August 23, 2018
  • Election night results
  • Sunday series on education
  • Jazz Night videos
  • Long weekend giveaway


Coverage Plans For State Runoff Elections
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Oklahoma voters will finalize the candidates who will represent their political party in runoff elections next Tuesday, Aug. 28. KGOU will again provide updates as the results come in that evening, and our reporters will be out and about getting reactions from candidates. Follow our Twitter feed or visit our website for frequent updates on election night, and check out the latest in our Oklahoma Engaged reporting project.

Public Radio Personalities Make Oklahoma Appearances
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Jad Abumrad and David Sedaris
This fall, listeners have a couple of opportunities to be in the same room with public radio innovators. Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab, will be at Oklahoma Humanities' inaugural event, Curiosity Fest on Oct. 20. And author and public radio "discovery" David Sedaris will be speaking and signing books at Rose State College's Hudiburg Chevrolet Center on Nov. 14. Ticket information and more details of these and other happenings are on our Community Events Calendar.

Limited-Run Series: APM Reports on Education
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APM Reports talks with participants in a college program geared to low-income students.

APM Reports tackles a number of hot topics in education these days, from whether college improves the economic prospects of all students to how best to teach kids -- especially dyslexic kids -- to read. KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee will broadcast four episodes of this series over the next four weeks. Tune in this Sunday at noon for the first episode, "Changing Class: Are Colleges Helping Americans Move Up?"

Jazz Night in America: Nashville Jazz
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Christian McBride

Nashville, Tenn. is known as the home of country music, but it also has a burgeoning jazz scene. Jazz Night in America host Christian McBride had been hearing great things about that scene, and sat in with some Music City musicians for some collaboration. Watch his new video highlighting Nashville's small but serious jazz culture, and tune in tomorrow evening at 9 p.m. for the full episode.

Ticket Giveaway ~ Dusk 'Til Dawn Blues Festival In Rentiesville
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Blues fans from all over make a pilgrimage to Rentiesville (near Muskogee), home of the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame, and the Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Festival every Labor Day weekend. We've got tickets to give away for your choice of all-nighters: Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. Enter our drawing for your chance to win.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to tonight's Capitol Steps show at OCCC to winners Ann and Tera. And we gave away tickets to Les Misérables at the Civic Center Sept. 18 to winners Nancy and Jason. Congratulations and enjoy the shows!

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