e-Newsletter
March 9, 2017
Contents:
  • Immigration along the Texas border
  • SCOTUS confirmation hearing coverage
  • School choice forum
  • Ticket giveaways

 

WESun: On the Texas-Mexico Border
Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Lulu Garcia-Navarro
Weekend Edition Sunday host Lulu Garcia-Navarro recently traveled to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for a series of reports to air Sunday, March 12. The reporting focuses on the reactions to President Trump's executive orders on immigration and the construction of a border wall. Lulu visited Hidalgo County and Starr County, and is reporting on the potential effects of new immigration policies on the economy, border security, and the social fabric of the region. Weekend Edition airs at 8 a.m. Sundays.

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KGOU Spring Membership Drive: Powered by People
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If you've ever wanted to lend a helping hand to benefit KGOU, we're putting out a call for volunteers to help answer the pledge phones during our upcoming Spring Membership Drive. Bring a friend or two, or a group up to five and get a behind-the-scenes look at our studios. It's a great opportunity to take an active role in supporting this public radio station -- and you'll meet some very nice people in the process! Check out our schedule and find out more at the link below.

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Coverage Plans for Gorsuch Confirmation Hearing
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NPR is planning extensive coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch. The hearing is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 20 and is expected to last 3 or 4 days. In the evening on the day the hearing ends, NPR will produce a one-hour wrap-up of highlights and analysis from White House, Congressional, Supreme Court and other correspondents. Stay tuned for air date and time.

Oklahoma Watch-Out: School Choice Forum Airs March 19
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photo courtesy of Oklahoma Watch
Oklahoma Watch's recent forum on the issue of school choice resulted in some lively debate. Panelists Jonathan Small, president of the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and Alicia Priest, president of the Oklahoma Education Association were led in discussion by Oklahoma Watch executive director David Fritze. KGOU will broadcast the one-hour program as our Sunday Radio Matinee on March 19 at 12 p.m.

Sunday Radio Matinee

Tiny Desk Contest Winner: Tank and the Bangas
After listening to more than 6000 submissions to the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, judges unanimously selected New Orleans group Tank and the Bangas as the winner. They'll soon embark on a national tour with NPR Music and Lagunitas as part of the Tiny Desk Contest On The Road live event series.

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Ticket Giveaway ~ Artrageous: Art & Music Gone Wild at OCCC
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Artrageous is art, music, theater, dance and audience interaction... all on one stage. Artrageous invades the stage at Oklahoma City Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on Tuesday, March 21. KGOU has your chance to win a pair of tickets in a random drawing.

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Ticket Giveaway ~ Jerusalem String Quartet
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Since its debut nearly twenty years ago, the Jerusalem String Quartet has become renowned for technical precision and a seamless blend of instruments, resulting in a unified sound that is both textured and balanced. Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond hosts the quartet on Thursday, March 23. KGOU will give away tickets in a drawing next week.

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Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, KGOU gave away tickets to the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine's performance at Armstrong Auditorium tonight. Our winners are Sandra, Josh and Josephine -- enjoy it!
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