June 7, 2018
  • SQ 788 - what's your opinion?
  • 1968 Political Junkie retrospective
  • Get ready for Jazz in June


Oklahoma Engaged: Weigh In on SQ 788
Oklahoma Engaged logo
Our election coverage partnership is kicking off with an opportunity for Oklahoma voters to weigh in, answer questions, help inform our coverage and be a source for stories by voluntarily joining a texting club. The first topic is State Question 788, which would legalize marijuana for medical purposes if approved by voters on the June 26 ballot. To participate, text the word "pot" to (405) 351-6059; you'll be prompted to answer some questions about your opinions on the issue. (You might be subject to additional phone charges for texting.) Listen for reporting on the air and online as state election coverage gets underway in the next few weeks.

Political Junkie Series - 1968: 50 Years Later
1968- 50 years later
The year 1968 will long be remembered for its political and social upheaval, as America was reeling from the assassinations of prominent leaders and a growing negativity toward the war in Vietnam. Ken Rudin hosts a three-part series looking back along with journalists, historians, and several key figures of the time to reflect on the immediate effects, and explore how those events continue to shape politics today. Part 1 airs Sunday, June 10 at 12 p.m. with parts two and three airing June 24 and July 8, respectively.

KGOU Updates Online Privacy Policy
At KGOU, our commitment to protecting the privacy of our donors and subscribers has not wavered through the years. But with online privacy getting a lot of scrutiny these days, it's a good time to revisit our policy governing data and website visitors. Our updated privacy policy goes into detail about what data we collect, and how we use and protect it. As always, KGOU does not sell, give or trade your personal information to any individual, business or organization not directly related to our mission, and we use aggregated website visitor data only to inform and improve our online services.

Norman's 'Jazz in June' Festival Opens Next Week
35th annual Jazz in June
It's time to dust off the lawn chairs and pack the coolers for Norman's hottest outdoor music festival, Jazz in June. KGOU is co-producer of the festival, so don't be surprised if you see station staff enjoying the music of The Chebon Tiger Band, Eric Gales, Ryan & Ryan Piano Duo, Huntertones, TAUK, and the rest of this year's lineup. See you in Norman June 14 - 16 for some great music!

Weekend Edition Sunday Series: Weekend Long Listen
2006 photo by Loren Jenkins
Phil on assignment in 2006
WESun has recently launched a series designed to help listeners take a step back from the frantic news cycle. It's a feature story billed as the Weekend Long Listen, in which reporters on the ground  take you somewhere through sound; these are stories that yes, you just have to listen to. Coming up this Sunday, June 10, NPR's Philip Reeves takes us aboard the White Swan, a boat that's sailed up and down the Amazon River for more than 50 years. Phil will introduce us to some of the Brazilian passengers who are a microcosm of the country itself. We set sail at 8 a.m. Sunday.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away copies on CD of the newly released Ella Fitzgerald album recorded live in 1956, Ella at Zardi's, to our winners: Vicki, Jason, Nancy, Koorosh, David, Mark, Tona and Gayle. Watch this space for more great giveaways!

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