May 11, 2017
  • Invisibilia returns in limited run
  • What sound means 'summer' to you?
  • NPR launches a podcast for children
  • Book giveaway


Invisibilia Returns for Season 3
three smiling women
Alix, Hanna and Lulu
Invisibilia is returning to the KGOU airwaves, with four new Season 3 episodes in June and three rebroadcasts from Season 2 this month. Hosted by Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin, Season 3 will examine the nature of reality and our role in creating it. Co-host Lulu Miller, who is currently on leave, will be heard in the rebroadcasts. Invisibilia will air Sundays at 12 noon beginning May 14 through June 25 as KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee.

This week's episode

NPR Journalist Detained for 3 Nights in South Sudan Jail
Eyder Peralta
South Sudan detained NPR journalist Eyder Peralta for nearly four days before releasing him May 1. The east African nation is in the midst of civil war, and the government of South Sudan has denied media credentials to at least 13 foreign journalists so far this year, according to a report from the Associated Press. Eyder has returned to work from his base in Kenya.

His portfolio

Listener Call-out: What Are Your Sounds of Summer?
Summer will be here soon, and we're asking listeners, What sounds do you most associate with the season? Is it the noise of your jet ski on the lake? The clang of a softball meeting an aluminum bat? Or the whir of the blender mixing a cold beverage? KGOU is working on a series we're calling Summer Sounds. Our reporters will collect short audio postcards from around the state to share on the air -- but we need your help! Email us with a description of your favorite summer sound and it could end up on the radio!

Send in your sound

NPR to Debut First Podcast for Kids, ' Wow in the World'
guy and mindy
NPR has set a premiere date of May 15 for Wow in the World, created for kids aged 5 to 12. The show will focus on topics in science and technology with the goal of sparking conversations among kids and between kids and their parents. Hosted by Mindy Thomas (of the Absolutely Mindy Show on satellite radio) and Guy Raz ( TED Radio Hour), the podcast offers a new twist for those "back seat" listeners.

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Fresh Air Celebrates 30th Anniversary
portrait of Terry at the microphone drawn by a fan
Artwork by Mandy Cooper
Today is Fresh Air's 30th anniversary, a remarkable milestone for one of public radio's most loved and respected hosts and programs. Throughout this weekend, the show is encouraging listeners to share your favorite Fresh Air memories, interviews, and the questions only Terry Gross could ask using the hashtag #freshair30. Here's another way to celebrate:

Fan art contest

Book Giveaway ~ Killers of the Flower Moon
book cover
David Grann's new book is a true-crime narrative chronicling the 1920s investigation by a new federal agency, the FBI, into a conspiracy to murder members of the Osage nation to take their oil royalties. We'll give away a signed copy of Killers of the Flower Moon in hard cover. Enter next week's drawing for a chance to win:

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