Karen Holp http://kgou.org en Best Wishes To Kurt Gwartney http://kgou.org/post/best-wishes-kurt-gwartney <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">News Director Kurt </span>Gwartney<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is leaving </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and his family is moving to Tulsa. The Rev.&nbsp;</span>Charla<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Gwartney<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will soon be the new Senior Pastor for Faith United Methodist Church in Tulsa, and Kurt is the new communications director for the Eastern Oklahoma Region of the American Red Cross.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:52:12 +0000 Karen Holp 27358 at http://kgou.org Best Wishes To Kurt Gwartney Requesting Your Photos For Anniversary Exhibit http://kgou.org/post/requesting-your-photos-anniversary-exhibit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next month, Oklahoma will be marking the anniversary of a series of storms that moved through our communities.&nbsp; Those storms left a lot of tears behind, but also a lot of resolve to rebuild.</span></p><p>KGOU's <a href="http://tornado.kgou.org">Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project</a> is partnering with <a href="http://oklahomacontemporary.org/">Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center </a>to present a curated photography exhibit dedicated to last May’s storms.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:30:55 +0000 Karen Holp 26905 at http://kgou.org Requesting Your Photos For Anniversary Exhibit Thank You For A Fantastic Spring Membership Drive! http://kgou.org/post/thank-you-fantastic-spring-membership-drive <p>Thank you to the 1,200 or so folks of the audience who became members during the Spring 2014 membership drive. About 250 people became new members! The total for the 7 day event was past goal and totaled nearly $177,350.&nbsp;</p><p>As you might imagine, for the staff of KGOU, the experience of the membership drive is both exhausting and exhilarating. The exhausting part is easy to understand. &nbsp;The exhilarating part is seeing the names of members set before us from the phone volunteers and staff who process the information. &nbsp;</p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:25:32 +0000 Karen Holp 26681 at http://kgou.org Thank You For A Fantastic Spring Membership Drive! Krista Tippett Coming To Oklahoma City On April 8 http://kgou.org/post/krista-tippett-coming-oklahoma-city-april-8 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I have an invitation for you to meet Krista </span>Tippett<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, host of the very popular program, “On Being.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Krista </span>Tippett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will be here as a guest of </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for a free, public lecture on "The Adventure of Civility" and her presentation will allow for audience questions. Her topic is a reflection on the learnings of the Civil Conversations Project.&nbsp; Krista will offer courage and practical guidance for creating hospitable spaces in communities and families.</span></p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:49:41 +0000 Karen Holp 26682 at http://kgou.org Krista Tippett Coming To Oklahoma City On April 8 KGOU's Financial Sustainability Is Up To You http://kgou.org/post/kgous-financial-sustainability-you <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the last several weeks, I’ve been talking about mathematical problems, </span>crowdfunding<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and strength in numbers. All of these ideas lead to financial sustainability for </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:29:00 +0000 Karen Holp 25857 at http://kgou.org KGOU's Financial Sustainability Is Up To You Crowdfunding KGOU http://kgou.org/post/crowdfunding-kgou <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I know the term </span>“crowdfunding”<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the rage these days and there are a growing number of websites dedicated to helping organizations raise funds.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Wikipedia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reference on </span>crowdfunding<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says people participate because they like to be partly responsible for the success of the project they are supporting.</span></p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:51:32 +0000 Karen Holp 25542 at http://kgou.org Crowdfunding KGOU Strength in Numbers http://kgou.org/post/strength-numbers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Back in 2009, a mathematician by the name of Tim </span>Gowers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> posted a theorem on his blog and asked his readers to help prove it together. They did, in a month. A lot of very bright people came together and solved it. Strength in numbers.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That is also how I see the community of public radio and public media. You are part of a large number of very smart folks. And a number of you financially support the broadcast and digital work from </span>KGOU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>StateImpact<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Oklahoma.</span></p><p> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:56:47 +0000 Karen Holp 24808 at http://kgou.org Strength in Numbers Tornado Preparedness Public Forum http://kgou.org/post/tornado-preparedness-public-forum <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, I’m inviting you to an important public forum about tornado preparedness and storm safety on Wednesday, March 12 at the Moore Public Library.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You’ve heard </span>KGOU's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> special reporting project that is funded by </span>CPB<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- <a href="http://Tornado.kgou.org">Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project.</a> This public meeting is part of this project.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:23:55 +0000 Karen Holp 24416 at http://kgou.org Tornado Preparedness Public Forum For The Love Of KGOU http://kgou.org/post/love-kgou <p></p><p></p><p>This is the most romantic week of the year, leading up to the most romantic day – Valentine’s Day.&nbsp; Since the fourteen hundreds, this time has grown into a great tradition for expressions of love and appreciation. So many poems and cards, so many songs and movies all pay tribute to love.</p><p>You know, it is possible to show a little love for KGOU. &nbsp;So I adapted a poem….&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>The rose is red, the violet is blue.</p><p></p><p>The sound is smart on KGOU.</p><p>You have my ear, I listen all day.</p><p>I want you to know this on Valentine’s Day.</p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Karen Holp 22806 at http://kgou.org For The Love Of KGOU KGOU Students For Spring 2014 http://kgou.org/post/kgou-students-spring-2014 <p>Student participation in the life of KGOU kicked off last week.</p><p>In the Radio Practicum class, we have Becca Buckner, Jeremy Choat and Nick Masopust.&nbsp; These three will be learning and completing a wide range of activities behind the scenes including writing, announcing and producing a range content for broadcast.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Karen Holp 21405 at http://kgou.org KGOU Students For Spring 2014