The Downtown OKC Partnership was the recipient of the Southwest Airlines’ Heart of the Community Grant this past year, and they partnered with the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, SandRidge Energy, Project for Public Spaces, Common Works Architects, LINGO Construction, and many other stakeholders and experts to add placemaking elements and make Kerr Park more people-centric.
After hosting several community engagement workshops, gathering data from neighbors and citizens, and working with various partners on strategy and design, the enhanced space is now open. In this video, Jill DeLozier, Megan Lee, Elena Madison, and The Holey Kids discuss the transform of Kerr Park.
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Dr. Sepideh Razavi is an assistant professor of chemical engineering at the University of Oklahoma. After obtaining her master’s degree from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, she decided to move to the United States to pursue a doctorate degree. She received her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 2015 where she worked with Prof. Ilona Kretzschmar on the assembly and flow behavior of colloidal particles at fluid interfaces. She then joined the University of Michigan as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Prof. Michael Solomon’s lab and conducted research on the application of external fields to assemble anisotropic colloidal particles. Dr. Razavi joined the faculty at OU in 2018 and her research focuses on assembling soft functional materials.
After receiving a distraught voicemail from a patron of the Tower Theatre, Sam and Geoff arrange a tour there. Geoff is particularly interested because of the stories from other local theatres such as the Pollard, Lyric, and Sooner Theatre. When the two arrive, they get a story they weren’t expecting.
Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Voice Mail from Aaron Sounders. Featuring Stephen Tyler as himself. For upcoming events at the Tower Theatre, visit www.TowerTheatreOKC.com. This episode is dedicated to Sarah Atlee, who died heroically saving the planet from a 150-foot monster made out of quilts.
Chris Shilling sat down for a Startup Grind OKC fireside chat with Alex Lobodiak about his experiences learning about entrepreneurship at OU, starting a pharma company, attending HBS, and returning to Oklahoma time and time again for his ventures over the years.
Startup Grind Local features incredible talks with entrepreneurs from Startup Grind’s worldwide network. Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs.
Sam Saxton gathers interviews from people in Downtown Oklahoma City about the famous Skirvin Hotel, where everyone has their own opinion about whether it is haunted. Geoff DeRoot is convinced it hosts numerous ghosts and claims to have a contact with firsthand encounters. As Sam digs for the truth, there seems to be more questions than answers.
Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine. Featuring Paul Evens as Kyle, and Undrell Maholmes as Maxwell. Plus the voices of Eric, Emily, and Ari as themselves for the on the street interviews.
Uncovering Oklahoma recently sat down for an in-depth interview with brothers, Jacob and Zachary Burns, to discuss their feature-film, Electric Nostalgia. Unfamiliar dreams haunt a young woman after she is brought back to life in a body that is not her own in this sci-fi thriller from writer/director Jacob Leighton Burns.
This interview is broken into three segments:
00:00 – A non-spoiler interview about the movie
12:00 – A spoiler discussion about the story
32:41 – Filmmaker advice and behind the scenes stories
CHAOS is a maker space that encourages adults and children to Free Play. Once signed in you’ll get to choose from an array of recycled electronics to take apart or put back together; while sitting at the Explore Bar you can just tinker. There’s also an area for building stuff with recycled materials where you’ll be able to create whatever.
In addition to being able to create whatever, visitors can destroy whatever in CHAOS’ outdoor area.