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September 6, 2018
Contents:
  • Special coverage tonight
  • Weekly election analysis
  • Wait, Wait's 20th anniversary
  • Giveaways

 

Special Coverage: Senate Confirmation Hearing
photo by  Chip Somodevilla for Getty Images
Photo by Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

This week KGOU has been airing live special coverage of the Senate confirmation hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Tonight at 7 p.m. NPR is offering a one-hour recap of the hearing so far -- the protests, the documents, the questions and Kavanaugh's answers will receive analysis by NPR's deep bench of correspondents covering politics, legal affairs, Congress and the White House. Due to the unpredictability of such hearings, KGOU's coverage may end at some point tomorrow. Our plans are to bring you live coverage of the vote on Kavanaugh's nomination as it is announced. Live video of the entire proceeding will be available on KGOU.org.

Fall Membership Drive: Staying with the Story
Help our reporters stay with the story
2018 has been a year full of big news stories: trade, medical marijuana, teachers' pay, government budgets, diplomacy, immigration, technology, environmental concerns, scandals, politics and elections to boot! Whenever you hear a news story that matters to you on KGOU, you can thank a donor.

Financial contributions from listeners continue to make up the lion's share of KGOU's operating funds. Donations pay for the rights to broadcast programs from NPR, APM and other national content producers. Listener support makes it possible for KGOU to provide news and entertainment in 32 counties in Oklahoma and online worldwide.

If you are a donor, thank you! We're entering our fall fundraising season, when we ask listeners to renew or begin their support so that KGOU can continue to bring to your daily life the news and programming that matters.
Sunday Limited-Run Series: The Politics Show
four reporters seated on a stage
Scott Detrow, Tamara Keith, Asma Khalid and others talk politics

Starting Sept. 16 and running through the November election, KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee will be The Politics Show from NPR -- a one-hour weekly roundtable discussion that is the definitive guide to the 2018 midterms. Featuring the trademark wit that has long characterized the popular NPR Politics Podcast, The Politics Show will feature reporters from a number of different perspectives -- from NPR's White House and Congressional teams to local station reporters covering local races. Tune in Sundays at 12 p.m.


Ticket Presale: Wait, Wait... It's Been 20 Years !?!
Wait Wait Dont Tell Me 20th anniversary logo
Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is celebrating 20 years on the air this year. The main event is a very special live recording of the show in the 2500-seat Chicago Theater on Thursday, Oct. 25. Featuring favorite panelists, favorite games, favorite language advisories and more, it will be a celebration of the  longevity of the show. We know some of our listeners will be interested in traveling to Chicago for this special event -- a ticket presale is underway now at the link below, using the presale code WW20TH. Tickets go on sale tomorrow morning to the general public.


Ticket Giveaway ~ The Music Man in Concert at OCCC
The Music Man In Concert
Oklahoma City Community College and CityRep Theatre present a concert adaptation of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, starring Oklahoma favorite Jonathan Beck Reed and Oklahoma native and Broadway leading lady Teri Bibb. We're giving away tickets to the Sept. 28 production. Enter our drawing for your chance to win.


Congratulations to our winners!
In our previous issue we gave away free admission to the Dusk 'til Dawn Blues Fest this past weekend in Rentiesville, Okla. Our winners were Larry, Janey, Kirstin, Germaine, Vicki, and Debbie.

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