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April 10, 2014
Also in this Issue:
Climate Discussion
Tornado Project Photo Exhibit
Holiday Recipes
Ticket Giveaway

Krista Tippett What a great crowd we had on Tuesday evening as Krista Tippett, host of On Being, talked about her Civil Conversations Project! See photos on our Facebook page. Krista's talk was recorded, and will be broadcast on a future date. 


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StateImpact Oklahoma Discusses "Is Oklahoma Prepared for a Changing Climate?"
StateImpact Save this date: April 30, StateImpact Oklahoma, a collaboration of public media led by KGOU, hosts a panel discussion on the topic, "Is Oklahoma Prepared for a Changing Climate?" Panelists are still being confirmed, but the discussion will come from experts in the field, moderated by StateImpact's Joe Wertz and Logan Layden. Plan to join us the evening of April 30 at Picasso's Cafe, 3009 Paseo St. in Oklahoma City.

Strong Finish for KGOU's Spring Membership Drive
Thank you! With nearly $40,000 left to raise in the final day of the spring membership drive, KGOU staff were wondering whether the crowdfunding goal would be achieved. But listeners came through in the final hours, and by the end of the on-air drive, the total pledged exceeded the goal at $177,350! It's never too late to donate -- contribute now if you haven't already.

We owe many thanks to our wonderful phone volunteers and the restaurants that fed them (and us): McNellie's, Jason's Deli, Gaberino's Homestyle Italian Restaurant, Sooner Legends, Jimmy John's and Donut King. We also thank Majors Energy and donors to the Member Matching fund for challenge grants, and the Ambassador Hotel for a giveaway package. Thank you all!

Photo Submission Deadline Nears
HOPE spelled on fence Next month, Oklahoma marks the anniversary of deadly tornadoes that left hundreds of families homeless and devastated several communities. In recognition of a year of healing and rebuilding, KGOU's Oklahoma Tornado Project is partnering with Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center to present a curated photography exhibit.

We are inviting you to submit photos for consideration that represent the storms of May 2013, or some aspect of the aftermath and recovery. The submission deadline is Friday, April 18; see all the requirements here. Selected photos will be displayed in an exhibit at Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City during the month of May.

Backstage Jazz Begins Second Season on KGOU
Jeremy GossettBackstage Jazz, a locally produced program airing on KGOU, began its second season March 28, taking listeners behind the scenes with interviews and performances from some of the biggest names in jazz.

In Season Two, host Jeremy Gossett brings us a closer look at artists such as the Count Basie Orchestra, David Amram, Gregory Porter, and many more. Check out the preview in the entertainment section of the Oklahoman and tune in Fridays at 9 p.m. or Sundays at 7 p.m.

  Running Toward Boylston: The #NPR8
runnerOn April 21, all eyes will be on Boston as runners stream down Boylston Street to the finish line of the greatest marathon of them all. On everyone's mind will be the day one year ago when bombs exploded just yards from the finish line. NPR is following eight runners as they train and take on the 2014 Boston Marathon. Follow the runners on this Tumblr, on Twitter at #NPR8, and tune in April 15 as All Things Considered checks in with runners before the race.

Kitchen Window: Nibbles For Pre-Seder Snacking
deviled eggs Kitchen Window's Deena Prichep knows that guests arriving for a holiday meal -- whether a Passover seder or Easter Sunday dinner -- may want a few apetizers to keep hunger at bay. She has recipes that can be made in advance, with a minimum of hassle, to share with family and friends.
Ticket Giveaway ~ Handel's Messiah at Armstrong Auditorium
Armstrong Auditorium Armstrong Auditorium wraps up its 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series with the Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union - with professional soloists and orchestra - presenting an unabridged performance of G. F. Handel's Messiah. The performance is Thursday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and KGOU has tickets to give away! Enter the drawing for a chance to win.

Congratulations to our winners!
In partnership with Armstrong Auditorium, KGOU gave away two pairs of tickets to An Evening with Midori coming up April 24. Our lucky winners are Ann and Rebecca!