October 24, 2019
NextGen Oklahoma Talks Air Sundays
The inaugural NextGen TALKS Oklahoma conference was held earlier this month -- a showcase of Oklahoma's current and emerging business and community leaders who are making a difference. For the next three weeks, those talks will be broadcast as KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee , Oct. 27, and Nov. 3 and 10 at 12 p.m.

Robby Korth
Robby Korth
Reporter Joins StateImpact OK
Reporter Robby Korth is joining the StateImpact Oklahoma team beginning next week. Robby grew up in Ardmore, but most recently worked in Blacksburg, Va. at The Roanoke Times , where he covered the higher education beat and co-created a popular podcast. Robby will be focusing on education topics for StateImpact and you'll be hearing his work on the air soon. Welcome, Robby!

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Snap Judgment : Spooked Marathon
Unexplained happenings, tales of terror, and things that go bump in the night -- tune in Halloween for KGOU's equivalent of ghost stories around the campfire. Starting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 31 we'll re-broadcast four hours of the scariest of Snap Judgment 's annual fright-fest, Spooked. And a brand new Spooked episode airs tomorrow night on Snap Judgment at 8 p.m., so as host Glynn Washington says, DO. NOT. MISS IT!

NPR Life Kit: How To Run For Office
If you've been thinking you could do a better job than your elected officials, don't join 'em -- beat 'em. You don’t have to be rich to run for office in the U.S., and you don’t need to know everything before you launch a campaign. NPR’s Life Kit podcast explains the basics of getting into politics at any level.

NPR's Second Podcast Challenge
Heads up, teachers. The NPR Student Podcast Challenge will return for its second year in January. Building on last year’s momentum, the Challenge is dedicated to giving voice to young people talking about issues and topics that are important to them. Your planning period starts now -- applications will be accepted from January 1 - March 31 .

Move Over, Pumpkin Spice...
Sweet potatoes have a whole lot going for them. They’re loaded with beta carotene, vitamins A and C, fiber, and not very many calories -- not to mention they add a beautiful orange color to your plate. Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst recently shared some of her favorite sweet potato dishes.

Just for Fun: The Ultimate Travel Guide for the WWDTM Offices
Have you ever wondered what the home of Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! looks like? Former writing resident Hannah Wolansky has written a handy travel guide for anyone lucky enough to visit that magical land. She details the curious eating habits of comoediarum scriptor , the office's most amazing sight (no, it's not the view of Lake Michigan) and most importantly, when to duck . Enjoy her tongue-in-cheek travel blog for a behind-the-scenes peek at the show's home base in Chicago:

Ticket Giveaways
Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope leads the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, conducting from the violin, in an unusual pairing of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with film composer Max Richter’s Vivaldi Recomposed . Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond hosts this renowned ensemble on Tuesday, Nov. 12, and we've got tickets to give away:

The Wolves at OU
University Theatre presents Sarah DeLappe's play about a girls’ indoor soccer team as they navigate big questions and wage tiny battles with all the vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. Enter our drawing for a chance to win two tickets to your choice of performance date, Oct. 25 - Nov. 3.

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Black Violin at OCCC
Overcoming stereotypes and cultural barriers, Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin), known collectively as Black Violin , bring their unique blend of classical and hip-hop to Oklahoma City Community College on Thursday, Nov. 14 . Enter our drawing for a chance to win tickets!

Congratulations to Our Winners
In our last issue we gave away tickets for tomorrow's performance of the musical Bandstand at OCCC to winners Bobbie, David, and Linda. We also gave tickets to Michael Pink's Dracula performed by the OKC Ballet to winners Matthew and Nico. And, we gave tickets to see Joe Bonamassa at Chesapeake Arena to lucky winners April and Rudy. Our next winner could be you!
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