Past, Present & Future of OKC: Mayors David Holt, Ron Norick, Andy Coats, Mick Cornett

Livestream 11:55am 9-6-2022 Past, Present & Future of OKC: Mayors David Holt, Ron Norick, Andy Coats, Mick Cornett Dates in office: April 12, 1983 – April 14, 1987 Andrew Coats, an Oklahoma City native, served as an officer in the U.S. Navy upon completion of his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. His duties […]

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Wishful Thinkin’ The seasons of our lives… by John Settle

  Wishful Thinkin’ The seasons of our lives… By John M. Settle I recently experienced an event that almost all of us will have to face at some time in our life. On May 30th, 2022, my mother, France Rose Settle passed away peacefully in her home. Her two sons, two daughters-in-law and three of […]

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Kirk Slaughter, President and CEO – Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. and OKC Fairgrounds

Livestream – available at 11:55am 8-30-2022 Kirk Slaughter, President and CEO – Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. and OKC Fairgrounds Kirk Slaughter’s background includes working with the Oklahoma State Fair, equestrian/ag venues, fairgrounds, arenas, convention centers, sports authorities, destination marketing organizations and hotels. He has extensive experience in leading, operating, marketing, master planning, developing, financing, and […]

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Bedlam 2022

Livestream 11:55am 8-23-22 Moderator: Berry Tramel Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist.     OU – Toby Rowland Toby Rowland is set to begin his 11th season as the “Voice of the Sooners.” […]

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Live like an Interrobang

Live like an Interrobang by Jim Priest Several years ago I discovered a new punctuation mark:  The “interrobang”.  Right off I liked the name.  It’s a “not officially recognized” punctuation mark but it’s used in a sentence to convey both a question and excitement, as in “Did you eat my cake?!”  In writing it, you […]

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FBI, Nix – for the “Fourway” Test

FBI, Nix – for the “Fourway” Test by Dick Hefton   The Doldrums of Summer being something of a mind-numbing creative stumbler, practice has led me to leisurely seal a subject or two for mulling till the temps turn sensible. Inspired by a pair of recent popular books of historical interest right here in our […]

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Jennifer Goodrich – Pivot

Livestream 11:55am 8-16-2022 With nearly 30 years of professional experience, Jennifer Goodrich has served in multiple capacities in the mental health and substance abuse field. She has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Central State University and a Master of Education in Community Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a Licensed […]

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All Nature Sings

All Nature Sings by Franci Hart The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is brimming with thought evocative exhibits ranging from jewels and precious stones to displays about different cultures, animals and plants. My favorite, though, is the exhibit “Evolving Planet.” This massive exhibit narrates the evolution of our earth and the development of […]

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