October 14, 2021

Welcoming our new Afghan Neighbors

Chris and Jesse welcome Rabbi Dan Kaiman of Congregation B'nai Emunah and Aliye Shimi, executive director of the Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry, onto the podcast to discuss the work being done to help the resettlement of over 80...

September 30, 2021

Elizabeth Ellison on making Tulsa a more Fun and Culinary City

Chris and Jesse were delighted to speak with Elizabeth Frame Ellison, CEO and President of the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation. Elizabeth gave some inside info about what it is like to film Top Chef, how LTFF wants to utilize...

September 16, 2021

Stephen Galoob and Fixing a Broken Justice System

Jesse and Chris are joined by Professor (don't call him Doctor, he will explain why) Stephen Galoob. Stephen is Chapman Professor of Law at the University of Tulsa College of Law and is heavily involved in working to fix Okla...

September 02, 2021

Matt Gleason and How To Tell Your Story

Chris and Jesse are delighted to be joined by the chief storyteller for the Tulsa Area United Way, Matt Gleason. Matt talks about his time working for the Mental Health Association, who during the early phases of the lockdown...

August 12, 2021

T'erra Estes and Teaching Not Punish

Chris and Jesse are joined by T'erra Estes, the executive director and founder of Teach Not Punish. She tells us about her journey to starting this fantastic organization, why our education system sometimes fails to educate i...

July 15, 2021

Toby Jenkins, Doing Whatever It Takes, and 918-The-Gays

Chris and Jesse are joined by Toby Jenkins, CEO of Oklahomans For Equality and the executive director of the Dennis R .Neil Equality Center. Toby tells us the story of his journey from a conservative Republican, who was promi...

July 01, 2021

Dr. Jabraan Pasha, Implicit Bias, and the Doctor's Internet

Chris and Jesse are joined by Dr. Jabraan Pasha. Jabraan is a professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, a lecturer on implicit bias, having led over 100 workshops over the topic across the world; a...

June 17, 2021

Anneliese Bruner, White Primacy, and Telling the Whole Story

Chris and Jesse are joined by Anneliese Bruner. Anneliese is the great granddaughter of Mary E. Jones Parrish, a survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Bruner’s great grandmother wrote an account of what she and others...

June 03, 2021

Mike Creef, the Tulsa Race Massacre, and Aliens

Chris and Jesse are joined by Mike Creef, the Senior Writer at The Black Wall Street Times. Our city and country have just exited a week of remembrance and commemoration, as it was the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre of...

May 20, 2021

Carlos Moreno, the Victory of Greenwood, and down with the IDL

Chris and Jesse are joined by Carlos Moreno, Co-Captain of Code for Tulsa and author of The Victory of Greenwood. Moreno recently finished writing The Victory of Greenwood and it is now available for pre-order. Moreno discuss...

May 06, 2021

Tulsa Changemakers and the Importance of Youth Voices

Chris and Jesse are joined by three special guests. Andrew Spector, co-director and founder of Tulsa Changemakers, and two Tulsa Changemaker alums, Mariana Aguirre and Emily Lara. Mariana and Emily talk about what they learne...

April 22, 2021

Marcela Swenson, Tulsa Responds, and Building an Airplane while Flying It

Chris and Jesse are joined by Marcela Swenson, the Executive Director at Tulsa Responds. Swenson defines Tulsa Responds as mercenaries 4 good. In our discussion, Swenson goes in depth on how Tulsa Responds began, and how it g...

April 08, 2021

Amy Curran and Generation Citizen

Chris and Jesse are joined by Amy Curren, the Executive Director of the Oklahoma chapter of Generation Citizen, which is a program center around action civics and civics education. In this episode, we discuss the importance o...

March 25, 2021

Andreya Williams and Tulsa Service Year

Chris and Jesse are joined by Andreya Williams, the Program Director for Tulsa Service Year. Tulsa Service Year is a program created for recently graduated students looking towards a career; graduate students looking to innov...

March 11, 2021

Where Estate Planning and Social Inequality Meet

Chris and Jesse are joined by Laurel and Riley Carbone Kern, founders of Tallgrass Estate Planning LLP. Laurel and Riley are adamant about people in the minority demographics getting the appropriate estate plans in place for ...

February 25, 2021

Food For The Screwed and Keeping It Simple

Chris and Jesse are joined by Marco Herrera and Colin Sato, chefs at the Vintage Wine Bar in downtown Tulsa. Marco and Colin talk with us about their recent project called “Food For The Screwed”, a program designed to help fe...

February 11, 2021

Gary Peluso-Verdend and the Stain of White Christian Supremacy

Chris and Jesse are joined again by the Rev. Dr. Gary Peluso-Verdend, executive director of the Center for Religion in Public Life at the Phillips Theological Seminary. They discuss the capital insurrection, the role that whi...

January 28, 2021

Dr. View and Fire In Little Africa

Chris and Jesse are joined by Dr. View (Dr. Stevie Johnson), the creative director for the Fire in Little Africa project, a multimedia project geared towards healing social injustices and exposing local talents. Dr. View talk...

January 14, 2021

Lindsey Jordan and Write on Fundraising

Chris and Jesse are joined by Lindsay Jordan, who is the Founder & CEO of Write On Fundraising . Her company helps nonprofit organizations meet their fundraising goals by providing expert-level grant writing, policy design, r...

December 31, 2020

Ken Levit, GKFF, and 2021

Chris and Jesse are joined by Ken Levit, Executive Director of the George Kaiser Family Foundation to talk about what the Foundation did to pivot during the pandemic, what their plans are for 2021, and most importantly, what ...

December 17, 2020

Andrea Pemberton, TYPROS, and binging Local Government

Jesse and Chris are joined by Executive Director of TYPROS (Tulsa Young Professionals) Andrea Pemberton. Andrea talks about her journey to Tulsa, how TYPROS got her where she is today, and what they are building towards in 20...

December 03, 2020

Kuma Roberts, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...and Charcuterie

Chris and Jesse are joined by Kuma Roberts, Vice-President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce. She tells us about how she became a DEI expert, what she has learned in that time, wha...

November 19, 2020

Obum Ukabam and Doing It For The Kids

Chris and Jesse are joined by Obum Ukabam, who by day is the Head of Admissions & Marketing Manager at Holberton Tulsa, but by night is a leader and volunteer for so many organizations that Jesse actually had to increase his ...

November 19, 2020

Obum Ukabam and Doing It For The Kids

Chris and Jesse are joined by Obum Ukabam, who by day is the Head of Admissions & Marketing Manager at Holberton Tulsa, but by night is a leader and volunteer for so many organizations that Jesse actually had to increase his ...