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June 13, 2013
Also in this Issue:
Fiscal Year-end
Jazz in June Festival
Summer Books 2013
Recipes for the Grill
Music Giveaway

"Summertime, and the livin' is easy." The lyrics from George Gershwin's song seem to promise a slower pace in the sweltering heat of summer, but at KGOU, we're as busy as ever. Here's a look at what we're working on, plus some features for those who do have some relaxing days ahead.


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Plans for Coverage of SCOTUS Decisions
NPR News The U.S. Supreme Court session closes with some much-anticipated case decisions: affirmative action in college admissions, the pre-clearance requirements of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the status of gay marriage. These decisions are expected on any of the "opinion days", the remaining two Mondays this month. When those decisions are handed down, expect extensive reporting from NPR News and across all news programs.

StateImpact One case the Supreme Court has just decided today is the one that StateImpact Oklahoma has been watching -- Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann. Expect KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma to provide more analysis and insight into this case, and its effects in our own region and nationwide.

KGOU Wrapping up Successful Fiscal Year
party noisemakers The old year is ending and a new one is beginning -- the fiscal year, that is. KGOU's Fiscal Year 2013 will end June 30. It will be another one for the record books, although just which records are broken -- and by how much -- are yet to be determined.

We know that support from listeners is on track to surpass FY2012, but we're still reconciling all the accounts and won't have final figures for a couple of months yet. If you made a pledge to KGOU, it's not too late to have your payment counted in the current fiscal year. Just get your check to us by June 27 or pay online before the end of the day June 30. Thanks for a great year!

'Jazz in June' Concerts ~ June 20-22
Jazz in June It's time to pack the lawn chairs and stock the cooler -- Jazz in June is next week, featuring great musicians for three nights of free concerts in Norman. KGOU has been a partner in producing these concerts for 30 years.

Headlining the live performances on Thursday, June 20 are The Duke Robillard Band and up-and-comer Parker Millsap. For Friday's Jazz Under the Stars at Brookhaven Village, you can hear jazz guitar from Fareed Haque & Math Games! And for Saturday's Jazz at the Park, the sounds of New Orleans come to Norman via The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Get more details on times, locations, and other performers and events at the Jazz in June website. See you there!

NPR Series: The Summer of '63
Martin Luther King, Jr. Fifty summers ago America was in the midst of the civil rights movement, a turbulent time that would transform the country and culture. NPR's National Desk, the Code Switch team and NPR Music present a series of stories centered in the summer of 1963.

The series examines the events and the people who drove the movement, but also tells stories that are very much in the here and now. The series will continue through mid-September on NPR's newsmagazines. Online elements include @TodayIn1963 on Twitter, which compiles moments from the summer of 1963 and tweets them as they happened then.

NPR Summer Books 2013: Cool Reads for Hot Days
2013 Summer Books Whether you're leaving behind your real world for a vacation, or just wish you were, the editors at NPR Books have their picks for the best reading escapes of summer. From young readers to seasoned bibliophiles, get all of NPR's summer book recommendations in one place at

Kitchen Window: Guide to Grilling Beyond 'Dude Food'
whole red snapper ready to grill The grill has traditionally been the domain of men, a place where steaks and burgers can be produced even by those who can't boil water indoors. Peter Ogburn shares recipes for 'dudes' and everybody else for grilled fish, produce, and even cheese at NPR's Kitchen Window.
Woody Guthrie at 100 Giveaway ~ Woody Guthrie at 100! CD+DVD 
Recorded live at the Kennedy Center, this all-star tribute to Woody Guthrie includes Woody's classic songs performed by Rosanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, Old Crow Medicine Show, John Mellencamp, Del McCoury, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Judy Collins, Jimmy LaFave and more. A companion to the June 2013 PBS American Masters special, the CD and DVD contain additional tracks not televised. Enter KGOU's drawing for a chance to win!