May 10, 2018
  • Gearing up for election coverage
  • Exploring parenting practices
  • Curious about
  • Ticket giveaway


Oklahoma Public Media Collaborate to Cover Elections
Oklahoma Engaged logo
As elections approach for statewide offices and midterm Congressional races, KGOU and our public media partners -- KOSU, KWGS in Tulsa, KCCU in Lawton, and StateImpact Oklahoma -- are collaborating on coverage to help inform the electorate.

We're calling this collaboration 'Oklahoma Engaged: Project Public Office.' With funding from the Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Kirkpatrick Foundation, the project will feature data gathering to identify the issues of greatest importance to Oklahomans, and will focus on those issues in original, voter-centered reporting on the air and online.

We're planning some events to launch this exciting project; stay tuned for details on opportunities to engage!

KGOU Enhances Weather Coverage on Digital Platforms
dashboard display with tornado warning
Warning displayed on a car dashboard
KGOU is one of 27 public radio stations nationwide providing severe weather information on mobile devices and other digital platforms through a project funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting -- and was the first station to send an alert for a tornado warning through the new project.

The project is being implemented across "tornado alley," at stations in mid-western, southern and Gulf states. KGOU's alerts will appear in dashboard displays in "connected cars," HD radios, and in mobile apps such as NextRadio while streaming KGOU online. The alerts are triggered by warnings issued through the Emergency Alert System, and can also be manually programmed by station staff.

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NPR News Series: How To Raise a Human
father and son
Modern humans have been around for 300,000 years, and yet every generation seems to want to reinvent the wheel when it comes to raising children.

On Monday, May 14, NPR News debuts a month-long series exploring the latest research on child development, and searching for tried and true lessons on play, caretaking and learning. Listen to series segments in all the NPR newsmagazine shows through mid-June, and share what you wish someone had told you about parenting with #howtoraiseahuman.

How Curious: New Episode May 15 - 'Russian Dream House'
How Curious
A tiny, so-called "Russian dream house" appeared in an Oklahoma City neighborhood in 1963. And then it disappeared. What was this house, how did it come to be, and what happened to it? Hear a brand new episode of How Curious, available for download May 15. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to podcasts. And if you're curious about something, submit your question for a possible future episode to curious@kgou.org.

New Jazz Night Video: The Bad Plus Never Stops
The Bad Plus - the band that never stops
Jazz trio The Bad Plus has always stood for musical collectivism. But a change in personnel -- Orrin Evans replacing Ethan Iverson on piano -- presented a shakeup of existential proportions. Jazz Night in America kept up with the group as it made this momentous transition, and has a new video documenting the challenges. Watch it at the link, and tune in for an expanded version on the next Jazz Night tomorrow, May 11 at 9 p.m. or Sunday, May 13 at 7 p.m.

Ticket Giveaway ~ James Taylor Concert at Chesapeake Arena
James Taylor
Legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor and his All-Star Band will play at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Friday, May 25, and we have one more pair of tickets to give away. Register for our drawing for your chance to win.

Enter drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, we gave away tickets galore: Brenda, Grant, and Nancy won pairs of tickets to ABBA Mania at OCCC May 1; Ginger and Phillip each won two tickets to OCCC's satellite cinema showing of National Theatre Live's Yerma; and Harold and Esther each won a pair of tickets to the Glenn Miller Orchestra performing tonight at Armstrong Auditorium. Congratulations, everyone!

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