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May 27, 2010
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The Search for ET
'Jazz in June' Time
StoryCorps Animated
CD Giveaway
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Live on KGOU: Presidential Press Conference
NPR NewsToday President Obama is to release a White House 30-day safety review of deep-water drilling. The President is expected to take questions from the media about the Gulf oil spill and his administration's response to the disaster.
KGOU will provide NPR's coverage of the event hosted by David Greene, who will be joined by NPR Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving, and Environment Correspondent Elizabeth Shogren. Coverage begins at 11:40 a.m. or shortly thereafter.
Krulwich on Science: Two Reports this Weekend
2006 NPR photo by Alan KleinThe Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) has been underway for 50 years. Researchers of various stripes have scanned the skies for some kind of signal to indicate the existence of intelligent life somewhere else in the universe. But in all that time, there's been only one possible -- yet unproven -- contact that could be called a communication from an alien. NPR's Robert Krulwich tells the story on Weekend Edition Saturday, May 29.
Then on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad bring Morning Edition listeners a new Radiolab segment on using writing as a diagnostic tool in dementia cases. They delve into the famous Nun Study, which suggests that what you write in your twenties may contain deep clues to what might happen to your brain as you age.
'Jazz in June' Past and Present 
Jazz in JuneKGOU is proud to produce Jazz in June, one of central Oklahoma's premier music festivals. This year's event is fast approaching, so mark your calendars now for June 24 - 26. 2010's featured performers will be Guy Forsyth, Michael Rabinowitz & Bassoon in the Wild, The Bad Plus, Paul McCandless, Suzanna Choffel, and more. For a complete schedule of concert locations and performers, visit the Jazz in June website.
In anticipation, KGOU's music programs will be highlighting last year's Jazz in June performances, from headliners Judy Carmichael, Lloyd Jones, Jeff Lorber and more. Tune in this Sunday, May 30 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. for six back-to-back hours of 2009 highlights. They'll be rebroadcast on KGOU's Friday Night Live Headliner Showcase in the weeks leading up to the 2010 festival, Fridays (June 4, 11 and 18) at midnight.  See our Programming page for details.
StoryCorps Animation to Air on PBS
Q & AThe oral history project StoryCorps will enter into the world of television later this summer with a series of animated shorts that will air on PBS's POV documentary series. Six original StoryCorps audio recordings have been animated by filmmakers Mike and Tim Rauch, and will begin airing Tuesday, August 17 on PBS.
Their first film, Q & A, features the conversation between Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, and his mother, Sarah. Watch it now, and look for the others following full length POV documentaries in August and September.
OU Employees ~ Payroll Deduction Deadline 
Employees of the University of Oklahoma can have their donation to KGOU deducted from their paychecks, and the deadline for signing up for this convenient option is June 30.  OU's Campus Campaign allows OU employees to donate specifically to the departments and purposes they choose -- visit the Campus Campaign online, or call Beckie Tramel at 325-7873 for more information. And be sure to specify KGOU!
Kitchen Window: Cilantro, the Controversial Herb
photo by Lynda BalslevLike politics and religion, this leafy plant elicits strong opinions. Even its name is subject to debate: The leaves are called cilantro, while the seeds are called coriander -- at least in the U.S. But it's so easy-growing and versatile that it is featured in cuisines from all over the world -- which means ample opportunity to join the debate. has recipes.
Busy Bees Use Flower Petals For Nest Wallpaper
Jerome Rozen/American Museum of Natural HistoryIn Turkey and Iran, scientists have discovered O. avoseta, a species of bee that has two fascinating traits: it's solitary, and it makes tiny nests of flower petals. These Thumbelina-like nests are a fascinating natural work of art, but they're also key to understanding more about how bees live. See detailed photos and the much-recommended Web-exclusive story at
photo courtesy Bob MaloneCD Giveaway ~ Bob Malone's Ain't What You Know
Described as an astounding piano man, a deeply soulful singer and a tremendously gifted songwriter, Bob Malone merges jazz, blues, soul and rock into a blend of music that "marries Dr. John with Elton John."
Bob Malone performs at the UCO Jazz Lab in Edmond on Tuesday, June 15. Enter our drawing for a grand prize of his new CD, Ain't What You Know, plus two seats at the live performance; runners-up will receive the CD.