July 27, 2017
  • NPR Cities Project: Gentrification
  • Awards season winds down
  • SciFri has eclipse covered
  • Ticket giveaway


NPR News Cities Project: How Gentrification Changes Cities
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East Austin neighborhood
This summer, NPR's Cities Project, a recurring series on urban life in the 21st Century, will be looking into gentrification -- how it changes the makeup of neighborhoods, pushing out and pricing out some longtime residents as newcomers renovate newly trendy neighborhoods. Local stations around the country are contributing to this biweekly series heard on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Series page on NPR.org

KGOU Wins in Annual AP Broadcasters' Contest
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News Director Jacob McCleland at the awards ceremony
KGOU won the Sweepstakes Award for most total awards at the Arkansas-Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters awards ceremony held earlier this month. KGOU won four first-place plaques and three second-place honors for station-submitted entries of reports broadcast during the 2016 calendar year. The Oklahoma Engaged election reporting project won first place in the Government Reporting category; KGOU took top honors in the Spot News, Weather Coverage, and Use of Sound categories as well.

See which reports won

Science Friday: How to View the 'Great American Eclipse'
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On August 21, many thousands of people will line up across the country -- from Corvallis, Oregon, to Goose Creek, South Carolina -- to catch a glimpse of a total solar eclipse. Science Friday is making preparations for coverage of this rare cosmic event. In anticipation, you can learn about the solar science involved in eclipses with SciFri's collection of educational materials for all ages, safety precautions, and more.

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Jazz Night Video: Dan Tepfer's Player Piano Is His Composing Partner
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Dan Tepfer
This isn't your grandma's player piano -- jazz pianist Dan Tepfer uses pre-programmed algorithms in his modern player piano to spark the creativity of his own improvisation, actually helping to inspire his compositions. Tepfer explains and demonstrates in a new video from Jazz Night In America.

Watch video

Ticket Giveaway ~ See The Capitol Steps in OKC Aug. 19
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They'll be here soon -- the Capitol Steps are bringing their up-to-the-minute political parody to Oklahoma City Community College on Saturday, Aug. 19, and much hilarity will ensue. We have several pairs of tickets to give away in a drawing next week.

Register here

Congratulations to our winners!
In the last two issues we've given away CDs galore: first, the new collaboration album from the Isley Brothers and Santana, Power of Peace, to winners Louis, Michael, Janey and Jo. Second, we gave away the Capitol Steps' new release, Orange Is the New Barack, to Shannon, Steven, Kathleen, Susan and Robert. Enjoy!

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