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

May 20, 2021

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 discus…

Tulsa Changemakers and the Importance of Youth Voices

May 6, 2021

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 learn…

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

April 22, 2021

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 …

Amy Curran and Generation Citizen

April 8, 2021

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 …

Andreya Williams and Tulsa Service Year

March 25, 2021

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 inno…

Where Estate Planning and Social Inequality Meet

March 11, 2021

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…

Food For The Screwed and Keeping It Simple

Feb. 25, 2021

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 f…

Gary Peluso-Verdend and the Stain of White Christian Supremacy

Feb. 11, 2021

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 wh…

Dr. View and Fire In Little Africa

Jan. 28, 2021

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 tal…

Lindsey Jordan and Write on Fundraising

Jan. 14, 2021

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, …

Ken Levit, GKFF, and 2021

Dec. 31, 2020

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…

Andrea Pemberton, TYPROS, and binging Local Government

Dec. 17, 2020

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 2…

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

Dec. 3, 2020

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, wh…

Obum Ukabam and Doing It For The Kids

Nov. 19, 2020

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…

Obum Ukabam and Doing It For The Kids

Nov. 19, 2020

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…

Carlos Moreno, The Victory of Greenwood, and Telling the Full Story

Nov. 5, 2020

Carlos Moreno joins Jesse and Chris to discuss the Victory of Greenwood , a project that endeavors to tell the story of Greenwood from the perspective of the heroes and entrepreneurs who built Greenwood and then rebuilt it a…

One Year Anniversary Livestream!

Oct. 22, 2020

#PassionRag

Tyrance Billingsley II, Black Tech Street, and the idea of Ubuntu

Oct. 8, 2020

Tyrance Billingsley II joins Jesse and Chris to talk about Black Tech Street. Black Tech Street looks to build a thriving capitol of Black tech in Tulsa, starting on the grounds of Black Wall Street. Tyrance talks about his …

Tommy Yap and the Tulsa Voter Van

Sept. 24, 2020

Chris and Jesse are joined by Tommy Yap, co-founder of the Tulsa Voter Van, who discusses with us the history of this idea, voter suppression in general, and more importantly how you all can help! The Tulsa Voter Van is rais…

Steve Cluck and the Beauty of Bad Karaoke

Sept. 10, 2020

Is there any other kind?

Episode 28: Jeff Martin and the Philosophy of "What About?"

Aug. 26, 2020

Jeff Martin "sits" down with Chris and Jesse to talk about stories, running a bookstore during a pandemic, and some of his best memories from Philbrook and Magic City Books. Hear Jeff name what he would call his autobiograph…

Episode 27: Tulsa City Councilor Kara Joy McKee Returns!

Aug. 17, 2020

Tulsa City Councilor Kara Joy McKee joins Jesse and Chris, for a second time, to talk about fighting to keep the Black Lives Matter Mural on Greenwood, running for office during a pandemic, and what those City Propositions o…

Episode 26: Dr. John Schumann, College, and Covid-19

Aug. 13, 2020

Chris and Jesse are joined by Dr. John Schumann, President of OU-Tulsa, host of Medical Mondays on Studio Tulsa and has written for national publications such as The Atlantic, Slate, Reader's Digest, and NPR's health blog, S…

Episode 25: Kojo and Onikah Asamoa-Caesar and the Power of Stories

Aug. 6, 2020

Kojo and Onikah Asamoa-Caesar join Chris and Jesse to discuss Kojo's run for Congress, Onikah's drive to open Fulton Street Books, how both of these relate back to the power of stories and what it has been like doing all tha…