e-Newsletter January 10, 2019
  • FY18 Audit Complete
  • Need life hacks? Here's a 'Life Kit'
  • To air or not to air...
  • Graceful giveaways
Oklahoma Capitol
Coverage Plan: Governor-Elect Kevin Stitt's Inauguration
Kevin Stitt is set to be sworn in as governor of Oklahoma next Monday, Jan. 14 at the state Capitol. KGOU plans to broadcast parts of the swearing-in ceremony.

Because this is a live event, the start time of special coverage is not firm, but programs may be preempted sometime around the noon hour. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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Capitol Insider: Mary Fallin's Exit Interview
On this week's Capitol Insider report, outgoing Governor Mary Fallin sits down with KGOU's Dick Pryor and eCapitol's Shawn Ashley to retrace some of her major decisions during her 8 years leading the state. Her legacy includes rejecting federal Medicaid dollars and commuting the sentences of 30 incarcerated people. Fallin also discusses the challenges of being Oklahoma's first female governor.

Tune in at new times for Capitol Insider, now Fridays at 4:49 and 6:49 p.m., with an encore Mondays at 6:50 and 8:50 a.m.

Audit Completed for Fiscal Year 2018
KGOU undergoes an annual audit of financial records in order to comply with requirements of our annual Community Service Grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. An independent auditing firm has completed its work for the most recent fiscal year ended June 30, 2018.

Summarizing some of the numbers pertinent to KGOU donors, membership donations for FY18 totaled $558,352, about $2000 less than the previous fiscal year. Vehicle donations increased dramatically for the year, helping keep the drop in monetary donations from having a harsh impact. Direct support from the University of Oklahoma was reduced, as state appropriations decreased for yet another year.

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Cherokee Citizens Share Thoughts On Elizabeth Warren's Presidential Bid
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has launched her bid for president, a few months after she was criticized for releasing DNA test results she said backed up claims of Native American ancestry. KGOU's Caroline Halter talked with Cherokee citizens about their thoughts on the Oklahoma native's candidacy. Tune in tomorrow morning for her report.
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NPR Helps You Get It Together with New 'Life Kit' Podcasts
Last month, NPR launched a new family of podcasts with practical information and guidance to help listeners navigate life's big and small challenges. It's called Life Kit and the podcasts are grouped into topics — starting with personal finance, health and wellness, and, coming soon, parenting.

Each topical guide is composed of multiple episodes, beginning with the basics and leveling up to more complex questions. Two new episodes will be available Jan. 14.

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President Trump delivers his address from the Oval Office.
The 'Ethical Calculus' Behind NPR's Decision To Air A Presidential Speech
Many listeners nationwide contacted NPR's Ombudsman, Elizabeth Jensen, with concerns about airing President Trump's address this past week. It's a question broadcasters grapple with all the time -- what warrants use of the finite resource that is our airtime. You can read her thoughtful response, and her weekly column, in the This Is KGOU blog on our website.

Ticket Giveaways
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Golden Dragon Acrobats at OCCC
Golden Dragon Acrobats combine acrobatics, dance, spectacular costumes, and ancient and contemporary music in a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. They appear at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 18. We'll be giving away pairs of tickets in a random drawing.

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Swan Lake at Armstrong College
The Russian National Ballet returns to Armstrong Auditorium for a fifth time to perform one of the world’s most revered classical ballets, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. We'll be giving away tickets to the Jan. 29 performance. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a pair of tickets.

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away digital downloads of the Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! 20th anniversary show to 25 winners -- you know who you are. Enjoy the hilarious memories!
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