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This Sunday at 1 p.m., KOSU will present Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans, a three hour documentary chronicling the history of Haiti and Haitian influences on the music, culture, and community of New Orleans and contextualizing the nation's historical importance through its considerable artistic and musical traditions.

The sun is out a little bit more these days and the birds are starting to sing a happier tune. KOSU's Spring Membership Drive is underway and we are very excited about what is to come for this public radio station in 2021.

In honor of Black History Month, KOSU is featuring several hours of special shows celebrating the history and experience of Black people every Sunday in February.

Jamie Glisson

Tri-City Collective, KOSU and Tulsa Artist Fellowship are excited to announce the relaunch of the Focus: Black Oklahoma radio show and podcast, following a hiatus in production caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Updated January 5, 2021


KOSU started the Audio Diaries project in 2020 to capture first-hand experiences from Oklahomans around the state on how COVID-19 has impacted their lives. We partnered with the Oklahoma Historical Society to document these oral histories in their archives for future generations. 


Now that we've been living with the COVID-19 virus for months and we've covered how it's changed lives and made people concerned for our future - now is the time to search for hope. 


KOSU is excited to announce the addition of Graham Lee Brewer to the Indigenous Affairs team, where he will be working with reporter Allison Herrera as an editor for the desk.

The Cherokee Nation citizen is also an associate editor for Indigenous Affairs at High Country News and a regular contributor to NPR and The New York Times. He previously worked for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma Watch and eCapitol.

Jamie Glisson

This Sunday at 3 p.m., join KOSU for a special presentation of "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa" from Focus: Black Oklahoma.

The three-part series will focus on the effects of COVID-19 in the north Tulsa community. The episodes look at the pandemic's effect on youth, domestic violence, evictions and homelessness.

KOSU is wrapping up 2020, and like many we are looking forward to a new year! But before we can close out this year we must do our part to raise the funds needed to keep KOSU on strong financial footing for the new year.

Liz Linder / WBUR

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.