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Robby Korth / StateImpact Oklahoma

A national shortage of mental health providers is requiring universities and colleges to look at different ways to help students. StateImpact’s Robby Korth talked to university mental health providers to ask how Oklahoma colleges are promoting mental wellness.


The Oklahoma State Election Board announced last week that registered Independents will be allowed to vote in the Oklahoma Democratic Party’s primaries for the next election cycle, but the primaries for the Republican and Libertarian parties will remain closed.

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KOSU is adding a new agriculture and rural issues reporter position to highlight Oklahoma voices and combat the spread of news deserts. 

The position will be partially funded with $20,000 in seed funding from Report for America, a national service program aimed at increasing reporting on under-covered issues and communities. The new position will also expand KOSU’s regional reach, as the station partners with Harvest Public Media, a collaborative network of reporters and radio stations throughout the Midwest and Great Plains.


The City of Stillwater is welcoming people from all over to Oklahoma State University's Homecoming week.

Officials are anticipating an economic impact between $4 million and $8 million, as tens of thousands of football fans come to the college town this weekend.

Visit Stillwater President and CEO Cristy Morrison graduated from OSU in 1989, and says she’s proud of the Cowboy faithful who come to celebrate outside of the stadium.

Oklahoma State University will be celebrating the life of T. Boone Pickens this afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater. Pickens, whose financial gifts to academics and athletics at OSU were transformational, died on September 11 at the age of 91.

Speakers will include OSU President Burns Hargis, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, philanthropist Anne Greenwood, professional golfer Rickie Fowler, OSU football coach Mike Gundy, and OSU athletic director Mike Holder.

Updated at 4:13 p.m. ET

T. Boone Pickens, the legendary energy executive who became America's best-known oil tycoon, died Wednesday at age 91. The longtime Dallas resident, who suffered a series of strokes and head injuries in a 2017 fall, died of natural causes, said his spokesman, Jay Rosser.

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Researchers at Oklahoma State University are working on turning beer waste into food.

When beer is made, starch and sugars are extracted from the grain, but the solid material is left as waste—nearly 52 pounds for every barrel brewed.

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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel about a $270M settlement between Oklahoma and Purdue Pharma with the lion share of the money going to OSU's Health Center in Tulsa, the leader of the Senate forms a working group on Cost of Living Adjustment for state retirees and a number of issues have recently arisen at county jails including Nowata, Washington and Oklahoma.