July 26, 2018
  • Thanks for the cars!
  • Sedaris tickets go on sale
  • Behind the story: Howard Berkes
  • CD giveaway


Vehicle Donations Impact Fiscal Bottom Line at KGOU
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KGOU listener Peter Pierce donated his beloved car. Click photo to read his story.

As we wrap up fundraising for the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, we're celebrating a great year for vehicle donations! KGOU accepts donations of cars, trucks, RVs, motorcycles, boats and more -- in running order or not -- and for FY18 those donations totaled more than $52,000, a 47 percent increase over the previous year. Thank you, listeners! Stay tuned for more about total fundraising efforts for the year -- we're still counting.

Author David Sedaris Returns to OKC Nov. 14
David Sedaris
Best-selling author and NPR contributor David Sedaris returns to the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center at Rose State College for an evening featuring all-new stories, an audience Q&A, and book-signing. Fans know him as a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. He returns to the road following the release of his most deeply personal and darkly hilarious collection of stories, Calypso.

Behind the Stories: NPR's Howard Berkes on Black Lung Series
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Howard Berkes hard at work

NPR Investigations Correspondent Howard Berkes has been reporting on an ongoing series about Black Lung Disease's return to coal country, as part of his larger beat which he describes as "workplace safety and government regulations gone awry." Read more about his work on this series and the impact his reporting has had, spurring government agencies and Congress into action.

Oklahoma Engaged: Great Discussion At Norman Event
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Caroline Halter, Jackie Fortier, Claire Donnelly and Joe Wertz (L to R) fielded questions.

Our KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma reporters had a great time meeting with listeners and talking about our collaborative election project, Oklahoma Engaged, on Friday, July 13 at The Mercury in Norman. Thanks for bringing your questions and suggestions for election coverage. Stay tuned for upcoming reporting as well as more opportunities to connect.

CD Giveaway ~ The Capitol Steps 'Make America Grin Again'
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The Capitol Steps' newest album, Make America Grin Again, is hot off the presses and made in America (so it's tariff-free). It's amazing. It's huge. It's fabulous. It has nothing to do with Russia. Or Putin. Hear the "hits" from Donald Trump and Don Jr., Jeff Sessions, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan (and even some Democrats. SAD!!!) as they make musical parody great again. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a copy of your very own!

And don't miss your chance to see the Steps live on stage at Oklahoma City Community College on Thursday, Aug. 23!

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away copies of the new 3-CD set of Sinatra standards, Standing Room Only. Our winners are Robin, Kathy, RoseMarie, Marlene, and Rebecca.

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