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June 24, 2010
Also in this Issue:
Signal Expansion Update
Jazz in June
Capitol Steps 4th
Bob Dylan Tickets
As NPR makes preparations to cover the Kagan confirmation hearings, self-proclaimed 'political junkie' Ken Rudin is taking predictions of the final senate vote in a contest.
And for all you 'junkie' fans, Ken reveals some fascinating facts about himself in this interview on a Beltway blog.
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Coverage of Kagan Hearings On-Air, Online
NPR NewsHearings on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court are scheduled to begin Monday, June 28 at 11:30 a.m. CT and may run through Thursday, July 1.
In addition to coverage in the newsmagazines, newscasts, and talk programs, NPR News will cover the highlights of the proceedings in a one-hour wrap-up each day at 6 p.m. CT. Linda Wertheimer will host, with analysis from correspondents and experts.
KGOU and NPR will also provide gavel-to-gavel audio of every question and answer, available online from while the hearing is in session.
KGOU Signal Construction to Begin Soon 
This is shaping up to be an eventful summer at KGOU: our signal expansion projects in Woodward, Ada and ChickashaSignal Expansion Update have been in the planning stages for awhile, but the time has come to begin construction!
The 250-watt translator signal in Chickasha will be built first, with our contractor scheduled to begin connecting all the broadcast components soon. Over the course of the summer and early fall, construction will begin on a 23,000-watt station in Woodward that will bring KGOU to a large area in northwest Oklahoma, and a 2000-watt station (to replace our current translator) in Ada.
It's a busy, but very exciting, time at KGOU. Read more about these projects in our New Horizons pages.
Jazz in June Begins
The Bad PlusNorman is the place to be for jazz and blues under the stars this weekend! Jazz in June starts tonight at Brookhaven Village, featuring Austin bluesman Guy Forsyth. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and enjoy this live outdoor music festival Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
And what could be better on a holiday weekend than outdoor music? Highlights from Jazz in June will be broadcast on KGOU on Sunday, July 4 from noon to 5 p.m. with sets from Forsyth, Michael Rabinowitz & Bassoon in the Wild, festival headliners The Bad Plus, and more. See the Jazz in June website for more info.
Politics Takes a Holiday ~ A 'Capitol Steps' 4th
Capitol StepsAl Gore is available, they're re-writing the history books in Texas, and the gulf is a disaster area!  No news is so personal, so terrifying or so unthinkable that the Capitol Steps can't find a bit of humor in it. 
Tune in to KGOU for the Capitol Steps' Independence Day edition of Politics Takes a Holiday, with three opportunities to listen over the 4th of July weekend: Friday, July 2 at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 4 at 11 a.m., and Monday, July 5 at 11 a.m. Here's a preview.
NPR News Series Explores 'The Human Edge'
Courtesy of the Smithsonian InstitutionHow did humans come to be as we are today? As scientists piece together the best picture yet of how modern humans evolved, NPR News explores the key attributes that gave our ancestors the competitive advantage over other species, and how those characteristics, skills and abilities were acquired.
NPR correspondents are working on a variety of stories for a new series, The Human Edge, to air weekly on Morning Edition and occasionally on All Things Considered. Joe Palca will kick off the series Monday, July 5, examining what the newest research tells us about the origins of our species -- be prepared to meet your inner fish!
Weed It And Reap: A Meal With Nature's Outcasts
dandelionsThere is such a thing as free lunch, and you're probably walking on it. Instead of obliterating the plant pests in your garden, this Kitchen Window feature recommends harvesting them. Browse these recipes for turning your wild edibles (aka weeds) into a delicious dish, and see which other stories were most viewed, recommended and commented upon at
NPR Music: There's an App for That!
NPR MusicThe new NPR Music app for the iPhone and iPod Touch has launched, featuring more than 75 station streams with music formats. Content is organized in the same genres as on -- Rock/Pop/Folk, Classical, Jazz and Blues, Hip-Hop/R&B, and World. Just search for the words "NPR Music" in Apple's iTunes Store.
Ticket Giveaway ~ Bob Dylan at the Zoo Amphitheatre!
2009 Time photoThrough a promotion with DCF Concerts, KGOU will give away tickets to see Bob Dylan and His Band in concert at the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre on Friday, August 6. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Enter drawing to win!
Ticket sales begin Friday, June 25 at Buy for Less locations, online at or can by charged by phone at 800-511-1552.
Congratulations to our winner!
Nikki was the grand prize winner in our ticket giveaway to see Gordon Lightfoot in concert at the Rose State Performing Arts Center on August 16. Congratulations, and enjoy those front-row seats!