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November 11, 2010
Also in this Issue:
Women Veterans
Celebrating StoryCorps
Students Win Awards
David Sedaris in OKC


Fall is in full color and we at KGOU are in a thankful mood as we reflect on the generosity of our donors during this season. We're also thankful for those generous-in-spirit participants willing to share their stories at the StoryCorps booth, which will be recording interviews in Oklahome City until Nov. 20.

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A Veterans Day Series: Women Veterans
photo by Eleanor Beardsley/NPROver 250,000 female soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and supporting operations. Together they comprise the largest group of female veterans in this nation's history. For Veterans Day, Morning Edition began this two-part series with a look at how some of those women vets are struggling. Part 2 airs this afternoon on All Things Considered.

StoryCorps Listening Celebration Planned 
photo by Jolly BrownYou're invited to a Listening Celebration to hear some of the interviews conducted during StoryCorps' visit to Oklahoma City. The StoryCorps MobileBooth is currently parked in front of the Civic Center Music Hall, gathering stories from Oklahoma residents for inclusion in its oral history archives at the Library of Congress.

Join us Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the downtown Metropolitan Library to meet the StoryCorps crew, hear some of the stories recorded over the last few weeks, share some refreshments, and wish the crew well as they wrap up their Oklahoma City visit. RSVP to Jolly Brown at 325-1601 or by e-mail. See you there!

Our plans are to broadcast some of the stories on the KGOU airwaves over the next few months, and you can also listen online at

StoryCorps Proclaims National Day of Listening
National Day of ListeningThe oral history project StoryCorps is celebrating the third annual National Day of Listening on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. On the day after Thanksgiving every year, StoryCorps encourages all Americans to start a new holiday tradition: set aside an hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in their community about his or her life.

StoryCorps has created a free do-it-yourself interview guide with step-by-step interview instructions, recommended equipment and sample questions, available online. You can record your interview using equipment that is readily available in most homes -- from cell phones to tape recorders to computers or even pen and paper. Watch this video for inspiration and how-to's.

KGOU Student Broadcasters Earn Recognition
KGOU student producers won six awards recently at the Region 4 competition sponsored by the National Broadcasting Society, Alpha Epsilon Rho. They entered programsKGOU photo and segments they produced for KGOU's Assignment: Radio program in 2009 and 2010 into the competition's audio categories for feature reporting, documentary and magazine.

Congratulations to Clay Tucker, Candace Cindell, Will Holland, Clark Foy, Aaron Woolley, Phil Rodriguez and Kristin Mason. Check out the programs that were award-winners on our Awards page. We are proud of our student broadcasters, and hope that the time they spend at KGOU will enrich their education at OU.

photo by Anne FishbeinDavid Sedaris in OKC for Book Signing
Author and public radio regular David Sedaris will be in Oklahoma City Friday, Nov. 19, reading from and signing copies of his latest book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.  He'll be at Borders, 3209 Northwest Expressway, at 7:00 p.m.  Hear him read The Mouse and the Snake, and read another exerpt for yourself, at

Krista Tippett to Present at TED@UN
Krista TippettFresh from her recent interview with the Dalai Lama and world religious leaders, Krista Tippett will speak at the United Nations on Thursday, Nov. 18. She hosts Krista Tippett On Being, an American Public Media production recently added to the KGOU schedule on Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. and repeated early Sunday mornings.

The event, created by TED and the Fetzer Institute, will mark the one-year anniversary of the Charter on Compassion, a major global initiative. Krista will join with other innovative leaders in the fields of technology, public policy, and religion for a TED session focused on creating a compassionate world. You can watch a live video feed of the presentation at the program website next Thursday from 10 a.m. until noon (CST).

Congratulations to our winners!
Quite a few winners in KGOU's recent giveaways: Sutton won our drawing for Facebook fans for a pair of tickets to see Barenaked Ladies at the Diamond Ballroom on Nov. 2. And congratulations to all our winners from the last e-Newsletter who received the latest CD from the Capitol Steps: Rebecca, Kathy, Robert, Joe, Richard, Susan, Lily, Chris, Richard, Linda, Kent, Melissa and Katherine!  More great giveaways to come....