March 8, 2018
  • ATC reports from Russia
  • Let's get together
  • 'Women in Jazz' month
  • Ticket giveaway


All Things Considered: Reporting on Russian Election
Mary Louise Kelly
As the U.S. continues to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Russia is set to have a presidential election of its own. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly will co-host All Things Considered live from Russia on Friday, March 16 and Monday, March 19.

She'll report on how Russians view the U.S. investigation into election meddling, how sanctions imposed by the U.S. have sparked a Russian farm-to-table movement, what it means to be running a doomed opposition campaign, plus live analysis from Moscow on the election results.

You're Invited: Podcast Launch and Listening Party
Claire Donnelly
Have you ever heard a local legend about Oklahoma and wondered if it was true? KGOU's Claire Donnelly wondered about some of the tales she heard since moving here from Chicago. She's producing and hosting KGOU's new podcast researching some of those stories; we're calling it How Curious.

From folklore to the state's colorful history, you can suggest questions and ideas of your own to news@kgou.org.

You're invited to be among the first to hear the premiere  episode of How Curious at a listening event on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore in Oklahoma City. You can RSVP -- and share the invitation with your friends -- on Facebook.

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Jazz Night Celebrates Women in Jazz
Jazz Night in America
March is Women's History Month, and Jazz Night in America is celebrating women of jazz in its March episodes. Kicking off with vocalist Lizz Wright last week, Jazz Night spotlights Dee Dee Bridgewater on tomorrow's show, in a performance from Jazz at Lincoln Center, featuring the music associated with Abbey Lincoln and Nina Simone. Later this month: Marian McPartland, Jane Bunnette and Maqueque, and Jazzmela Horn. Tune in Fridays at 9 p.m. or listen from the archives.

Jazz Night videos and archives

Invisibilia: Can We Break Our Patterns of Behavior?
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Invisibilia, NPR's limited-run series about the unseen forces that influence our lives, makes its season debut this weekend. Season 4 will examine how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another... and what happens in the space in between. In episode one, hosts Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin ask: Are we destined to repeat our patterns or can we stray in surprising directions? Invisibilia is KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee beginning March 11 at 12 p.m.

Audio trailer and more

Ticket Giveaway ~ Lonesome Traveler with Peter Yarrow
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Folk group Lonesome Traveler celebrates the likes of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, The Byrds, James Taylor and others, depicting the story of folk music from the 1920s to the '60s and beyond. They perform with special guest Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary) at Oklahoma City Community College on Thursday, March 29. We've got tickets to give away in a drawing.

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Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, we gave away tickets to Contemporary Dance Oklahoma at OU's Rupel J. Jones Fine Arts Center; our winners were Connie and Diane. We also gave away tickets to hear Staatskapelle Weimar's performance at Armstrong Auditorium to winners Rick and Rob. Enjoy the performances!

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