October 27, 2016
  • Learn about SQ 777 with StateImpact Oklahoma
  • Election coverage
  • Sweet potato recipes
  • Ticket giveaway


Live Documentary: Field Guide to SQ 777
tractor in field
Oklahoma voters will decide in November whether to approve State Question 777, which would amend the state constitution with regulatory protections for farmers and agricultural producers. StateImpact Oklahoma will present a live documentary on this issue, viewed from all sides, with photos, recorded interviews and live accompaniment by local Americana band Annie Oakley. Watch StateImpact reporters Joe Wertz and Logan Layden--and the whole live production--on Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at the 21C Museum Hotel in Oklahoma City.

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StateImpact Oklahoma is also putting together an on-air Q & A session for a future story on SQ 777. Call (405) 673-NEWS and leave your question.

Fall Fund Drive Update: Goal Surpassed!
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Karen's parting instructions
KGOU's fall on-air fundraiser surpassed expectations -- we asked for 1200 contributions and received 1266! Dollars pledged this fall total $191,000 and counting. Big thank-you's go to our renewing and new donors; our wonderful phone volunteers and the restaurants that fed them: Delight Donut, Pizza Peddlers, Gaberino's Homestyle Italian Restaurant, Ingrid's Kitchen, and Jax Soul Kitchen; and Half Price Books. Thank you for making General Manager Karen Holp's final fund drive a great success!

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State Questions Explored in 'Oklahoma Engaged' Series
State Question 779
Oklahoma Engaged video
Oklahoma voters have seven state questions to be decided at the ballot box Nov. 8. From liquor laws to teacher compensation to criminal justice reforms to farming regulation, the ballot initiatives have complexities and consequences to be considered. KGOU is partnering with KOSU for a series of reports to help navigate the issues--if you or voters you know need a review, we've gathered them all in one place:

Oklahoma Engaged series

Tune in on election night for returns and analysis of local and national races, beginning at 7 p.m.

Weekend Edition: Chicago Has World Series Fever
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Video of Scott Simon's pitch.
Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon will broadcast from WBEZ's main Chicago bureau this Saturday, Oct. 29. A Chicago native and Cubs fan, Scott is working on World Series-related reports, including an interview with renowned National Anthem singer Wayne Messmer. Scott is such a big Cubs fan he was invited last summer to throw out the first pitch for a regular season game.

Did he make it over the plate?

Sweet Potatoes: Not Just for the Holidays
whole sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are a big part of many a holiday meal. But Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst says they're capable of so much more. She shares sweet potato recipes for chips, a side dish, and even a chocolate cake.


Ticket Giveaway ~ Voice Meets Cello at Armstrong Auditorium
Tess Remy-Schumacher and Paula Malone
Internationally acclaimed cellist Tess Remy-Schumacher teams up with Paula Malone, a soprano on the Armstrong College voice faculty, for a concert Nov. 10 at Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond. In addition to several soprano-cello compositions, the program will feature a variety of beloved classical favorites. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

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Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to Yakov Smirnoff's "Happily Ever Laughter, the Neuroscience of Romantic Relationships" to lucky winners Loren, Sidney, Julie and Frank. We also gave away tickets to THE HIT MEN, also at OCCC, to winners Gayle, Loma and Esther.

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