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This is Oklahoma

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This is Governor Frank Keating
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This is Governor Frank Keating
On this episode I sat with former Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating. Frank grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. His 30-year career in law enforcement and public service included service as an FBI agent, U.S. Attorney and state prosecutor, and Oklahoma House and Senate member, including service as a Republican senate leader. He served Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush in the Treasury, Justice, and Housing departments. As Governor, Keating won national acclaim in 1995 for his compassionate and professional handling of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. In the aftermath of the tragedy, he raised more than six million dollars to fund scholarships for the nearly 200 children left with only one or no parents. Keating currently serves as a regent for the University of Oklahoma and lives with his wife Cathy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They have three children and eleven grandchildren. This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma’s story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net Diffee Ford Lincoln. Third generation Oklahoma business, the Diffee family continues to do business the right way, the family way and it its a pleasure of mine to be partners with them. Go to www.diffeeford.net for all your new and used car needs and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/diffeefordlincoln  Bedford Camera & Video use promo code “THISISOK” for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Cathy Keating - A Life Of Community Service
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This is Cathy Keating - A Life Of Community Service
On this episode I chatted with former First Lady Cathy Keating. Cathy is a fourth-generation Oklahoman with a focus on community service. While First Lady she planned and organized the International Prayer Service and published In Their Name, which was listed on the New York Times bestseller list, following the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. She founded Friends of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion, Septemberfest, and the Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony, as well starting the tradition of an annual Oklahoma ornament. She raised private funds to build the Phillips Pavilion on Governor’s Mansion grounds and conceived and implemented a grounds management program for female inmates to learn a marketable job skill. Keating has received the Salvation Army’s William Booth Award, Tom Brokaw’s “People of the Week” Honor, the David and Sybil Yurman Foundation’s “Thoroughbred” Award, been inducted to the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and the Tulsa Hall of Fame, and named an “Outstanding Southerner” in Southern Living Magazine. This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma’s story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net Diffee Ford Lincoln. Third generation Oklahoma business, the Diffee family continues to do business the right way, the family way and it its a pleasure of mine to be partners with them. Go to www.diffeeford.net for all your new and used car needs and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/diffeefordlincoln  Bedford Camera & Video use promo code “THISISOK” for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Thurman Lynch - CHF Board Member | Military Vet | OU Fan & Insurance Agent
20-01-2023
This is Thurman Lynch - CHF Board Member | Military Vet | OU Fan & Insurance Agent
On this episode I chatted with friend and fellow golfer Thurman Lynch. Thurman in his current profession is a very successful AllState agent in Moore Oklahoma. But as you listen today you will realize he's seen and been through a lot to get to where he is at today. Through military duty, university at OU, PTSD, Oil field work and into insurance. Thurman tell us his story and shows us proof that anything can be done when you put your mind to it. Special shout out to his wife Jamie, she is the real hero! www.instagram.com/thurmanlynchinsurance  Thurman has recently joined the Children's Health Foundation which is near and dear to both our hearts and with that. We have teamed up to raised $10,000 this year through our listeners.  DONATE HERE. https://donorbox.org/this-is-oklahoma-thurman-lynch-allstate  This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall Of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net Diffee Ford & Lincoln. Third generation Oklahoma business, the Diffee family continues to do business the right way, the family way and it its a pleasure of mine to be partners with them. Go to www.diffeeford.net for all your new and used car needs and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/diffeefordlincoln  Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Jill Castilla - Military, Community Banking & Local Events
17-01-2023
This is Jill Castilla - Military, Community Banking & Local Events
On this episode I chatted with President & CEO of Citizens Bank in Edmond Oklahoma. Jill shares her Oklahoma story. From growing up in Oklmugee with a single Dad, going into the military and then on to school to be an engineer. But as timing and life would have it meeting the right people and having the right mentors. Looking back on her story it's of no surprise as the local community bank in her home town was a huge part of the towns success. Shout out to Mrs Mabrey. Listen in as we take a look back at what makes Jill Castilla the woman she is today. Special mention for founding Heard on Hurd and connecting with Mark Cuban on to help small bussinesses during covid. Bio: https://mycitizens.bank/team/jill-cas... https://www.instagram.com/jillcastilla/ This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma’s story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof  The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net Diffee Ford Lincoln. Third generation Oklahoma business, the Diffee family continues to do business the right way, the family way and it its a pleasure of mine to be partners with them. Go to www.diffeeford.net for all your new and used car needs and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/diffeefordlincoln  Bedford Camera & Video use promo code “THISISOK” for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Col Stan Evans - Living Life To The Fullest | Part 2
13-01-2023
This is Col Stan Evans - Living Life To The Fullest | Part 2
On this episode I chatted with Col. Stanley Evans about his many many stories through life. When you meet Stan Evans you will know that he has lived life to the fullest and continues to never waste a day. Hence why this episode is in two parts. An incredible two hour conversation which could have easily been eight hours. Col Evans is what everyone should strive to be. I hope you enjoy part one as much as I did. Part two will be out later this week.  Bio https://oklahomahof.com/member-archives/e/evans-stanley-l-2021 This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net Diffee Ford & Lincoln. Third generation Oklahoma business, the Diffee family continues to do business the right way, the family way and it its a pleasure of mine to be partners with them. Go to www.diffeeford.net for all your new and used car needs and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/diffeefordlincoln  Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Col Stan Evans - Living Life To The Fullest | Part 1
10-01-2023
This is Col Stan Evans - Living Life To The Fullest | Part 1
On this episode I chatted with Col. Stanley Evans about his many many stories through life. When you meet Stan Evans you will know that he has lived life to the fullest and continues to never waste a day. Hence why this episode is in two parts. An incredible two hour conversation which could have easily been eight hours. Col Evans is what everyone should strive to be. I hope you enjoy part one as much as I did. Part two will be out later this week.  Bio https://oklahomahof.com/member-archives/e/evans-stanley-l-2021 This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net Diffee Ford & Lincoln. Third generation Oklahoma business, the Diffee family continues to do business the right way, the family way and it its a pleasure of mine to be partners with them. Go to www.diffeeford.net for all your new and used car needs and follow them on instagram www.instagram.com/diffeefordlincoln  Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Chef Gabriel Lewis - MasterChef & Best Chef OKC 2019
06-01-2023
This is Chef Gabriel Lewis - MasterChef & Best Chef OKC 2019
On this episode I chatted with OKC local Gabriel Lewis about his absolute LOVE for cooking. Starting at a young age, Gabriel Lewis began cooking and understanding the art of food. He spent his free time throughout the course of his teenage years in the kitchen, learning from his mother Lisa, Aunt Gertrude and Grandmother Valerie cooking different proteins and testing different flavor combinations. His hard work paid off when he earned his place in the top seven of the hit T.V show MasterChef. He currently operates as a private chef under his own Chef Gabe LLC, winning Best Chef 2019 in his hometown of OKC. He also crafts food content showcasing his work with different food brands with his photographer/ sister Diyahna Lewis. https://www.chefgabeonline.com/ This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net 988 - Oklahoma’s Mental Health Lifeline 988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is David Griffin - Oklahoma’s Own Griffin Media
02-01-2023
This is David Griffin - Oklahoma’s Own Griffin Media
On this episode I chatted with David Griffin. Many of you may not know the name but you will definitely be aware of his companies. Griffin Media is home to News9 in OKC & News6 in Tulsa along with a lot of other news and media outlets across Oklahoma. A third-generation Oklahoman, David is not your typical CEO. He’s approachable, engaging, enjoyable and very active in the business. You won't see him in front of the camera EVER but the work he does behind will impact Oklahoma for generations. David and his wife Kirsten are also very involved in many charitable causes. In his spare time, David enjoys spending time with his family and seeking new adventures. His family knows that if they go to the mountains, David is taking them on a hike and they better be prepared.  https://www.griffin.news/history This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net 988 - Oklahoma’s Mental Health Lifeline  988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Kevin Stark - The Toy & Action Figure Museum | 13,000+ Toys!
29-12-2022
This is Kevin Stark - The Toy & Action Figure Museum | 13,000+ Toys!
On this episode I chatted with all round artist Kevin Stark. Kevin lives in Pauls Valley and from the moment he could draw wanted to be tan artist. He studied art at OU, selling paintings to put himself through college before taking a job designing toys. This is where the passion for collecting starts. Moving back to Pauls Valley he opened up a studio for his artwork and later a Toy & Action Figure Museum as part of a larger plan to attract people to Pauls Valley. Swing by next time you are driving down i35! Its worth it!  https://www.toyandactionfiguremuseum.com  Kevin Stark Art - https://kevinstarkart.com  This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net 988 - Oklahoma’s Mental Health Lifeline  988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Mat Maxwell - Playing Bass Guitar For Country Music’s Biggest Stars | Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, Swon Brothers
16-12-2022
This is Mat Maxwell - Playing Bass Guitar For Country Music’s Biggest Stars | Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, Swon Brothers
On this episode I chatted with base player Mat Maxwell. Mat is currently on tour with Luke Combs and just played their last gigs of this year in OKC. Mat grew up in Tishomingo Oklahoma and spent 15 years in Tulsa learning, playing and working in a music store before moving to Nashville. Bio: "Mat Maxwell is an American musician with over a decade of studio and international touring experience. Having performed alongside some of music’s biggest names, he has developed a reputation for being a go-to player in the industry. Mat is a multi-instrumentalist with a breadth of knowledge in many genres. Bass is his primary but he is also a deft guitarist and pianist. When not touring or in a session he enjoys educating and consulting — sharing his experience and knowledge gained over many years in the industry." matmaxwell.com Follow Mat on instagram www.instagram.com/mathewmaxwell  This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net 988 - Oklahoma’s Mental Health Lifeline The Oklahoma 988 Mental Health Lifelife. 988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Sheamekah Williams - Director of Children’s Services & Interim Executive Director Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center
09-12-2022
This is Sheamekah Williams - Director of Children’s Services & Interim Executive Director Central Oklahoma Community Mental Health Center
On this episode I chatted with Sheamekah Williams about mental health in Oklahoma and the mobile crisis teams around the state. As administrator of behavioral health services for ODMHSAS, she oversees and coordinates all aspects of behavioral health services for children, youth, young adults, and families across the state. Ms. Williams has overseen Oklahoma’s System of Care (OKSOC) expansion from a 17-county program serving children ages 5-18, to a statewide program serving individuals ages 0-25 across all of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. Through her leadership, the OKSOC has grown exponentially, with enrollment increasing over 1000% during her tenure. She has been the driving force behind strengthening and expanding the OKSOC – most notably, establishing mobile crisis response statewide – and building partnerships across child-serving systems including education, child welfare and juvenile justice. Call 988  This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to https://lnkd.in/g_gsxQM The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net 988 - Oklahoma’s Mental Health Lifeline The Oklahoma 988 Mental Health Lifelife. 988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video Bedford Camera & Video Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Dr Karl Hansen MD. PhD - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at OU Health
06-12-2022
This is Dr Karl Hansen MD. PhD - Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at OU Health
On this episode I had the pleasure of speaking to a genius. I'll be honest, I am way out of my depth on this podcast interview. Dr. Karl Hansen graduated from Northwest Classen High School and currently serves as a professor andJames A. Merrill Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Having developed a robust Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility program, Dr. Hansen's research efforts have focused on women's reproductive aging process and on improving outcomes for couples with unexplained infertility. Nurtured by a loving mother who taught math in the Putnam City school system, Dr. Hansen’s love for education developed early and now, as a nationally recognized researcher, teacher and lecturer, he continues to invest in the next generation of physicians. Karl is a 2022 OKCPS Wall of Fame Honoree. https://www.ouhealth.com/find-a-doctor/karl-hansen-md-phd/ This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net 988 - Oklahoma’s Mental Health Lifeline The Oklahoma 988 Mental Health Lifelife. 988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video Bedford Camera & Video Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Dr Kathryn Jeffery - President of Santa Monic College
02-12-2022
This is Dr Kathryn Jeffery - President of Santa Monic College
On this episode I chatted with OKCPS Wall of Fame Honoree Dr Kathryn Jeffery. Dr. Kathryn Jeffery is a graduate of Douglass High School and she currently serves as the Superintendent/President of Santa Monica Community College District (SMCCD). Dr. Jeffery’s four decades of diverse higher education experience has spanned leadership roles in Oklahoma, California, Minnesota, Nevada, and Texas where she is highly regarded for her equity-driven approach to educational leadership, student services, and Career Technical Education (CTE). Informed by her professional and personal experiences, Dr. Jeffery is known as a compassionate, student-centered leader who has championed issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout her extensive higher education career, encompassing efforts to broaden support for basic needs of college students including food, housing, and physical/mental wellness and wellbeing services.   This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net 988 - Oklahoma’s Mental Health Lifeline The Oklahoma 988 Mental Health Lifelife. 988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video Bedford Camera & Video Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma
This is Carl & Tracey Hoefar - Scout & Molly’s OKC
21-11-2022
This is Carl & Tracey Hoefar - Scout & Molly’s OKC
On this episode I chatted with local business owners Carl and Tracey about their OKC franchise Scout and Mollys. Tracey spent 30 years as aa delivery nurse. Carl on the other hand still works full-time, he went to business school and they've always had the dream to own their own business. After researching ideas Scout and Mollys came across the table and they decided to jump right in. They've build their business on community and friendships and are super thankfully for all the support their customers show. Especially around times like the holidays. Small business Saturday is coming up but, Scout and Mollys will have deals all week starting today.  www.instagram.com/scoutandmollysclassencurve  https://oklahomacity.scoutandmollys.com This episode is presented by the following sponsors. The Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum telling Oklahoma's story through its people since 1927. For more information on the Oklahoma Hall of Fame go to www.oklahomahof.com and for daily updates go to www.instagram.com/oklahomahof The Chickasaw Nation is economically strong, culturally vibrant and full of energetic people dedicated to the preservation of family, community and heritage. www.chickasaw.net The Oklahoma 988 Mental Health Lifelife. 988 is the direct, three-digit lifeline that connects you with trained behavioral health professionals that can get all Oklahomans the help they need. Learn more by visiting www.988oklahoma.com Bedford Camera & Video use promo code "THISISOK" for 5% off your purchase and shop www.bedfordsokc.com #thisisoklahoma