December 8, 2016
  • NPR News special: college choices
  • Gift guide: Best books and music
  • CD giveaway


Sunday Radio Matinee ~ 'College Choice: The Value of It All'
students with Robert Siegel
Students with Robert Siegel
The conventional wisdom that a college education is a good investment is being called into question more these days. NPR's Robert Siegel set out to learn how college students feel about their choices -- public university, private college or community college? How have they handled the financial burden? And do they feel they are well positioned for the future? Robert spent a year visiting with nine young people who shared their decision-making processes. This one-hour NPR News special is our Sunday Radio Matinee on Dec. 11 at noon.

Sunday Radio Matinee

The (Calendar Year) End Is Coming...
Karen's Legacy transmitter fund
For many of us, it's time to think about maximizing the tax benefits of giving to nonprofit organizations for the 2016 tax year. Giving to KGOU is a great way to support journalism and local music programs -- plus it's tax deductible.

If you've already contributed this year to daily operations, consider a one-time donation to our fund to replace the transmitter for the 105.7 FM signal serving Oklahoma County. In spite of the funding challenges we've had in 2016, thank you, listener-supporters, for making this a good year for KGOU!

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NPR's Book Concierge Returns With Best of 2016
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NPR's annual interactive guide to great reads -- the Book Concierge -- features more than 300 books hand selected by NPR hosts, critics, reporters and producers. Find your next read or search by genre for a great gift!

Book Concierge

NPR Music: Best of 2016
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NPR Music strolls through the year's best -- new releases, best performances and collaborations -- plus a chance to vote for your favorite album of 2016. And for stocking-stuffer ideas for the music lover on your list, check out music editors' picks for the year's 50 best albums.

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CD Giveaway ~ Bob Weir's Blue Mountain
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Track: Lay My Lily Down

For the first time in ten years, Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) has released a new solo album, Blue Mountain, on the Sony Legacy label. Produced with Josh Kaufman, the album features songwriting collaboration with Josh Ritter and performances from The National's Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner and Scott Devendorf. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a copy on CD.

Entry form

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we held a drawing for tickets to the Turtle Island Quartet, appearing at Armstrong Auditorium last week. Our winners were Cheryl, Delores and Robert. Plus, we gave tickets to the OKC Train Show to 13 speedy requesters.
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