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August 12, 2010
Also in this Issue:
Katrina Recovery
Race and 'American Lives'
New Book from Scott Simon
Congratulations go to Carl Kasell, a 2010 inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame! Carl had some gracious words for all the voters on last week's Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! -- and a graceful retort for his one detractor in this video.

And, KGOU received an honorable mention in the Oklahoma Gazette's Best of OKC contest.  Thanks for voting!
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The Gulf Coast, Five Years After Hurricane Katrina
Lower Ninth Ward, underwaterAs part of ongoing coverage of the rebuilding in the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina, NPR News examines how the southern Gulf Coast has changed since Katrina came ashore on August 29, 2005. This extended series includes reports from NPR correspondents returning to the scene of the destruction they witnessed firsthand immediately after the disaster, and updates on the storm's survivors.
The series began today on Morning Edition, with more reports scheduled for all the NPR newsmagazines (All Things Considered and Weekend Edition) in the next couple of weeks.
In Memoriam ~ Art Hilgart of Broadway Revisited 
Art HilgartKGOU listeners have told us they enjoy Broadway Revisited Sunday evenings at 7, and they especially enjoyed the commentary and musings of the show's host, Art Hilgart. Hilgart passed away last week; his family and fans have posted an online tribute to the man and his love of music and writing. At this time, we do not have any information about the future of Broadway Revisited, but we'll let you know when we hear something.
Morning Edition Examines Race in 'American Lives'
NPR photo by Debbie AccameMorning Edition will air a series of conversations between host Steve Inskeep and several authors examining how race shapes American identities. The discussion will focus on well-known writings chronicling race relations in America from slavery into modern times. The series is called American Lives, and it begins Tuesday, Aug. 17 on Morning Edition.
RadiolabRadiolab on ME: Your Mind in Slow-Mo
When we fear for our life, something very interesting happens to our perceptions and memory. Robert Krulwich and the Radiolab crew visit an amusement park to find out what it's like to take a terrifying leap into the void, and why time seems to stand still. Tune in next Tuesday, Aug. 17 during Morning Edition for one neuroscientist's theory.
Scott Simon Pens Book 'in Praise of Adoption'
from the cover photoYou might have heard Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talk about the two little girls he and his wife Caroline adopted in China -- now you can read all of his thoughts on his precious daughters and their lives together in a new book, Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: in Praise of Adoption. The book is available for pre-order now at, and at bookstores everywhere Aug. 24.
A Man, A Plan And A Sharpie: The Great Typo Hunt
from the coverIt's this week's most viewed, most recommended and most comment-worthy story at Incensed by a "no tresspassing" sign, Jeff Deck and Benjamin D. Herson launched a cross-country trip to right grammatical wrongs, erasing errant quotation marks, rectifying misspellings and cutting unnecessary apostrophes along the way. The Great Typo Hunt is the story of their crusade; read an excerpt here (red pencil optional).
Jewel Box TheatreTicket Giveaway ~ Jewel Box Theatre Season Passes!
Enter our giveaway drawing for a pair of season passes to the 2010-2011 season at Jewel Box Theatre! Productions this season include Wartime Recipes, Dracula, I Hate Hamlet and The Miracle Worker.
Congratulations to our winners!
Four lucky subscribers won tickets to see Norah Jones next Monday at the Civic Center: Marv and Matt won in the July 19 drawing, and Koorosh and Ernie won the Aug. 2 drawing! Enjoy the concert courtesy of KGOU and Beaver Productions.