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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.

This election cycle has been unlike any in recent memory.

StateImpact and Generation Citizen are recruiting Oklahoma high school students for a discussion about how they are consuming and using information about each candidate’s campaign and platform.

On Wednesday, October 21, we want to (virtually) get together students from different parts of Oklahoma, hear their perspective on the big issues being raised by the Presidential campaigns, and have a structured discussion about those perspectives.

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Starting Monday, October 5, On Point will be reimagined into a single hour of radio and will air on KOSU from 10-11 a.m. each weekday. Each hour will journey to help make complicated issues understandable. You'll hear the deep dive of a highly produced hour-long conversation, the rigor and analysis that are hallmarks of our show and the crackling intelligence of live radio. We're so excited for you to hear what comes next!

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.

Election season is here. We are witnessing a very unconventional 2020 presidential race, and many local and state elections are in full swing. All the while, we are STILL in the midst of a global pandemic. Racial injustice protests continue to dot the American landscape. And our volatile economy struggles to rebound. These are troubling times.

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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.

KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma have won 13 awards from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists, Professional Chapter for stories that aired during 2019.

It was a clean sweep in the 'General News' category, as former StateImpact Oklahoma health reporter Jackie Fortiér took first and second place, and former KOSU student reporter Lenora LaVictoire took third place.

StateImpact Oklahoma, a collaboration of NPR member stations in Oklahoma, has added a new reporter to their team.

Catherine Sweeney joined StateImpact in July and will be focusing on health issues.

A native of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Catherine graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2015. She has covered local, state and federal government for outlets in Oklahoma, Colorado and Washington, D.C.

We hope you'll join us in welcoming Catherine to the StateImpact Oklahoma team.

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We are in the midst of a global a pandemic. There are racial injustice protests dotting the American landscape. Our country is experiencing a volatile economy with no end in sight. And elections continue to be marred with faulty equipment and long wait times. On top of this, some of the largest public radio stations in the U.S. are laying off staff and cutting programming. These are troubling times.

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