October 18, 2018
Jad Abumrad in OKC Oct. 20

  • Choices for governor
  • These women were 'Believed'
  • NPR's new News head
  • Ticket giveaway


Capitol Insider: Conversations With Gubernatorial Candidates
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2018 Gubernatorial candidates Chris Powell, Kevin Stitt and Drew Edmondson (l-r)

Oklahomans will choose a new governor in the general election Nov. 6, with three candidates on the ballot. KGOU's Dick Pryor and Sean Ashley interview the three party nominees in the weeks leading up to Election Day; first up was Libertarian nominee Chris Powell on Oct. 12, and tomorrow afternoon, Democratic nominee Drew Edmondson will talk about his platform. Republican nominee Kevin Stitt rounds out the trio on the Oct. 26 episode of Capitol Insider, airing Fridays at 5:45 p.m. and repeating Monday mornings at 7:45 a.m.

Fall Fundraiser Update: We've Surpassed the Goal!
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Donations have continued to come in by mail and online, and KGOU's fall fund drive has now surpassed the goal! Thank you, listeners, for coming through to support your news and entertainment station.

Fiscal Year 2019 is just a few months old, and our annual fundraising goal is still off in the distance. So of course, if you haven't had a chance to contribute yet, we'll accept your donation any day of the year. And we're available during office hours to answer any questions you might have about giving, and update contact and payment information. Call us at (405) 325-0022 or email membership@kgou.org. Thank you!
'Believed,' New Podcast Tells the Story of Abuse Survivors
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NPR and Michigan Radio are collaborating on a new limited-run series, Believed, about the case against former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor, Larry Nassar, who sexually abused patients for more than 20 years. The podcast is not only an intimate look at how a team of women -- a detective, a prosecutor, and an army of survivors -- won justice, but also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe. This timely and thoughtful mini-series will be available as a podcast, with the first episode released Monday, Oct. 22.

NPR Names New Top News Executive
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Nancy Barnes

NPR has named Nancy Barnes, a veteran newspaper editor, as senior vice president for news and editorial director. Barnes previously led the Houston Chronicle and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, earning acclaim and national awards for and at each paper.

Barnes begins work Nov. 28, a year after the firing of Michael Oreskes, NPR's former news head, over allegations of sexual harassment. NPR's David Folkenflik reported on the departure, and on Barnes's plans for the future of the NPR newsroom:

NPR Correspondents Share Knowledge About China
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Anthony Kuhn soliciting questions

Anthony Kuhn and Frank Langfitt have done in-depth reporting in China on and off for about two decades, including contributing to NPR's recent series, China Unbound, looking at China's most recent rise in international influence. Anthony has been based in Beijing and is about to relocate to Seoul, while Frank spent five years in Shanghai before becoming NPR's London correspondent. The pair hosted a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" chat to answer questions from listeners about their coverage:

Ticket Giveaway ~ Violinist Anne Akiko Meyers at Armstrong Auditorium
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Violin superstar Anne Akiko Meyers appears with Gerard Schwarz and Mozart Orchestra of New York for a spectacular all-Mendelssohn program, including the composer's violin concerto. This marks the orchestra's second time on the stage at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, on Thursday, Nov. 1. We've got pairs of tickets to give away in a drawing.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last e-Newsletter we gave away tickets to string trio Time For Three appearing at Armstrong Auditorium tonight, to winners Glenn and Elaine. We also gave admission to Oklahoma Humanities' Curiosity Fest, featuring Radiolab's Jad Abumrad, coming up Saturday at the Civic Center to winners Linda and Daphne.

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