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April 8, 2010
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Peabody Award Winners
IQ2 Debate Airs Sunday
NPR on iPad
CD Giveaway
Thanks to all of KGOU's friends who participated in our Be a Friend, Bring a Friend drive -- 1474 friends, 30 phone volunteers, Café Plaid and Jason's Deli. A few behind-the-scenes photos are posted on our Facebook page.
Together, we raised nearly $136,000, and with pledges continuing to come in, we're working toward successfully ending our fiscal year. 
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Science Friday Arrives in Norman
SciFriThe engineering crew is running wires and setting up microphones in anticipation of Talk of the Nation Science Friday's live broadcast tomorrow from the Reynolds Performing Arts Center on the University of Oklahoma Campus.  The program airs from 1 - 3 p.m., but ticket holders need to be in their seats by 12:40 p.m. at the latest. Topics for the show are tornadoes, weathercasting and climate change, and wind power.
If you don't have a ticket, we'll have a "stand-by" line forming at 11:30 at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center. And there's now another option for the overflow crowd -- the show will be simulcast at the National Weather Center via a video link. Following the broadcast, everyone's invited to the National Weather Center for a reception, with remarks from Ira Flatow at about 4:30. Parking information is here, and a campus map can be found here.
Funding for this special event is from the University of Oklahoma President's Office, the OU Vice President for Research at Norman and the OU Vice President for Research at the Health Sciences Center.
Peabody AwardNPR, Diane Rehm Win Peabody Awards
NPR has received two Peabody Awards, one of journalism's most prestigious accolades -- one for Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson's coverage in Afghanistan and one to for overall excellence. Kudos also to Diane Rehm for a Peabody Award honoring her career at WAMU and NPR. See the complete list of 2010 winners.
Also, a series of reports that began in May 2008, The Giant Pool of Money, a collaboration of NPR News and PRI's This American Life, has been named one of the Top Ten Works of Journalism of the Decade in the United States by New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
IQ2 Debate Focuses on U.S.-Israel Relationship 
Intelligence Squared U.S.Intelligence Squared U.S. takes on the question, "Should the U.S. step back from its special relationship with Israel?" this Sunday, April 11 at 11 a.m.  The Oxford-style debate features panelists for and against the question, and you can always expect an informed, lively discussion of hot-button issues.
Check out KGOU's lineup of limited-run programs and series on our Programming and Limited Run Programs pages.
NPR app for iPadNPR App on iPad from Day One
If you happen to be among the technology "early adopters" who plan to purchase Apple's new iPad, NPR will be there with a fully redesigned app and a Web site that's optimized for the iPad's unique platform. has more info on the new iPad app and other mobile applications -- plus discussion in the Inside blog.
NPR Audience Research Blog Goes Public 
Go FigureNPR's Audience Insight and Research group has joined the blogosphere with an inside look at the public radio listening audience, dissected and parsed as only demographers and statisticians can. Their new blog, Go Figure, is designed to connect with and learn from the NPR audience, public media professionals at local stations and elsewhere, and colleagues in research and media. If you're interested in what researchers know (or don't know) about the typical public radio listener, check it out and offer your own insight. 
Asparagus SoupWeb Exclusive:  Soups that Bloom in the Spring
As the seasons change and the temperatures climb, author Domenica Marchetti offers recipes for soups that suit the temperamental days of early spring, at
album coverCD Giveaway ~ Santana's Supernatural Legacy Edition
No other album has sold more copies since Supernatural was released in 1999.  This 10th Anniversary 2-CD set includes Santana's hits "Smooth" and "Maria Maria", plus outtakes, remixes and live performances. In a promotion with Sony Music and Legacy Recordings, KGOU will hold a drawing for four winners on Tuesday, April 13.  Enter here!