October 22, 2020
2020 Election
Special Coverage: Debate, Confirmation and Election Night
Over the next few weeks NPR and KGOU will cover the election and other news in real time with special programming on the air:

  • Tonight at 8 p.m. ~ The final debate between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden
  • Monday, Oct. 26, time TBA ~ The U.S. Senate takes up the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, with a vote expected
  • Monday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. ~ Oklahoma Engaged Live: Voice of the Voter - One more opportunity to call in your voting questions
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. ~ Election results, analysis and commentary on national and local races. KGOU coverage will include our partners in the Oklahoma Engaged project

Extensive coverage of election results will also be online at KGOU.org and OklahomaEngaged.com. NPR is also making plans in the event of a prolonged election with possible special coverage after election night. Stay tuned!

"Ask A Journalist" Virtual Town Hall Tonight:
Media Literacy with Dick Pryor
Tonight's Oklahoma Humanities virtual town hall features KGOU General Manager Dick Pryor discussing media literacy, techniques for assessing news sources from across the political spectrum and the proliferation of news and resources.

It's the final 'Ask A Journalist' town hall in Oklahoma Humanities' series "Democracy and the Informed Citizen," available to the public in an online webinar via Zoom. Register at the link to watch tonight's event live at 6:30 p.m. Past webinars in the series are available on Oklahoma Humanities' social media channels.

StoryCorps Takes 'One Small Step' Against Division
Bitter political divisions were already plainly on display even before the added stresses of 2020 – the pandemic, protests against racial injustice, an election and rising threats of political violence. Could it help if more people took the time to talk with someone on the other side?

That's the focus of a one-hour special from StoryCorps and NPR, One Small Step: Courageous Conversations Across A Growing Divide, KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee this Sunday, Oct. 25 at 12 p.m.

Edward R. Murrow Awards 2020
NPR Wins 8 Murrow Awards
Teams across NPR this week took home eight national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), which are among the most prestigious awards in the field of journalism. Winning work spanned categories from 'Hard News' to 'Multimedia' to 'Innovation,' on topics from science to international reporting.

Radio Hall of Fame with photo of woman
Morning Edition's Noel King Wins "One to Watch" Honors
The Radio Hall of Fame recently announced that Noel King, co-host of Morning Edition and the Up First podcast, is the 2020 recipient of its "One to Watch" award, citing her body of work reporting, investigating and hosting. Each year, the RHoF nominating committee selects a promising radio personality or team who has demonstrated ratings success, audience growth, and impact on one or more radio stations and their communities. Not only is she "one to watch," we think Noel is also one to listen to!
Third Annual Student Podcast Challenge Announced
The NPR Student Podcast Challenge, which has drawn more than 35,000 students around the country into the world of audio storytelling, is back for its third year, with a big new addition: this year's contest will include college students. Essentially, there will be two contests: the traditional Student Podcast Challenge with two categories, grades 5 through 8 and 9 through 12; and the new SPC: College Edition. All students, regardless of age, pursuing an associate's or bachelor's degree, can apply.

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