Assignment: Radio

Selected Sundays at 12 Noon

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.

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Assignment: Radio
10:47 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Rendering Reality: Pushing The Boundaries Of Art

Visitors to the "Photorealism Revisited" exhibition at the OKCMOA
Credit Ana Nospal

Some critics argue that photography shouldn’t be considered “art” because it is merely a mechanical record of an event. However, the way that a photograph is taken often leaves an authorial signature, a sign that something more than direct representation is going on. Photorealism, similarly, has often been dismissed as a mere copy of photographs, but this argument might be missing the same point.

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Assignment: Radio
10:40 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Stepping "Into the Void"

"Into the Void" at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.
Credit Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art

This student-curated art exhibition Into the Void is going to blow your mind. 

That’s what it’s designed to do.

Optical art evolved out of the Abstract and Expressionist tradition, and de-emphasized subject matter, focusing instead on what artists could achieve purely through color and form. For the counter-culture of the 60s, Op-art became a symbol of rejection of authoritative or artistic control.

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Assignment: Radio
12:05 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

A Round Barn Rendezvous on Historic Route 66

The Round Barn of Arcadia
Credit Joey Adams

At one point one of the most photographed landmarks on Route 66, by the late 1980s, the Arcadia Round Barn was starting to show its age (it was originally built in 1898). The roof collapsed in 1988, with an estimated $165,000 cost for repairs.

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Assignment: Radio
12:15 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Historical Controversy of "Advancing American Art" Revisited

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, President Truman and "Circus Girl Resting”

The U.S. Department of State assembled a collection of modernist paintings in 1946, to show the world America’s artistic coming of age and to illustrate the freedom of expression enjoyed by contemporary American artists. "Advancing American Art" became a lightning rod of controversy, described by some as subversive and un-American. 

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Assignment: Radio
2:31 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

"Hope. We instill hope." Beyond The Resumé At The Goodwill Job Connection Center

The Goodwill Job Connection Center in downtown OKC.
Credit Kate Carlton

In February of this year, Governor Mary Fallin delivered her State of the State address. In that speech, she praised Oklahoma for its job growth. The state currently boasts a 5.1 percent unemployment rate, one of the lowest in the nation. While Oklahoma residents have a better chance of finding a job, there are still many who need help.

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Assignment: Radio
10:29 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Honey, I Blew up the Bugs: Step Into the World of Insects

Giant Butterflies at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Credit Brant Morrell

A giant spider currently stands guard outside the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, its 8 large eyes watching visitors as they enter. Once inside, over-sized beetles, butterflies and other insects dominate the space, as part of the “Bugs…Outside the Box” exhibit.

These intricate sculptures, created by Italian artist Lorenzo Possenti, can be up to twenty times larger than their tiny counterparts. The exhibit challenges human beings to create a connection between themselves and the massive bugs.

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Assignment: Radio
1:13 pm
Sat March 9, 2013

Students To Stand Against Human Trafficking For 27-Hour demonstration.

Christian anti-human trafficking student group "Freedom Movement" hosts documentary nights, lectures and other events to promote awareness.
Credit https://www.facebook.com/OUFreedomMovement

The Oklahoma House of Representatives recently reached unanimous approval of measure that would wipe charges of prostitution off the criminal records of victims of human trafficking.

Alannah Selinger is one of the co-founders of the OU chapter of Freedom Movement, a Christian sex trafficking awareness group. She says she discovered her passion about non-profits and activism while in college, and has become especially enthusiastic about combating human sex trafficking.

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