March 21, 2019
  • Series on East Coast climate change
  • NPR News Chief outlines vision
  • KGOU programming update
  • Giveaways
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Clouds shrouded the Miami skyline as Hurricane Irma approached in Sept. 2017
(photo by Cassi Alexandra for NPR).
Weekend Edition Sunday : Adapting to a Changing Climate
Thirty-eight percent of the US population lives along the East Coast, the most populated coastal area of the United States, comprising a huge portion of America’s GDP. Over the next year, Weekend Edition Sunday will visit communities along the East Coast to see how they are grappling with a changing climate.

The series will air periodically, beginning this Sunday, March 24, with reporting from Miami, where pricey waterfront homes are losing value and traditionally poorer inland areas may face "climate gentrification." Tune in Sunday from 8 - 10 a.m. or watch for this story to be published online.
Spring Fundraising Update: Success Together!
A big 'thank you' to the 921 individuals who have contributed to KGOU so far in 2019, including 149 new donors during last week's on-air fundraiser. Together, they've pledged $146,317 -- and counting.

We also thank our sustaining members -- now totaling 763 -- and our food donors: Waving Wheat Bakery in Norman, Ingrid's Kitchen in Oklahoma City and Gaberino's Homestyle Italian Restaurant in Norman.

If it's time to renew your support, mail in your renewal form, call our Membership department at (405) 325-5468, or use the link below to give online. Help KGOU finish the fiscal year strong. Thank you!
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NPR SVP for News Nancy Barnes
NPR News Chief's Vision For Future Coverage
Nancy Barnes started as NPR's senior vice president of news and editorial director in late November, taking her first three months on the job to listen and learn about the NPR newsroom. In a wide-ranging conversation with NPR's Public Editor Elizabeth Jensen, Barnes addressed the changing mix of stories on NPR's newsmagazines, newsroom diversity, and shared some initial thoughts about how NPR will cover the already-upon-us presidential election season.

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From left: Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders
Morning Edition Series: 2020 Candidates' 'Opening Arguments'
As the Democratic field of presidential hopefuls expands, Morning Edition has begun a special series, Opening Arguments , with in-depth interviews with some of the people who have already announced their run to challenge President Trump in the 2020 election. Each interview includes discussions of policy and the candidates' core campaign messages. With just under two years to go, we have plenty of time to hear from more Democratic challengers in this ongoing series.

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National Native News at Additional Time
National Native News, a five-minute newscast on topics for and about native communities, has been a staple on KGOU every weekday evening at 7 p.m. Starting April 1, NNN will also air at 2 p.m. on weekdays.

2019 Tiny Desk Contest Opens for Entries
The Tiny Desk Contest 2019 has begun! NPR Music has opened its fifth search for America’s next big musical act. Past winners have gone on to sell out concerts around the world, win a Grammy , and perform at Coachella. For this year's contest, the age for eligibility has been lowered to 18. Enter by submitting a YouTube video of an original song (with some kind of desk in it) by April 14. The winner gets to perform at the famous Tiny Desk at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. and tour the U.S. with NPR and this year's sponsor, Blue Microphones.

Ticket Giveaways
Canadian Brass at Armstrong Auditorium
Returning for a fifth appearance at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, the   Canadian Brass continues its nearly half-century legacy with fresh faces and genre-bending music making. We'll hold a drawing for pairs of tickets to see this brass quintet perform Tuesday, April 2.

Havana Cuba All-Stars at Tower Theatre
With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from "Son Cubano" style to the salsa, the All-Stars will showcase a wide variety of Cuban beats. They bring their infectious music to the Tower Theatre in OKC on Monday, March 25; enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away tickets to Parsons Dance at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center. Matthew and Ann each won a pair of tickets to the March 28 performance. Watch this space for more great giveaways!
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