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April 6, 2012
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Membership Drive Time
Series: Soldiers Return
Feeling the Squeeze
Carrot Recipes

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This American Life Stages Live Nationwide Event
This American Life Live!This American Life will bring its unique storytelling to movie screens across the country on Thursday, May 10. Titled "Things You Can't Do on the Radio", this live satellite event features host Ira Glass from the Skirball Center in New York with musicians, comedians, dancers, and a show that's simply too visual to be captured in audio only.

KGOU will be hosting the screening at Tinseltown USA in Oklahoma City. Watch a video trailer or purchase tickets online from Fathom Events.

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Imagine famed movie trailer announcer Don LaFontaine's deep voice resonating, "In a world without public radio...." Without it, we would never have heard these stories:
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Award-winning reporting like this would not be possible without financial support from listeners. If it's time to renew your support or become a new member of KGOU, you can use our secure online pledge forms anytime before, during or after our spring membership drive.

Weekend Edition Series: Home Front
soldiers at briefingMore than a plane ride separates soldiers from returning home, rejoining their families and resuming civilian life. Over the next year, Weekend Edition will spend time with the men of the National Guard's 182nd Infantry Regiment for the series Home Front. The project is part of NPR's overall increased coverage of U.S. vets -- look for the next segment from Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin this Sunday. The first two reports of the series are archived at

NPR News Series Examines Sandwich Generation
elderly woman blowing out birthday candlesAt a time when Americans are living longer, there's more pressure on families to take care of more generations -- from younger family members who want to attend college or are looking for work, to elderly grandparents who need medical care.

On April 16, Morning Edition launches an eight-week series, Family Matters, profiling three families of the "sandwich generation", people who care for their aging parents while supporting their own children. Host/correspondent David Greene examines the social and economic impact on these multi-generational families.

Peabody AwardNPR, BBC Journalists Win Peabody Awards
Awards season is underway for journalists, with perhaps the most coveted honor -- the Peabody Awards -- just announced. NPR has won several Peabody Awards -- for Laura Sullivan's Native Foster Care series, Lourdes Garcia-Navarro's coverage of the Arab Spring, and a shared honor with StoryCorps for the 9/11 anniversary interviews aired on Morning Edition. The BBC was also a Peabody winner for its website,

carrotsCarrots: Beyond the Relish Tray
A staple on raw veggie platters and relish trays, or commonly tossed into a soup or pot roast, carrots often just blend into the background. But carrots are so complex in both flavor and aroma, Janet Zimmerman thinks they deserve much more. Recipes that would tempt Bugs Bunny himself at NPR's Kitchen Window.
Congratulations to our winners!
In a promotion with Fathom Events/National Theatre Live, KGOU gave away free passes to the satellite screening of She Stoops to Conquer. Congratulations to our winners: Connie, Mary, Katie, Barry, Monica, Katherine, Kim, Margaret and Elaine!