November 21, 2017
  • Welcome a new member of news team
  • Help in the kitchen on Thanksgiving
  • Indian recipes to spice up the holiday
  • A cornucopia of ticket giveaways


Reporter Jackie Fortier Joins StateImpact Oklahoma Team
smiling woman outdoors
Jackie Fortier
StateImpact Oklahoma welcomes Jackie Fortier as the newest member of the reporting team in our collaborative project with other state public media. She comes to Oklahoma from Colorado, and she brings an expertise in reporting on health issues. You'll be hearing from her often as she and Joe Wertz continue building on the excellent coverage StateImpact offers. Welcome, Jackie!

'Best' Storytelling, Turkey Triage on Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving Day on KGOU is full of holiday cheer, with a couple of special programs. At 9 a.m. we'll broadcast Third Coast's Best of the Best, an annual storytelling festival and competition, with 11 winning stories that will intrigue, inform and inspire. Then at 11 a.m., dynamic duo Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Francis Lam provide some last-minute advice to save your turkey dinner from disaster -- or at least minimize the cook's embarrassment -- with The Splendid Table's annual Turkey Confidential.

Sunday Radio Matinee: 'Hearing Voices' of Native Americans
Native Americans paddling canoe
On this Thanksgiving weekend, Hearing Voices presents an encore episode featuring leaders of several First Nations. NPR's Alex Chadwick rides into the Bitterroot Mountains with Natives and Forest Service workers. Paddle the Pacific Coast with the Canoe Nations of the Northwest. And native poets Henry Real Bird, Joy Harjo, John Trudell and Keith Secola sing us the stories of their homes and ancestors. It's KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee at 12 p.m. on Nov. 26.

A Decade Of Music And Memories As NPR Music Turns 10
NPR Music
As NPR Music celebrates its 10th anniversary, music editors are looking back at its first decade year by year. It was born in 2007, as technology was changing how we bought, sold, carried, listened to, and understood music; some of the developments that were seen as revolutionary in the moment almost feel quaint today. In this retrospective, editors have picked the songs, albums, events, trends, and happenings that linger in their minds, and draw them back in time.

Spicing Up Thanksgiving With Indian-Inspired Dishes
dumplings with red dipping sauce
Sweet Potato Samosa Purses with Cranberry Chutney
Traditional Thanksgiving fare can be a bit on the bland side. If you yearn for something spicier, The Splendid Table recently featured chef Vikram Sunderam and David Hagedorn with several recipes from their cookbook to add a kick to your Thanksgiving menu.

Ticket Giveaway ~ Opera Hansel and Gretel at OU
illustration of gingerbread house, wiitch and children
Missing children last seen entering an enchanted forest! Evidence found at the scene: a trail of breadcrumbs. Prime suspect: a witch riding a broomstick in the vicinity. OU Opera Theatre presents Engelbert Humperdinck's opera Hansel and Gretel on Saturday, Dec. 2. This production is in English and is suitable for all audiences. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

Ticket Giveaway ~ Canterbury Voices Perform Handel's Messiah
Handel's Messiah
To kick off the Christmas season in style, Canterbury Voices will perform Goosens' arrangement of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah! on Sunday, Dec. 3 at the Civic Center Music Hall. Canterbury singers will be joined by members of the OKC Philharmonic in this grandiose production. We'll be giving away a pair of tickets in a drawing next week -- enter for your chance to win!

Ticket Giveaway ~ National Theatre Live Presents Amadeus
National Theatre Live presents Amadeus
Lucian Msamati (Game of Thrones) takes the role of Salieri in Peter Shaffer's iconic play about the life and times of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This encore presentation by National Theatre Live is pre-recorded at London's West End and rebroadcast via satellite cinema onto the big screen at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on Sunday, Dec. 10. We've got tickets to give away -- enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, we gave away tickets to Cinema Vivant with the Hot Club of San Francisco at OCCC to winners Natalie, Brenda and Robert. We also gave away tickets to An Evening with Ray Chen at Armstrong Auditorium next Tuesday to our lucky winners Maya and Tommye. Enjoy the performance!
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