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2:00 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

KGOU Takes Jazz Lovers “Backstage” With New Program

Jeremy Gossett with Kini Kay at the University of Oklahoma.
Credit Jeremy Gossett Productions

Following a “soft” launch in July, KGOU commits to full season of Backstage Jazz.

Hosted by resident jazz lover and independent producer Jeremy Gossett, Backstage Jazz is the culmination of Gossett’s three-year quest to create a radio program that showcases both regionally-admired and internationally recognized jazz artists. Gossett told the Oklahoma Gazette what he means by “Backstage”.

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NPR Ombudsman
8:47 am
Thu August 15, 2013

S. Dakota Indian Foster Care: Listening To Your Responses

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe.
Kristi Eaton AP

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 3:55 pm

Updated Aug. 30, 2013 at 5 p.m.

One of the things that struck me most about the many responses to my review of an investigative series on foster care for Native Americans in South Dakota is that the ombudsman process worked.

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9:00 am
Tue July 30, 2013

NPR’s Scott Simon Takes Twitter To A New Frontier: His Mother’s Hospital Bed

Lead in text: 
NPR's Scott Simon's mother passed away Monday evening, and the veteran host of "Weekend Edition Saturday" used Twitter to chronicle her final days with poignancy, grace, humor, and love.
On July 23, Scott Simon, the longtime host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, posted a tweet to his 1.2 million followers: "I just want to say that ICU nurses are remarkable people. Thank you for what you do for our loved ones." The tweet immediately preceding that one was about Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun.
This is KGOU
11:19 am
Thu July 18, 2013

We've Got Mail! KGOU Listeners' Comments

Neal Conan leaves the studio to an ovation from NPR staff members.
Credit Kainaz Amaria / NPR

Now that the busy-ness has abated somewhat from April's membership drive, May's disastrous storms, and June's end of the fiscal year (where did June go?), I've had some time to look over the correspondence we've received from listeners and members.

It's no surprise that the bulk of it was regarding the programming changes brought on by NPR's decision to discontinue Talk of the Nation. Many listeners were saddened, and possibly even angry, just like Kathy:

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This is NPR
10:52 am
Wed June 26, 2013

'Talk of the Nation' Memories: We Changed Almost Everything

Scott Cameron is the senior editor at Talk of the Nation.
Jacques Coughlin NPR

Originally published on Tue June 25, 2013 5:10 pm

All this week, we are remembering our favorite moments from the 21-year-run of Talk of the Nation. With so many driveway moment-inducing interviews, hours of live breaking news, segments with familiar voices, and insights from audience members, it's hard to know where to start. So we asked a few of those who worked on Talk of the Nation over the years to share a story or two.

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This is KGOU
11:47 am
Thu June 20, 2013

'Radiolab' Hosts Talk Hmong, Influences In Reddit 'AMA'

"Radiolab" hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich.
Credit Provided / Radiolab

The hosts of WNYC and NPR’s Radiolab took to the social media outlet reddit Wednesday to answer questions from fans and listeners as part of the “AMA (Ask Me Anything)” interview series.

Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich addressed the controversy surrounding the September 2012 episode Yellow Rain. Andrew Lapin writes in the public media trade publication Current that the program revisited the use of chemical weapons against the Hmong people in the closing days of the Vietnam War.

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Assignment: Radio
1:10 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

The Producers: "Assignment: Radio" And Life After Graduation

Assignment: Radio alumni Meredith Everitt and Arash Davari.
Credit Meredith Everitt

Assignment: Radio producer Meredith Everitt interviews Arash Davari, the original host of the show.

The theme of this episode of Assignment: Radio is “Firsts”. So, what better way to end it than with the first host of the show?

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Assignment: Radio
2:37 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Assignment: Radio April 16, 2013

Brant Morrell

This week on Assignment: Radio, we focus on transcending the list of questions and prepared answers to engage in one-on-one, in-depth conversations with authors, artists, musicians, athletes, leaders and activists. 

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2:56 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

KGOU Student Broadcasters Win National Honors

Meredith Everitt and Lauren Abram
Credit Laura Knoll / KGOU

If you're familiar with KGOU's student-produced public affairs program Assignment: Radio, then you already know we have some talented student broadcasters taking the university course known internally as Radio News.

But to banish any doubts, here's proof: In the National Broadcasting Society (Alpha Epsilon Rho) annual student competition, Assignment: Radio reporters won national awards for their work in 2012.

A One-Word Prompt

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30th Anniversary
11:58 am
Wed March 20, 2013

KGOU and Me: Has It Been 30 Years Already?

Michael Feldman brought Whad'ya Know? to OU's Holmberg Hall in the early 1990s.

On Jan. 1, 1983, KGOU became a non-commercial public radio station. I barely noticed.

I should have noticed. After all, I was working at KGOU as a volunteer student broadcaster, and for the past year and a half I’d been dragging my sleep-deprived self out of bed at 6 a.m. (an hour most college students deemed unthinkable)  to write and deliver two five-minute newscasts each morning. Still, I didn’t pay much attention.

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