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KGOU e-Newsletter
November 7, 2013
Also in this Issue:
Ask Her Anything
Forum on School Shelters
Special News Coverage
Yogurt Recipes
CD Giveaway

Public radio has been all over other media lately:

Did you catch NPR media watchdog David Folkenflik on The Colbert Report Monday? He was talking about his new book and playing along with Colbert's schtick.

crossword puzzle "NPR Correspondent Totenberg" was the clue in yesterday's crossword. Hmmm, four letters...

And, Washingtonian Magazine named Diane Rehm one of Washington's Most Powerful Women, saying she "attracts A-list authors and opinion leaders who flock to her studio because of her reputation for fairness and civility."


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Ask Ofeibea Quist-Arcton Anything
2006 NPR photo by Jacques Coughlin Hers is the voice of Africa for NPR listeners -- Ofeibea Quist-Arcton weaves spellbinding stories about the challenges and joys of living in a part of the world that receives little American media coverage.

Now is your chance to ask her anything, anything at all about her home base (Dakar, Senegal), life along the Congo River, or U.S. efforts in western African nations to thwart Al-Qaida. NPR's West Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton hosts a Reddit IAmA tomorrow at 10 a.m. (CST)

KGOU to Host Forum on School Storm Shelters
Ahead of the Storm The Oklahoma Tornado Project Since May 20, when an EF-5 tornado struck Moore, Okla. during the school day, destroying two elementary schools and resulting in the deaths of seven children, parents, educators, policy makers and the public have been debating whether storm shelters should be built in all public schools. And if so, where would state government, individual school districts, or other organizations come up with the money to build them?

KGOU and The Oklahoma Tornado Project will host a public forum on the topic "Who Should Pay for School Shelters?" on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Moore-Norman Technology Center's south Oklahoma City campus, 13301 S. Penn. The panel discussion begins at 7 p.m., moderated by KGOU News Director Kurt Gwartney.

Confirmed panelists include state Rep. Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs), an advocate behind an initiative petition to put a state funding mechanism for shelters to a statewide vote, and state Rep. Mark McBride (R-Moore) who has voiced opposition to using state monies for this purpose. Others may join the panel -- check our community calendar listing for updates. Join us for an informative, civil discussion of this important issue.

JFK's Assassination: 50th Anniversary Coverage
White House photo President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 shocked the world and sent the nation into mourning. NPR plans a series of stories, interviews and web-exclusive content to mark the 50th anniversary. Morning Edition and All Things Considered will report on commemorative events in Dallas and Washington, DC, and on related topics such as the evolution of security for the president, the investigation into who was responsible, and the nation's economy at that time.

Other programs will feature the anniversary prominently throughout the week: Fresh Air, Weekend Edition, and Here & Now, plus The Diane Rehm Show will air a special two-hour conversation on Thursday, Nov. 21.

NPR Backseat Book Club Reads Roald Dahl's Matilda
Backseat book club Each month, the Backseat Book Club reads a master work for children, with a monthly wrap-up with the author or another expert on the book. The November selection is Roald Dahl's Matilda, the story of an exceptionally gifted girl who outsmarts her cruel parents and the brutish school headmistress with the help of her magical abilities and a kind teacher.

Listen toward the end of the month for All Things Considered's interview and discussion, and have your back-seaters email or tweet their questions to @nprbackseat.

Yes, It's Worth It To Make Your Own Yogurt
yogurt Sure, you can buy yogurt at any store, in almost as many flavors and varieties as you could wish for, but Nicole Spiridakis at NPR's Kitchen Window says it's worth the effort of making it yourself. Get her recipes for basic and Greek-style yogurt, plus some tantalizing dishes utilizing your home-fermented or favorite store-bought brand.
CD cover art CD Giveaway ~ The Spiritual Side of Wynton Marsalis
A Legacy Recordings collection of 15 jazz, blues and worship tracks, this CD is a companion to Wynton Marsalis's U.S. tour of 16 cities, featuring over 85 musicians including the 70-member New York-based Chorale le Chateau Gospel choir and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. KGOU has five copies to give away -- enter our drawing here.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last e-Newsletter, KGOU gave away tickets to see the Canadian Brass at Armstrong Auditorium. Congratulations to winners Glenn and Ben!