Diverse perspectives from our community.

23 posts

On the Elections: What’s at Stake. What we can do.

Published 8y ago -

Dear Friends of Justice and Compassion in America, Thinking about the November Elections, it is clear to me that We The People must stand in the gap to reverse the drift toward America becoming a nation and government of, for, and by the few who are doing well... More »

Presidential Debates and Global Warming

Published 8y ago -

It is shocking that global warming and climate change were not mentioned in any of the presidential debates. The consensus of the world scientific community is that that the release of heat-trapping gases is the primary cause of global warming and climate chan... More »

Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum: No Nail in the Coffin

Published 9y ago -

by Randall Atkins, special correspondent for Cairo – Drunk on the victories of the recent revolution and ousting of their hated president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s youthful opposition may have just sobered up to the realities of their newly de... More »

Being Okie: part three

Published 11y ago -

by Nathan Gunter On Feb. 3, 1889, almost three full months before the famous first Land Run, the outlaw Belle Starr was ambushed and shot to death near Eufaula, Oklahoma, just a few days shy of her 41st birthday. Her murder was never solved, and when it came ... More »

A Woody Guthrie diary

Published 11y ago -

by Gene Perry The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival can make you believe in ghosts. He may have died more than 40 years ago, but last week Woody Guthrie haunted Okemah, OK, the town where he was born... More »

Being Okie: part two

Published 11y ago -

by Lindsay Hodges Anderson I have betrayed Oklahoma. I no longer have its rich, red soil beneath my feet. It gave me my first home in America, and now I am half the country away. But I will be back, and I can not wait to see it again... More »

Why community media?

Published 11y ago -

by Gene Perry This is an experiment, but it's a good time for experiments. A couple of months ago, The Oklahoma Gazette reported that only one reporter, from OETA, visits the capitol building every day. They wrote that the total number of journalists covering... More »

Being Okie: part one

Published 11y ago -

by Gene Perry A few years ago, I visited the opening of a museum. The man who had funded the new building was being interviewed, and the interviewer said at one point, “One of most amazing things to me is that you've stayed so humble.” The man, who the mu... More »