August 10, 2017
  • A revealing reunion
  • Get ready to watch the eclipse
  • TV interview with Terry Gross
  • CD giveaway


Morning Edition: A Radio Class Reunion
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Rachel Martin
After plans for her 25th high school reunion fell through, Morning Edition host Rachel Martin thought about what she would like to ask her classmates at Idaho Falls High School -- not the small talk so often exchanged, but the deeper questions about their school days and adult life.

Rachel checked in with three classmates and a former English teacher to reflect on the courses their lives have taken. Hear their personal and very different takes on the high school experience on Morning Edition next week, and read a note from Rachel about this series.

Rachel's note

Saying Farewell to ATC Host Paige Willett
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Paige Willett
KGOU is sending off one of our own into the wider world, as Paige Willett leaves to pursue another opportunity. Paige began her KGOU experience as a student, contributing to on-air production while earning her degree. After being out in the working world for a short while, Paige returned to KGOU to serve as Operations Director and local host of All Things Considered for the past two years. She's not going far -- she'll be working in communications for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Shawnee. We wish her well in her future role.

Capitol Steps Performance in OKC Almost Sold Out
The Capitol Steps
Balcony seats are still available to see The Capitol Steps live onstage at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater on Saturday, Aug. 19. An annual favorite for the last few years, the Steps bring an all-new show of musical political parody. We'll see you there! Get tickets while they last at the OCCC box office:

Fresh Air's 30th Anniversary: Terry Gross on TV ' Tonight'
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photo by Dan Burke
Fresh Air's Terry Gross will be on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon tonight, with former interviewees Jimmy Fallon and Questlove turning the tables and asking Terry questions. Fresh Air's Facebook page will chronicle everything from backstage glimpses to the final video edit tomorrow morning.

Fresh Air on Facebook

Science Friday's Guide to Viewing The Great American Eclipse
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SciFri has resources to learn everything you don't know yet about the coming Great American Eclipse. Whether you're traveling to the "totality zone" or hoping for a partial view and getting your safety equipment in place, SciFri has it covered. Educational resources and more available at this link:

Eclipse spotlight

CD Giveaway ~ The Capitol Steps' Orange Is The New Barack
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Here's another chance to win the latest album from The Capitol Steps, Orange Is the New Barack. They're making political parody great again -- hear all the news that's fit to mock, featuring Donald and Melania Trump, James Comey, Vladimir Putin, Elizabeth Warren, and even Hillary Clinton. We've got a few CDs to give away in next week's drawing!

Enter our drawing

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, we gave away a pair of tickets to the Capitol Steps' upcoming performance at OCCC on Aug. 19. Our lucky ticket winner is Jay -- congratulations and we'll see you there!

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