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February 23, 2012
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Super Tuesday Coverage
Diane Rehm in Norman
Gluten-Free Recipes
Ticket Giveaway

We were shocked and saddened upon hearing that reporter Anthony Shadid, a favorite son of Oklahoma, had died while on assignment in Syria. It's a reminder that the foreign correspondents who bring us the news we want and need, sometimes do so at their own peril. NPR correspondent Quil Lawrence penned this fitting tribute in his memory.


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Special Coverage Planned for Super Tuesday Primaries
NPR NewsNPR News will provide special coverage of the results of upcoming presidential primaries. Arizona and Michigan hold Republican presidential primaries on Tuesday, Feb. 28. KGOU will broadcast NPR's one-hour special at 8 p.m. (CT) to cover the results of those contests. Ten states, including Oklahoma, will hold Republican contests on Tuesday, March 6. Special coverage on that evening begins at 7 p.m. (CT).

Election 2012Coverage will feature candidate speeches, newsmaker interviews, and expert analysis from NPR Contributors E.J. Dionne (The Washington Post) and Matthew Continetti (The Weekly Standard). We'll also hear from NPR's Mara Liasson and Ron Elving. Ari Shapiro will be with the Mitt Romney campaign, Don Gonyea will be with Rick Santorum, and other correspondents will contribute to the evening's coverage. Between now and then, stay up to date on all things election from our Election 2012 page.

Diane Rehm To Moderate OU Panel Feb. 27
WAMU/NPR photoNPR host Diane Rehm is coming to Norman next Monday, Feb. 27 to moderate a panel discussion on U.S. history, part of OU's Teach-In event. The panel discussion begins at 4 p.m. at the Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd St., featuring nationally noted historians who will share their perspectives on America's founding. Seating will be limited; reservations can be made with the OU Office of Special Events at (405) 325-3784 or email

Baking Without Flour Brings Sweet Results
gluten-free cookieIt's estimated that 1 out of 133 Americans must cut gluten from their diets because of celiac disease, but others are going gluten-free for a number of other health benefits. Food writer Nicole Spiridakis with NPR's Kitchen Window says eliminating wheat, barley, and rye doesn't have to mean giving up cakes, cookies, and crumbles. She shares gluten-free recipes for treats that still yield sweet results.

The Mysterious World Of The Mardi Gras Indians
photo by Christopher Porshe WestA mainstay of New Orleans' Fat Tuesday celebrations for generations, the Mardi Gras Indians spend an entire year and thousands of dollars creating costumes that are worn for one season, then disassembled or retired. Photographer Christopher Porche West has documented the culture for three decades, and shares a photo gallery with NPR's Picture Show blog.

An Evening with Garrison Keillor ~ Ticket Pre-sale
Garrison KeillorThe host and creator of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, brings his one-man show to Oklahoma City on May 8 at the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre. The show sponsors are offering a special ticket pre-sale to public radio listeners at this link, using the discount code "prairie". Tickets go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the box office at the Civic Center Music Hall, online at, or by phone at (405) 297-2264.
Ticket Giveaway ~ National Theatre of London presents The Comedy of Errors
Fathom Events presents London's National Theatre Company, live in high-definition and broadcast via satellite to movie screens across America. KGOU has complimentary passes to the March 1 showing of The Comedy of Errors, a contemporary staging of Shakespeare's furiously paced comedy of multiple mistaken identities. Enter our drawing to win a pair of passes and in the "giveaway name" block, tell us if you prefer to see it at Quail Springs Cinema, Tinseltown USA, or the Hollywood Spotlight 14 in Norman.