Michael Cross

Morning Edition host

Michael Cross has been with KOSU since 2008, working as the state capitol bureau chief for seven years, as well as KOSU's student coordinator.  While he still keeps up with the capitol and does some reporting, his roles have changed.  As of October 2014, he's now the host of KOSU's Morning Edition.

He came to KOSU after several years in broadcast media, working at KTOK, KOKH Fox 25, KOCO Channel 5 and KWTV News 9. Michael has his degree in Broadcasting and Journalism from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as an Associates in Theatre Arts from Oklahoma City Community College. One of his hobbies includes performing on the stage having spent time with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park dating back to 1989.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel talk to KOSU's Michael Cross about Governor Mary Fallin signing the $7.1 billion budget which some say comes with questionable accounting, Take Shelter Oklahoma tries once again for a $500 million dollar bond for storm shelters in all Oklahoma schools, attack ads starting to pop up with primaries just about two weeks away and the release of U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl leads Senate candidate Randy Brogdon to call for the impeachment of President Obama.

The Red Dirt Rangers and other musicians held a release party last night for a song and video to raise awareness of an organization to help uninsured musicians and artists.

The event in the Hart Building in Oklahoma City’s Film Row also focused on Oklahomans who live day to day without any health insurance.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports.

Dozens of people from all walks of life sit in the Hart Building enthralled by a video featuring more than 60 musicians singing “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)”.

Governor Fallin signs legislation which ends Common Core State Standards in the State of Oklahoma.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports educators now wait for new standards from the State Department of Education.

Governor Fallin signed House Bill 3399 to repeal and replace Common Core with new standards to be developed by 2016.

Fallin told reporters at a news conference late yesterday that everyone will have an input in Oklahoma education, “Superintendents, educators, parent, public policy officials, Superintendent of Education, employers, citizens.”

Oklahoma musicians are coming together in song and video to raise awareness of the health care needs of their fellow artists across the state.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports on the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

The song called “Stand (Let Your Voice Be Heard)” featuring the Red Dirt Rangers and dozens of other Oklahoma musicians raises money for the Red Dirt Relief Fund.

Brad Piccolo, a founding member of the Red Dirt Rangers, says the fund distributes money to artists who have critical needs.

Sportscaster and Journalist Brent Weber talks to KOSU's Michael Cross about the final game of the season for the Oklahoma City Thunder and looks ahead to the new one which starts in just five months as well as focusing on the Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation wants to hear from you about its Long Range Transportation Plan.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports the soon-to-be updated 25-year plan will see the state through 2040.

ODOT is holding three meetings next week asking for public help in crafting a transportation plan for the next 25 years.

Director Mike Patterson says he’s looking forward to hearing from people on things like highways, rural transit, waterways and rail.

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation expects to reopen a bridge between Lexington and Purcell in the next two weeks.

KOSU’s Michael Cross reports the $20 million project south of Oklahoma City took longer than expected.

ODOT officials had hopes to complete the bridge between Lexington and Purcell just 45 days after it was closed on January 31st.

But, that got delayed and Chief Engineer Casey Shell tells the Transportation Commission it should be back open to the public on June 14th.

Lawmakers managed to get all their work done one week before they were required to by the state constitution.

But, that doesn’t mean all the work is done for the year.

In this week’s 23rd and Lincoln, the Journal Record’s Marie Price explains most of the work over what is known as the Interim focuses on items they couldn’t get accomplished during the regular session.

You can find more of Marie’s insights on the capitol jrlr.net.

In This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about the 2014 legislative session, the death of a bill which would have allowed schools to increase bonds to buy storm shelters, the decision still faced by Governor Fallin on signing or vetoing a bill to repeal Common Core, a challenge to the bill to increase the tax incentive on horizontal drilling an a look ahead to the 2014 elections.

This weekend, the Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre is presenting the hit off-Broadway sensation “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” in the Freede Little Theater in the Civic Center Music Hall.

KOSU’s Michael Cross got a chance to talk with Charles Stewart Ross, the creator and star of the Lucas Film-licensed program about what it means to bring the original trilogy to life.

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