April 13, 2017
  • BBC Special for bombing remembrance
  • Welcome two new KGOU staffers
  • News investigation: pollution and race
  • Ticket giveaways


Two Documentaries Mark OKC Bombing Remembrance
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A clock in the rubble was stopped by the blast
KGOU will air two special programs in observance of the 22nd anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. On Sunday, April 16 at noon we'll re-broadcast our documentary That April Morning: The Oklahoma City Bombing.

On Wednesday, April 19 at 9 a.m. we will mark the hour of the blast with the BBC's newly created hour-long documentary, Oklahoma City After The Bomb, with an encore later in the day at 6 p.m.

The BBC documentary

Spring Fund Drive Success: Truly Powerful!
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KGOU's Spring Fund Drive is slipping back into 'silent' mode after a successful week on the air last week. Listener contributions now total 1359 (our goal is 1400), including more than 300 new donors! Thanks to everyone who contributed or gave matching funds, the total pledged now stands at $193,927 and counting.

We're also sending a big 'thank you' to our wonderful phone volunteers and those who fed them: Waving Wheat Bakery, Pizza Peddlers in Noble, Firehouse Subs in Norman, Sooner Legends and Gaberino's Homestyle Italian Restaurant. Thank you all!
KGOU Welcomes Two New Staffers
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Claire (seated) and Nomin
KGOU welcomed two new reporters to our news department this week. Claire Donnelly will be reporting local news (you might have heard her on the air for the first time today); she comes to KGOU  after an internship at WBEZ in Chicago.

Nomin Ujiyediin is KGOU's new Digital News Editor and has already written several reports for our website. Nomin most recently interned at WNYC. We're glad to have them join our staff and look forward to doing great work together!
Reveal: Minority Communities Face Toxic Burdens
Anna Vignet for Reveal
Are minority Americans more likely to live in polluted conditions? From Flint, Michigan to the Deep South, this week's episode of Reveal investigates how racial justice and environmental justice intersect across the U.S. Tune in for investigative journalism Monday, April 17 at 8 p.m.

More Reveal investigations

Amy Sedaris Guests (and Guesses) on Ask Me Another
Amy Sedaris
Amy Sedaris
Taped live in Philadelphia with host station WHYY, this week's new Ask Me Another episode features special guest Amy Sedaris. The comedic actress shares the beginnings of her dream project, a TV show about hosting. Then Sedaris shows off her knowledge of art and crafts in a game of "Etsy or Smithsonian American Museum of Art." Tune in Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 10 a.m. for all the trivia and fun.

Ticket Giveaway ~ An Evening with Jesse Cook in OKC
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Canadian acoustic guitar viruoso Jesse Cook brings his global guitar (flamenco, classical, rumba, world beat, pop, blues and jazz) to the Will Rogers Theatre stage on Wednesday, May 3. KGOU is giving away pairs of tickets in a drawing.

Ticket Giveaway ~ Eroica Trio at Armstrong Auditorium
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The Grammy-nominated Eroica Trio enraptures audiences with their virtuosity, enthusiasm and elegance. This highly sought-after trio comes back to Armstrong Auditorium for another encore performance on Thursday, April 27. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Enter the drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, KGOU gave away tickets to John Lithgow's one-man show at OCCC to our lucky winner Sidney. We also gave away tickets to the MOMIX Dance Company's OCCC appearance to Suzanne, Georgina and John. Watch this space for more great giveaways!
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