October 12, 2017
  • 'More Perfect' examines SCOTUS
  • Teaching with StoryCorps
  • On a bad news day, we all needed Ramona
  • Two great giveaways!


Radiolab Spins Off SCOTUS Series, 'More Perfect'
Radiolab presents More Perfect
How does an elite group of nine people shape everything from marriage and money, to safety and sex for an entire nation? Radiolab's first ever spin-off series, More Perfect, dives into the rarefied world of the Supreme Court to explain how cases deliberated inside hallowed halls affect lives far away from the bench. This series is KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee through October, airing Sundays at 12 p.m. If you want to catch up on previous episodes, they're available for binge listening here:

Thank you, news junkies
Fall Fund Drive Update: Almost There!
KGOU supporters have pledged more than $190,000 so far in our fall fund drive, from 1065 donors, 251 of whom are new members! We've been encouraging sustaining memberships -- auto-renewing, monthly gifts -- and we're now up to 557 sustainers!

KGOU couldn't bring you so much excellent programming and content without these dedicated people, so we are grateful for each and every one. A big "thank you" to our food donors also, Waving Wheat Bakery, The Mercury, Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails, and Gaberino's Homestyle Italian Restaurant.

If you haven't given yet, it's not too late!
For Educators: 'The Great Thanksgiving Listen' Resources
The Great Thanksgiving Listen
Now in its third year, StoryCorps is gearing up for The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2017, urging high school students across the country to record a conversation with a grandparent, teacher, mentor or another elder over the holiday weekend, and prepping teachers to incorporate TGTL into their lessons this fall.

The free StoryCorps mobile app is again available for use, and new this year, StoryCorps is partnering with Adobe Spark to add photos, videos and other visual elements to recordings. Stories can be uploaded to an online StoryCorps archive and included in the StoryCorps collection at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Everything you need to get started is at this link:

The Splendid Table: Three Dishes Home Cooks Should Master
Coming up this month, host Francis Lam visits author and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons to find out what three dishes she'd like for all home cooks to know how to make - including her Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich. Tune in Wednesdays at 11 a.m. for The Splendid Table -- this episode will air Oct. 25.

After a Day of Bad News, Ramona Wins the Internet
cat and baby
For social media editors, the worst nightmare is accidentally posting something personal on a work account. Late into the evening of Monday, Oct. 2, NPR's Christopher Dean Hopkins lived that nightmare when his post  on NPR's Facebook page began:

"Ramona is given new toy: Smiles, examines for 20 seconds, discards...."

He quickly updated the post with a correction, stating it was intended for a personal account, but he didn't anticipate the positive reaction that followed.

Read the full story

Ticket Giveaway ~ Canterbury's Bluegrass and Blue Jeans
Bluegrass and blue jeans
Canterbury Voices presents an evening of bluegrass, gospel and folk, joined by Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road, the Canterbury Youth Voices Moore choruses, and the Mustang High School Choir on Friday, Oct. 27 at Oklahoma City Community College. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Ticket Giveaway ~ Comedy Noises Off at OU Theatre
promotional poster
This farcical play-within-a-play follows a cast of itinerant actors as they rehearse and perform a struggling stage production. You'll be in the audience and also backstage with the unique set design of this Olivier and Tony-award winning play, performed by the OU Theatre department. (Contains adult themes and language.) We're giving away tickets for the performance on Saturday, Oct. 21 -- enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, we gave away a bunch of The Capitol Steps' latest CD, Orange Is the New Barack, to Esther, Beverly, Jeanette, Rick, Rita, Sharon, Lena, Cheryl, Robyn and Becky!
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