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July 5, 2012
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Wanted: Your Input
Urbanite Challenges
More Summer Books
More Avett Tickets!

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StateImpact Oklahoma Seeks Input
StateImpactThe project KGOU is piloting with NPR and other public media in the state, StateImpact Oklahoma, is seeking input: What's not being covered when it comes to politics in Oklahoma? Reporters Joe Wertz and Logan Layden are making plans for election coverage and want to hear from listeners and readers. StateImpact Oklahoma's editorial focus is "The Economy at Work: Policy to People" -- in that vein, what kinds of stories, coverage, analysis or explanation would help inform you as a voter in Oklahoma? Direct your suggestions and comments to the StateImpact Oklahoma Facebook page or privately to


NPR Cities Project: Stories for an Urban Century
Cities Project from NPRMore than half of the world's population now lives in urban areas, and in the US, it's more than 80 percent. In a series of radio segments for All Things Considered and features on, the Cities Project aims to capture the urban experience, the street-level view of people who live and work in real space, and the tough, multifaceted issues of urban life such as development, preservation, transportation, diversity, and the economy. The series began on Tuesday, July 3 and continues into the fall.

Headliner Showcase to Feature Best of SXSW
SXSWFor four days last spring, Austin, Texas's famous 6th Street became home to thousands of people attending what many consider the best street music festival in the country. KGOU brings you the best of the 2012 South by Southwest performances on Friday Night Live Headliner Showcase at 11 p.m. each Friday. Tune in this month for concert performances from Fiona Apple, The Alabama Shakes, The Lower Dens, and Dan Deacon. See the schedule on our Headliner Showcase page.

floating on the waterSummer Books 2012: The List Grows
Looking for a cool book to read during the hottest days of summer? See lists of editor-recommended books of many genres and read excerpts to determine whether you want more. Just added -- some lesser known gems hidden among the bestsellers. Get all of NPR's summer book recommendations at

Summer Cooking Tips From 'America's Test Kitchen'
short ribsTwo chefs, Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen, described some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes July 2 on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Recipes, how-to's and helpful hints on grilling everything from ribs to burgers to fish to vegetables to, yes, even dessert, at
More Tickets to Give Away! ~ Avett Brothers at Chesapeake Energy Arena
the Avett BrothersNational Shows 2 presents the Avett Brothers in concert on July 27 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. KGOU has already given away several pairs of tickets to our first batch of winners: Kathleen, Cornelia, Lily, Joe and Micah. Enter our second drawing for five more pairs of tickets! (If you entered the first drawing, you're automatically entered in this one, too.)