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September 30, 2010
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Telling Our Story
Volunteer at KGOU
Healthier Cupcakes
Preparation is the word this fall at KGOU:
Both NPR and KGOU are making plans for reporting election returns on Nov. 2. KGOU is making some adjustments to the program schedule, getting ready to launch the re-designed next week, preparing for a visit from StoryCorps, and building new signals in Ada and Woodward. Stay tuned!
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Laura Knoll
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KGOU Changes Weekend Program Schedule
KGOU is adding three programs to the weekend schedule, and also making some adjustments to the lineup of existing programs. Our intent is always to improve the listening experience for our audience and to introduce listeners to new programs that we think are outstanding.
Glynn WashingtonFor the past few weeks, we've broadcast Snap Judgment on Sunday mornings at 11. This program and host Glynn Washington were winners of the Public Radio Talent Quest back in 2007. Listeners have told us they love the show in that time slot, so there it will stay; another opportunity to hear each week's show will be Fridays at 8 p.m.
Veteran public radio listeners may be familiar with a program produced by American Public Media calledKrista Tippett Speaking of Faith, hosted by native Oklahoman Krista Tippett. That show has been renamed and retooled, and is now Krista Tippett on Being, exploring a broader spectrum of thought on faith, ethics, and all of life's deepest questions; it will be in KGOU's lineup at 8 p.m. on Thursdays and 6 a.m. Sundays.
Another program new to KGOU is Footlight Parade: Sounds of the American Musical. This addition to the Sunday evening lineup features the best of stage and movie musicals, and replaces Broadway Revisited, which ended production following the death of its host and producer, Art Hilgart.
We've also condensed our schedule of music programs on weekend evenings to broadcast the most popular shows at an earlier hour. See the new schedule, effective Thursday, Oct. 7, and as always, your feedback is welcome.
Fall Membership Drive Tells Our Story, Your Story
Since 1983, KGOU has brought the best NPR programs to central Oklahoma. From the beginning, listeners have found those programs to be a valuable addition to the media landscape, and over the years more and more listeners have turned to KGOU for news, information and entertainment, and helped the station flourish.
That's our story -- a story of a little station that grew, program by program, listener by listener, and member by member, year after year. And KGOU is continuing to grow.
Those of you who have financially supported KGOU are the writers of this story, without whom this growth would not be possible. During our fall membership drive we're asking listeners to do their part to keep KGOU fiscally healthy. Renew or begin your support, so that KGOU's story can continue.
Volunteer Opportunity at KGOU
telephoneWould you like to talk with other public radio fans and possibly trade favorite stories that you've heard on KGOU? Do you enjoy lending a hand where it's needed? Well, you sound like you'd be a great phone volunteer for KGOU's fall membership drive! We'll need lots of ears and hands to help answer the phones and take pledges. Call Membership Director Laura Knoll at 325-0022 if you can help anytime during those days.
Have Your (Less Sinful) Cupcake And Enjoy It, Too
photo by Eve Turow for NPRMost cupcakes are high in calories and fats because flour, butter and sugar are the main ingredients. NPR's Kitchen Window has recipes that use healthier ingredients -- pumpkin, yogurt, applesauce, bananas, and garbanzo beans -- for cupcakes that both kids and adults will enjoy. Get the recipes at
On the Bookshelf: Michele Norris's Grace
cover photoWhen she took a leave of absence from hosting All Things Considered, Michele Norris set out to write a book exploring America's hidden conversation about race. Her finished work, The Grace of Silence, turned into a more personal reflection as she discovered events in her own family history that her parents never revealed. Read an excerpt and listen to Michele discuss her research on Talk of the Nation Sept. 27, at