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May 8, 2014
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See Photos by May 30
Will She Vote in Mid-Terms?
Hidden Kitchens Returns
Fresh Cocktail Recipes

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Karen HolpKGOU won the lion's share of awards in the radio news categories from the Society of Professional Journalists' local chapter recently -- plus a special award for General Manager Karen Holp. Read more about it. We know that all this excellence is fueled by support from listeners like you -- we are mindful of that every day. To paraphrase the NBA's man of the hour, donors are our MVPs.


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Oklahoma Voices: Oklahoma and Climate Change
Dock at Canton Lake A standing-room-only crowd turned out for last week's StateImpact Oklahoma public forum titled, "Is Oklahoma Prepared for Climate Change?"

A panel of experts -- Clay Pope with the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts and David Engle, Director of OSU's Water Resources Center -- took audience questions on topics such as water availability and how agriculture is being affected.

SIOk reporter Joe Wertz relates what listeners told us about climate change in today's report, plus this companion web-exclusive story. You can hear the entire discussion next Monday, May 12 at 11 a.m. on Oklahoma Voices.

Photo Exhibit: 'Not just another day in May'
three photographers Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project and Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center have teamed up to remember tornadoes that struck central Oklahoma one year ago.

'Not just another day in May', a photography exhibit marking the anniversary and illustrating the storms' aftermath, is on display until May 30 at Leadership Square in downtown Oklahoma City. Reporter Kate Carlton spoke with the exhibit's curator and one of the photographers whose work is showcased in a recent report. Get directions and viewing hours from our Events Calendar.

NPR News Series: 'She Votes'
I Voted stickerWomen voters -- more than half of the U.S. electorate -- are being courted with unusual vigor by both parties this year for the upcoming mid-term elections. All this week, NPR newsmagazines have been looking at the role of women in elections in She Votes, a series focusing on the challenges of getting women to turn out at the polls and of recruiting female candidates to run for office. In case you missed it, find all the reports in our archives.

Assignment: Radio Season Finale: 'The End'
The End If you follow our student-produced program Assignment: Radio each semester, you may know that the last assignment is the Word of the Day, with each student reporter exploring a variation on a single word or phrase. For Spring 2014, the phrase is 'the end'. Reporters Madeline Stebbins and Molly Evans, and reporter/producer Hayley Thornton end the season for Assignment: Radio this Sunday, May 11 at 12 noon.

Hidden Kitchens: New Installments on Morning Edition
jug lamp The Kitchen Sisters are back with more of their series Hidden Kitchens -- the food, folklore and culture that creates community around the table. Veteran radio producers Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva explore secret, unexpected, below-the-radar kitchen cultures across the globe. Over the next few weeks, they take us from Mafia kitchens in Sicily to dissident kitchens in Russia, from Medieval England to California's Coachella Valley, and beyond. The series airs each Tuesday in May and June on Morning Edition.

It's Time To Toast Farm-To-Table Cocktails
cocktail in a mason jar What could be better than a Bloody Mary with home-grown tomatoes or a mimosa with freshly squeezed orange juice? Knowing that a local farm or grove supplied the produce, that's what! The farm-to-table trend is influencing restaurants and home kitchens, so why not the bar? Food writer Peter Ogburn is at NPR's Kitchen Window with recipes for farm-fresh cocktails in this web-exclusive.