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Listen To The Third Episode Of Focus: Black Oklahoma

Jamie Glisson
(left to right) Spoken word artist Jerica Wortham and vocalists Krisheena Suarez and Tea Rush stand in front of the Time Travel installation by Black Moon, part of the From the Limitations of Now exhibit at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Okla.

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 March's episode now.

On this episode, 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 Freedmen and investigate the recent trend of racist attacks against Jewish and Asian Americans. Then, we speak with two Bartlesville entrepreneurs who have defied the pandemic odds and kept their doors open and visit with the owner of a sneaker shop who paid rent for folks struggling with eviction notices. Finally, we celebrate the magic of Black women.

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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