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The KOSU news team curates news of interest to Oklahomans from various sources around the world. Our hope is inform, educate, and entertain.

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Our collaborative election project Oklahoma Engaged is not only focused on informative and in-depth radio stories. We also want to strip away extraneous information and get down to the bare bones of state questions on the November 3rd ballot.

Our collaborative election project Oklahoma Engaged is not only focused on informative and in-depth radio stories. We also want to strip away extraneous information and get down to the bare bones of state questions on the November 3rd ballot.

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After more than seven years as co-host of Here and Now, Jeremy Hobson is leaving the weekday mid-day program. His last day will be Friday, October 16.

The show is currently looking for a new executive producer and will begin a seach for a third host once that decision has been made.

In a Medium post, Hobson said while he's sad to leave the show, he's ready for a little break and a new challenge.

Between the coronavirus pandemic, racial justice protests and the ongoing election cycle, the news is moving at a break-neck speed. That's why KOSU is launching a new local weekday news podcast, The KOSU Daily.


Beginning Saturday, October 3, KOSU will bring listeners a revised on-air schedule. This includes the addition of several new weekend shows and new times for several others.

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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.

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Because KOSU is your spot for everything related to coronavirus coverage, we have created a resource guide to help you stay informed during this uncertain time. Whether you need to file for unemployment or need to get a COVID-19 test, or you want info about mental health services - we have your answers.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is authorizing the following facilities to restrict visitation as they deem necessary to protect against the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Nursing facilities
  • Assisted living centers
  • Residential care facilities
  • Adult day care centers
  • Intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities
  • Hospitals
  • Other medical facilities or congregate living settings which house or serve vulnerable populations
  • City and county detention facilities.

The Oklahoma State Department of Health has announced the first presumptive case of COVID-19 in Oklahoma County. The patient is a woman in her 60s who recently traveled to Florida. She is in isolation at home, and public health officials are doing an investigation to find people she was recently in contact with. However, they note that this case is unrelated to other cases reported in the state and is not a sign of community spread.

As part of our continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic and the 2020 presidential election, KOSU will offer multiple special coverage programs this week.

We're presenting facts over fear with an NPR special on what you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic, as well as a two-day call-in special, where listeners can ask medical and public health professionals their questions about the pandemic.

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