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April 29, 2010
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Science Friday Photos
Civil Rights Documentary
Correspondents' Insights
Music Giveaway
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America Abroad Examines America's Growing Debt
In a globalized, interconnected world, what happens to the U.S. economy affects the lives of billions of people around the world, and will affect American foreign policy as well. This Sunday, May 2, at 11 a.m., KGOU will present an episode of America Abroad focusing on America's growing debt and how it affects the health of the U.S. and global economies.
PRI photoRay Suarez hosts the program, which includes highlights of this week's "Fiscal Summit 2010: America's Crisis and A Way Forward" in Washington, D.C. It will also feature interviews with former President Clinton, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, and the Co-Chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson.
Check out our programming page for more information about this and other limited-run programs broadcast on KGOU.
Science Friday Live from Norman! 
KGOU photoTalk of the Nation Science Friday was broadcast from the University of Oklahoma campus on April 9, and we hope the audience (those who attended or listened on the radio) enjoyed the experience as much as we did! You can listen to the program in the Science Friday archives, and view our photo gallery on KGOU's Facebook page.
Our gratitude goes to Ira Flatow and the crew, and also to the University of Oklahoma President's Office, the OU Vice President for Research at the Norman campus and the OU Vice President for Research at the Health Sciences Center for funding this event. 
Radio Diaries on ATC:
Willie McGee and the Traveling Electric Chair
Willie McGeeIn 1945, Willie McGee was accused of raping a white woman. The all-white jury took less than three minutes to find him guilty and McGee was sentenced to death. Over the next six years, the case went through three trials and sparked international protests and appeals from Albert Einstein, William Faulkner, Paul Robeson, and Josephine Baker. McGee was defended by a young Bella Abzug arguing her first major case. But in 1951, McGee was put to death in Mississippi's traveling electric chair.
On Friday, May 7, the anniversary of the execution, All Things Considered broadcasts a documentary narrated by Willie's granddaughter, Bridgette McGee, following her search for the truth about a case that has been called a real-life To Kill A Mockingbird.
Morning Edition Travels the Grand Trunk Road
Photo by Kainaz Amaria for NPRThis ancient road through India, Pakistan and Afghanistan connects some of the world's great cultural landmarks -- and key conflict zones. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep, along with NPR correspondents Julie McCarthy and Philip Reeves, traveled east to west along this ancient road, exploring places that contrast history with the present-day.
The population in this region has exploded -- India's median age is 25, Pakistan's is below 21. And it has grown in international importance -- one country is a rising star in trade and power in Asia while the other is a critical U.S. ally battling its own extremists.
The radio reports begin on Morning Edition on May 12, but now you can read the correspondents' thoughts about their journey and see some of the photos they've taken on's The Two-Way blog.
My Guilty PleasureMy Guilty Pleasure:
A Guide to Gritty French Idioms
In NPR's My Guilty Pleasure series, writers divulge books they love but are embarrassed to be seen reading. In this latest installment, Firoozeh Dumas has discovered a gem of a "reference book" handy for learning the gritty "real French" spoken on the street. Her amusing commentary is quickly climbing the most-recommended-stories list at
Green Corn RevivalCD Giveaway ~ Green Corn Revival's Oklahoma EP!
Hear them on KGOU's Friday Night Live Headline Showcase April 30 at midnight -- Weatherford, Oklahoma's own alt-country band, Green Corn Revival.  The seven-member group recently opened for and backed up Wanda Jackson at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. 
Last year, they recorded this 3-track Oklahoma EP at their studios in Hydro.  Enter our drawing to win a copy on CD.
Congratulations to our winners!
In a drawing on April 13, KGOU gave away four copies of a two-CD reissue of Santana's Supernatural, courtesy of Sony Music and Legacy Recordings. Congratulations to our winners: Jack, Thomas, Chris and William!