October 10, 2019
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Oklahoma Watch Forum: OKC Mayor on MAPS 4 Proposal
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt fielded questions about the ambitious MAPS 4 proposal in a recent Oklahoma Watch forum. Funded by a penny sales tax for eight years, MAPS 4 would generate close to $1 billion in public funding – much of it aimed at addressing human-services and neighborhood issues . KGOU will broadcast the forum as our Sunday Radio Matinee Oct. 13 at 12 p.m.

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(left to right) Asma Khalid, Mara Liasson, Danielle Kurtzleben, and Tamara Keith at a live taping
NPR Politics Podcast: Now Daily
The NPR Politics team will be in podcast feeds each weekday afternoon to help listeners make sense of the 2020 campaign, impeachment developments, and other big political news. These daily episodes — roundups, interviews, quick takes, and deep dives the audience relies on — will continue through Election Day 2020.

NPR Launches Daily Science Podcast
On Tuesday, Oct. 15, NPR will launch a new daily science podcast. Short Wave with host Maddie Sofia will explore new discoveries, everyday mysteries, or the science behind the headlines – all in about 10 minutes. In its first episodes, the podcast will look at how researchers are using hallucinogens to treat addiction, how zombie parasites reproduce by manipulating insects, or whether the latest high-tech medical device is based in science or all hype .

NPR's Fall Book Preview
With chillier days comes the urge to curl up on the couch with a good book, and NPR's book aficionados have some recommendations. As work begins on this year's Book Concierge, get a preview of a few good reads.

Ticket Giveaways
Oklahoma City Ballet - Dracula
This retelling of Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror classic, Dracula , features Philip Feeney’s chilling original score, David Grill’s piercing lighting, and Michael Pink's internationally renowned choreography. We're giving away pairs of tickets to the matinee performance on Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Civic Center; enter our drawing for your chance to win.

Musical Theater - Bandstand at OCCC
From three-time Tony® winner Andy Blankenbuehler comes an inspiring new American musical, Bandstand , set in 1945 as six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. Determined to chart their own futures, they enter a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars . We're giving away pairs of tickets to the Friday, Oct. 25 performance at Oklahoma City Community College.

Joe Bonamassa at the 'Peake
Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa returns to Chesapeake Energy Arena on Tuesday, Oct. 29. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the guitar event of the year!

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave pairs of tickets to Irish pianist Michael McHale at OCCC to winners Debbie, Bill, and Linda. We also gave away pairs of tickets to OKC Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof at the Civic Center to winners Brenda and Norman. Congratulations!
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