KOSU airing rural issues series in advance of Presidential Election
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Agriculture, Alternative Energy, and Health Care among Issues to be Covered
(October 8, 2008 Stillwater, OK) – KOSU, the state’s public radio (91.7 fm Stillwater-Oklahoma City and 107.5/107.3 fm Bartlesville-Tulsa) is participating in the “Rural Issues Project” as part of its commitment to voter education this election season. The project is a cooperative effort between KOSU and nine other public radio stations in the Midwest and South Central U.S. that are members of the Public Radio Exchange to report on issues in the presidential election that uniquely affect rural America.
The series began with reports on farm subsidies and entrepreneurship in rural America and is available at kosu.org. Other segments will continue each Tuesday and Thursday at 7:04 a.m. up to the election and will examine issues including alternative fuels, immigration and health care.
“Although KOSU reaches the state’s two largest urban areas in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, we also have a sizable rural listening audience, and this series speaks directly to some of the challenges they face,” said Rachel Hubbard, KOSU Director. “We are very pleased to be asked by the Public Radio Exchange to participate in this important series, giving voice to rural voters in Oklahoma and other Midwestern states.
The Public Radio Exchange is an online marketplace for distribution, review, and licensing of public radio programming. PRX is also a growing social network and community of listeners, producers, and stations collaborating to reshape public radio. The mission of PRX is to create more opportunities for diverse programming of exceptional quality, interest, and importance to reach more listeners. It is located at www.prx.org .