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March 21, 2013
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WWDTM Cinema Event
The World Loves to Laugh
"Good Fat" Recipes
Ticket Giveaway

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StateImpact Oklahoma Headed to SCOTUS Hearing
Joe Wertz Next month, StateImpact Oklahoma will be covering oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court as Texas and Oklahoma fight it out over control of water. Tarrant County sued Oklahoma six years ago over the ability to access water farther upstream than allowed by a formal agreement, the Red River Compact. That compact governs the  equitable use of water along the border between the two states.

StateImpact Digital Reporter Joe Wertz will be reporting the case for Oklahoma's public media stations, including KGOU, and for NPR. Joe will also be reporting on Texas's side of the story, as well as Oklahoma's. StateImpact Oklahoma has done extensive reporting on the development and use of Oklahoma's water resources, including an hour-long special on the subject.

NPR News Coverage Plan: SCOTUS Hearing on DOMA
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two landmark social policy cases next week: the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. NPR News will offer extensive coverage of the hearings and any audio the court may release of the oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27.

See Wait, Wait... At the Movies!
Wait, Wait....poster A live staging of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! presented by NCM Fathom Events, NPR, WBEZ-Chicago, and BY Experience, will be beamed to movie theaters across the country on Thursday, May 2.

Host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will be joined by panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett to play the quiz in front of a live audience.

KGOU will be hosting this satellite cinema event at Norman's Hollywood Spotlight 14 and Cinemark Tinseltown USA in Oklahoma City. Tickets range from $18 - $22 and are available now. The show starts at 7 p.m. on May 2. See you there!

World Views: Laughter Is the Common Language
Ahmed Ahmed with Suzette Grillot Comedians often act as "cultural ambassadors", according to Ahmed Ahmed, an Egyptian-American stand-up comedian and member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. On this week's World Views, host Suzette Grillot talks with Ahmed about a documentary he directed, Just Like Us, and how he uses comedy to foster understanding of other cultures. World Views airs Fridays at 4 p.m. with an encore at 6:30 p.m.

Special Series: America's Woman Warriors
female troops Women serve in combat in the U.S. military -- this is the reality of war -- and the Pentagon is now acknowledging as much. In the coming months, the armed services will look at how to open up ground combat positions that have been closed to women in the past.

All this week in Morning Edition's special series, America's Women Warriors, NPR's veterans correspondent Quil Lawrence profiled some of the women who have already served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has reported on their roles in combat, the impact of military service on their families, and the problem of rape and sexual assault in the military. Tomorrow morning, Lawrence closes the series with a look at their struggles to reintegrate into civilian life.

Three-Minute Fiction: Round 10 Winner Chosen
Three-minute fiction Did you leave a message after the prompt? For Round 10 of NPR's Three-Minute Fiction contest, listeners were asked to submit a short story in the form of a voice mail message. After four weeks and more than 4,000 stories, the winner has been selected by this round's judge, novelist Mona Simpson. Read the winning story and the honorable mentions on the Three-Minute Fiction page.

Lard And Schmaltz Make A Comeback In The Kitchen
fries Cooking with animal fat was common around the world for centuries, but fell into decline in the face of commercially available vegetable shortening. But new discoveries that suggest the monounsaturated fats in lard are "good" have lard poised to make a comeback. Peter Ogburn shares recipes for cooking with lard, duck fat, schmaltz (chicken fat), and lots of butter, at NPR's Kitchen Window.
Byron Berline Band
Ticket Giveaway ~ Byron Berline Band in Edmond 
KGOU has a pair of tickets to give away for an evening of toe-tapping fun with the Byron Berline Band, April 7 at the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond. Their virtuosic skill and charming wit make for an evening of traditional bluegrass and western swing the entire family will enjoy! We'll hold a drawing next week -- enter here for a chance to win!