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December 6, 2012
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Holiday Programs
Tax Deduction Deadline
StoryCorps: Military Voices
Give the Best Books, Music
Ticket Giveaway
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Hanukkah Lights Begins Holiday Programming
Holiday 2012 From Hanukkah through New Year's Day, KGOU will bring you holiday programs to warm the longest of nights and the merriest of days. Holiday music, special concerts, and engrossing storytelling fill these special programs. It all begins Sunday, Dec. 9 with Hanukkah Lights. Our Holiday Programs page has the details.

hourglass 'Tis the Season....for Giving!
As the end of the calendar year approaches, many KGOU donors are looking to maximize their charitable giving and the tax benefits it provides. If you made a pledge of support to KGOU this year and have not yet sent in payment, or if you want to initiate a donation for the 2012 calendar year, this is a great time to give! You can pay by credit card anytime before the end of the year, or mail a check to the address at the bottom of this e-newsletter, dated and postmarked on or before Dec. 31.

StoryCorps Launches Military Voices Initiative
Justin and Deanne Cliburn Over the last ten years, 2.4 million men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. While their families know well the challenges of multiple deployments, combat injuries, and long-awaited homecomings, few civilians truly understand their service and sacrifice. StoryCorps, the oral history project preserving Americans' stories at the Library of Congress, is launching a new initiative called Military Voices, to amplify their stories.

The initiative will be featured on Weekend Edition Saturday every month for the next year, beginning with Justin and Deanne Cliburn who recorded their story in Norman about a deployment with the Oklahoma Army National Guard.

Holidays 2012: Best books Holidays 2012: Best Books, Music, Gifts
Searching for the best books or music of 2012? Here are all of NPR's recommendations in one place! Lists for anyone and everyone, from nice to naughty, plus holiday recipes and holiday programs from years past, all at For more gift-giving ideas, peruse the NPR Shop for radio-related goodies for all the NPR fans on your list.

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2012
Best Music of 2012 Spanning genres and borders, from Astro to Wadada Leo Smith, Fiona Apple to Frank Ocean, NPR Music shares its picks of the music that made 2012 great. With 50 favorite albums, 100 favorite songs, discussion blogs and your chance to vote on your favorite album of the year -- find it all at NPR Music's Best Music of 2012 section.
Ticket Giveaway ~ Holiday on Broadway! at OCCC
Best of Broadway The Best of Broadway troupe presents Holiday on Broadway!, an evening of music combining seasonal hits from Broadway, film and television, as well as hilarious twists on your favorite holiday songs, presented by Oklahoma City Community College's Cultural Arts Series on Thursday, Dec. 13. Celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and Three Kings Day on a musical journey around the globe. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a pair of tickets!

Congratulations to our winners!
A big "thank you" to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Noble Theater, for providing tickets to the film Searching for Sugar Man on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 -- and congratulations to the winners of our drawing, Jay and Larry!