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April 18, 2013
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Wait, That's 'Not My Job'
This Land Radio Debuts
Cake Masterpieces
Ticket Giveaway

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StateImpact Oklahoma Covers SCOTUS Hearing
map Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, a case that has profound implications for Oklahoma's water resources and could impact interstate water compacts across the country. StateImpact Oklahoma Digital Reporter Joe Wertz will be reporting the case for Oklahoma's public media stations, including KGOU, and for NPR. For background on this case, explanatory maps and more, turn to the SIO website.

Membership Drive: KGOU's Past, Present, Future
sun wearing sunglasses KGOU is celebrating 30 years in public radio. During our upcoming spring membership drive, we'll be remembering the milestones of the past, assessing our present service, and looking toward the future. The station's accomplishments over three decades have been made possible because of the vision of some extraordinary people, the hard work of many more, and perhaps most importantly, by the support that has come from the community KGOU serves.

We're asking you to invest in the service you will rely on tomorrow, next year, and into the next 30 years. You can donate online anytime, or call us during the membership drive, locally at 325-5468 or toll-free, 1-866-533-2470. Join this community -- the thousands of KGOU supporters over 30 years -- and together we will continue to build KGOU's bright future!

Steve Martin Joins Wait, Wait.... May 2 Cinecast
Comedian Steve Martin has accepted the role of the hapless celebrity trying to answer questions about an occupation he has never held -- he'll be playing 'Not My Job' for the Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! live cinecast on May 2.

The show will be beamed to movie theaters across the country, including Norman's Hollywood Spotlight 14 and Cinemark Tinseltown USA in Oklahoma City. You can purchase advance tickets from the Fathom Events website. Here's a little Wait, Wait... flavor from behind the scenes at a show taping in Dallas a couple of months ago. Hope to see you at the theater!

World Views: Designing a Memorial
OKC Memorial chairs Tomorrow, hundreds will gather at the Oklahoma City National Memorial to mark the 18th anniversary of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. The outdoor portion of the memorial -- the chairs for those killed, the tribute to survivors, the "gates" marking the time of the explosion, the reflecting pool -- all were designed by Hans and Torrey Butzer, along with their partner Sven Berg. World Views' Suzette Grillot talked with Hans Butzer about their design influences and how architecture can reflect an event. Hear the interview tomorrow at 4 p.m. with an encore at 6:30 p.m.

This Land Radio Debuts Sunday
This Land Radio KGOU is adding a new monthly series from Tulsa's This Land media -- This Land Radio makes its debut as this week's  Sunday Radio Matinee, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. The inaugural episode is "Where Is Oklahoma?", an exploration of our geographical identity.

KGOU first began broadcasting This Land Press's stories weekly in October of last year. Those shorter pieces concluded this past Monday with the Third Coast award-winning piece "Glass, Not Glitter" about the 1995 Murrah bombing.

NPR News Series: Changing Lives of Women
Flickr, Seattle Municipal Archives Around the world, changes in demographics and technology are dramatically reshaping how women live, work and age. In the coming weeks NPR News takes a look at how these changes are playing out in different countries, industries and relationships. Stories and interviews in the series will air on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition beginning Monday, April 22.

The series includes calls to listeners to share their experiences, with poll questions such as, "How is your life different from your mother's?" and "Have you ever been the only woman in the room?" Watch for the links to give your answers at

cakes The Salt: 'Modern Art Desserts'
Caitlin Freeman found her artistic calling in the unlikely medium of cake. She made a name for herself by crafting desserts inspired by great works of modern art. NPR's blog The Salt shares photos of Freeman's work and a conversation about her new book Modern Art Desserts.
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Ticket Giveaway ~ Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet was founded in 1988, the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra's rich tradition of chamber music. Enter our drawing to win a pair of tickets for this April 29 concert at Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium.

Congratulations to our winners!
In partnership with DCF Concerts, KGOU gave away tickets to Bill Maher's live show at the Civic Center April 14. Our lucky winners were Germaine and Lily!

And, Armstrong Auditorium provided a pair of tickets for a performance by the Assad Brothers with Paquita d'Rivera on April 16 -- our winner was Jim L. Congratulations!