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July 29, 2010
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StoryCorps in OKC
Tribute to Daniel Schorr
'Crime' Returns
Norah Jones at Bonnaroo
We're still 'crunching numbers', but it appears KGOU exceeded our fundraising goals for the fiscal year that just ended, raising about $663,000.  We give a great big "thank you" to all the members and underwriters who keep KGOU going year after year!
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StoryCorps Scheduled to Stop in OKC This Fall
You hear StoryCorps conversations each Friday on Morning Edition -- one of the StoryCorps mobile recording booths is scheduled to pay a visit to Oklahoma City in October. We're not ready yet to start scheduling recording times -- we'll have more on that later.

StoryCorps mobile recording boothAs we're planning, KGOU is reaching out to local organizations to help spread the word, such as social service organizations that work with the elderly, youth, the homeless, or others; religious communities; labor unions or other occupation-related groups; literacy or mentoring groups; groups that advocate for minorities; cultural groups, and so on.

We'll be holding an informational meeting August 17 so that StoryCorps' facilitators can explain more about it.  If you can suggest an organization, call or e-mail Development Director Jolly Brown at (405) 325-1601 for more details.

Morning Edition Travels the Congo River
2006 NPR photo by Jacques CoughlinHer voice alone inspires images of Africa, and next week, NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton takes us along for a journey down the Congo River. Beginning at the source of the Congo, Lake Tanganyika, and the source of Belgian colonialism, explorers David Livingston and Henry Morton Stanley, her five-part series winds through fishing villages and shipping ports, and through legacy and culture, until reaching the present-day and the capital city of Kinshasa.  Tune in the week of August 2 on Morning Edition.

In Memorium:  Daniel Schorr
Daniel SchorrDaniel Schorr, a longtime senior news analyst for NPR and a veteran Washington journalist who broke major stories during the Cold War and Watergate, died July 23 at the age of 93. His NPR colleagues remembered him in a tribute told mostly through his own memories. Hear the program, see a photo slideshow, and read more about a life well lived, certainly, but also well reported.
Return to the Scene of the 'Crime in the City'
Crime in the CityMorning Edition's series on crime novelists and the cities that inspire them returns this summer in four parts, beginning Monday, August 9.  The series will explore the dark sides of Trenton, N.J., Sun Valley, Idaho, San Francisco and Los Angeles with authors Janet Evanovich, Ridley Pearson, Naomi Hirahara and Marcia Muller.
Shredded Salads
Shredded Salads for the Lazy Cook
The so-called lazy days of summer can turn even the most industrious cooks into slackers. For those days when it's just too hot to cook, Kitchen Window's T. Susan Chang shares recipes for salads that will help you avoid summer's Public Enemy No. 1-- the stove.
FNL Headliner Showcase: Bonnaroo Highlights
The Flaming Lips perform at Bonnaroo 2010For four days in June, thousands upon thousands of people converged on Manchester, Tenn. for the 10th annual Bonnaroo Music Festival. KGOU will broadcast highlights of some of the most celebrated artists who performed there, on Friday Night Live Headliner Showcase, Fridays at midnight until 2 a.m. (technically Saturday morning). We kick off this series with Norah Jones' two-hour set tomorrow night, June 30. See our Programming page for the complete list of artists and dates.
photo courtesy of the artistNorah Jones Ticket Giveaway!
What a response we got to our ticket giveaway to see Norah Jones in concert! The winners of KGOU's drawing on July 19 are Matt and Marv, but we have two more pairs of tickets to give away! Two more lucky people will also attend the concert at Oklahoma City's Civic Center Music Hall on Monday, August 16 at 8 p.m., courtesy of KGOU and Beaver Productions. If you entered the previous drawing, you're already entered. If not, enter here to win!

Tickets are on sale online at, at participating Buy for Less stores, or by phone at 297-2264 or 800-364-7111.