The OKPOP Radio Hour is hosted by Meg Webb & Garrett Weindorf, featuring guests from the OKPOP crew along with Oklahoma musicians, filmmakers, and artists. OKPOP is the future Museum of Popular Culture that is currently under construction across the street from historic Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
OKPOPcast: Patrick McNicholas
THIS WEEK ON THE OKPOP RADIO HOUR: Photographer and filmmaker Patrick McNicholas!
Patrick is the talented artist behind “Time Travel Tulsa”, a series of composite images made by combining historical photos of important Tulsa locations with new photos of the same locations as they appear today.
His work is featured regularly in Tulsa People Magazine, and his “20 for 21” exhibit on the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre was displayed in the historic Greenwood District during the 100th anniversary of the massacre.
Be sure to check out Patrick’s work online at https://tulsapast.com/.
OKPOPcast: Amanda Blair, Tulsa State Fair
It’s almost time again for one of Oklahoma’s most beloved events - the 11 days of awesome that make up the TULSA STATE FAIR!
This week on The OKPOP Radio Hour, Expo Square/Tulsa State Fair COO Amanda Blair joins us to talk about the history of the fair, what’s new this year, and the pop culture traditions that keep more than a million people coming back year after year.
The Tulsa State Fair runs September 28 through October 8th. You can get tickets, schedules and much more online at tulsastatefair.com.
OKPOPcast: Gigi Garner
Now in a special edition of The OKPOP Radio Hour: celebrating a Hollywood icon - Oklahoma’s own James Garner!
Ahead of tomorrow’s event unveiling of new acquisitions to the OKPOP James Garner Collection, Garner’s daughter Gigi joins us to talk about her father’s life, career, and what it meant for him to be from Oklahoma.
OKPOPcast: Danny Boy O’Connor
Danny Boy O’Connor is many things - a proud Tulsa transplant, Executive Director of the Outsiders House Museum, and a former member of the hip-hop group House of Pain, just to name a few. He’s also someone who has experienced the horrors of homelessness, and who wants to do whatever he can to help anyone else facing the same struggle. That’s why he’s teaming up with the Tulsa Day Center for a fundraiser called “The Big Showoff”. Submissions are open now for the statewide talent competition, which offers $10,000 for first place and $5,000 for second place.
This week on The OKPOP Radio Hour, we get up close and personal with Danny about his past, and this project that, for him, is truly a labor of love. Tulsa Day Center Development Director Monica Martin joins us as well to talk more about the competition, and her agency’s important work here in Tulsa.
Give us a listen, and if you'd like to compete, be sure to submit your video to thebigshowoff.com by October 15th!
OKPOPcast: Carmen Fields
Our guest this week is the Emmy Award-winning journalist, author, historian, and native Tulsan, the great Carmen Fields. Carmen's new book, Going Back to T-Town, tells the story of her father Ernie Fields, a talented musician and businessman who navigated the hurdles of racial segregation during the Jim Crow era. It's an incredible story of success, disappointment and perseverance, and it's one not enough people have heard.
We hope you enjoy our conversation with Carmen, and we hope you'll go see to your local bookstore to pick up a copy of her wonderful book.
OKPOPCAST: Mac Taylor
Today we sat down with Tulsa comedian Mac Taylor as she dishes on all things comedy! Performing standup at the Blue Whale Comedy Festival and her self-titled comedy reviews, Taylor always has a spot-on interpretation of Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium, in her back pocket. We chatted about our shared love of Robin Williams and Mrs. Doubtfire and tour life with country star brother Zach Bryan. Find out what’s coming up next for Taylor on the Oklahoma comedy scene!
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