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Dana Livingston's father lettered in four sports, drilled oil wells, and frequented country clubs with his beautiful wife. Here, Dana recalls her father's life and confronts his painful decline into dementia.

04/15/2014 | Shorts

Buddie’s Pride

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A look back at a very off-Broadway production of "Oklahoma!" Fiction by Laurie Notaro, read by Denali Gillaspie.

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Author Richard Higgs was a long haul trucker for a year and a half. Here, he shares the perils and isolation of the open road.

04/08/2014 | Shorts

This Highway Life

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John Brainard remembers his brother Joe, a Tulsa-born artist who befriended Frank O' Hara, Andy Warhol, John Ashbery, and other artistic icons in New York City.

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In "Driveway," poet Ron Padgett wrestles with the city in his skin: Tulsa. We had people on the street read this poem as part of our Poetry to the People project.

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What do you call someone who breaks the law by crossing the border into the United States? An illegal? An alien? Jesús?

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Wanda Jackson talks about dating Elvis and becoming the Queen of Rockabilly.

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Woody Guthrie visits our studio and gets us on his wavelength. Nora Guthrie asks us to dance. Tiffany Colannino reveals the only recording of Woody performing live. And Ramblin’ Jack Elliott slips off his sneakers and goes searching for the soul of a man.

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In this archival interview, former airport chairman Richard Lloyd Jones Jr. discusses the romance of early flight and the role of Disneyworld in Tulsa's aviation industry.

03/20/2014 | Shorts

An Air-Minded City

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Tim Hernandez discusses climate change and cultural collisions.

03/19/2014 | Shorts

Migration Happens

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Matt O’Meilia was an aspiring musician and had a neighborhood paper route. Then, a rock star moved in next door: Leon Russell.

03/18/2014 | Shorts

Oh, Paperboy!

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A woman at the crossroads of Oklahoma highways imagines a new state song. Fiction by Aimee Bender, read by Denali Gillaspie.

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This week, Woody Guthrie visits our studio and gets us on his wavelength. Norah Guthrie asks us to dance. Dance out of our made walls, out from our sins, out from our sick spell, dance the high glory. Tiffany Colannino opens up the archives to reveal the only recording of Woody performing live, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott slips off his sneakers and goes searching for the soul of a man.

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This week, our friends each bring a dish. Long Haul Productions sings grace, The Kitchen sisters bring a king-sized bag …

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On Monday, May 20, 2013, a tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma, killing 24 people. This Land Audio Producers Abby Wendle …

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This week, we meet a rock star on our paper route. Fareedah Shayeb is ecstatic, like, that would be so …

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Carol Johnson looks to a psychic for comfort. Radioman Jack Campbell feels the silence. Brian “Hashbrown” Calloway falls asleep in his breakfast. Holly Wall day-drinks and tells. Tupelo Hassman remembers Julio de las dos Madres. Singer-songwriter Ramsay Midwood finds there’s more to life than dust in the wind.

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In a special edition of This Land Radio, we go back to Cold War Oklahoma.

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Tom Naples combs the archives for Dust Bowl memories. Holly Wall unearths dinosaur bones in Black Mesa. Sheilah Bright gets swallowed by Kenton, Oklahoma. Natasha Ball gobbles up food truck culture. And, for dessert, a slice of blueberry pie.

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This week, we learn the rules of the game just enough to question them.

04/19/2013 | Radio

Episode 3: Sports!

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This week we discover the healing power of small things that fly.

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Russell Cobb can’t find his socks. Ginger Strand imposes herself on some fish biologists. Jeff Martin wanders the Southern Plains and finds new fiction from Alan Heathcock and John Crowley. Plus, a musical chat with John Fullbright.

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