May 25, 2017
  • Series: Uprooted by conflict
  • Holiday weekend programs
  • Preview Invisibilia's new season
  • Book giveaway


NPR News Series: Uprooted by Conflict
apartment building with clothes drying on fire escape
While refugees around the world have been the focus of a lot of attention, most people forced out of their homes remain in their own countries. NPR's Stephanie Joyce traveled to the Republic of Georgia to learn about the lives of people displaced by conflict. Her web-exclusive report will be published tomorrow on KGOU.org and NPR.org, and you'll hear her Monday, May 29 on Morning Edition.

Capitol Steps Return to Oklahoma City Aug. 19
cast of characters
Barack, Kellyanne, the Donald and a cast of characters
They're back! The Capitol Steps return to Oklahoma City Community College on Saturday, Aug. 19 with their unique blend of musical political parody. It hasn't been easy keeping up with the headlines -- the Steps have been "bigly" busy writing and rehearsing their "yu-u-u-u-ge" show! Tickets are $45 and $35 and will be offered to the general public June 1. Take advantage of a pre-sale especially for KGOU eNewsletter subscribers; use the code "KGOU" when ordering tickets. See you there!

Ticket pre-sale

Invisibilia: New Season Begins June 4
Invisibilia is back for Season 3 and further exploration of the invisible forces that shape human behavior -- thoughts, emotions, assumptions and expectations. The four new hour-long radio episodes look at the nature of reality and our role in creating it. Hosts Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel tell stories that speak to a central question of our time: how is it that people are looking at the same landscape and seeing completely different things? New episodes begin June 4 as KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee, Sundays at 12 p.m.

Listen: Season 3 preview

Celebrate the Holiday Weekend with Music Festival Highlights
woman singing onstage
Ruby Amanfu wowed the crowd
Kick off the unofficial start of summer outdoors --  or in the spirit of the outdoors at two great summer music festivals. On Saturday, May 27, KGOU encores highlights from Norman's Jazz in June Festival last summer. On Sunday, we bring you highlights from the 2016 Newport Folk Festival, featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Elvis Costello and Ruby Amanfu, among others. See our Special Programs page for details.

Special programs

Race Matters: Rebroadcasts Set for Mondays in June
Merleyn Bell
Merleyn Bell
This June, KGOU will rebroadcast four of our favorite episodes of Race Matters to date. Host Merleyn Bell of World Literature Today interviews newsmakers, thinkers and authors about topics relating to race and race relations. June's episodes will revisit historical background on the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot with author Rilla Askew, insights into black feminist thought with sociologist Patricia Hill Collins, the challenges and promise of increasing diversity in science with chemist Rigoberto Hernandez and the connection between "place" and "lineage" with author Lauret Savoy. Race Matters airs Mondays at 6:30 p.m. beginning June 5.

Race Matters

Book Giveaway ~ YBYG Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes
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It's not too late to get some tomato plants in the ground to reap a harvest this summer. Mike McGrath has tips and tricks in his You Bet Your Garden Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes. We have a few copies left to give away, complete with Mike's scrawl inside -- enter our drawing for a chance to win one!

Entry form

Congratulations to our winner!
We had one lucky winner in our last issue when we gave away a signed copy of David Grann's new book, Killers of the Flower Moon, courtesy of Full Circle Bookstore. Congratulations, April!
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