Specials Hour

Sundays from 3-4 p.m.

Our 'Specials Hour' is a curated block of short-run radio shows and specials.

During this hour, you'll hear programs such as Invisibilia, More Perfect, In The Dark, APM Reports and many others.

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With the election fast approaching, the country is at an inflection point.

"And the question is where do we turn," says civil rights attorney and professor John A. Powell. "Do we turn on each other or do we turn towards each other?"

The 2020 election is going to be different from any election in American history. Experts are anticipating record-high levels of people choosing to cast their ballots by mail because of concerns over the coronavirus.


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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The death of George Floyd has sparked protests in cities around the country. For many his death, at the hands of police, seems very familiar.

This Sunday at 2 p.m., KOSU will have two special presentations on race and policing:

2:00 - NPR's Code Switch - "A Decade of Watching Black People Die"

Hosted by Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji, the NPR podcast Code Switch explores how race impacts every part of society - from politics to pop culture to history, sports and everything in between.

Beginning Sunday, Feburary 3, KOSU will air a new radio documentary that explores the history of black gospel music and illustrates its significant influence on the formation of rock and soul music. Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul is a four-part series airing every Sunday at 2 p.m. during Black History Month.

Through in-depth interviews with artists and dozens of songs (including many archival selections), the four-hour documentary illuminates the profound impact that gospel music has made on popular music.