Assignment: Radio

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Assignment: Radio is KGOU's student-produced public affairs program focusing on issues and events on the University of Oklahoma campus.

Each semester since Fall 2004, the staff of KGOU has helped a small group of University of Oklahoma students produce programs on topics ranging from OU's connection with Iraq to the university's alcoholic beverage policy to an entire show taking a behind-the-scenes look at OU football game day.

Student producers typically meet in a class once a week to critique previous shows, discuss their upcoming stories and brainstorm future program topics.  Their work is graded, and they earn class credits for their participation with the show.

A Pyrotechnic Passion

Apr 27, 2014
Molly Evans

The Norman Medieval Fair has transported visitors to a fantastical age of chivalry and tradition for nearly 40 years through staple performances, peddlers and people such as the Saltfork Craftsmen. Every year, the group of blacksmiths revives the centuries-old trade for fairgoers, like Assignment Radio’s Molly Evans, who spoke with member Brahk Hadick about his pyrotechnic passion for turning scrap metal into something unexpectedly beautiful. 

Assignment: Radio April 13, 2014

Apr 13, 2014
Camp Summit

It’s the latest episode of the Spring 2014 season for Assignment: Radio. This week we explore people's passions with a series of one-on-one interviews. From life lessons on a battlefield to painting as therapy everyone has there place in this week's Assignment: Radio.

Taking A Trip To The Hornets Nest

Apr 13, 2014

A battlefield is a place that most of us can only imagine, being surrounded by the enemy and knowing that the fellow solider or marine next to you could take their last breath at any moment. Mike Boettcher experienced this horror first hand for years as he covered conflict in Central America and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. but on this most recent trip into what he calls “The Hornets Nest” there was a new variable- working along side his son. 

Documenting Real Live Angels

Apr 13, 2014
Camp Summit

 A documentary is a labor of love – and for one University of Oklahoma graduate student, it’s the culmination of years of research, shooting, and editing. Assignment Radio’s Madeline Stebbins spoke with Brent Weber to get the story behind his new documentary and some of the stories that inspired him to keep filming.

Artistry As Therapy

Apr 13, 2014
Molly Evans

Joan Phillips knew art therapy was her calling when she first heard of it in the 1970s because it married her love of art and helping people. A practitioner of more than 30 years as well as a professor of art therapy at the University of Oklahoma, Phillips discussed with Assignment Radio’s Molly Evans her experiences over the last three decades in the still budding branch of counseling.   

Assignment: Radio March 30, 2014

Apr 1, 2014

It’s the third episode of the Spring 2014 season for Assignment: Radio. This week the Assignment: Radio crew explores trends. We learn about a whole new way to learn, without being in a classroom, how to eat like a caveman, and why shopping locally can help your community. 

What It Means To "Keep It Local"

Apr 1, 2014

Customers have more choice than ever, with national retailers, local stores, and now internet shopping. Assignment Radio’s Madeline Stebbins examines the effects of local shopping in Norman.

The “shop local” movement has gained momentum the last few years. But beyond the hype, past the fad – does shopping local really matter?

Bryce Bandy:  Up to three times as much of the money stays in your community when you spend it with a local and independent business, as opposed to a big box or a franchise.

A New Kind Of Classroom

Apr 1, 2014

More than six million higher education students are taking at least one course online, according to a 2011 study by the Babson Survey Research Group. At the University of Oklahoma, approximately 3,000 students are taking advantage of the college’s current online options. Assignment Radio reporter, Molly Evans, spoke with an English major and leaders of OU’s digital initiatives about incorporating online learning into the traditional college experience. A sea of more than 30,000 students floods the University of Oklahoma’s campuses each year.

The Diet Fit For A Caveman

Apr 1, 2014

As the name suggests the Paleo diet takes you back to caveman days, no preservatives, no processed grains and no fast food at all... Assignment Radio's Hayley Thornton explored what it means to go Paleo.

Emily Groff: From my point of view it’s a very  nutritious kind of back to natural way of eating, which is why the certain foods are included and I have read a lot of books and done a lot of research into it, and its really about eating what’s best for your body.

Assignment: Radio March 9, 2014

Mar 11, 2014

It’s the second episode of the Spring 2014 season for Assignment: Radio. This week theme: Events. The new Assignment: Radio students look at events on and around the University of Oklahoma's campus. Guests can learn about self defense, help and important cause or learn what it really means to paint to your own beat.