January 25, 2018
  • Special coverage of SOTU, live and annotated
  • 1A turns one!
  • Recipes
  • Ticket giveaway


State of the Union Address to Air Live, Fact-Checking Online
Official White House photo
On Tuesday, Jan. 30 NPR News will offer live special coverage of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address and the Democratic Party response. Hosted by NPR's Ari Shapiro and Mary Louise Kelly, coverage will begin at 8 p.m. CT. Along with the live broadcast, NPR's journalists will offer real-time annotation and live streaming video of the president's remarks online at KGOU.org.

Completed FY2017 Audit Shows Increased Private Giving
Thank you!
KGOU has just completed the annual financial audit conducted by an independent auditing firm, a requirement to receive funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2017, private giving from individual donors and local businesses totaled more than $1.1 million.

Donations increased nearly 11 percent and business underwriting increased 12 percent, offsetting the decrease in state funding for KGOU. Thanks to our generous donors and loyal underwriters, it was a great year -- you came through for KGOU! More highlights are in the audit report:

1A Looks Back on Its First Year and Most Memorable Interviews
What's it like to be a guest on 1A?
What's it like to be a guest on 1A?
A little more than a year ago, 1A from WAMU and NPR debuted on KGOU and other public radio stations nationwide. Following the footsteps of The Diane Rehm Show, 1A and host Joshua Johnson had big shoes to fill -- and high expectations from listeners. After a year on the job, 1A staffers look back on their favorite interviews, which we hope inspire some good memories for listeners, too.

NPR Sweeps White House News Photographers Contest
The best in visual journalism -- photography, video, and multimedia -- was lauded at the White House News Photographers Association's "2018 Eyes of History: Multimedia Contest" recently. The NPR Visuals team racked up a total of 12 awards across the nine categories. For video documentary, 'One Nation Under the Sun' won first place. See the other winners and check out more behind-the-scenes information in our blog:

Recipes: Put Your Preconceived Pork Notions Aside
plate with lettuce wraps
Pork can be more than a dry, overcooked chop with some fresh thinking from Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst. See her recipes and tips for cooking pork, including these Ground Pork Lettuce Wraps, maple-glazed bacon and more.

Ticket Giveaway ~ OU Theatre's Nice Work If You Can Get It
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Well-known standards by George and Ira Gershwin and the glitz and glamour of the roaring '20s combine in this slapstick musical comedy performed by OU's musical theater program. We're giving away tickets to the Feb. 17 performance at the Rupel J. Jones Fine Arts Center -- enter our drawing for a chance to win.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to OU Theatre's Young Choreographers' Showcase to our winners Lindsay and Wayne. And we gave away tickets to Moscow Festival Ballet's performances at Armstrong Auditorium: winners Elaine and Richard will see the Best of Russian Ballet next Monday, and Kirstin and Andrew will see Romeo and Juliet Tuesday evening.
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