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February 6, 2014
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Legislative Coverage Begins
Words That Stirred
Interactive Reporting
Ticket Giveaway

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KGOU Wins Three Awards from OAB
plaque The Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters has announced the winners of its annual Outstanding Achievement Awards for 2013, and KGOU was honored three times -- for General News, Feature, and Special Programming, all in the Metro Radio Division. KGOU won these same three categories the previous year, and the win in the General News category marks the fourth in a row! The awards will be presented at a banquet March 28 in Oklahoma City. Check our Awards page to see which reports were winners.

KGOU Coverage of Legislative Session Begins
Oklahoma Capitol The new legislative session has begun at the state Capitol, and with it, KGOU's coverage. Oklahoma Voices set the stage, with expert analysis of issues likely to be debated and/or decided by state lawmakers.

KGOU carried the governor's State of the State speech live, followed by reporting on the reaction and response to the plans she outlined. Be sure to stay tuned as the session unfolds for more analysis.

Sunday Matinee: Century of African American Oratory
Martin Luther King, Jr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech is often a broadcast staple of Black History Month. But as a skilled and stirring orator, King was hardly alone. He was nurtured in a centuries-old African American tradition of spoken narrative and oral persuasion.

Say It Plain: A Century of African American Oratory highlights a selection of landmark sermons, speeches and broadcasts by African American orators over the past century. Tune in for KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee on Feb. 9 at 12 noon.

Interactive Series: Gray Wolves in the American West
wolf The federal government wants to remove the gray wolf from its endangered species list throughout the lower 48 states. That's a big shift -- and a controversial one. To some, it's an issue as important as gun control or immigration reform or health care.

NPR's Nathan Rott spent several weeks in Montana -- where they are no longer listed as endangered -- talking with people there about wolves and the politics of wolves. The final part of the series airs on Weekend Edition Saturday, Feb. 8. Listen to the first part and scroll down through a multimedia interactive for the full story.

Kitchen Window Sets a Table for Black History Month
cookbook cover Cookbooks published in the 19th and early 20th centuries inspired Kitchen Window's Amanda Moniz with powerful stories of the authors' pursuit of freedom and independence. But she also found some recipes, too, which she shares as a menu for a meal celebrating Black History Month.
Jenkins and Malone Ticket Giveaway ~ Piano Duo at Armstrong Auditorium
Herbert W. Armstrong College music faculty members Mark Jenkins and Ryan Malone, nationally acclaimed and awarded pianists, present an afternoon of classical piano duo favorites on Armstrong's magnificent Hamburg Steinways. The performance is Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. See a video preview and the works to be performed. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

Congratulations to our winners!
Five lucky winners received copies of a sampler CD of Miles Davis classics in our drawing last month. Congratulations to winners Sally, Leisa, Rebecca, Cee and Theresa!