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January 24, 2013
Also in this Issue:
Italy Tour Meeting
New Writing Contest
Sunday Dinner Recipes
Ticket Giveaway

I hope you didn't miss any of KGOU's local programming today: KGOU News Director Kurt Gwartney reported on Governor Fallin's plans to cut taxes, StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reported on a possible link between drilling activity and earthquakes, and KGOU Program Manager Jim Johnson shared a preview of a musician performing locally. If you miss any news stories, remember they're available on demand in our archives at


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KGOU to Air Governor's 'State of the State' Address
State Capitol Oklahoma's 2013 legislative session opens on Monday, Feb. 4 with Governor Mary Fallin's 'State of the State' address. As reported in today's KGOU in-depth segment, the governor plans to outline a tax cut along with her budget for state agencies in that address. KGOU will broadcast her speech live in its entirety. Stay tuned for the exact time of the address.

Informational Meeting for 'Reflections of Italy' Tour
Colosseum KGOU is hosting an informational meeting in February for the Collette Vacations 10-day escorted tour of Italy next fall. KGOU listeners are invited to explore Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia, and Como in Collette's Reflections of Italy tour, scheduled for Sept. 2-11, 2013. For more information about this tour, come to the meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Full Circle Bookstore in 50 Penn Place (1900 NW Expressway) in OKlahoma City, or contact Development Director Jolly Brown at 325-1601.

Morning Edition Examines Salafism
Leila Fadel It's been just over two years since a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself alight to protest his government, setting off revolts across the Arab world. But the road to revolution has been rocky and filled with infighting. One Arab faction is the Salafis, ultra-conservative Muslims who aspire to a society ruled entirely by Islamic law. NPR's Cairo bureau chief Leila Fadel examines the Salafis and the fears and struggles that surround them in this transitional time, in a five-part series on Morning Edition beginning Monday, Jan. 28.

Three-Minute Fiction: Round 10 Starts Soon
Three-minute fiction Round 10 of All Things Considered's Three-Minute Fiction contest starts Saturday, Feb. 2, with a new judge, author Mona Simpson. The contest, hosted by NPR's Guy Raz, 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 rule, along with contest details and deadline, will be announced on All Things Considered, although you might find a clue or two on the 3MF Facebook page.

Kitchen Window: A Slight Twist On The Sunday Roast
roasted salmon and vegetables It was once a common occurrence of the weekend -- a gathering of family or friends around a Sunday midday meal, usually a roasted piece of meat. Writing for NPR's Kitchen Window, Deena Prichep's updated version of the traditional meal is a great way to turn a lazy weekend into an occasion. Get her recipes for roasted fish and vegetables at
Ticket Giveaway ~ Satellite Cinema Event: Creating a Broadway Musical in a Day
Gramercy Theatre - 24+hour musicals Fathom Events and Overnight Musicals present One Night Stand, a look behind the scenes of NYC's zaniest, most impossible theatre event - the unique world of The 24-Hour Musicals. This one-night event on Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. (local time) in cinemas nationwide offers theatre lovers a candid look at what it takes to write, cast, rehearse and perform four short musicals in just 24 short hours. Watch the preview and enter our drawing for a pair of tickets at your choice of theater: Norman's Spotlight 14, Quail Springs Cinema or Tinseltown USA. (Tell us your preference!)

Congratulations to our winners!
KGOU gave away tickets to satellite cinema events in January at Quail Springs Cinema and Tinseltown USA featuring The Best of Riftrax: Manos: The Hands of Fate and Planet 9 From Outer Space to our lucky winners Lyal, Katherine, Zane, Elaine, Steve, Brent, Mary Ann, and John!