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Three rural Oklahoma communities are receiving $7 million in grants and loans to improve water infrastructure. The money is part of a $462 million investment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help modernize rural water and wastewater systems across 44 states.


This Sunday at 2 p.m., join KOSU for a special presentation of "What the Words Say: Why So Many Kids Don't Understand What They Read" from APM Reports.

Everyone agrees the goal of reading instruction is for children to understand what they read. The question is: how does a little kid get there?

APM Reports continues its series of groundbreaking, award-winning documentaries about reading with a new program about comprehension.

It's the week of August 4, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes the new Land of Talk album, Bastille's latest single featuring Graham Cox, and American singer-songwriter Caroline Rose, and so much more.

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KOSU is continuing to cover the developing story around coronavirus in Oklahoma. Bookmark this page for the latest updates.

Oklahoma health officials reported 15 new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state's total to 566. They are as follows:

Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter filed a brief with the Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals on Monday to address concerns resulting from the McGirt v. Oklahoma decision.

Local headlines for Tuesday, August 4, 2020:


Oklahoma State University’s annual homecoming celebration is yet another casualty of the coronavirus.


Seminole and Muscogee Creek filmmaker Sterlin Harjo has been busy. He's set to write and produce a series for FX called 'Reservation Dogs' with Taika Waititi and he was recently appointed to the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. KOSU's Allison Herrera caught up with him to talk about his latest documentary film, 'Love And Fury.'

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As the first day of school draws nearer, Oklahoma school districts are rolling out their plans to educate amid a global pandemic. An increasing number of schools are deciding to start off online as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.