December 19, 2019
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Live Blog: Democratic Debate Tonight
Seven Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage tonight for a sixth debate, this time hosted by Politico and PBS Newshour . NPR reporters will be providing live analysis and fact-checking of the candidates’ remarks in a live blog at KGOU.org .
Year-end Fundraising Update: Getting Close!
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KGOU is less than 90 donations away from meeting our year-end goal of 500 donations.

We are partnering with Phillips Murrah and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to encourage giving to support KGOU, and to help Oklahomans at risk for food insecurity.

Visit our donation page for more information and to watch the countdown as we get ever closer to the goal. Our gratitude goes to those of you who have supported KGOU--our success belongs to you!
NPR's Top 20 Stories of 2019
Surprise, anger, parenting and Lizzo: That's one way to sum up NPR's list of most engaging stories in 2019, as those themes drew a huge amount of interest from news readers this year. Other big topics included consumerism and climate change — and officials behaving badly. As the year ends, these were the stories that resonated online.

Celebrate with Holiday Programs
Festive music and stories of holidays past, present and future are featured in KGOU's special programs this month. Brand new this year are four musical specials on Christmas Eve, and a new Kitchen Sisters production highlighting the keepers of history and culture. It all begins tomorrow evening with Paul Winter's annual Winter Solstice concert--find your favorites and discover what's new:

Too soon?
Capitol Steps: 2019 Was a Year
Ready for 2019 to be over? Did you put all your savings into Bill de Blasio's presidential campaign? Did you get a haircut from U.K. PM Boris Johnson's barber? Did you ever wonder what rhymes with Buttigieg? The Capitol Steps can't let the old year go without poking a little fun at the news and the newsmakers. Their semi-annual send-up, "Politics Takes A Holiday" airs New Year's Eve at 7 p.m. and again on New Year's morning at 9.
Power Breakfasts To Fuel Your Shopping Spree
For your hectic shopping days ahead, either before or after the holidays, you need something substantial for breakfast to keep you going. The Splendid Table has several recipes that take breakfast up a notch to power through those crowded stores and long lines.

Giveaways
Trumpeter David B. Hooten at Armstrong Auditorium
Grammy and Emmy Award nominee David B. Hooten has performed with jazz greats including Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Boots Randolph, and Wynton Marsalis. Hooten brings his band to Armstrong Auditorium for Legends of Dixieland on Thursday, Jan. 16. We've got tickets to give away in a random drawing.

Putumayo Presents:
Blues Christmas on CD
Blues music, with its ability to capture feelings of unbridled joy and heart-wrenching sorrow, can be a comforting soundtrack for the holidays. We're giving away CDs of this compilation album featuring yuletide songs by Charles Brown, Nathan & The Zydeco Cha-Chas, Paul Oscher, Jesse Thomas and more to spice up the season.

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away tickets to Windham Hills' Winter Solstice concert at OCCC to winners Katherine, Dan, and Margaret; we also gave away tickets to Oklahoma City Ballet's The Nutcracker to winners Sarah and Anna. Congratulations!
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