October 6, 2016
Half Price Books supports the 2016 Fall Fund Drive

  • 'Oklahoma Engaged' in election
  • Wear the love
  • Here & Now comes to Norman
  • Ticket giveaways


Oklahoma Engaged: News Reports Focus on Voter Participation
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KGOU and KOSU are collaborating on a reporting initiative centered around voter participation and the upcoming election, Oklahoma Engaged. With funding from the Kirkpatrick Foundation, the first in this series of reports examined why Oklahoma's voter turnout is among the lowest in the nation. Subsequent reports will look into other aspects of voting and some of the initiatives that will be on the ballot in November.

Visit the project hub

Presidential Debate Coverage Includes Live Fact Checking
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NPR is providing live coverage of the presidential and vice-presidential debates, followed by analysis from its Politics unit consisting of reporters and editors immersed in this election season. But for the 2016 race, NPR is also providing real-time fact checking online, to help voters evaluate statements made during the debate. You can see it in action on KGOU.org Sunday, Oct. 9 as the nominees for president meet for their second debate at 8 p.m. (CT).

Election coverage

KGOU Fall Fund Drive ~ New Gift to Say 'Thank You'
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KGOU's new T-shirts are in! They're a soft cotton/poly blend in gray heather, with retro-style headphones on the front and all of KGOU's transmitter frequencies on the back.

For a donation of $180 (or $15 per month) we'd love to send you one. We've ordered extended sizes, too, from Small all the way up to 3XL--make sure you tell us which size in the comments on our online pledge form.

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If you have any spare time, or can make some, we need a few more volunteers to answer phones during our Fall Fund Drive Oct. 16 through 21. It's a great way to support KGOU!

Volunteer sign-up
Here & Now Broadcasts Live From KGOU
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Logan Layden with Robin and Karyn
KGOU welcomed a crew from our midday news program, Here & Now, earlier this week for a station visit and reporting on several Oklahoma issues. Host Robin Young was on the air for Tuesday's show live from the KGOU studios. She also met with listeners Monday evening for an informal Cocktails and Conversations event at Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails in Norman. What a pleasure to meet Robin and producer Karyn Miller-Medzon, and to show them our state!

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Ticket Giveaway ~ Yakov Smirnoff at OCCC
Yakov Smirnoff
Renowned as a stand-up comedian in television and film, Yakov Smirnoff is also a scholar currently earning his PhD in psychology. "Happily Ever Laughter, the Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships" comes to Oklahoma City Community College on Saturday, Oct. 22. Ticket information

With infectious charm and his patented brand of humor, the "Professor of Love and Laughter" talks about putting the spark back into relationships. KGOU has tickets to give away by random drawing.

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Ticket Giveaway ~ THE HIT MEN at OCCC
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THE HIT MEN perform a Billboard Chart-topping show of the hits they performed with artists such as Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, Elton John and Jim Croce. They bring their exciting multi-media production to OCCC on Friday, Oct. 21, with behind-the-scenes video shot on the road and in recording sessions with the stars. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

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Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to The Texas Tenors at OCCC. Our winners were Elaine and Barry -- hope you enjoyed the show.
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