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March 8, 2012
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SCOTUS Coverage
Remembering Shadid
Economy Looking Up?
Slow-Cooker Recipes
Ticket Giveaway

NASA photo of solar flareIt's a little stormy today -- not only are raindrops falling from the sky, but scientists say a recent solar storm had a mild affect on electronic devices today. NPR's blog The Two-Way explains this phenomenon.


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News Coverage Plans for Supreme Court Hearings
photo by David Lat/sxcThe Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the Affordable Healthcare Act the mornings of March 26 - 28. NPR will provide extensive coverage of the Court hearings in newscasts, newsmagazines and talk shows. In addition, NPR is one of several news organizations that has requested access to audio of the hearings for possible live broadcast or recorded playback, and is awaiting word from the Court on that request. Stay tuned for an update to coverage plans as the date approaches.

Journalist's Widow Interviewed on World Views
Nada BakriNew York Times foreign correspondent Nada Bakri remembers her late husband, Oklahoma City native and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anthony Shadid on the next World Views, which will air Monday, March 19 at 11:30 a.m. Bakri joins World Views host Zach Messitte, and panelists Joshua Landis and Monica Sharp to discuss the role of international journalism in dangerous environments such as Syria, as well as Shadid's new book House of Stone.

Student Broadcaster Named Award Finalist
One of KGOU student broadcasters, Lindsey Ruta, has been honored for her work on our student-produced program Assignment: Radio. Lindsey is a finalist for a Mark of Excellence award in the Society of Professional Journalists' Region 8 (Oklahoma and Texas). Her award-nominated story examined Oklahoma's high number of incarcerated women; hear it in last spring's "hard news" episode of Assignment: Radio.

KGOU's current group of student reporters, Lauren Abram and producer Meredith Everitt, are working on the first show of the Spring 2012 semester, coming later this month. Listen for the radio journalists of the future on Assignment: Radio, airing selected Sundays at noon.

NPR News Series: Looking Up
photo by Myles Davidson/SXCMillions of Americans are still unemployed or facing home foreclosures. For them, the Great Recession drags on into its fifth year. But for others, the economy is looking up.

NPR and member station reporters found pockets of economic strength around the country in industries such as energy, technology, auto manufacturing, and agriculture that are invigorating the broader economy. Companies in these sectors are hiring, purchasing new equipment, and fueling optimism -- from the farm to the factory to the high-tech office.

A six-part series begins Monday, March 12, on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

All Things Considered's Three-Minute Fiction: Round 8
Three-minute fictionRelease your inner author -- the next round of All Things Considered's Three-Minute Fiction contest starts Saturday, March 10, with a new judge, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Luis Alberto Urrea. The contest has a simple premise: Listeners submit original short stories with a 600-word limit that can be read aloud in three minutes or less.

This round's special writing prompt will be announced on Saturday. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday, March 25, 2012. You can read some of the best submissions from previous rounds at

Slow-Cooker Meals: A Warm Welcome Home
photo by Michele Kayal for NPRFood writer Michele Kayal thinks one of the best things about winter is "walking into a toasty house where the slow cooker has been going all day." Slow cooker use has boomed in recent years, as home cooks can make a variety of recipes with very little effort. This week's Kitchen Window shares five meals that will give you a warm welcome home at the end of a winter (or any) day.
BĂ©la Fleck & The FlecktonesTicket Giveaway ~ Béla Fleck at Rose State
Banjo master Béla Fleck and the reconvened, original Flecktones take the stage on April 10 at the Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre in Midwest City. Through a promotion with Monarch Marketing Group, KGOU is giving away tickets in a drawing next week. Enter here to win a pair of tickets to hear Béla Fleck & The Flecktones!

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last e-Newsletter, KGOU gave away free passes to Fathom Events' satellite movie presentation of the National Theatre Company's modern take on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. Congratulations to our winners: Jane, Donna, Teresa, Brian, Barry, Karen, Katherine, Richard, Elaine, Dawn, Glenn, Eugene, Annette and John!