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September 7, 2017
  • Election season (already)
  • Would you call yourself a...?
  • An awe-some video
  • Ticket giveaway


Sunday Radio Matinee: OK Watch-Out 2018 Election Forum
panel on stage
There is much at stake in the 2018 elections already taking shape, according to political insiders and pollsters. Oklahoma Watch hosted a public forum in Oklahoma City on Aug. 29 to discuss pressing issues, candidates and trends surrounding statewide and legislative elections. KGOU brings this forum to our airwaves as our Sunday Radio Matinee on Sept.10 at 12 p.m.

Listener Callout: Who's a News Junkie?
I stand with facts frame
Who appreciates fact-based, thoroughly researched journalism, reported in a thoughtful, compelling way? If you raised your hand, we want to see you on social media and hear your voice!

Just record yourself in a voice memo on a smartphone. Tell us what makes you a news junkie, and why KGOU is your news source of choice. Record about a minute or so (don't forget to introduce yourself), save it and send by email to programming@kgou.org.

I heart KGOU frame
We've also crafted some fun temporary frames to use on your Facebook profile pic. Click on either image to snap a new photo, or try it on your existing profile pic at the link below. On Twitter or Instagram, identify yourself with the hashtag #kgounewsjunkie.
Reveal: Running From Cops, From the Streets to the Courts
illustration of police line and man on bicycle
In cities across America, people -- most notably African American men -- are on the run, and police are chasing them. On Monday's episode of Reveal, we'll hear an exploration of the consequences for black men who flee from the police through two stories, both set in Baltimore. One story has been covered extensively, that of Freddie Gray, who was arrested and put in a van where he sustained injuries that killed him. But the story of Greg Butler, a young man who took part in protests in Baltimore after Gray's death, has not been heard. Tune in Monday at 8 p.m. for Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

NPR Documents The Great American Eclipse in Video
The 2017 total solar eclipse made its way from Oregon to South Carolina, the first time a total eclipse covered such a wide swath of America since 1918. NPR sent 22 videographers to cover the event on Aug. 21; you can see what they saw and hear Americans' reactions in this video.

Ticket Giveaway ~ OU Theatre Presents City of Angels
theater poster
OU's University Theatre kicks off its 2017-18 season with a Tony Award-winning musical, City of Angels. The story moves between the beautiful Technicolor world of Hollywood and the dark shadows of film noir. We have tickets to give away in a random drawing for the Sept. 30 evening performance. Be aware this musical contains adult themes.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last e-Newsletter we gave away free passes to the Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival in Rentiesville over the long holiday weekend to Delores, Robert, Larry, Christopher, Fred and Patty. We also gave away tickets to Oklahoma City Ballet's performance at Armstrong Auditorium next week to Michael and Mary. Enjoy the show!

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