On 'Morning Edition': Free Syrian Army Gen. Salim Idris
As Secretary of State John Kerry was preparing to sit down with his Russian counterpart Thursday to discuss whether the Assad regime's chemical weapons can be handed over to international monitors, the commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army was telling NPR that "the Russian initiative is just a lie."
The Enid Public Library plans to display a mural depicting various images from the northern Oklahoma city's history.
The mural will go on display Friday. It was sketched by Duron Lewis, an Enid resident and local artist.
The mural will contain 30 images from the time of the land rush until the mid-1900's. Images will include the first Enid jail, Lincoln School, Chief Lone Wolf, Enid street trolley, renegade sooners, actor Johnny Crawford who played "Mark McCain" on The Rifleman television show, and many more.
Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 3:05 pm
On this third day of Sports Illustrated's five-part series that exposes what the magazine says are sweeping problems in Oklahoma State University's football program — including money being paid to players, tutors doing players' schoolwork and women from a "hostess program" having sex with recruits — the school's president is vowing to investigate it thoroughly.
Student and staff volunteers at Oklahoma Christian University have posted 168 U.S. flags and 168 Oklahoma flags on the front lawn of the campus to honor victims of terrorist attacks.
The "Ralph and Maxine Harvey Field of Flags" at Oklahoma Christian is a dual tribute to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the April 19, 1995,Oklahoma City bombing, in which 168 people died.
Between 2010 and 2012, Oklahoma City native Erielle Reshef reported twice from Gaza during instances of cross-border violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
She stood next to an Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system covering the firefight for the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA). But even as the Katyushsa rockets headed toward the country, she told KGOU’s World Views she never once felt unsafe.
Originally published on Wed September 11, 2013 3:07 pm
Satellite imagery and seismic data have identified two huge underground aquifers in Kenya's drought-prone north, a discovery that could be "a game changer" for the country, NPR's Gregory Warner reports.
The aquifers, located hundreds of feet underground in the Turkana region that borders Ethiopia and South Sudan, contain billions of gallons of water, according to UNESCO, which confirmed the existence of the subterranean lakes discovered with the help of a French company using technology originally designed to reveal oil deposits.
A Senate committee is exploring the impact of Alzheimer's Disease in Oklahoma as part of an interim study being conducted while the Legislature is out of session.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee met Wednesday to review an annual report from an Alzheimer's Disease task force.
Committee Chairman Sen. Brian Crain says one reason for his study on Alzheimer's Disease is to make sure committee members are aware of issues Oklahomans face getting care for loved ones suffering from Alzheimer's.
State agencies are requesting more than 1,500 capital projects totaling more than $500 million, members of the reformed Long-Range Capital Planning Commission were told Tuesday during their first meeting.