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June 9, 2011
Also in this Issue:
Focus on China
Jazz in June
Summer Reading
Farmers' Market Recipes
Ticket Giveaway

Photo by Parade MagazinePublic radio fans are everywhere -- here's a public radio shout-out from actress Amy Poehler in the May 15 Parade Magazine. Apparently public radio is one of her weekend staples!

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NPR Special Series: China ~ Beyond Borders
Photo by Maggie StarbardAs China reemerges as a world power, is its awakening to be welcomed - or feared? NPR foreign correspondents Rob Gifford, David Greene and Louisa Lim examine China's rise on the world stage, looking at the country's cultural and business reach across continents. Reports will be featured throughout June on Morning Edition; visit the series page at


Summer in Norman, Must Be 'Jazz in June'
Jazz in JuneIt's almost time to pack the lawn chairs and cooler and head down to Jazz in June, the annual summer music festival in Norman. With three evenings of Blues and jazz under the sun and stars, this free outdoor festival features top headliners and local performers June 23 - 25.
Featured performers include Margo Valiante, Murali Coryell, the 145th Army Big Band, Larry Coryell, Poncho Sanchez, Jeremy Thomas Quartet, the Norman North High School Jazz Choir and Norman High Jazz Combo. KGOU helps produce this festival every year; get more info about the musicians, the schedule and locations at the Jazz in June website.


Diane Rehm Honored with VERA Award
WAMU/NPR photoDiane Rehm was honored with the Voice Education Research Awareness (VERA) Award from The Voice Foundation on Saturday, June 3. The Voice Foundation presents the VERA Award annually to honor individuals for contributions to the field of voice communication.
In 1998, her career nearly ended because of spasmodic dysphonia, a neurological voice disorder that causes strained, difficult speech. She receives regular treatment and has called attention to the condition on The Diane Rehm Show. As a VERA Award recipient, Diane joins an accomplished group that includes Julie Andrews, Ben Vereen, Teddy Pendergrass, Dan Rather, and Walter Cronkite.


Summer Reading: Cool Reads for Hot Days 
Summer Books 2011Summer is the season of pleasure reading, when some of us have enough free time to make a dent in reading lists or to take a new discovery on vacation with us. NPR's editors have a preview of some of the most promising titles coming out this summer and lists of recommendations of good reads already on bookshelves. Browse the 2011 Summer Books section at


ATC Listens for the Sounds of Summer
ice cream truckMowers cutting across lawns, waves crashing on the shore, food sizzling as it hits the grill -- throughout the summer, All Things Considered will present personal stories about the quintessential sounds of the season. Favorite NPR personalities have shared the sounds they associate with summer -- Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi, commentators Meredith Ochs, Bailey White and Amy Dickinson -- now it's your turn. Submit your idea, with "Summer Sounds" in the subject line.


Oh, The Things You Can Do With A Farm-Share Box
NPR photo by NIcole SpiridakisNot sure what to do with that leafy bunch of ... whatever it is? The bounty of local farm produce is coming into its own at farmers' markets, but what if you don't know how to incorporate unfamiliar fruits and veggies into your meals? Kitchen Window's Nicole Spiridakis has some tasty recipes to get you started at


OK MozartTicket Giveaway ~ OK Mozart Festival
We'll hold a drawing for a pair of tickets to the June 15 performance featuring the retro sound of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, part of the OK Mozart Festival 2011 at the Rose State Performing Arts Theater. The drawing will be held next Monday, June 13. Enter here to win!
Congratulations to our winners!
Our winners have been chosen for some other performances during next week's OK Mozart Festival: Kim won a pair of tickets for Alloy Orchestra's accompaniment to the screening of Fritz Lang's film Metropolis, and Monte will get to see Turtle Island, a string quartet performing the works of Jimi Hendrix. Enjoy the shows!