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January 23, 2014
Also in this Issue:
State of the Union
Legislative Coverage Plans
Olympic Coverage
Recipes for Scallops
CD Giveaway

Yesterday was an "all hands on deck" kind of day, as the OU campus was locked down while authorities investigated a report of possible gunshots. It turned out not to be gunfire, but that conclusion took several hours. All of our news reporters here in-house sprang into action -- from KGOU, StateImpact Oklahoma, and even the Oklahoma Tornado Project -- and worked together to find out what was going on, to separate fact from rumor, and to report the story.


NPR and KGOU Our coverage plans in the coming days and weeks are just as important as we strategize how we'll work together to get the best in-depth coverage to you. Read on for details.


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News Coverage Plans for State of the Union
President Barack Obama Robert Siegel will host NPR's coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 28, followed by the Republican response. He'll be joined in-studio by White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving.

Additional analysis will come from Ramesh Ponnuru, Senior Editor of National Review magazine and E.J. Dionne, columnist at the Washington Post as well as NPR reporters knowledgeable about such issues as income inequality, immigration and education, or other issues that might be addressed. Special coverage on KGOU begins at 8 p.m.

News Coverage Plans for Legislative Session
Oklahoma Capitol The Oklahoma Legislature begins a new session on Monday, Feb. 3, starting with Governor Mary Fallin's State of the State address. KGOU plans to broadcast her speech -- stay tuned for the exact time.

Some of the issues lawmakers will be debating and deciding could include personal income tax rates, education, school testing and academic standards, prisons, poverty, health care and Medicaid expansion, and public pension reform. KGOU's news department will be reporting on these issues. Previous reports are archived in the Politics and Government section of

Our statewide public media collaboration, StateImpact Oklahoma will be looking into issues that may have a legislative component, including tax breaks for horizontal drilling and severance taxes for mines, not to mention the topics of earthquakes, water, the environment, and the economy.

The Edge: Olympic Games Coverage
Olympic rings Around the world, athletes are training for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, running Feb. 7 through 23. Snowboarders, skiers and skaters are all looking for ways to get the edge over their competitors.

NPR correspondents are chronicling the athletes' journeys to Sochi on NPR's newsmagazines; Olympic stories are in the online archives, with more on the way as they air. Once the games begin, NPR's Robert Smith, Tamara Keith, Sam Sanders and Sonari Glinton will cover the action. Stationed nearby, Moscow Correspondent Corey Flintoff will cover politics, security and all things Russia.

New Dates for Northern Plains Oil Boom Series
oil pumping units NPR examines the effects of the oil boom in the northern plains in a series re-scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Sunday, Feb. 2, on Morning Edition and All Things Considered. NPR's Jeff Brady and Kirk Siegler, Prairie Public Radio's Meg Lindholm and Dan Boyce of Montana Public Radio contribute.

New Semester, New Duties for KGOU Students
clock With the beginning of a new semester at the University of Oklahoma, KGOU's student employees are shuffling duties. Our newest student worker, Alex Hilton, is taking on the KGOU Community Events Calendar and picking his favorites for the online entertainment blog OneSix8. The blog is available as an RSS feed, delivered straight to you if you wish.

Hayley Thornton is gearing up to produce the new season of Assignment: Radio, our student-produced show, which is scheduled to begin airing in March. Sarah Hurd continues as Development Assistant, helping with membership record-keeping. We also have students working at KGOU for class credit; General Manager Karen Holp reported on their duties and activities in her Manager's Desk segment.

scallops Sea Scallops: A Winter Treat From Maine
We're a long way from Maine, but Kitchen Window food writer Laura McCandlish has recipes for sea scallops that make us want to visit! Read her tips for shopping for scallops, and these recipes are sure to be the star of the meal.
album cover CD Giveaway ~ Miles Davis - The Original Mono Recordings
The Columbia record label spared no expense in recording and promoting the albums of Miles Davis, but between 1955 and 1963, his album producers considered mono recording to be truer to the original sound, even after the advent of stereo in 1958. Legacy Recordings has collected his first nine albums with Columbia and remastered them in original mono. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a sampler CD of nine Miles Davis classics, including 'Round Midnight, Milestones, So What, and Saeta.

Congratulations to our winners!
We gave away tickets to the Armstrong Auditorium's visit from the Moscow Festival Ballet -- Richard and Teresa won tickets to the performance of Sleeping Beauty, and Chantry and Melinda were treated to Don Quixote tickets.