Welcome to the CityBeat OKC Podcast! Bringing you the best The City has to offer. Art and music, food and events, community resources and local issues... we're here each week to keep you in-the-know about what's going on in Oklahoma City.
Episode 13 - Apollo Woods from OKC Black Eats
Apollo Woods is the Founder of OKC Black Eats, an organization dedicated to promote and consult with black-owned restaurants in the Oklahoma City area. In today's show, Apollo tells us about an easy to learn about new restaurants, and how to support them with our business. He also discusses how he has worked to bridge cultural and ethnic divides in OKC, and tells us the history of OKC Black Eats.
You can check out the OKC Black Eats website at OKCBLACKEATS.COM
Episode 12 - Oklahoma Musician Katie Williams
This week, Chris talks with Oklahoma musician, Katie Williams this week. They discuss her work and development as a musician, her influences, and the creative process. They also discuss what can be learned from the pandemic and what changes will persist for the better. Katie also discusses an upcoming album release, and tells how it is a stylistic departure for her.
Episode 11 - Shari Jackson from the Norman Music Festival
This week, we talk with Shari Jackson, Executive Director of the Norman Music Alliance, which hosts the Norman Music Festival. Shari discusses how the organization has persevered during the pandemic, and explains what's ahead for the festival.
You can learn more about the festival at www.normanmusicfestival.com
Donate to the organization at www.givebutter.com/nmf
Episode 10 - URGENT: Why you need to hear the story of Marat Gabdullin TODAY
We're in danger of losing an important person in the OKC arts community! Marat Gabdullin is Associate Concertmaster of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. While Marat and his family are from Russia, they have been in the USA for 13 years, contributing to the community, the economy, and the growing OKC Arts scene. Due to an immigration administrative error, Marat and his family have been told they have to leave the USA within 30 days...during a pandemic... Can you imagine?
Episode 9 - Overcoming Fake News with Andrea DenHoed from NonDoc Media
Tired of hearing about fake news? You'll definitely want to check out this interview with Andrea DenHoed from NonDoc Media. Andrea tells us about journalism the NonDoc way, and tells her story of relocating from New York to become the Managing Editor at NonDoc. If you care about getting the real story, you'll definitely want to know about NonDoc Media!
Check out NonDoc Media's website here.
Episode 8 - Equity Brewing with Suzette Grillot and Jacque Braun
Suzette and Jacque are breaking new ground in the Oklahoma brewery scene, and in a delicious way! Listen in as they tell Chris about how Equity Brewing Company became a reality, and how excited they are to add to the craft beer scene while promoting social change. Intelligent and wickedly funny, Suzette and Jacque will have you laughing your way to imagining a new reality for our community.
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Chris Neal interviews people involved with music, restaurants, social services, etc from around OKC to learn what they do and why they do it.