February 25, 2021
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Robby Korth working from home
StateImpact Goes To School In a Pandemic
Oklahoma public schools might be holding in-person classes, but they aren't even letting parents inside classrooms because of the pandemic. StateImpact Oklahoma education reporter Robby Korth was invited in to El Reno schools to see just how they are coping with all the necessary restrictions, and how teaching and learning have been affected. Part 1 of his series airs today; listen tomorrow for Part 2.

KGOU Wins 3 OAB Awards
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Journalism awards season gets underway with wins in the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters' annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for work done in 2020. KGOU's Katelyn Howard won in two categories, Feature and a 2020-specific Pandemic Response category. StateImpact's Quinton Chandler produced the winning entry in another new category, Civil Discourse and Social Change. Congratulations to these two talented journalists.

Save the Date: NPR's Eric Deggans in OU Public Forum March 23
One hundred years ago the deadliest outbreak of white terrorist violence against a black community in American history took place in Tulsa's Greenwood district. The University of Oklahoma's Presidential Dream Course has been learning about the Tulsa Race Massacre, and is offering a public forum via Zoom on March 23 at 7 p.m. with NPR television critic and media analyst Eric Deggans as guest speaker.

His lecture, The Tulsa Massacre and TV: How Depictions of America's Worst Lynching is Changing Pop Culture, takes an in-depth look at how the Tulsa Race Massacre has been depicted on the small screen as he offers insights into how those portrayals resonate through pop culture today.

IQ2US: Has the GOP Lost Its Way?
What should the Republican party look like after Donald Trump? For many GOP establishment figures, the party has lost its way. The only way back, they say, is to purge the forces that brought Trump to power. But others warn that rejecting the millions of voters who support the former president is the wrong call for the American right. The latest debate from Intelligence Squared promises to be timely and spirited, on the KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee Feb. 28 at 12 p.m.

KANAVAL: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans
Deep French and African influences landed in New Orleans 200 years ago when 10,000 free and enslaved people fled the uprising in the French colony of Saint Domingue in what is now Haiti. This multi-cultural DNA is reflected in the food, architecture, art, and most notably, the music of New Orleans. In a 3-hour re-broadcast, you can hear Kanaval: Haitian Rhythms and the Music of New Orleans on Sunday Feb. 28 from 1 - 4 p.m.

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Radiolab Begins 6-week Series - 'The Other Latif'
A few years ago Radiolab co-host Latif Nasser made a bizarre and shocking discovery: He shares his name with another Abdul Latif Nasser, also known as Detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. government paints a terrifying picture of a man who was Al-Qaeda’s top explosives expert, and one of Osama bin Laden's top advisors. His defense lawyer claims Nasser was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and never even in Al-Qaeda. This clash led Radiolab’s Latif into a years-long investigation to attempt to separate fact from fiction. A 6-part series, The Other Latif, began last week. Hear the first episode at the link below and tune in to Radiolab Saturdays at 10 a.m. or Tuesdays at 8 p.m.

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