December 5, 2019
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Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad
Radiolab 's Robert Krulwich to Retire
After 15 years as co-host of WNYC Studios’ Radiolab and an illustrious five-decade career in print, television, and radio journalism, Robert Krulwich announced today that he will retire from the show in January 2020. Radiolab is planning a special tribute episode in late January to honor his essential contribution to the show, and Robert and his co-host Jad Abumrad have written some heart-felt letters about the transition:

December Fundraiser Update
Right now, all donations to KGOU not only support our mission to inform, engage, enlighten and delight our audience, but they also prompt a gift of funds for 40 meals from the law firm Phillips Murrah to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Our goal is 500 donations to KGOU and 20,000 meals for hungry Oklahomans, and so far, we've received 172 and counting...

After today, our year-end drive goes back into 'quiet' mode, but you might have noticed a letter from us thanking you for your support, and outlining ways that you can help. We'll be watching the mail and will keep you updated!
NPR's Book Concierge At Your Service
NPR's Book Concierge returns with 350+ new books handpicked by NPR staff and trusted critics. This year, for the first time, users can explore seven years of Concierge recommendations all in one place – that's more than 2,000 great reads. It's perfect for the book lover on your gift list (even if that's you).

Coming Up On KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee
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Shell Shock 1919: How the Great War Changed Culture
World War I presented civilization with unprecedented violence and destruction, changing how people saw the world and themselves. WNYC's Sara Fishko and guests sift through the lingering effects of the Great War on modern art and life in  Shell Shock 1919: How the Great War Changed Culture . It's the KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee for Dec. 8 at 12 p.m.
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APM Presents: Fading Minds
In the late 1970s, the newly formed National Institute on Aging redefined senility as a disease – specifically, Alzheimer's disease. They said that with enough support they could find a cure, but after 40 years and billions of dollars, there is still no treatment. In this hour, we explore early Alzheimer's research, promising dementia treatments, and racial disparities in dementia and what they can tell us about age-related cognitive decline. Tune in Sunday, Dec. 15 at 12 p.m.
Just for fun...
Twitter Sensation Jake the Dog Visits NPR
Jake, a German Shepherd/Husky mix, has never howled at sirens, other dogs, or anything else, but when the All Things Considered theme song comes on, he sings along . Jake's person, Nina Jankowicz, posted about his affection (?) for the theme, and the video went viral. Click on the photo to see Jake in action. The perfect antidote to the heavy news of the week, Jake and Nina visited the NPR studios to try it out live...

Ticket Giveaways
Windham Hill's Winter Solstice
OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater will usher in the winter solstice and celebrate the traditions of the world, with GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Will Ackerman, GRAMMY®–nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie, guitarist Todd Boston, and special guest, cellist Mia Pixley. We've got tickets for this long winter's night concert on Tuesday, Dec. 17, which we'll give away in a random drawing.

OKC Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
A perennial audience holiday favorite, Tchaikovsky’s familiar score performed by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Oklahoma City Ballet 's delightful staging will fill the Civic Center with a warm glow as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince delight the young and the young at heart. We're giving away tickets to the matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 22.

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away tickets to Lomazov-Rackers Piano Duo at Armstrong Auditorium to winners Robert, Julie, and Kyla; we also gave away free admission to see PJ Morton at the Tower Theatre to our winner Lauren. Congratulations!
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