March 11, 2021
Special Coverage: President Biden Addresses the Nation
President Biden will give the first prime-time address of his presidency to mark one year of the coronavirus pandemic and the tremendous toll it has taken, and to laud Congress's passage of a massive relief package. NPR will provide live special coverage for broadcast, and online at, beginning at 7 p.m. CT tonight.
KGOU Readers Club: The 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
May 31 marks 100 years since one of the most prosperous Black communities in the nation was all but destroyed by a white mob. KGOU Managing Editor Logan Layden is asking listeners to join us in better educating ourselves about the Tulsa Race Massacre through a new KGOU Readers Club. We’ve selected four books by authors with Oklahoma ties, to learn more about the origins, the events, how it was reported, and the legacy of the massacre. We're planning ways we can safely discuss these books together, on the air and online, so stay tuned and start reading.

Eric Deggans
NPR's Eric Deggans in Zoom Lecture:
The Tulsa Massacre and TV
NPR television critic Eric Deggans will give a public lecture, How Depictions of America's Worst Lynching Is Changing Pop Culture, via Zoom on Tuesday, March 23 at 7 p.m. CT. It's part of OU's Presidential Dream Course, which has been exploring the Tulsa Race Massacre. The lecture is free, but you'll need to register to get the Zoom link:

The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America
The killing of Breonna Taylor by police set off months of nightly protests that put Louisville, and the state of Kentucky, into the spotlight worldwide. In a four-part series for public radio, The Reckoning traces the history and lasting impact of slavery and Jim Crow oppression, the genesis of the issues that have exploded into public consciousness throughout the country in 2020. It's our Sunday Radio Matinee through the month of March, Sundays at 12 p.m.

Give KGOU Your Old iPhone
iPhone 5 screen
We have an unusual, limited-time request: if you have an old iPhone 7 or later model that you no longer need, KGOU has a use for it. The cameras in iPhones would help us outfit our studios for video. If you have an old iPhone to donate, contact Chief Engineer Patrick Roberts--he can even help you wipe out all your personal data from the phone.

The Pandemic As Seen Through Your Camera Roll
After an entire year, it's easy to forget how suddenly the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives. But looking back through the photos on our phones can remind us. NPR asked people to send in their last "normal" photo of 2020 and their first pandemic photo. Thousands of listeners responded — these are some of their stories that defined this pandemic year.

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