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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.

"Live From Here" will end production and distribution in September.

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

KOSU, the public radio station licensed to Oklahoma State University, welcomes a new reporter to cover agriculture and rural issues. At a time when local journalism is reeling from years of newsroom cuts and unforeseen challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, KOSU is expanding its newsroom to be of better service to the Oklahoma community.

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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.

KOSU reporter Allison Herrera was among the 18 artists and arts workers awarded with year-long fellowships on Thursday by Tulsa Artist Fellowship for 2020-2021.

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