November 15, 2018
GivingTuesday November 27
  • Holiday special programs
  • A project for students and teachers
  • Thanksgiving recipes
  • Giveaways


Holiday Program: The Greyhound Diaries
interior of a bus
With 25 times as many destinations as the largest airline, Greyhound's ridership cuts across every demographic except one: class. Former foreign correspondent Doug Levitt has traveled 120,000 Greyhound miles, gathering stories of fellow travelers struggling to get by. He weaves their stories together with his original songs for a one-hour documentary produced for the BBC, The Greyhound Diaries. It kicks off KGOU's Thanksgiving Day special programs at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22.

What's Next for Oklahoma Engaged Reporting
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The crowd listens to the panel discussion at the watch party.

Engaged voters gathered on election night for a first-of-its-kind, non-partisan watch party, bringing together listeners of KGOU, KOSU and other public radio fans to watch the results, hear political discussion and enjoy the camaraderie. The evening featured a live, 4-hour simulcast over KGOU, KOSU and KCCU in Lawton. Our thanks to everyone who attended, and to our funders, the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Foundation.

But even though the elections are over, reporting for our collaborative Oklahoma Engaged project continues. Reporters for KGOU, StateImpact Oklahoma and our other partners will explore the aftermath of the elections: What actions will newly-elected officials undertake in the upcoming legislative session? And how will those actions address the issues Oklahomans identified as important in our polling for Oklahoma Engaged? Stay tuned.
Listener Callout: What Did You Bring When Fleeing A Conflict?
toy monkey cradled in gloved hands
Gert Berliner packed a stuffed monkey when he fled the Nazis as a child in 1939. He kept the toy for more than a half-century before donating it to a museum. His son, NPR's Uri Berliner, reported his story yesterday on All Things Considered. That prompted NPR to begin collecting stories about the personal objects people hold onto when they are forced to leave their homes because of war or other dangers. If you have a story to share, you could be featured in an upcoming report.

NPR Podcast Challenge: A Project for Students and Teachers
Student Podcast Challenge
NPR is launching the first-ever NPR Student Podcast Challenge for teachers and students in grades five through 12 across the country. For teachers, it's a way to explore subject matter while engaging students' active participation, and for middle- and high-schoolers, it's a chance to win a prize and have your work highlighted on NPR. Resources for students, teachers, and official rules are available at the link:

The Splendid Table: A Thanksgiving Guide
slices of turkey on a plate with cranberries
Who knows better how to pull off a memorable (in a good way) Thanksgiving feast than The Splendid Table? From planning to execution, Francis Lam and the gang have tried-and-true recipes, tips, and a trick or two up their sleeves. From turkey to side dishes to desserts -- plus ways to use leftovers -- here's a great repository of recipes and more:

And if your dinner isn't turning out the way you think it should, the annual Turkey Confidential live show is there with help on Thanksgiving Day. Call in from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 22; the number is 800-242-2828.

A Conversation With Roy Clark Airs Saturday
Roy Clark interview
Roy Clark speaking with Dick Pryor in 2015
Known for his guitar licks and his big laugh, Roy Clark, country music star and host of the long-running television show Hee Haw, died today at his home in Tulsa. KGOU will air an interview with Clark originally produced for OETA in 2015. Tune in Saturday, Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. for this special re-broadcast.

Ticket Giveaway ~ Bach Collegium Japan at Armstrong Auditorium
Man dressed in historical evening attire
Internationally renowned conductor and harpsichordist Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan present the greatest masterpieces of the Baroque era in their Armstrong Auditorium debut on Tuesday, Dec. 4. We'll be giving away pairs of tickets in a drawing; enter for your chance to win.

Ticket Giveaway ~ Canterbury Christmas at the Civic Center
chorus singing
Canterbury Voices celebrates the holiday with its traditional Christmas concert, full of classic standards, new music, and a sing-along. The Oklahoma City University Faculty Brass Quintet and the talented students from Canterbury Youth Voices will join the full chorus for a memorable evening. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets for Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Civic Center Music Hall.

Congratulations to our winners!
We had a bunch of tickets to give away in our last e-Newsletter: Pamela won a pair of tickets to Canterbury's presentation of War Requiem at the Civic Center; Nancy and Bernadette won tickets to Stephen Lang's one-man show Beyond Glory at OCCC; and Sharon and Sheri are our ticket winners for the Vienna Boys Choir appearing at Armstrong Auditorium on Nov. 20. Congratulations!

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