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Listen To The Second Episode Of Focus: Black Oklahoma

Focus: Black Oklahoma is a one-hour news and public affairs program on various topics relevant to Oklahomans across the Black diaspora that airs on KOSU monthly. Listen to February's episode now.

On this episode, we explore why citizens in Black and Indigenous communities harbor a deep distrust for vaccines, and the history that validates their concerns. We report on the Ku Klux Klan's attempts to recruit new members in several small towns right after the Presidential election and sit down to find out what it takes to fight for life on death row and the creative allies necessary to prove innocence. We also spotlight a leader behind an organization that addresses the lack of Black women in executive roles in corporate America and look at the horizon of Oklahoma’s first all-Black town and the ambitions of the Black women leading its development efforts. Finally, we follow a performer whose talent takes her from local venues to the national stage.

Focus: Black Oklahoma airs on KOSU the third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. and the following Friday at 1 p.m. You can also find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, NPR One or wherever you get your podcasts.

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