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KGOU e-Newsletter
May 24, 2013
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Special Coverage
Concert for Relief
Holiday Programming

I hope this message finds you safe and well after the events of this week in Oklahoma. StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz was close enough that he had to seek shelter from Monday's storm in Moore. That's how he managed to be one of the first reporters on the scene, and immediately began reporting for KGOU and NPR. He documented the story with some great photos, if you haven't already seen them.


If you've had the opportunity to hear, read or see any of the radio and online coverage from KGOU, NPR and StateImpact Oklahoma in the aftermath of the severe storms, I hope you've found it to be enlightening and insightful.  


That's why we're here, and why we'll continue our coverage as Oklahomans recover. We've begun a topic page specifically for tornado-related stories, and are working on more ways to provide coverage in the future. Stay tuned.


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KGOU to Air Community Service for Tornado-Stricken
KGOU Local News KGOU plans to broadcast a public memorial and prayer service for the 26 people who died in tornadoes Sunday and Monday. Governor Mary Fallin plans to attend the prayer service at the First Baptist Church in Moore, 301 N.E. 27th St., in honor of the 24 people who died Monday in the Moore tornado and the two who died Sunday in the Shawnee tornado. The service is tentatively set to begin at 6 p.m. Other officials and dignitaries who will speak have not been announced at this time. Watch the KGOU Facebook page for updates.

Concert Benefits Tornado Relief Efforts
Music 4 Moore Several homegrown musicians are planning benefit concerts, and one in particular will feature musicians that KGOU and The Weekend Blues listeners might recognize. Music 4 Moore will feature two stages of entertainment next Wednesday, May 29, at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center (formerly the Coca-Cola Events Center).

Artists confirmed to perform include: JD McPherson, Graham Colton, Wanda Jackson, Travis Linville, Colourmusic, Evangelicals, Taddy Porter, The Damn Quails, Beau Jennings and the Tigers, Hosty, Sherree Chamberlain, and Parker Millsap. A second stage will be set up outdoors for a free concert, with the musical lineup still pending at this time.

All proceeds from the event (including admission, parking and concessions) will be donated to the Central Oklahoma Chapter of the American Red Cross. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at the door or online at Visit Music 4 Moore for all the details.


Holiday Weekend Program Features 'Jazz in June'
David Sanborn KGOU airs special programming this Sunday: highlights from the 29th annual Jazz In June festival featuring one of the best-known and accomplished saxophonists and six-time Grammy Award-winner, David Sanborn. Last year's festival was one of the most memorable in the event's long tenure. Genres include jazz-fusion, Latin rhythms, and rockin' blues, this Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. on KGOU. See the full list of artists on our Special Programs page.

Holiday Series: World War II Remembrances
Iwo Jima Sixteen million uniformed men and women served in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II, between 1941 and 1945. Now, only one-and-a-half million are still alive, and they are in their 80s and 90s. Some were awarded medals for their valor, while many served with quiet distinction, on the front lines or in supporting roles at home or abroad. All Things Considered pays tribute to WWII veterans who have died recently, with a series of segments beginning Memorial Day, Monday, May 27.

The Technopolis: 21st-Century Urban Innovation
Cities Project As the 21st Century has been called "the urban century," the NPR Cities Project examines current urban trends and future challenges. This round of the NPR Cities Project focuses on urban innovation. The series segments air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, beginning Wednesday, May 29. Social media elements including a Google Hangout and roundtable chats on Twitter (hashtag #nprcities), and "City Life Snapshots" from independent producers on