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KOSU's Engagement Team wants to hear from you as the 2020 election season heats up. 


In an effort to be more transparent about the questions we are asking, KOSU is beginning another conversation—one we hope will last throughout the year. 


Our first question we want to ask Oklahomans is: 


What do you want candidates to be talking about this year as they compete for your vote?

Local headlines for Wednesday, February 12, 2020:

A bill to protect Oklahoma’s LGBTQ youth is going before lawmakers Wednesday.

House Bill 3872 prohibits licensed therapists from practicing conversion therapy – a discredited treatment designed to turn gay children straight, but actually causes long-lasting harm.

The bill’s author, Representative Jason Dunnington, says if Oklahoma is going to be serious about protecting children in the state, then it must protect all of them, including the ones who are LGBTQ.

It's the week of February 11, 2020 and here's the new music being played on The Spy. This week includes the newest project from The Lone Bellow, a collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, the latest from Cold War Kids, and so much more.

Local headlines for Tuesday, February 11, 2020:

Tonight at 6 p.m., KOSU presents “America, Are We Ready? The New Hampshire Primary,” a special live national call-in program hosted by WNYC’s Brian Lehrer and New Hamphire Public Radio's Laura Knoy.

As everyone awaits the night’s results for the New Hampshire Primary, Brian and Laura will talk with callers from around the country about this night and the process for electing our presidents.

This program will preempt Marketplace and The Daily for the day.

Governor Kevin Stitt commuted prison sentences for 147 people Friday who were convicted of crimes that Oklahoma voters chose to make misdemeanors.

Enter below for a chance to win tickets to see Dweezil Zappa in concert on Friday, February 28, 2020 at Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City.

The contest closes at noon Monday, February 17, 2020. You can buy tickets to the concert here.

Curbside Chronicle

This Valentine’s Day you can buy flowers for your special someone and help fight homelessness.

For the fifth year, Curbside Chronicle vendors who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness are selling and creating flower arrangements.

Director Ranya Forgotson says they learn job skills like teamwork, communication, following instruction, time management and social skills, but they also build self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment.

Dan Epstein

State-mandated testing is supposed to protect Oklahoma’s medical marijuana patients from tainted weed. By and large it’s effective, but it’s not perfect. And many question the validity of test results. Independent producer Dan Epstein looked into how testing is supposed to work, and how some orange worms got through.