OKC schools work to improve grad rate, send kids to...
The Oklahoma City school district is making changes this year to help more kids graduate from high school and go to college. The changes include a partnership with Tulsa Public Schools after both districts were put on probation by the State Department of Education earlier this year. KOSU's Michael Cross reports.
OK making most of stimulus funds so far
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 passed in late February, and while the president says it will take time to see results, many people still question its $787 billion price tag. KOSU's Gail Banzet reports.
More Oklahomans applying for concealed-carry license
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says somewhere between 82 and 83,000 Oklahomans currently have concealed-carry licenses and that number is growing. New and renewing applications jumped from about 18,000 in 2008 to nearly 34,000 in 2009. KOSU's Michael Cross reports.
Boone Pickens tours finished west end zone project
OSU alum T. Boone Pickens toured the newly renovated Boone Pickens Stadium Monday morning and says the project was well worth his money. KOSU's Gail Banzet reports.
Cash for Clunkers program picking up steam in OK
More than 250,000 so-called "clunkers" have been traded in around the country since the federal government's Cash for Clunkers program began the end of July. Also known as the Car Allowance Rebate System or CARS, the program was given another $2 billion to keep it going well into September. KOSU's Gail Banzet reports.
OSU's renovated Old Central ready for students
Oklahoma State University will re-open four renovated or expanded buildings in time for the academic year to begin on Monday. One of those buildings includes the oldest higher education structure in the state. KOSU's Gideon Thompson has the story of grand Old Central.
Scientists test new blood clot medication
Every year, 900,000 people in the United States develop blood clots after joint replacement surgery, and a third of them die from complications. Now, a group of Oklahoma scientists is testing a new drug, which could reduce the number of clots and complications from previous treatments. KOSU's Michael Cross reports.
Record Number of Oklahomans on Food Stamps
The number of food stamp applications in Oklahoma continues to break records. Yesterday, the Department of Human Services announced more than 500,000 Oklahomans received assistance in July, and that number is uncharted territory. DHS officials say food stamp applications are clear indicators of a suffering economy - especially in a state like Oklahoma with high levels of poverty. KOSU's Gail Banzet reports.
U.S. Census reaching out to African American communities
The U.S. Census Bureau is reaching out to leaders in the African American communities of the state. Oklahoma officials are wanting to improve overall participation in the once per decade survey taking place next year. KOSU's Michael Cross reports.
Why Route 66 still matters
Route 66 is an American icon, but today it serves more as a tourist destination than a crucial path for transporation. KOSU's Jordan Nelson set out to ask why Route 66 is still so special and what the future might hold for the Mother Road.
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