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From the editors of TulsaPeople Magazine, Tulsa Talks sits you down with interesting locals to provide informed perspectives on important issues. Each episode features a new song from a Tulsa musician.

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    • 4.6 • 22 Ratings

From the editors of TulsaPeople Magazine, Tulsa Talks sits you down with interesting locals to provide informed perspectives on important issues. Each episode features a new song from a Tulsa musician.

    Helping Tulsans who have no home to go to – Noe Rodriguez, Tulsa Day Center

    Helping Tulsans who have no home to go to – Noe Rodriguez, Tulsa Day Center

    Welcome to Tulsa Talks presented by Tulsa Regional Chamber. I'm your host Tim Landes.

    On this episode I talk with Tulsa Day Center Associate Director Noe Rodriguez, who has devoted the last 16 years to helping people who are experiencing homelessness get back on track and get into housing.

    He discusses how numerous Tulsa organizations, including the Day Center, are working together and adapting to meet the needs as the demands increase, which is also the topic in this September magazine feature.  He also talks about the ways you can help them in their efforts. Noe was previously featured in a 2018 feature.

    Following that conversation hear a new single from Kalyn Fay, who is one of many Cherokee artists who recorded songs in Cherokee for the groundbreaking new album "ANVDVNELISGI" released by Horton Records and produced by Jeremy Charles who will be a guest on the Oct. 19 episode of Tulsa Talks.

    See images from the Cherokee National Holiday concert here.

    Learn more about the Horton Records release here.

    Learn more about Kalyn here.
     
    Kalyn's NRP performance.

    More info about the Oct. 15 performance at Cain's Ballroom. 

    • 58 min
    About Town, Ep. 31: Community celebrations and all there is to do in Tulsa

    About Town, Ep. 31: Community celebrations and all there is to do in Tulsa

    September is in full swing, and Tulsa is celebrating a smorgasbord of talent with Dreamland Festival, Hip Hop 918, Guthrie Green events and more ahead of 918 Day. Plus hear from local artist Anne Pollard James about her debut solo show at Positive Space Tulsa.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Turning Tulsa into Dreamland: A Q&A with Steph Simon, Dreamland Festival founderOn 'Surfacing': Q&A with Anne Pollard James about her first solo art showLand for you and me: Guthrie Green at 10Tulsa Music Listings

    • 7 min
    From part-time server to managing partner - Lindsey Gifford, McNellie's Restaurant Group

    From part-time server to managing partner - Lindsey Gifford, McNellie's Restaurant Group

    Welcome to Tulsa Talks presented by Tulsa Regional Chamber.

    On this episode: McNellie’s Restaurant Group’s Lindsey Gifford discusses her role in the company as a managing partner overseeing popular restaurants The Tavern, Bull in the Alley and Wild Fork, plus the upcoming Bar Serra in Utica Square. Originally from OKC, Lindsey relocated to Tulsa in 2009 and took a job as a part-time waitress. She discusses working her way up in the industry and how it’s changed since she started. McNellie’s Group has numerous restaurants participating in Restaurant Week from Sept. 9-18. She discusses the importance of the event in helping feed Oklahoma kids through the Food Bank’s Food for Kids program. Plus music from the Shelter People. 
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    It’s a great time to be a music fan in Tulsa. I mean it’s always been a good time, but now it’s different. It feels even better. Maybe it’s the resurgence of live music following two years of a lot of live streaming and YouTube sessions. You can catch a great show every night of the week. We publish weekly music listings (linked in the show notes). Save that link so you can check it out anytime and see who is playing where. 
    In our October issue I talked to Cain’s Ballroom co-owner Chad Rodgers about how things are going at the historic concert venue. If you go to a show this fall there’s a good chance I’ll be there enjoying it as well. So many great bands coming. 
    I also talked to rapper Steph Simon about his upcoming Dreamland Festival happening in the Arts District over 918 Weekend. It will conclude with Hip-Hop 918 at Guthrie Green, which is celebrating it’s 10th birthday the day this episode drops. Lots more happening there for the big anniversary. 
    One of our most popular stories out the gate this month is about new music venue Thelma’s Peach over in the Kendall-Whittier. They too have big plans for 918 weekend. And congrats to them on the successful opening in June. 
    While we’re talking major music happenings, coming up Nov. 2-5 is the Music Cities Convention. There will be talks and presentations, complimentary music tours, after parties and tons of live music and networking opportunities. It will be the biggest and longest Music Cities Convention yet because that’s how we do it here. 
    Like I said, it’s a great time to be a music fan in Tulsa. 
    Now on to this week’s song from The Shelter People courtesy of Horton Records.
    You can order the EP and lots of other great music at HortonRecords.bandcamp.com. 

    • 45 min
    About Town, Ep. 30: Connie Cronley Oklahoma! two-for-one

    About Town, Ep. 30: Connie Cronley Oklahoma! two-for-one

    Hear August's column "We went and lost our bright golden haze" read aloud by author Connie Cronley — plus a bonus reading from the archives about Lynn Riggs.

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    About Town, Ep. 29: Tour de Fab Lab Tulsa

    About Town, Ep. 29: Tour de Fab Lab Tulsa

    Join TulsaPeople on a tour of the maker space at 501 S. Lewis Ave., complete with a laser-cutting demonstration. Maker Faire is Aug. 27 at Fab Lab Tulsa. Read more about the space in our August article, and see video footage from the tour on our TikTok, @tulsapeople.

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    Live from Tulsa Press Club with Brad Carson, President of the University of Tulsa

    Live from Tulsa Press Club with Brad Carson, President of the University of Tulsa

    Welcome to Tulsa Talks presented by Tulsa Regional Chamber. I’m your host Tim Landes and this is the 100th episode! Thank you so much for listening to each episode.  
    On Aug. 4, I moderated a conversation with University of Tulsa President Brad Carson at the Tulsa Press Club for one of its Page One events.  
    I got to know Brad over 20 years ago when he was running for Congress. We hadn’t talked in 19 years, so I really enjoyed the opportunity to catch up and learn about where life and his work has taken him before he landed at TU last July.  
    In this conversation, the Jenks graduate reflects on his time in Congress, including being in his capitol building office on 9/11. Brad discusses how politics have changed since he served. He talks about why he joined the Navy in 2008 and his work under President Obama running the Army. Brad also shares his thoughts on the college landscape, including NCAA sports, and his vision for TU.  
    Following our talk at the Press Club, hear a new song from Monica Taylor.  
    A Perkins, OK native, Monica Taylor’s musical roots are at The Farm, which is still the epicenter of Red Dirt Music. Her nickname, The Cimarron Songbird, was given to her by Jimmy LaFave and Bob Childers, thanks to her distinctive singing style and her home near the Cimarron River. She sings from the heart, telling stories of red dirt roads, home, fence posts, trains, and sharing her Cherokee Indian heritage as well as her Scottish roots. 
    Monica’s new album Trains, Rivers and Trails, which includes the track you’re about to hear, is now available at HortonRecords.org.  

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

MattGleason7 ,

Gotta listen to this!

Tim Landes and the entire TulsaPeople team really understand what their audiences want. Plus, Tim's interviews area without fail amazing.

Jill VT ,

Great tool to be "in the know" in Tulsa!

I would never know some of the events discussed were going on - so great to keep up with what's going on in our great little town. I LOVED the Dollar Tree episode!

BlueJayCleaningBritt ,

Well produced podcast

Great content, great quality. I’m so glad a local publisher is creating stories about Tulsa/Tulsans

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