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  • Who profits from disaster?
  • Listener meet-up
  • Memorial Day weekend specials
  • Giveaway


NPR/FRONTLINE Investigation: The Business of Disaster
Business of Disaster 
When disaster strikes, who profits? For the past year, PBS's FRONTLINE and NPR have been investigating the answer to that question, focusing on the insurance companies that profited in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the government agencies that were supposed to help people rebuild.

Beginning today, NPR will broadcast several segments, with an extended report coming this afternoon on All Things Considered. Tonight's FRONTLINE is an hour-long documentary, The Business of Disaster, airing on OETA at 9 p.m., and be on the lookout for a virtual reality film coming to Facebook.

Legislative Session Ends, KGOU Coverage Continues
Oklahoma Capitol
Oklahoma's legislative session must end by Friday, whether state lawmakers have reached agreement on a budget to fund state government or not. Legislative coverage has dominated KGOU's local news efforts at the end of May, and you can find it compiled for your review on our 2016 Legislative Session page.

State Coverage

Cocktails and Conversation with KGOU Staff May 31
KGOU staff members, including the award-winning staffers in our news department, are going to be hanging out at the O Bar atop the Ambassador Hotel in Oklahoma City on Tuesday, May 31, from 5:30 to about 7 p.m. It will be a chance to say hello and purchase a beverage if you wish, and tell us what's going on in your world. Meet you there!

Special Programs for the Holiday Weekend
For the Memorial Day weekend, KGOU has a couple of special programs. On Sunday, May 29, spend an afternoon revisiting last year's Jazz in June Festival highlights, with performances from Nathan James and the Rhythm Scratchers, Moon Hooch, Culture Cinematic, Bill Evans' Soulgrass and more.
Stephen Lang
Stephen Lang in character

Then on Monday, Memorial Day, listen as actor Stephen Lang portrays three recipients of the Medal of Honor recounting their extraordinary experiences in their own words, in Beyond Glory, airing at 11 a.m.

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Chef Kathy Gunst on Using Seasonal Ingredients
radishes with green tops
As local produce makes its way into stores and farmers markets, Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst wants to know: What's in season? She has recipes for some of those items now making brief regional appearances in their freshest form.

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Ticket Giveaway ~ OK Mozart Festival Grand Finale Concert
OK Mozart
This year's OK Mozart Festival wraps up with its Grand Finale Concert: A Return Voyage from Europe to the Americas. The Tulsa Symphony Orchestra performs works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Mexican composer Arturo Marquez, and Gershwin, with a return appearance by pianist Anne-Marie McDermott. The Grand Finale concert is at the Bartlesville Community Center on Saturday, June 18. This is your chance to win a pair of tickets.

Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue, KGOU gave away signed copies of Mike McGrath's Guide to Growing Great Tomatoes to Julie and Gayle; we also gave away tickets to a June 12 concert at Bartlesville's OK Mozart Festival to our lucky winner, Eugene. Enjoy!
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