e-Newsletter
June 8, 2017
Contents:
  • Capitol Steps tickets
    Live video: Comey testifies
  • 'Jazz in June' heats up Norman
  • This American Life: Mr. Lie Detector
  • CD giveaway

 

Live Video: Comey Testifies Before Senate Committee
Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. Senators are expected to press Comey on the circumstances surrounding his dismissal as well as the investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election.

Watch live

Morning Edition Reports From Moscow
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David Greene
With the U.S. relationship with Russia topping the news through much of the 2016 election and the present administration, Morning Edition heads to Moscow to bring us answers to some central questions: How does the Kremlin operate? What is Russia's intelligence strategy? How do Russians view their place in the world? David Greene will host Morning Edition tomorrow and Monday, June 12 from Moscow, with reporting from NPR's Mary Louise Kelly and Moscow correspondent Lucian Kim.

NPR On the Road

Join KGOU in Norman for 'Jazz in June'
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Jazz and blues will fill the air in Norman next week as Jazz in June stages its 34th annual festival, three nights of free concerts at Brookhaven Village or Andrews Park, June 15-17. KGOU is a sponsor of the festival, which kicks off Thursday, June 15 with Caleb McGee & The Underdogs and local favorites Mike Hosty and Jamie Oldaker.

The rest of the weekend features the Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Claire Piersol Band, The Ardent Spirits, Victor & Penny & Their Loose Change Orchestra and the Harold Lopez-Nussa Trio. Bring a lawn chair and a cooler and be sure to stop by the KGOU tent to see us and register for prize drawings.

Concert schedule

NPR News Chief Honors Fallen Journalists at The Newseum
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NPR VP for News Mike Oreskes
One year ago this week, David Gilkey, an NPR photojournalist heralded for his work chronicling war and conflict, was killed in Afghanistan along with NPR's Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist Zabihullah Tamanna. Their names, along with 12 other journalists killed in the last year were added to the Journalists Memorial wall at The Newseum in Washington, D.C. NPR's Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes gave the keynote address and spoke of David, Zabi, and the enduring importance of journalism.

The tribute

Tune in tomorrow during All Things Considered as NPR correspondent Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva, who survived the attack, will talk about what happened that day and offer new details about the events that claimed their colleagues' lives.

This American Life Picks Up Norman Man's Story
Doug Williams sits in front of polygraph monitor
Doug Williams watches a polygraph monitor
KGOU News Director Jacob McCleland first introduced listeners to a former police detective named Doug Williams a couple of years ago. Williams was in trouble for teaching people how to successfully lie their way through polygraph tests. His story comes to light again this week on This American Life in an episode all about lying. "Mr. Lie Detector" airs Saturday, June 10 at 11 a.m.

Listen to a preview

CD Giveaway ~ Capitol Steps' What to Expect....
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Was it just last year that the Capitol Steps released their latest album, What to Expect When You're Electing, with their best from the 2016 election? You can hearken back to a simpler time before expectations gave way to reality -- claim your chance to win your very own CD in our giveaway drawing and relive the laughs!

Enter drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, KGOU gave away signed copies of Mike McGrath's YBYG Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes. Our winners with soon-to-be green thumbs: Maril and Grant. Congratulations!
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