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December 9, 2010
Also in this Issue:
David Sedaris Tickets
Holiday Programs
2010's Best Books, Music
The end of the calendar year is fast approaching, and we know many of you are getting your records together for your tax deductions for 2010. If you are considering an end-of-year donation to KGOU, you can use our online pledge form.

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Laura Knoll
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David SedarisDavid Sedaris to Visit OKC Next April
Public radio humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris is coming to the Rose State Performing Arts Theatre in Midwest City next April 18!
Sedaris is the author of Holidays on Ice, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, and his newest book, a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. His pieces appear regularly in The New Yorker and his original radio pieces can often be heard on This American Life.

KGOU is offering tickets for An Evening with David Sedaris. A donation of $75 per ticket will get you a great seat in the center orchestra section, and a portion will benefit KGOU. Print and mail in this Ticket Order Form to request tickets, or call (405) 325-5468. Tickets will be mailed next March.

Tickets for other seating are on sale at the Civic Center Music Hall box office, (405) 297-2264, or at

Afghanistan Series on All Things Considered
photo credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty ImagesAs President Obama and his administration conduct a major review of the U.S. strategy and policy in Afghanistan, NPR's foreign desk reports on historical attempts to "conquer" the Afghans, the personality of President Hamid Karzai, and the challenges facing the U.S.

The five-part series from correspondents Quil Lawrence and Jackie Northam airs through Friday on All Things ConsideredListen to the earlier reports at, and tune in for the remaining two segments that examine what's ahead on the Afghanistan front.

Celebrate with Holiday Programs on KGOU
photo by Jeff Day From the Winter Solstice through New Year's Day, KGOU will bring you holiday programs to warm the longest of nights and the merriest of days. Holiday music, special concerts, and engrossing storytelling fill these special programs. It all begins Tuesday, Dec. 21 with A Paul Winter Solstice Concert (pictured). Our Holiday Programs page will have the details; we'll be updating it as we finalize the holiday lineup.

Editor's Picks: Best Books of 2010Best Books of 2010
Are there any book lovers on your gift-giving list? NPR's book editors and critics share their picks on the year's best fiction, non-fiction, Young Adult reading and cookbooks. Some may be a bit naughty, others are nice, but you might find that perfect book to give or receive. Peruse the lists of recommended reads at

Listener Poll: Choose Your Ten Top Albums of 2010
Best albums of 2010Cast your vote for the best music released in 2010 in this poll from the All Songs Considered blog on NPR Music. Program hosts from across the public radio spectrum have chosen their fifty favorites -- you can vote from the suggested list, or voice your preference for another album. Several artists from KGOU's programs and playlists made the cut, from The Bad Plus to Mavis Staples to MGMT. Make your picks by Dec. 13 or see the poll results after that, at NPR Music

Ticket Giveaway ~ Last Comic Standing Live Tour
NBC's stand-up comedy reality show is hitting the road and coming to the Brady Theatre in Tulsa on Jan. 27. We've got a pair of tickets to give away in a drawing on Monday, Dec. 13 -- enter here.