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January 26, 2012
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Tax Receipts Mailed
StateImpact Forums
Special News Coverage
Radio Hosts on TV

Tax receipts are going out in the mail this week to KGOU donors for itemizing deductions on your 2011 income tax returns. Statements for membership and capital campaigns will be mailed separately, and of course you'll want to consult with your tax advisor about the deductibility of your donation. If you find a discrepancy between the statement and your own records, please contact me at (405) 325-0022.


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KGOU Weekend Program Updates
Changes are coming to a couple of programs KGOU airs on weekends -- War News Radio and Rhythm Sweet & Hot. 
War News Radio
War News Radio, a production of students at Swarthmore College, had its beginnings covering stories of individuals affected by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. With the decreasing role of the U.S. military, the creators of the program have officially ended the production and distribution of the radio show. They will instead focus their energies on individual web-based reports involving various conflicts around the world. KGOU is currently considering program alternatives for the Saturday 6 a.m. time-slot.

KGOU listeners might have noticed that Rhythm Sweet & Hot has been all repeats in recent months. The program is produced by Pittsburgh's public station, which underwent an ownership and format change. The  program's future was uncertain, but the latest word is that they've found the means to continue. We appreciate your patience over these months and look forward to bringing you entirely new shows in the very near future.

Citizens Speak Out at StateImpact Forums
Rep. Joe Dorman and UCO Business Dean Mickey Hepner at OKC forumTaxes, state services, state agencies, water rights and agreements with Native American tribes, and legislation proposed for the upcoming legislative session were the topics discussed by state legislators and economic experts at community forums this week sponsored by StateImpact Oklahoma. The project is a collaborative effort of Oklahoma's public radio and television stations and NPR.

On Monday, Jan. 23, KWGS hosted the first of the town-hall-style discussions, followed by last night's forum hosted by KGOU and OETA. The final community forum is set for next Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Stillwater, hosted by KOSU. Audio from the Oklahoma City forum will be broadcast on KGOU in the near future.

Special Coverage Plans for Florida Presidential Primary
Election 2012KGOU will broadcast special coverage from NPR News as the polls close in Florida on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Coverage will be anchored by Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish and will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, expert analysis and polling insights. NPR's Mara Liasson and Ron Elving will contribute, along with NPR reporters Don Gonyea, Ari Shapiro, Debbie Elliott and others from candidates' headquarters. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. CT.

Stay informed of the daily happenings in the presidential campaign by listening to NPR's extensive reporting -- but if you miss any reports you can listen anytime from our Election 2012 page at

Look Who's on TV -- Public Radio Hosts!
Terry GrossLast night's episode of The Colbert Report on cable's Comedy Central featured an interview with Terry Gross, celebrating 25 years as host of Fresh Air.  Stephen Colbert asked Terry a few "stale" questions -- watch the segment here.

Viewers watching The Chew on ABC last Monday saw a familiar face in the kitchen -- Lynne Rossetto Kaspar of The Splendid Table joined chef Mario Batali in making her recipe for Red Lentil Soup. Watch it here (it's 26 minutes into the show).

Sweatin' to NPR: The Ultimate Workout Mix
tiny dumbbellWorking out just wouldn't be the same without music to motivate, encourage and drive you to move faster and work harder. But which music is the best at doing that? Which genre? Which songs? That's what NPR Music wanted to know, asking listeners and a few "experts" for suggestions. The resulting collaboration is deemed The Ultimate Workout Mix and you can hear its motivational qualities for yourself at NPR Music.
Congratulations to our winner!
In our last e-Newsletter, we gave away a pair of tickets to Art Now, a fundraiser for City Arts Center showcasing works by 25 selected artists and delicious refreshments. Our winner was Larry, who enjoyed a fabulous evening of art and entertainment -- congratulations!