tickets online + at the door.

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THIS WEEKEND AT TOWER 🚨 TONIGHT, Americana/Soft-Folk duo Penny and Sparrow, take the stage! Perfect for fans of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and John Mark McMillan, and presented by KOSU Radio. Saturday, get ready for a hometown show with Oklahoma’s own Pop Powerhouse Greyson Chance with genre-defying Dynamyte. Sunday, GRAMMY-nominated Funk trailblazers, Lettuce takes the stage, perfect for fans of Snarky Puppy and Phish, presented by KOSU.

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SUNDAY 🚨 This weekend calls for a healthy serving of LETTUCE. GRAMMY-nominated Funk trailblazers, Lettuce takes the stage this Sunday night, perfect for fans of Snarky Puppy and Phish, presented by KOSU Radio. THEN join us for the Lettuce after-party, Upstairs at Ponyboy with Oklahoma's own Montu.

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FRIDAY NIGHT 🚨 Americana/Soft-Folk duo Penny and Sparrow take the stage! Perfect for fans of Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors and John Mark McMillan, and presented by KOSU Radio.

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