Brooklynn LiCastro

Brooklynn LiCastro joined KOSU as an intern in June 2019.

Brooklynn graduated from Yukon High School in 2018 and is currently studying Political Science with a minor in Ethics in Society at Stanford University. Brooklynn is a lifelong listener of KOSU and maintains her KOSU roots in California with the NPR One app.

At Stanford, Brooklynn works to promote socio-economic equality in higher education as a core member of the First Generation Low-income Partnership, helps integrate freshmen teaching a class called Frosh 101, and fosters a campus culture of service as a Service Scholar.

In her free time, Brooklynn likes to hike in the Wichita Mountains, karaoke ‘90s music, and drink copious amounts of tea.

Researchers at Oklahoma State University are working on turning beer waste into food.

When beer is made, starch and sugars are extracted from the grain, but the solid material is left as waste—nearly 52 pounds for every barrel brewed.

Oklahoma children were better fed through the Summer Food Service Program last summer than they were the year before, according to the 2019 Food Research & Action Center report. And, advocates expect even more kids in the state to eat free meals through the program this summer. 

Changes to Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program will go into effect after August 29th, following new regulations passed by lawmakers earlier this year.