September 21, 2017
  • Intelligence Squared season premiere
  • Confess your KGOU habit
  • Becoming the story
  • CD giveaway


Morning Edition: Elections in Germany
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
NPR's broadcast space includes a view of the Brandenburg Gate
Morning Edition's Rachel Martin will co-host live from Berlin tomorrow and Monday, reporting on Germany's national elections taking place this Sunday. German voters will be reacting to the country's struggles with the migrant crisis, far-right extremism and Islamic radicalization as they decide whether to re-elect Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rachel will be live with election results on Monday morning. See photos of the reporting trip on NPR's On the Road Tumblr page.

KGOU Fall Fund Drive: News Junkie T-shirt
Tshirt with News Junkie and NPR and KGOU logos
For all the news junkies out there, KGOU is unveiling a new thank-you gift in time for fall fundraising. Our new T-shirt, designed once again by Shelly Phelps, proclaims your need for public radio news coverage. It's available for a donation of $15 a month, or a one-time gift of $180. This is your sneak peek at the new design -- we'll have more photos soon.

IQ2US: Season Premiere Debates China-U.S. Relationship
images of Xi Jinping, Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
Intelligence Squared U.S. kicks off a brand new season this Sunday with a bit of a format tweak: the hour will feature spirited Oxford-style debate, but on multiple motions, all revolving around the U.S. relationship with China and China's influence on North Korea. Prior to the debates, Gen. David Petraeus and military historian Max Boot will discuss the most pressing global challenges of the Trump era. Tune in for this week's Sunday Radio Matinee on Sept. 24 at 12 p.m.

Reveal: Street Fights from Charlottesville to Berkeley
police phalanx and journalists with tv cameras
Al Letson
In the aftermath of the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, militants from the left and the right are taking their battles to the streets. At a protest in Berkeley, California, Reveal host Al Letson was a witness to erupting violence, jumping in to protect a man who was being beaten. Monday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m., Letson examines all sides of these ideological clashes and sits down with the right-wing activist he risked his own life to protect .
CD Giveaway ~ Capitol Steps' Orange Is the New...
cast and dignitaries
(l-r) Cast members Brian Ash, Corey Harris, Delores Williams, KGOU GM Dick Pryor, Mike Thornton, OUtreach VP Dr. Belinda Biscoe, Ann Schmitt and pianist Howard Breitbart
Missed seeing the live show when the Capitol Steps came to OCCC last month? Here's your chance to win the next-best thing, their newest album, Orange Is the New Barack. The Steps are making political parody great again -- hear all the news that's fit to mock, with "hits" from Donald and Melania Trump, James Comey, Vladimir Putin, and many others. Enter our drawing for your chance to laugh in the face of the news.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to OU Theatre's production of City of Angels on Sept. 30 to our lucky winners RoseMarie and Lee Ann. Enjoy the show!
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