September 3, 2020
It's Trivia Night With The NPR Politics Team!
Doing anything tonight? How about a few rounds of trivia with the NPR Politics team? Join NPR's Ayesha Rascoe, Danielle Kurtzleben and trivia master Terri Simon for three rounds of trivia inspired by The NPR Politics Podcast. Play solo or with a team if you have one. Once you RSVP you'll be sent the link to a Zoom virtual trivia competition starting tonight at 7 p.m. CT. Join the fun!

NPR Visuals Looks To The Past For Thoughts On The Present
As a part of NPR’s coverage of America’s reckoning with racial injustice, the NPR Visuals Team has created this short film with interviews from six people who were at the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Visuals Team approached the project with an eye for reflection, posing these questions: Does it feel like history is repeating itself? What has changed and what hasn’t? And do they expect their grandchildren will be marching in another half century?
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New NPR Podcast Investigates a Gun Movement and Its Playbook
On Tuesday, Sept. 8, NPR debuts an eight-part investigative series about a gun rights advocacy movement to the right of the National Rifle Association, one that's more absolutist and gaining momentum in the gun rights world. The podcast is called 'No Compromise', reported by Chris Haxel and Lisa Hagen as part of the public radio collaborative project Guns & America. Subscribe to the podcast and listen to an audio trailer here:

Fall Fundraising: Supporters Like You Are Essential
One of the clearest lessons of 2020 has been the critical importance of access to trusted, accurate information—of being able to keep pace with big changes, issues, and events. Independent sources of trusted and accurate information like KGOU are more essential than ever. Essential, too, are the people who make KGOU and all of its diverse programs available to the communities we serve—that's listeners like you.

Thank you for your support for KGOU's nonprofit mission. We're gearing up for our fall fund drive, looking to strengthen our resources to bring you everything you expect from us in the months ahead. Your support of KGOU now will help lay the foundation for tomorrow's essential service.

Labor Day Weekend Listening:
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Jazz In June 2019 Highlights
As Norman's Jazz In June prepares for a more virtual festival later this month, KGOU revisits highlights from 2019, featuring Blues band Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal, and jazz groups The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra and Funky Knuckles. Listen Saturday, Sept. 5 from 1 - 5 p.m.
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Norman's Holiday Celebration
KGOU is partnering with the City of Norman for a celebration of laborers everywhere. Tune in Saturday evening, Sept. 5 for:
  • 7 p.m.: Best of Summer Breeze
  • 8 p.m.: Local band Kyle Reid & the Low Swingin' Chariots (live)
  • 9:15 p.m.: Fireworks show
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Newport Jazz Fest Retrospective
Breaking an annual tradition going back to 1954, the Newport Jazz Festival was canceled this year due to the pandemic. But in a new three-hour retrospective, Jazz Night in America's Christian McBride, who is also the festival's music director, hand-picks some highlights. Tune in Sunday, Sept. 6 from 1 - 4 p.m.
Jazz In June-tember 2020
Postponed from its namesake month because of the pandemic, Jazz In June's annual music festival is going virtual this year. KGOU is a perennial partner in this Norman event, and for the first time we'll be broadcasting the concert live from the Norman Music Institute. Tune in Saturday, Sept. 19 beginning at 6 p.m. to hear Dirty Red & The Soul Shakers, Oklahoma City Jazz Orchestra, and this year's headliner, Shaun Martin.

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