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November 8, 2012
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StoryCorps' Military Voices

David Greene For those who like to put a face to a name, here's one: David Greene. He's been a foreign correspondent and a fill-in host on Morning Edition. The blog This is NPR is launching a series of ProFiles to let you know more about the people you hear -- Did you know David Greene listens to the music of an Oklahoma favorite son?


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Special Programs for Veterans Day
photo of soldier In 1966, a young marine took a reel-to-reel tape recorder with him into the Vietnam War. For two months, until he was killed in action, Michael Baronowski made tapes of his friends, of life in fighting holes, of combat. Thirty-four years later, his comrade Tim Duffie brought Baronowski's three-inch reels to NPR's Lost & Found Sound. KGOU brings his story to you, via acclaimed public radio producer Jay Allison, on Monday, Nov. 12 at 11:30 a.m.

'KGOU Day' at Half Price Books
HPBooks 5% Day Nov. 20 Looking to stock up on reading material or have a reader on your holiday shopping list? Half Price Books can help, and will help KGOU as well! You can help support KGOU by going to one of the three Half Price Books locations in the Oklahoma City metro area on Tuesday, Nov. 20 and making a purchase. Half Price Books will donate five percent of store purchases on that day to KGOU!

This Land Press Producer Wins Third Coast Contest
This Land Press KGOU listeners may have heard a new regular feature series airing Monday afternoons within All Things Considered. This Land Press is a new media organization in Tulsa which produces audio narratives of Oklahoma stories. One of those audio narratives won a national contest sponsored by Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago.

"Glass, Not Glitter" by Abby Wendle was one of four stories chosen (from 180 submissions) as a winner in the 2012 ShortDocs Challenge. The Challenge invited entries of short audio stories that featured at least two neighbors. Abby interviewed residents in the neighborhood near the Murrah Federal Building about their experiences on the day it was bombed. Hear the story and the other submissions at the Third Coast website.

Assignment: Radio Student Producers Win Awards
Meredith Everitt KGOU's student-produced program Assignment: Radio was a big winner in the 2012 South Central Broadcasting Society Competition. The program, and producer Meredith Everitt, took first and second place and honorable mention in the Audio Magazine Program category. Winners were recognized at a ceremony in Arlington, Texas just last week. See which programs won on our Awards page. Congratulations!

StoryCorps' National Day of Listening
National Day of Listening Acclaimed oral history project StoryCorps is celebrating the fifth annual National Day of Listening on Friday, Nov. 23. On the day after Thanksgiving every year, StoryCorps urges everyone to start a new holiday tradition: interview a friend, loved one, or someone in their community about his or her life. This year, special emphasis is placed on honoring veterans, active duty military service members, and their families. Listen for StoryCorps segments on Weekend Edition and Talk of the Nation over the holiday.

StoryCorps is partnering with SoundCloud to debut an interactive Wall of Listening, where the public can upload the audio and a picture to commemorate the experience if they so choose. StoryCorps has some helpful tips for getting the conversation started and special resources for recording the stories of servicemen and women, including a way to record interviews with people stationed overseas.

ATC Series: Comedy in New Media
Audie CornishComedy is everywhere. Even the new media -- social media sites like Twitter and Internet-distributed podcasts -- are bringing the comedians among us to light. NPR's Audie Cornish explores what it takes to be a successful comedian online. The three-part series Comedy In New Media explores this world through conversations with comedians and producers. The series airs on All Things Considered, beginning Monday, Nov. 19.
Congratulations to our winner!
Through a promotion with Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, KGOU gave away a pair of tickets to a concert by renowned baritone Nathan Gunn on Nov. 1. Congratulations to our winner, Patricia!