e-Newsletter
April 27, 2017
Contents:
  • 'First 100 Days' deep dive
  • Awards season in full swing
  • Robert Siegel to retire
  • Recipe

 

NPR News Series: The First 100 Days
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In its earliest days, the presidency of Donald J. Trump has generated a surfeit of news followed by confusion, excitement and protest. How have the first 100 days of the Trump administration followed his own bold rhetoric during the campaign? At this symbolic moment, NPR News takes stock in a series of reports that have been airing on Morning Edition and All Things Considered all week.

Saturday, April 29, in a special edition of Weekend All Things Considered, host Michel Martin will devote the hour to a deep dive into Trump's first 100 days. Michel will talk with Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez, House Freedom Caucus members, and others. Tune in Saturday at 5 p.m.

All '100 Days' coverage

KGOU, KOSU, StateImpact Share Regional Murrow Award
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The collaborative project Oklahoma Engaged won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association, just announced this week. KOSU and StateImpact Oklahoma collaborated with KGOU on the project, funded by the Kirkpatrick Foundation, and share the honor for "Excellence in Innovation."

The Oklahoma Engaged series also took top prize in the Election Reporting category in the Society of Professional Journalists - Oklahoma Pro Chapter's annual awards presented last weekend. KGOU won a total of six First Place awards from SPJ; StateImpact Oklahoma won top honors in two categories.

See the entire awards list
Robert Siegel Stepping Down As ATC Host In 2018
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Robert Siegel, whose career with NPR has spanned more than four decades, will be stepping down as co-host of All Things Considered early in 2018. His familiar voice and signature reporting have been an essential part of NPR since he first arrived in Washington in 1976. After more than 30 years in the job, Siegel says he's looking forward to the next phase of life.

Future plans

Book Author to Visit Oklahoma City on Tour
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A recent author interview on Morning Edition struck a chord with KGOU listeners: David Grann has written a new book about the early-20th-century murders of members of the Osage tribe in northeast Oklahoma, a coordinated conspiracy by government officials and individuals to take Osage oil money. Grann will be at Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City next Tuesday, May 2, signing copies of his book, Killers of the Flower Moon.

Event details


The Splendid Table: Return to the Family Farm
Nikiko Masumoto grew up working the peach harvest on the Masumoto Family Farm in California. Like many farmers' children, Nikiko thought once she left for college, she'd leave the business for good, but her plans changed. Splendid Table host Francis Lam spoke with her about how returning to her roots became the most radical political statement she could make. Watch her story and try the Masumoto family recipe for Peach Melba, a cool dessert perfect for the local peach harvest and the hot summer ahead.

Recipe


Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue KGOU gave away tickets to Armstrong Auditorium's encore engagement by Eroica Trio to winners Mark, Joseph and Diana; we also gave away tickets to An Evening with Jesse Cook coming up May 3 at the Will Rogers Events Center to winners Lauren, Jay, John, Dan, Christopher and Kirstin. Watch this space for more great giveaways!
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