KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee

Sundays 12 Noon - 1 p.m.

Public radio has many great programs that produce just a few episodes a year: Intelligence Squared U.S., America Abroad, and KGOU's student-produced show Assignment: Radio. This is where you'll find these and other limited-run programs. 

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at noon

Sunday Radio Matinee

SOTRU : Truckers of the High Seas Over 90 percent of global trade travels across the ocean by ship. In this episode, step on board some of these ships and meet the sailors who work there. What's it like to live for months at sea, isolated with only your co-workers? And when a ship stops in the USA, how do sailors spend the few precious hours they have on shore? Tune in to this hour of SOTRU to find out.

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Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at noon

Sunday Radio Matinee

American RadioWorks Presents: “The First Family of Radio: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt's Historic Broadcasts.”

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were the "first couple" of American radio. From the 1920s through FDR's fourth term, the president and first lady used this extraordinarily powerful new medium to win elections, combat the Great Depression and rally the nation to fight fascism. FDR's prowess before the microphone is well documented. But few people remember that Eleanor Roosevelt was a radio star in her own right - with commercial sponsors paying top dollar for her talents as a news commentator. She remains the only first lady to hold a job while living in the White House. The Roosevelts forever changed the way Americans relate to their chief executive and his family. Their legacy - both FDR's and Eleanor Roosevelt's - helped shape our political media today. This new hour-long American RadioWorks documentary uses rarely-heard archival audio of the broadcasts, as well as recorded oral histories and contemporary interviews to explore how the Roosevelts revolutionized political communication in America. 

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Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014 at noon

Sunday Radio Matinee

Hearing Voices: Native America

This week's Sunday Radio Matinee commemorates Native American Heritage Month with a tour of our nation's First Nations: NPR's Alex Chadwick rides into the Bitterroot Mountains with Natives and Forest Service workers. We paddle the Pacific Coast with the Canoe Nations of the Northwest. And native poets Henry Real Bird, Joy Harjo, John Trudell and Keith Secola sing us the stories of their homes and ancestors.

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Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at noon

Sunday Radio Matinee

Intelligence Squared: Does Income Inequality Impair the American Dream of Upward Mobility?

Income inequality has been on the rise for decades. In the last 30 years, the wages of the top 1% have grown by 154%, while the bottom 90% has seen growth of only 17%. As the rungs of the economic ladder move further and further apart, conventional wisdom says that it will become much more difficult to climb them. But inequality can also be seen as a positive, a sign of a dynamic and robust economy that, in the end, helps everyone. If the American dream is dying, is it the result of income inequality? Or is disparity in income a red herring where more complex issues are at play?

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Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at noon

Sunday Radio Matinee

The Keystone XL Pipeline: An International Townhall

The Keystone XL pipeline has been a controversial project in both the United States and Canada. On this edition of America Abroad (archived on Oct. 7), audiences in Lincoln, Nebraska and Calgary, Canada engaged in a cross border discussion about how the oil sands industry and the building of the Keystone XL pipeline directly affects their lives. 

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Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at noon

Sunday Radio Matinee

“Messages From a Forgotten Troopship” (a Veteran's Day special from With Good Reason radio) 

In the 1960s, it took almost three weeks to cross the sea from America to Vietnam. In a poignant, evocative (and free!) program, With Good Reason recreates life aboard the General Nelson M. Walker with a few of the soldiers who traveled on it, capturing moments outside of combat on the way to Vietnam, and – for the lucky ones- on the way back.

 Also included in this hour-long program are stories about women journalists who covered the Vietnam War, and the risk factors for the children of military mothers who are deployed around the world.

 

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Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at noon

Sunday Radio Matinee

Intelligence Squared : "Does The Mass Collection Of Phone Records Violate The Fourth Amendment?"

Some say that indiscriminate collection of U.S. phone records is a gross invasion of privacy.  Others say that it is necessary to keep us safe.  But what does the U.S Constitution say?  Is collection of phone records a “search” or “seizure?"  If so, is it “unreasonable?"  Does it require a particularized warrant and probable cause?  These are among the most consequential — and controversial — constitutional questions of our time. The debaters are Alex Abdo, Stewart Baker, Elizabeth Wydra, and John Yoo.

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