Rachel Hubbard


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Oklahoma May Scrap AP History For Focusing On America's 'Bad Parts'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In Oklahoma, state lawmakers are debating a bill that would axe the teaching of Advanced Placement courses in U.S. history. The reason? Some believe the classes focus too much on what is "bad about America." The bill, which passed easily through a committee this week, outlines what should and shouldn't be taught in the classroom.


Oklahoma Executes 1st Inmate Since Lethal Injection Problems

Friday, January 16, 2015

More than 8 months after Oklahoma officials struggled to perform an execution, the state executed Charles Frederick Warner who was convicted in the 1997 rape and beating death of an 11-month-old girl.


Storm Shelter App Helps Pinpoint People Amid Tornado's Rubble

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

After a tornado hits, emergency crews looking for survivors in storm shelters face a problem: Streets and landmarks are suddenly unrecognizable. One Moore, Okla., firefighter developed an app to help.


Despite A History Of Twisters, Moore, Okla., Keeps Growing

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

One year ago, the third violent tornado in 15 years struck Moore. But people aren't leaving the town; despite the devastation, more and more new residents are actually moving to Moore.


Oklahoma Delays Next Execution For 6 Months

Friday, May 09, 2014

The execution of Charles Warner has been delayed while the state investigates last week's botched execution. Details of the bungled execution have ignited debate, and invigorated legal challenges.


Tornado Tech: How Drones Can Help With Twister Science

Friday, August 16, 2013

To understand how and why tornadoes form, some researchers are taking to the skies with small unmanned aircraft. The drones, outfitted with an array of sensors, can provide valuable data about the storms, and don't require people to be in harm's way. The goal is to increase the warning time before storms become deadly.


Students Return To School In Moore, Okla., As City Rebuilds

Thursday, August 15, 2013

School resumes on Friday in Moore, Okla., the site of May's deadly tornado. The twister killed 24 people and destroyed huge parts of the city including an elementary school filled with students.


After Tornado, Some Moore, Okla., Residents Have Had Enough

Monday, May 27, 2013

Determined to rebuild, people in Moore, Okla., have already cleared mountains of debris. But with two monster tornadoes in the last 15 years, does anyone want to leave? At least two women say they've finally had enough.


Okla. Family Must Rebuild Tornado-Damaged Home A Second Time

Thursday, May 23, 2013

In Moore, Okla., cleanup continues from Monday's tornado. One family is debating what to do next. The tornado destroyed the Phillips' home that they built after the 1999 tornado destroyed their previous one.


Moore Residents Slowly Allowed Into Tornado-Damaged Areas

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's been a difficult day in Moore, Okla., as crews go house-to-house searching for survivors from Monday's tornado. Authorities have tightened access into areas with the worst damage.


Devastating Tornado Rips Through Oklahoma City

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A huge tornado tore through parts of Oklahoma City Monday, killing many and injuring hundreds. The tornado is said to have produced winds of 200 M.P.H. that leveled buildings and whole neighborhoods. Among the buildings damaged were two elementary schools, including the Plaza Towers Elementary School in the suburb of Moore, which was full of children at the time the tornado struck. 

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Tornadoes Tear Through the Midwest

Monday, May 20, 2013

A huge storm swept through swaths of the Midwest this weekend creating tornadoes that touched ground in Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma. Rachel Hubbard is associate director at KOSU in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the first tornado touched down about a half mile from her house.


Joplin Resident Thought 'We're Gonna Die'

Monday, May 23, 2011

Joseph Myers a Joplin, Mo. resident describes what it was like to be in Joplin as a tornado hit down, destroying the town and killing at least 89 people. "It came quick... it was like a train coming and then all of a sudden gusts of wind and then rain, real strong rain, hit the area. We're like two blocks away when this happened, mind you, and me and my friend were like, 'we're gonna die.' It was very, very close. It came in quickly and it left quick." Rachel Hubbard, general manager and news director at KOSU reports on the recovery efforts, which have kicked into gear.