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August 26, 2010
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Reports on Afghanistan
Gaza's Future
Your Brain on Gadgets
Blues Fest Giveaway
School is back in session here on campus and we're eagerly anticipating the first Assignment: Radio class tomorrow. For those of us no longer in the classroom, we can tease our gray matter into shape with this video puzzle from NPR's Robert Krulwich.
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Signal Expansion Update:
Chickasha Translator Is On the Air!
KGOU photoKGOU's newest translator station is now broadcasting at 106.9 FM, bringing KGOU programs to listeners in Chickasha. We've been testing the signal and making minor adjustments for the past few weeks, and with the addition of one more electronic component that will be installed soon, we'll be able to bring the translator up to its full power.
The University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha is an enthusiastic partner in this project, and we held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the USAO campus on Aug. 24 to officially kick off KGOU's service to Chickasha. You can see some photos on our Facebook page. A great big 'thank you' goes to our donors and partners who made this project possible!
We have two more signal expansion projects still ongoing -- in Ada and Woodward. We'll be working on completing those through the fall.
Renée Montagne Returns to Afghanistan
2009 NPR photo by Jim WildmanOne year after Afghanistan's hopeful presidential campaign was dashed by a disputed election, Morning Edition's Renée Montagne returns to see what has changed. This is her fifth trip to Afghanistan since 2001.

The focus of Renée's reports is on new parliamentary elections that will bring Afghans back to the polls, just as U.S. and Afghan troops launch an intense fight against the Taliban in Kandahar. Tune in to Morning Edition beginning Monday, Sept. 6 and throughout the month.
Upcoming ATC Series: Gaza's Future Generation 
All Things ConsideredEmerging from a three-year blockade by Israel and Egypt, a brief war with Israel, and a takeover by the militant group Hamas, Gaza's young population appears traumatized and trapped with no future prospects and few hopes for peace. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro looks at the future of Gaza's youthful Palestinians and the role of Hamas in a five-part series beginning Monday, Aug. 30 on All Things Considered.
Digital Overload: Your Brain On Gadgets
Fresh AirSome scientists believe the constant stream of data coming into our brains from our computers, smart phones and other technological devices makes it increasingly difficult to concentrate. Wondering whether getting 'back to nature' could help them recharge, one group of researchers went on a week-long retreat 'off the grid'. Reporter Matt Richtel went along too, and talked with Fresh Air's Terri Gross about his resulting series in the New York Times. This interview topped the most viewed, most recommended and most e-mailed lists at
photo by Nicole Spiridakis for NPRKitchen Window:  DIY Wedding Cake
It isn't quick or easy, but making the cake for the newlyweds is a wonderful gift. Nicole Spiridakis shares her experience baking her brother's wedding cake -- plus some helpful baking tips and cake recipes sure to make a loved one's big day, all on the Kitchen Window page at
Dusk til Dawn Blues FestivalTicket Giveaway ~ Rentiesville Blues Festival
Blues fans, here's your chance to win weekend passes to the 20th Annual Rentiesville Blues Festival coming up Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3 - 5 in Rentiesville, Okla., home of the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame. The festival is titled 'Dusk 'til Dawn', and will feature 30 bands on three stages from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. Enter here to win!
Congratulations to our winners!
In a promotion with Jewel Box Theatre, KGOU gave away three pairs of season tickets to the Jewel Box's 2010-2011 season! Congratulations to our winners: Bill, Melissa and Glenn!