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Okie Geek is a weekly interview show with Oklahoma people about events and places with a geeky twist. The geek/nerd fandom is growing strong in Oklahoma and Okie Geek hopes to make people aware of all the fun stuff going on in the Sooner State.
 
Founded in 2003 by Dave Isay, StoryCorps has given more than 450,000 people — Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs, in towns and cities in all 50 states — the chance to record interviews about their lives. As part of its cross-country MobileBooth tour, StoryCorps recorded interviews in Oklahoma City from February 8th to March 9th, 2018. Listen to some of those stories here.
 
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This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Governor Stitt ending the COVID-19 State of Emergency and the Tulsa Race Massacre Commission urging Governor Stitt to veto a bill prohibiting schools from teaching subjects dealing with race and diver…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and sitting in for Ryan Kiesel in ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Tamya Cox-Touré about the settlement between the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board and Epic Schools to avoid termination hearings along with new bills signed by the governo…
 
It's episode 235 of the Okie Geek Podcast brought to you by Okie Comics. This week we are talking with Rad Janloo about the OKC Pop Culture Convention coming to Oklahoma City May 8th and 9th at the Windham Garden OKC Airport on south Meridian. The show features Ray Park who you might remember as Darth Maul. It also includes celebrities from the Mig…
 
Attending school remotely has been an inconvenience for students and parents, and a major burden for many. For children experiencing homelessness, it’s all but impossible. 25-thousand Oklahoma children didn’t have a permanent home - before the pandemic. StateImpact’s Robby Korth reports how the state’s only school tailored specifically for homeless…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the State House unanimously approving a bill to help fund charter and traditional schools with low property taxes, Epic Virtual Charter School agreeing to the demands of the state in the hopes of avoi…
 
Our friends at Extra Life are holding their United Tournament this Friday, April 23rd through Sunday. We get a chance to talk with streamer Ryan Ritter who will be taking part in the festivities to raise money for the Children's Hospital Foundation of Oklahoma. The special event to play games and save lives includes a variety of games as well as a …
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a move by Epic Virtual Charter School to increase transparency of its funding ahead of a termination hearing, Tulsa Public Schools enters legal action against the State Board of Education in its move …
 
Grab your garb and head up to the Guthrie Renaissance Faire May 8th & 9th. In episode 233 of the Okie Geek Podcast, we talk with John Pagonis and Christie Lewis about the two day event to include jousting, birds of prey, belly dancing, a trebuchet and Viking battles. The faire off Highway 33 west of town at 308 N. 5th Street also includes a childre…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the special election to fill the seat of now-Congresswoman Stephanie Bice along with other elections in central Oklahoma, lawmakers working to undo a resolution by the State Board of Education settlin…
 
It's episode 232 of the Okie Geek Podcast, and we are talking about the Medieval Fair of Norman 2021 taking place April 9th through the 11th. Coronavirus shut down festivities last year, but this year, organizers are bringing it back. Although, it will look different because of the ongoing pandemic. Reeves Park will still have all your favorite foo…
 
A lawsuit settlement between Oklahoma’s State Board of Education and The Oklahoma Public Charter School Association will greatly change the way public schools are funded. StateImpact’s Robby Korth spoke to Chris Brewster, President of the charter school organization and superintendent of Santa Fe South in Oklahoma City about the genesis of the laws…
 
It's episode 231 of the Okie Geek Podcast and we are talking with Brian Gililland and Nicholas Szabo with local podcast favorite "Okie Show Show" kicking off its fifth season on April 5th. We talk about the impact the Coronavirus has had on the industry as well as the industry's boom in Oklahoma. And, of course we talk about the upcoming season. Yo…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and sitting in for Ryan Kiesel is Democratic State Representative Forrest Bennett about the state of Oklahoma moving into phase four of its vaccination plan allowing all residents over the age of 16 to get inoculated against the Coronavirus, Ep…
 
On this episode of Focus: Black Oklahoma, we follow up on the Oklahoma City Black Lives Matter protestors who were charged with domestic terrorism last June and examine the so-called Second Amendment Sanctuary Laws recently passed by state legislators in defense of civil liberties. We also explore the Cherokee Nation ruling regarding the status of …
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the 9,000 correspondences to Governor Stitt from citizens and businesses regarding lockdowns at the beginning of the pandemic and the state's response to a lawsuit over its plan to purse managed Medic…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Oklahoma moving into Phase Three of the COVID-19 vaccine meaning most Oklahomans can know get inoculated against the disease, the Pardon And Parole Board votes to hear new evidence in the commutation …
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about reports showing a nearly 2,500 COVID-19 death count discrepancy between the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Oklahoma, Governor Stitt joins other governors in complaints about President Bi…
 
"The Streets Are My Home: Evictions, Homelessness and COVID" is the third and final episode of our three-part series "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa." This episode focuses on the effects of COVID-19 in the north Tulsa community, specifically evictions and homelessness. The series was made in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network, Tulsa …
 
"A Heavy Blow: The Pandemic's Impact on Domestic Violence" is the second episode of our three-part series "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa." This episode examines the pandemic's effect on domestic violence and the organizations that help address solutions. The series was made in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network, Tulsa Artist Fellows…
 
"Lost Childhood: The Visible and Invisible Weight on North Tulsa Youth" is the first episode of our three-part series "Black Plague: COVID In North Tulsa." This episode focuses on how the pandemic has altered the lives of young people in north Tulsa. The series was made in partnership with Solutions Journalism Network, Tulsa Artist Fellowship and T…
 
It's episode 229 of the Okie geek Podcast and we are talking with the one and only Jerry Bennett, artist for "Glamorella's Daughter". Our friends at Literati Press are starting a Kickstarter campaign for issue two of the amazing series. You can find Literati Press on the web as well as Twitter and Facebook. You can find Jerry Bennett also on Facebo…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about state officials calming fears of skyrocketing utility bills after last week's winter weather, President Biden approving a second emergency declaration on clean up from the storms and a bill to give th…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Governor Stitt coming under fire for leaving the state for a family vacation shortly before a winter storm moved is and state lawmakers learned of an extra $1.2B for the fiscal year 2022 budget. The t…
 
SoonerSelect — otherwise known as managed care — will shift $2 billion in Medicaid funding to four private health insurance companies, tasking them with coordinating care for about 700,000 Oklahomans. Opponents are concerned the program was designed hastily, that it will reduce health access for low-income Oklahomans instead of improving it, that t…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about Governor Stitt signing legislation allowing public bodies to hold meetings online rather than in person and new bills currently working through the state legislature. The trio also discusses the race …
 
In Kevin Stitt’s State of the State Address, the governor brought a new definition for the term “ghost students” to the mainstream. StateImpact’s Robby Korth and The Oklahoman's Nuria Martinez-Keel explain Stitt’s new definition and its effects on education funding policy.By StateImpact Oklahoma
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the Governor's State of the State Address and his push to get schools to open for in-person learning. The trio also talks about the governor's mention of the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt v. Oklahoma de…
 
The state Legislature’s session was badly disrupted last year by the pandemic . It’s back starting Monday, and faces a long list of pressing issues and unfinished work from 2020. StateImpact health reporter Chatherine Sweeney, education reporter Robby Korth, and criminal justice reporter Quinton Chandler met with Republican Oklahoma Senate Presiden…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about a move by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority to spend $2.2 billion to hand the state's Medicaid program over to a for profit company, MyHealth Access out of Tulsa losing its challenge after getting de…
 
This Week in Oklahoma Politics, KOSU's Michael Cross talks with Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill and Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Kiesel about the Oklahoma Health Care Authority denying the bid of a local company despite the organization coming in $30M less than the bid winner, prominent Oklahoma Republican Mickey Edwards announces he is qui…
 
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