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Claire Donnelly

KGOU Morning Edition Host and Content Creator

Claire comes to KGOU from WBEZ in Chicago, where she was an intern on the city desk. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School. Claire has reported on street performers, temp workers, criminal court cases, police dogs, Christmas tree recycling and more.

Claire went to college at the University of Virginia, where she majored in Comparative Literature and Spanish. She’s originally from Richmond, Virginia. When she’s not working, Claire loves listening to podcasts and cooking. Follow her on Twitter @donnellyclairee.

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Oklahoma activists and residents gather outside the State Capitol Building to show solidarity with Charlottesville, Virginia.
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

More than 200 residents and activists gathered at the Oklahoma State Capitol Sunday evening to demonstrate solidarity in the wake of the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Juggalos from Fredericksburg, VA sell Insane Clown Posse merchandise outside their RV
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

Thousands of fans of the hip hop music duo Insane Clown Posse are convening at Oklahoma City’s Lost Lakes Amphitheater this week for the annual music festival known as the “Gathering of the Juggalos.”

Ice cream truck
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

This week's summer sound features ice cream truck driver Jose Mendoza. It was recorded in southwest Oklahoma City.

police sirens
Highway Patrol Images / Flickr

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible problems with the evidence room at the City of Purcell Police Department.

A flight arrives at the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Nov. 15, 2016.
Storme Jones / KGOU

Frontier Airlines is returning to Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers Airport.

Tennis court at Lions Park in Norman, Oklahoma
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

This week's summer sound features tennis instructor Frank Berry. It was recorded at Lions Park in Norman. 

Cicada
pellcan / Flickr Creative Commons

This week's summer sound features Gypsy Hogan. It was recorded in Hogan's backyard in northeast Oklahoma City. 

Flooding on Penn Square Mall's ground floor
Erick Marshall / Twitter @erickbm

Oklahoma City’s Penn Square Mall is open normal business hours Wednesday.

Bayasaa / Flickr Creative Commons

Fourth of July fireworks might not be that much fun for Fido or Fiona.

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is suing more than a dozen U.S. drug manufacturers.

Jake's Fireworks in Logan County, Oklahoma
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

This week’s summer sound features Marcella Meade. It was recorded at Jake's Fireworks north of Edmond. 

Will Rogers Aquatic Center in Oklahoma City
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

This week’s summer sound features Dakotan Jackson, Kendrell Fox and Lennox Buchanan. It was recorded at Will Rogers Aquatic Center in Oklahoma City.

 

Barber Woody Yaklin and Oklahoma Historical Society Director Bob Blackburn at Mr. Woody's Style Shop.
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

Construction crews are demolishing the basement level of the Oklahoma State Capitol as part of a building restoration project. But the renovation is pushing out a decades-old business.

 

MilitaryHealth / Flickr Creative Commons

 

The Oklahoma Supreme Court hears arguments August 8 in the case over the state’s new $1.50-per-pack cigarette fee.

Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "First Parking Meter"
Oklahoma Historical Society

The Oklahoma City City Council is considering replacing most of the city’s coin-operated parking meters, but losing them means losing part of the city’s history.

Oklahoma state Capitol
elasticsoul / Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Catch up with what happened this week in Oklahoma state politics.

cigarettes
Brian Hardzinski / KGOU

Two of the largest tobacco companies in the U.S. are suing Oklahoma over the state’s new cigarette fee.

Oklahoma State Capitol
LLudo / Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

It’s been one week since state lawmakers finished the regular legislative session and passed a state budget. Here’s what’s happened this week in politics...

 

Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers
Brian Hardzinski / KGOU

Oklahoma State Highway Patrol Troopers can now drive as many miles as they want.

Oklahoma State Capitol Building
Claire Donnelly / KGOU

Gov. Mary Fallin signed the Fiscal Year 2018 Oklahoma state budget Wednesday.

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