March 22, 2018
  • Curious enough for our new podcast?
  • Welcome KGOU's new addition
  • Got a desk?
  • Full-throated ticket giveaways


New Podcast 'How Curious' Launches
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Artwork by an audience member at our launch party Mar. 14
So, are the rumors true that Chinese immigrants inhabited a vast network of tunnels under downtown Oklahoma City at the turn of the century? If you've listened to Episode 1 of KGOU's new podcast How Curious, then you know the answer. The next episode will be ready for download soon. (Sneak peek: Is there evidence a school-bus sized catfish lurks in the waters of Lake Texoma?) Join host Claire Donnelly as she explores legends, tall tales and "common knowledge" about Oklahoma. Listen online or subscribe wherever you get podcasts.

How Curious

Caroline Halter Joins KGOU As Producer/Reporter
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Caroline Halter
We are pleased to welcome Caroline Halter to the KGOU team! She'll be producing some of our local programs such as World Views and Capitol Insider, and also doing general news reporting -- you might have already heard her on the air. She's from Washington State, but comes to KGOU via the public radio station in Marfa, Texas. Glad you're here, Caroline!

Caroline's bio

NPR News Series: 50 Years After MLK Assassination
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Debbie Elliott
NPR's year-long project "1968: How We Got Here" has been looking back at a remarkable year that saw upheaval and progress on many fronts -- civil rights, politics, and technology. On one of the most memorable dates that year, April 4, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. To mark the anniversary and his long legacy, NPR's Debbie Elliott is working on a series-within-the-series, set to air beginning March 28 on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  Noel King will be co-hosting Morning Edition from Memphis on Wednesday, April 4.

1968: How We Got Here

Last Days To Enter the Tiny Desk Contest
The Routine's contest entry gets funky and--wait for it--uses the desk as a dance partner.
As NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest rolls on, with the goal of discovering new artists from all across the country, the deadline for entries is fast approaching. U.S.-based musicians can submit their original songs in video form until March 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET. NPR Music's Bob Boilen and the folks at All Songs Considered have already started seeing some entries they love. So get your desk in order and submit your video already!

Early contenders

Ticket Giveaway ~ Armstrong College Choral Union's Abraham
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The Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union performs a new oratorio by college music director Ryan Malone, depicting one of the Old Testament's most revered figures. Abraham will be performed at Armstrong Auditorium on Thursday, April 19; we've got tickets to give away by random drawing.

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Ticket Giveaway ~ Opera Lucia di Lammermoor at OU
University Theatre's production of Donizetti's  opera Lucia di Lammermoor features lavish costumes and sets, a full orchestra and chorus. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. (Note: contains adult themes and murderous violence.) Enter our drawing for your chance to win tickets for the April 7 performance in historic Holmberg Hall.

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Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue we gave away tickets to folk group Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow at OCCC next week. Our lucky winners are Linda, Nicholas, and Marlene -- enjoy it!

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