July 7, 2016
  • Special coverage of political conventions
  • Hidden Kitchens in war zones
  • Science Friday turns 25!
PBS and NPR Join Forces for Political Convention Coverage
This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer special coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic national conventions, a first for public media. NewsHour's Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will anchor the special coverage along with NPR host Rachel Martin July 18 - 28.

PBS-NPR Joint Coverage
The joint live special broadcasts will begin each convention evening at 7 p.m. (CT) and will run until the convention proceedings conclude, at approximately 10 p.m. NPR will offer post-convention analysis until 11 p.m. hosted by Linda Wertheimer, with National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, Senior Editor Ron Elving and Political Editor Domenico Montanaro.

Special Programs

Balcony Seats Still Available for Capitol Steps
Capitol Steps July 16 OCCC tickets
Tickets are going fast for the Capitol Steps' return to Oklahoma City on Saturday, July 16. They'll perform all their latest showstopping tunes at Oklahoma City Community College's Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. Join KGOU and have a few laughs at the election's expense -- good seats are still available!

Hidden Kitchens: War & Peace & Food
Middle Eastern people in an alleyway
The next exploration of Hidden Kitchens is coming later this month, from independent producers Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva, known as The Kitchen Sisters. The six-part project, "War & Peace & Food" will explore the role of food and eating places as a common denominator in the chaos of military conflict and social upheaval. The series begins Monday, July 18 during Morning Edition.

More Hidden Kitchens 

Science Friday Turns 25 with New York Gala
Ira Flatow holding mic
Ira Flatow
For 25 years, Science Friday has introduced scientists, entrepreneurs, inventors, and researchers to public radio listeners and science fans alike. Host Ira Flatow and the team have brought listeners some brilliant and engaging conversations with some of the greatest scientific minds of our lifetime. Science Friday is hosting a big, science-studded bash later this year at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City. KGOU has been proud to carry the show for all those years, with many more to come!

Travel Nightmares on Weekend Edition Saturday
beach with two chairs
They strike terror in the hearts of all travelers -- delays, missed road signs, unpleasant companions and any number of mishaps. Through the end of the month, Weekend Edition Saturday will be telling such tales -- true stories of mayhem that are funny, adventurous, bone chilling or just plain wacky. And they'd like to hear your travel horror story, too. Here's hoping you have safe and happy travels!
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Congratulations to our winners!
In our last issue KGOU gave away a pair of tickets to the Capitol Steps' live show July 16 at OCCC. Our lucky winner is Bob from Ada!
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