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September 12, 2013
Also in this Issue:
Okie on Reporting in Israel
Moth Storytelling Event
Tomato Recipes
Ticket Giveaway

There's lots to do this fall, including a couple of events coming up that we think you'll be interested in -- an NPR foreign correspondent is coming to town, and a public radio storytelling favorite is staging a local show as well. Read on for details.


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NPR's Kelly McEvers to Speak in Norman Oct. 2
NPR photo by Doby Photography NPR foreign correspondent Kelly McEvers has spent the past couple of years covering the 'Arab Spring' uprisings and the events that followed, based at NPR's Beirut bureau, but often traveling undercover into war-torn Syria where reporters were not allowed.

McEvers is coming to Norman for a public discussion on events in that part of the world. KGOU and OU's College of International Studies are hosting the discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kerr Auditorium at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

Joining her will be OU's Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and an expert on Syria, Joshua Landis, and OU Associate Professor and noted scholar on Egypt, Samer Shehata. Save the date and plan to join us for this free special event!


An Oklahoman Reports on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Reshef in front of TV camera Oklahoma City native Erielle Reshef has reported from the often-violent border between Israelis and Palestinians. Amid the political tension, she saw countless interactions between Israelis and Palestinians that were friendly and loving.

On tomorrow's World Views, Erielle Reshef talks with host Suzette Grillot about the humanity displayed in a troubled part of the world, and her job as a journalist to bring it to light. World Views airs Fridays at 4 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. Get a preview of their conversation at

The Moth to Tell True Tales in Midwest City Oct. 3
moth The Moth, the acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling, is bringing its Moth Mainstage show to the Oklahoma City metro next month. You might have heard The Moth Radio Hour on KGOU occasionally; each show has a theme, and this one is titled "Learning Curves: The Moth in Oklahoma." True stories will be told live onstage at the Rose State Performing Arts Theater Oct. 3. Find out more or purchase tickets here.

The Moth celebrates both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. If you have a story to share, contact The Moth -- they are looking for compelling stories that need to be told.

All Things Considered Reports from Brazil
Melissa Block and street clown All Things Considered's Melissa Block reports from Brazil next week, a country preparing to present itself on two world stages: the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Brazil has experienced astonishing change in the last two decades as tens of millions have rapidly ascended into the middle class. Life is not all that Brazilians hoped, though, with rising prices and a recent economic slowdown fueling widespread street protests earlier this year.

With additional reports from NPR's South American correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro, the coverage is tentatively set to begin Monday, Sept. 16 (unless postponed by breaking news events). Check out Melissa's Considering Brazil Tumblr for a preview.

Roasted Tomatoes Accessorize Summer Dishes
roasted tomatoes Late-summer tomatoes may be especially juicy this year due to an abundance of rainfall, but food writer T. Susan Chang champions tomatoes with all the juice removed -- roasted -- for a flavorful accessory in your dishes. Get the how-to and recipes at the Kitchen Window.
Ticket Giveaway ~ Hungarian Folk Ensemble at Armstrong Auditorium
dancers Regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble comes to Edmond's Armstrong Auditorium Oct. 7. With a mission to preserve the authentic folk music, folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary, the ensemble presents a rich and colorful repertoire the entire family will enjoy.

The dancers will be accompanied by the Folk Orchestra and the world-famous Gipsy Orchestra playing authentic, traditional instruments. Enter our drawing for your chance to win a pair of tickets!