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True life stories told over multiple weeks. During each program we report and follow the story mystery plot, facts, characters, and unanswered questions. Each week we bring together people, interviews, and ask all those thought provoking questions to gain a clearer understanding of what really happened. And we, along with the audience, won’t know what really happened until the final episode. Each story is told in a series of episodes, so it’s important to listen to the episodes in order, sta ...
 
The Metro Library podcast celebrates Oklahoma arts, Oklahoma culture, Oklahoma history and the lives of influential Oklahomans today. Upcoming podcasts include a special on the BC Clark Anniversary Sale Jingle, a multi-episode segment on Oklahoma prohibition and alcohol laws, and a multi-episode segment on running for political office in Oklahoma. Future podcasts will include interviews with Oklahoma Poet Laurette Jeanetta Calhoun Mish, bestselling author Kim Ventrella, Oklahoma City Mayor D ...
 
ALL GROWN UP: A tale of retail, relocation, revenge, re-invention, reckless behavior, really good clothes, indiscretion, infidelity, domestic violence, and one kidnapping. This is a memoir, told in a series of podcasts, by Kenneth D. King, podcasting from his studio near union Square in New York City. It's the story of a small-town boy who dreams of being a “grown-up”, and his journey to get there. Each week, you'll hear another installment of his story. All Grown Up Now is the story of a li ...
 
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When most of us think of witch killings we think of Salem in the 1600s, but did you know that the last witch killings in America were in Oklahoma? Historian John Truden talks with us about Solomon Hotema and the 1899 witch killings in Choctaw country. If think the podcast is interesting and you'd like to learn more Choctaw history, you can visit ht…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg VisitOKC VP of Destination Marketing Lindsay Vidrine joins us to tell us about The Modern Frontier campaign and the new branded beer and future plans. We also talk about the First Americans Museum’s upcoming fall opening, the OKC Dodgers’ and Ener…
 
Apollo Woods is the Founder of OKC Black Eats, an organization dedicated to promote and consult with black-owned restaurants in the Oklahoma City area. In today's show, Apollo tells us about an easy to learn about new restaurants, and how to support them with our business. He also discusses how he has worked to bridge cultural and ethnic divides in…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg We’re back in our outdoor home base at Kerr Park, talking cool collabs between Chamber members like the upcoming release of COOP Ale Works’ Sonic-slush branded-and-inspired hard seltzers. We also discuss Tiff’s Treats cookie delivery in Bricktown,…
 
Sitting between two sundown towns in Oklahoma, the Threatt Filling Station was a safe haven for African American travelers on Route 66 during the time of Jim Crow. Cousins Charles and Ed Threatt talk about the filling station and its importance to our state's history.By Metropolitan Library System
 
This week, Chris talks with Oklahoma musician, Katie Williams this week. They discuss her work and development as a musician, her influences, and the creative process. They also discuss what can be learned from the pandemic and what changes will persist for the better. Katie also discusses an upcoming album release, and tells how it is a stylistic …
 
This week, we talk with Shari Jackson, Executive Director of the Norman Music Alliance, which hosts the Norman Music Festival. Shari discusses how the organization has persevered during the pandemic, and explains what's ahead for the festival. You can learn more about the festival at www.normanmusicfestival.com Donate to the organization at www.giv…
 
We are immersed in the sounds of Omni Hotel construction as we visit Scissortail Park before heading across Robinson to the hotel, which opens January 26, for an interview with Omni Oklahoma City General Manager Steve Keenan. Steve tells us about specials and options for residents to take advantage of, as well as some of the special designs and pla…
 
We're in danger of losing an important person in the OKC arts community! Marat Gabdullin is Associate Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. While Marat and his family are from Russia, they have been in the USA for 13 years, contributing to the community, the economy, and the growing OKC Arts scene. Due to an immigration administrative er…
 
Tired of hearing about fake news? You'll definitely want to check out this interview with Andrea DenHoed from NonDoc Media. Andrea tells us about journalism the NonDoc way, and tells her story of relocating from New York to become the Managing Editor at NonDoc. If you care about getting the real story, you'll definitely want to know about NonDoc Me…
 
Suzette and Jacque are breaking new ground in the Oklahoma brewery scene, and in a delicious way! Listen in as they tell Chris about how Equity Brewing Company became a reality, and how excited they are to add to the craft beer scene while promoting social change. Intelligent and wickedly funny, Suzette and Jacque will have you laughing your way to…
 
Internationally renowned artist Greg Burns is an institution in Oklahoma City. Known for working in ink and watercolor, Greg has built a career as an artist for decades. Greg and Chris discuss how he got started, and how he has persevered, even with significant physical challenges. You'll enjoy hearing Greg tell his story and discuss his approach t…
 
Heather and Avis talk about all the ways Hope Community Services can help people in the Oklahoma City area. From housing and case management, to mental health, to legal aid - Hope has a wide range of services. The pandemic has put us all in new situations, and they explain how to reach out and get services, even when you don't know where to start. …
 
Join us for this entertaining and engaging conversation with County Commissioner Carrie Blumert. She discusses her work and how this level of government has a direct impact on our daily lives. She also has some important suggestions for how we can all work to change the system to improve the ability of county leaders to help us. You can learn more …
 
Allie Wallace, Director of Communications at Areawide Aging Agency in Oklahoma City, tells us all about this important resource. Have you ever wondered about services and assistance for an aging individual? Whether it's for yourself or someone you care about, help is available, and the range of assistance may surprise you! Allie brings a knowledgea…
 
Jeff Grogan is an internationally-known conductor and teacher who has spent over 25 years dedicated to the pursuit of his craft and the nurturing of young talent. He is Conductor of the Oklahoma City University Symphony Orchestra and the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra, and joins Chris for an in-depth discussion of remaining motivated during the pandemic …
 
Rev. Shannon Fleck, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches, joins Chris for an engaging discussion on religion, working with the churches in Oklahoma, her experience as a female clergy member, and much more. Join us for this engaging discussion that's sure to surprise and inspire you. Shannon discusses the No Hate in the Heartlan…
 
In our INAUGURAL episode, join us for this in-depth and entertaining talk with local pub owner, Sean Cummings. He talks about his life in Oklahoma City, how to be an activist, and so much more. If you know Sean, you know he never fails to entertain! Check out this conversation between Chris and Sean. You can check out Sean Cummings’ Irish Pub here:…
 
We hit the road to give a shout out to Factory Obscura before heading to Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center and an interview with Executive Director Eddie Walker, delving into all things OK Contemp and their fantastic new facility. We also talk Oktoberfest options in OKC, a quick retail update, outdoor shopping options and more. Want video? Subscrib…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Once again coming to you safely outdoors from Kerr Park, we discuss MAPS 3 Convention Center construction, Omni Hotel construction, Scissortail Park’s first birthday, what may happen to the Cox Center / growing film & TV production in OKC, how the…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg We’re back in person (albeit outside and safely distanced from one another)! We talk being back in the office, how much is too much when it comes to mask coordination, our Mask Up OKC campaign, supporting local businesses and some good experiences…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Congrats all, unprecedented times have now become somewhat precedented! Now that the great indoor quarantine of 2020 *seems* to be coming to an end in favor of more of an outdoor experience of freedom, we wax nostalgic on our #WFH experience, OKC …
 
For the third interview in our series about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked with bombing survivor Richard Williams. Mr. Williams served many roles in the creation of the memorial over the years following the bombing. He spoke with us about what it was like working toward creating and eventually opening the memorial.…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Our second socially distant episode has more WFH tips for comfort, virtual events and teleconferencing skill development, downtown construction updates, ideas to proactively support local businesses, some of the creative ways businesses and non-pr…
 
For the second in our series of interviews about the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial we talked to attorney Bob Johnson. Mr. Johnson began working on the memorial only days after the bombing and helped lead the city with the creation of the memorial and museum.By Metropolitan Library System
 
As this month marks the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, we thought it might be interesting to look at the history of the Oklahoma City National Memorial, so we spoke with three people involved in the creation of the memorial. The first in this series is an interview with Ron Norick, mayor of Oklahoma City at the time of the bombing.…
 
Want video? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeXBg5_c4VxGGR_kxMHb2wg Like many of you, we’re meeting via videoconferencing and talking COVID-19 resources, how to support local businesses, employment opportunities and how to find them, ways to deal with the monotony of your four walls, keeping up your fitness routin…
 
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