September 15, 2016
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Coffee and Conversation with KGOU Staff Sept. 17
KGOU 2Go Tumbler
Join us this Saturday, Sept. 17 for conversation at Gray Owl Coffee, 223 E Gray in Norman. Bring your KGOU 2Go tumbler and Gray Owl will fill it once for free between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. For that morning only, you can begin your support of KGOU's programs with a $60 donation (or start $5 per month installments) and we will thank you with a 2Go Tumbler for your very own. Plus, you can register to win tickets to the Avett Brothers' or Garrison Keillor's upcoming Oklahoma City shows. Hope to see you there!


RSVP ~ Retirement Reception For Karen Holp Sept. 29
Karen Holp
University of Oklahoma Outreach and KGOU are celebrating Karen Holp's 28 years of leadership and service with a retirement reception on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman. You are invited to this community celebration and Karen would like to thank you personally for your support of the station -- RSVP by Sept. 23 to help us plan for the crowd and leave your memories and well-wishes for Karen, even if you can't attend.

RSVP here
NPR Special Coverage: Presidential Debates
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KGOU and NPR News will broadcast live special coverage and analysis of the four presidential and vice-presidential debates in September and October. Each debate is scheduled for 90 minutes without interruption. After the debate, NPR's Robert Siegel and NPR reporters will provide analysis and fact-checking.

Dates and times

Oklahoma Watch-Out State Question Forum Airs Sept. 18
Among the ballot initiatives Oklahoma voters will decide in November is State Question 792 which would revise the laws governing alcoholic beverage sales in the state. In a recent Oklahoma Watch public forum, Executive Editor David Fritze moderated a public forum with guests from opposing sides of the issue. KGOU will air the forum this Sunday, Sept. 18 at noon as an episode of our Sunday Radio Matinee.

Sunday Radio Matinee archive

Wanted: Cheerful Volunteers!
If you love public radio and want to talk with others who love it just as much, we could use your help during our upcoming Fall Fundraiser. If you're able to get to our studios in Norman, talk with callers on the phone and write down pledges, sign up for a couple of hours of volunteering. The gift of your time is a great way to support KGOU!

Volunteer info and sign-up

A Jazzy Interlude: This Is Cabaret Four-Part Series Airs
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Ann Hampton Callaway
KGOU will broadcast a limited-run series, This Is Cabaret, to celebrate intimate performances and emotionally engaging songs from jazz, the blues, Broadway and the Great American Songbook. Guests perform and share personal insights with host Ann Hampton Callaway, live from the stage of the legendary Birdland Jazz Club in the heart of New York City. This four-part series will air Sunday nights at 11 from Sept. 25 through Oct. 16, serving as an intermission in the middle of Backstage Jazz's 2016 season.

Special Programs

Ticket Giveaway ~ The Texas Tenors at OCCC
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The Texas Tenors blend Country, Classical and Broadway hits with humor and a touch of cowboy charm. A top four finalist in the fourth season of America's Got Talent, they return for an encore performance after last season's sell-out at Oklahoma City Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the Sept. 29 performance.

Enter drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to the season opening performance at Armstrong Auditorium, The StepCrew. Our winners for tonight's show are Frankie, Meridith and Amy -- enjoy!
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