February 20, 2020
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Election 2020: Special Coverage from NPR News
Special coverage from NPR on KGOU
With early primaries and caucuses underway in the 2020 presidential election, KGOU will be offering NPR's special coverage of results along with analysis, context and commentary:
  • Saturday, Feb. 22 @ 4 p.m. CT -- Nevada Caucus
  • Saturday, Feb. 29 @ 6 p.m. CT -- South Carolina Primary
  • Tuesday, March 3 @ 7 p.m. CT -- Super Tuesday Primaries and Caucuses in 14 states, including Oklahoma

Special coverage will include a live blog on KGOU.org with reporters' continual updates on the candidates, campaigns and voters.

KGOU Wins Awards From State Broadcasters
Oklahoma journalism's awards season has begun for work done in 2019. The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters has announced winners in its annual Outstanding Achievement Awards, with KGOU winning in two categories in the OAB's Metro Radio Division.

Program Director Jim Johnson's conversation with trumpet icon Herb Alpert won in the Feature category. KGOU's winning entry in the General News category was Caroline Halter's in-depth exploration of an Oklahoma lawsuit that helped set precedent for the Roe decision.

sign in store window reads I am an American
A store owner's response to anti-Japanese sentiment in Oakland, CA, 1942. Photo by Dorothea Lange, National Archives
Sunday Radio Matinee : Revisiting Korematsu v. U.S. For Today
Decades after Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during World War II, California's state legislature will officially apologize in a vote today.

In 1942, California-born Fred Korematsu defied FDR's order to surrender for internment. His legal fight went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, but his conviction stood for decades before it was finally overruled. His daughter, Karen Korematsu, and a member of his legal team, Don Tamaki, talked with KGOU's Dick Pryor in an extended interview about the case and its present-day application. It's KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee this week, Feb. 23 at 12 p.m.
California, Texas Public Stations Collaborate with NPR on News Hubs
In September, NPR announced its collaboration with four Texas public radio stations to create a regional news hub, and now a similar local-national collaboration will begin in California. The state/regional hubs will boost reporting from and for underserved regions and "news deserts." Joanne Griffith, a widely respected reporter and producer, will be the California hub's managing editor . Next in the works is a Gulf States hub covering Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

'Rage Baking': Turning Politics-Fueled Anger Into Dessert
Here & Now 's resident chef Kathy Gunst likes baking occasionally. But while listening to last year's hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, she found herself baking furiously, in the literal sense of the word. She shares a few favorites from her new book of recipes and collected essays, Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices.

Ticket Giveaways
Opera Co si Fan Tutte in Norman
Fidelity is in question as two young couples vacation together in Venice in Mozart's sparkling opera Cosi Fan Tutte , presented at OU's Reynolds Performing Arts Center in Norman March 5 - 8. We've got tickets to give away for winners' choice of performance.

Tom Paxton and The DonJuans at OCCC
GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon Tom Paxton teams up with GRAMMY® winning singer/songwriter duo The DonJuans (Don Henry and Jon Vezner) for an evening of songs and stories . We're giving away tickets for Tuesday, March 10 at Oklahoma City Community College.

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away tickets to OU Theatre's drama Blood Wedding to winners Loma and Germaine, and we gave away tickets to Oklahoma City Ballet's Romeo & Juliet to winners Jonathan and Sharon. Congratulations!
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