April 5, 2018
  • Weather resilience reporting partnership
  • A Storme sweeps up awards
  • Fans vote for the desk
  • Ticket giveaways


KGOU News Director Awarded Weather Reporting Project
Jacob McCleland
Jacob McCleland
KGOU News Director Jacob McCleland is one of three recipients of New America's Weather Eye Award for Local Reporting. The project is a one-year partnership with local reporters who have a strong commitment to disaster resilience in their communities. See Jacob's topical focus, along with the other recipients, on the New America website:

more about the project

All Things Considered: Financial Crisis, 10 Years Later
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In 2008, a crisis in the housing market metastasized into a full-blown financial crisis felt around the world. It was the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression, with ripples still being felt today.

Starting on Monday, April 16, All Things Considered will explore those ripples in a series of stories airing occasionally through the year. Hear about what we have -- and haven't -- learned in the last ten years through reporting from neighborhoods hit hard by the housing crisis. We'll also hear from people who crafted the government's response to the crisis and consider the present state of the "American Dream."

Spring Fund Drive: Share Your Shirt To Help KGOU
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Anyone else still have this shirt?
As our fundraising drive hits the airwaves today, KGOU is recruiting listeners to help finish out the 2018 fiscal year in a position of strength. It's time to give, if you haven't already done so.

Some listeners have asked what else they can do to help, so we're also recruiting advocates to spread the word about KGOU on social media. To participate, take a selfie wearing any KGOU t-shirt, then post it to the social platform of your choice (maybe as your profile photo), tag us @kgounews, or use the hashtag #kgoushirt. Then take the opportunity to say why you're a fan. Thank you for spreading the word!
Student Wins Regional, National Journalism Education Awards
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Storme at the SPJ Region 8 Mark of Excellence awards ceremony in San Antonio.

KGOU is privileged to have some talented and hardworking student broadcasters work with us as they're completing their degrees in OU's Gaylord College of Journalism. A current student reporter, Storme Jones, has been on an awards streak recently, winning honors from the national Broadcast Education Association, the National Broadcasting Society, and the Society of Professional Journalists' regional competition. He was the national winner in six different categories in the NBS awards announced last month! See the entire list on our Awards page:

Awards list

Tiny Desk Contest Update: Vote For the Desk!
Kanan Morelock's desk really uses its legs.

NPR's panel of judges are watching the many thousands of video submissions on the hunt for this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner. Before the winner is announced later this month, NPR Music wants to have a little fun. Each week, All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen and staff will choose a handful of entries from a made-up category and ask you to help pick a fan favorite. This week, the theme is Desks In The Wild.

Vote here

Ticket Giveaway ~ RIOULT Dance NY at OCCC
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Founded in 1994, RIOULT Dance NY fast became an established name in modern dance for performing the works of Pascal Rioult. The troupe comes to Oklahoma City Community College's   Visual and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 19. You have a chance to win a pair of tickets by entering our drawing.

Enter here

Ticket Giveaway ~ Charley Crockett Sings Blues at Tower Theatre
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NPR Music picked Charley Crockett's single "I Am Not Afraid" for its Heavy Rotation playlist in 2016. On Thursday, April 19 the Texan brings his soulful blues to the Tower Theatre in Oklahoma City along with Austin-based trio Greyhounds to open the show. We've got your chance to win a pair of tickets -- enter our drawing for your opportunity:

Enter drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our previous issue, we gave away tickets to OU Theatre's production of the opera Lucia di Lammermoor this Saturday to our winners Olivia and Christopher. And we gave away tickets to Armstrong College's choral concert on April 19 to winners Eugene and Germaine. Enjoy!

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