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July 15, 2010
Also in this Issue:
Online Election Resources
NPR Reports from China
KGOU Among 'Best of OKC'
Norah Jones Tickets
With primary elections coming up July 27, KGOU has resources for voters in a new 2010 Elections page. We've got audio of candidate forums, news coverage and links to more information, all in one spot, updated frequently.
And speaking of voting, KGOU made the runoff in the Oklahoma Gazette's Best of OKC balloting -- Thank you, KGOU fans!
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KGOU Wins Associated Press Sweepstakes Award
Kurt Gwartney and Brian HardzinskiFor the fourth year in a row, KGOU won the Sweepstakes award in the radio division of the Oklahoma Associated Press Broadcasters awards last month. A couple of highlights: KGOU's news team swept the Best Newscast category, and Brian Hardzinski's work won a third place award in the Reporter's Portfolio category.
And, in a nationwide contest sponsored by Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, Brian took first place in the Feature category for "One Hot Oklahoma Night". See the list of awards and listen to the archived reports from our awards page.
Next Week on ATC: A Religious Revolution In China
photo by Ariana Lindquist for NPRIn a country previously affiliated as "atheist", one third of the population of China now identifies themselves as religious. NPR's Louisa Lim reports on how China's astonishing economic transformation is changing worship and spearheading economic and political activism. Her reports highlight scenes that few outsiders have witnessed: Christian proselytizing, female mosques and more. The five-part series starts Monday, July 19, on All Things Considered.
A Photographer's Intimate View of South Africa
The Picture ShowFor a view of South Africa that goes beyond its World Cup soccer stadiums, NPR's Picture Show blog features renowned photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa. He photographs the environment, social issues, and people of his native country with an intimate sensibility that strives to get away from the "Afro-pessimism" that has previously marked that country's artistic output. See a photo slideshow and hear his philosophical approach to his work, at
KGOU in Runoff for Oklahoma Gazette's 'Best of OKC'
Best of OKCEvery year the Oklahoma Gazette gives residents of the Oklahoma City metro area the opportunity to choose their favorites in more than 100 categories of businesses and services. This year's Best of OKC ballot includes a category for Best Radio Station, and KGOU has been voted into the top five! Cast your ballot by July 28 at
You'll have to vote in at least half of the categories for your ballot to be counted, so why not also give a nod to those who have supported KGOU? Supporters in the runoff include: Saturn Grill, Misal of India, Fowler VW, OKC Museum of Art, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Forward Foods, Native Roots Market, Mike Hosty, Full Circle Bookstore, The Coach House, UCO Jazz Lab, Untitled [Artspace], Colcord Hotel, and Coffee Slingers.
Under Fire, The Fight Heats Up In Afghanistan
David Gilkey/NPR photoAll this month, NPR is reporting from the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, the birthplace of the Taliban movement. The U.S. troops fighting there are fighting in what they call "the heart of darkness," the part of Afghanistan where the Taliban hides its weapons and plans its attacks. Listen to the archived reports and see photos by NPR photographer David Gilkey, who is embedded with members of the 101st Airborne Division.
Kitchen Window: Getting Kids in the Kitchen
NPR photoTired of the same old ice pops? You might be able to entice your little chef into the kitchen with recipes for Balsamic-Chocolate Cookie Ice Cream, Watermelon Slushie, Blueberry Fool, and Spice, Crackle And Pop. Try these cool treats to keep youngsters entertained and well fed this summer.
photo courtesy of the artistNorah Jones Ticket Giveaway!
In a promotion with Beaver Productions, KGOU will give away two pairs of tickets to see Norah Jones in concert at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall on Monday, August 16 at 8 p.m. Subscribe to the e-Newsletter to enter!

Tickets are on sale online at, at participating Buy for Less stores, or by phone at 297-2264 or 800-364-7111.
Congratulations to our winners!
Three lucky subscribers are the winners in KGOU's previous drawing for tickets to see Bob Dylan at the Zoo Amphitheatre August 6 -- Kathy, Chris and Cletus. Congratulations!