August 24, 2017


  • Oklahoma County Sheriff candidates debate
  • Holiday weekend programs
  • Tomato recipes
  • Two ticket giveaways


Fresh Air 30th Anniversary: Early Interviews
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the Fresh Air staff
Fresh Air takes us way, way back with a special week of interview excerpts from the first two years of the show, airing tomorrow and all next week. Hear host Terry Gross with notable figures in film, music and TV, ranging from actors Patty Duke and Kirk Douglas to musicians Joey Ramone, Ben E. King, and more. Tune in at 7 p.m. weeknights (following National Native News) and hear the years melt away.

Fresh Air archives

Sunday Radio Matinee: Sheriff Candidates Debate
Candidates vying for the upcoming special election for Oklahoma County Sheriff met in a debate named the "Tussle at the Tower" last night. Candidates P.D. Taylor, Mike Hanson and Ed Grimes discussed law enforcement and other issues at the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City. NonDoc editor Tres Savage moderated the debate and KGOU's own Claire Donnelly was a panelist asking questions. The debate will be broadcast as our Sunday Radio Matinee this Sunday, Aug. 27 at 12 p.m.

Sunday Radio Matinee

Special Programs for Labor Day Weekend
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Studs Terkel
KGOU has a labor-themed Sunday Radio Matinee on tap for the Labor Day weekend: interviews conducted in the 1970s of working people talking about their jobs with author Studs Terkel. His ensuing book became a bestseller and inspired a Broadway musical. The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel airs at 12 noon on Sept. 3.

After you've contemplated the working life, it's time to kick back, relax and listen to the great music from this summer's Jazz in June festival. Highlights will be broadcast from 1 - 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3. More details for both special programs are here:

Holiday weekend specials

Recipes: Tomatoes 101 With Lynne Rossetto Kasper
For those of you blessed with a good tomato crop this summer, The Splendid Table host Lynne Rossetto Kasper has fresh ideas for serving it up. First, a video primer on tomato varieties, and then recipes (including some for unripened fruit left at the end of the season) tips for freezing, and growing how-to's for a tastier haul next summer.

Lynne's tips and recipes

Ticket Giveaway ~ Dusk 'Til Dawn Blues Festival at Rentiesville
Dusk til Dawn Blues Festival
Stay up all night listening to 30 bands on three stages at D.C. Minner's 27th annual Dusk 'Til Dawn Blues Festival held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1 - 3, at the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in Rentiesville, Okla. (near Muskogee). We've got pairs of tickets to give away to enjoy the festivities on any one night of your choice. Enter quick, because we'll be holding our drawing tomorrow!

Entry form

Ticket Giveaway ~ Oklahoma City Ballet at Armstrong Auditorium
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The Oklahoma City Ballet performs selections from two classic revivals, Rodeo and The Firebird, onstage at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond on Thursday, Sept. 14. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets to the opening show of Armstrong's new season.

Enter drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away copies of the Capitol Steps' new album, Orange Is the New Barack, to our lucky winners Eugene, Sue, Dick, Lori and John. Enjoy listening!

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