January 12, 2017
  • Inauguration Day coverage plans
  • Who will play the Tiny Desk?
  • Peter gets a day off
  • Ticket giveaways for dance lovers


Coverage Plans for Inauguration Day Events
White House with snow
The White House
NPR News will provide special coverage on Inauguration Day, Friday, Jan. 20. Hosts Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will begin coverage at 9 a.m. as Donald J. Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Live coverage will include speeches, newsmaker interviews, reports from around the Capitol and the National Mall, and analysis from NPR's political team.

At 1 p.m., Here and Now's Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host coverage of the inaugural luncheon and parade. Live on-air coverage is expected to end by 3 p.m. Online, look for NPR's live blog and fact checks of speeches, available on KGOU.org.

Special coverage

KGOU Partners with eCapitol for Legislative Coverage
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As a new legislative session begins next month, KGOU is making plans for covering lawmakers, bills and other news from the state Capitol in a new segment, Capitol Insider. We're partnering with legislative news and bill tracking service eCapitol for wrap-ups of the big stories making news each week during the legislative session. Dick Pryor will host the 4-minute Capitol Insider reports with eCapitol's Shawn Ashley, airing Friday afternoons and Monday mornings beginning Jan. 20.

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Tom Hanks Guest-Hosts Wait, Wait... This Weekend
Photo by Craig Kief
When  Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal goes on vacation, who could possibly replace him? Only someone with lofty stature (how about an actor with two Oscars?) will do. On this weekend's show, Tom Hanks, human scorecard Bill Kurtis and panelists Paula Poundstone, Luke Burbank and Faith Salie put contestants to the test on recent headlines.... and hilarity ensues! And don't miss this week's Not My Job guest. Tune in Saturday at 9 a.m. or Sunday at 6 p.m.

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2017 Tiny Desk Contest Opens for Entries
2015 winner Fantastic Negrito performed on live TV last week
2015 Tiny Desk Contest winner (now a Grammy nominee) Fantastic Negrito performed on late-night TV last week

NPR Music is once again putting out a call for unsigned musicians to be "discovered" in another Tiny Desk Contest. Last year's entries hailed from all 50 states, with several innovative entries from talented Oklahoma artists. The contest opens for entries tomorrow (Jan. 13) so pick out your own desk, tune up your instruments, and start recording!

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Ticket Giveaway ~ Ballet Don Quixote at Armstrong Auditorium
corps de ballet
The Russian National Ballet Theatre performs Don Quixote, with daring leaps, high extensions and rousing corps de ballet segments in the Flamenco tradition. This colorful ballet comes to the Armstrong Auditorium stage on Tuesday, Jan. 31. We have your chance to win a pair of tickets below.

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Ticket Giveaway ~ Koresh Dance Company at OCCC
female dancer
Founded by Israeli-born choreographer and artistic director Ronen (Roni) Koresh, the Koresh Dance Company is critically acclaimed around the world. The company brings its 25th anniversary show, "Classic Koresh", to Oklahoma City Community College on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets at the link below.

Entry form

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to hear Wu Man and the Shanghai String Quartet at Armstrong Auditorium. Our winners were Julie, Janey and Jimmy!
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