Uncovering Oklahoma’s Thanksgiving Special is an interview with Theresa Zaizar, Mel Roberts, and Carl Victor Moore of the upbeat Jazz band, Amante. The band members share their musical history, what people can expect when attending or booking one of their shows, and then they perform their original song, ‘Til Your Tears Are Gone. Joining them on the song is Maurice Johnson on Guitar and James Keys on drums.
OSO in the Paseo Arts District is a taco shop with different tacos and cocktails than you’re going to find anywhere else in Oklahoma City. It’s nice enough to enjoy for a casual date night or drop by for lunch in your yoga outfit.
In this Uncovering Oklahoma interview, Chris McKenna, Executive Chef at OSO on Paseo; and Kindt Steven Myers, Director of Hospitality for Humankind Hospitality, discuss what you can enjoy at OSO.
Sam and Geoff conduct separate interviews with Sam getting a second opinion from Localites OKC on places they’ve visited and Geoff learning about the legendary Chinese Tunnels. Their conversations add new levels of mystery to the tales of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District has been struck by terrestrial gamma-rays, transforming RIVERSPORT into RIVERSCREAM. Help contain the zombies before they escape and terrorize the city by maneuvering the challenges on the six-story Sky Trail to find explosive transformers proven to reverse the effects of the gamma-rays.
Mike Knopp, OKC Boathouse Foundation Executive Director; and John Riggs, Senior Director, Operations and Events share what courageous citizens can do at the family-friendly RIVERSCREAM on Fridays and Saturdays in October.
Whiteout is an installation by artist Erwin Redl (born in Austria, based out of Ohio and New York) that uses a grid of 550 suspended LED bulbs to animate Campbell Art Park next to Oklahoma Contemporary. The bulbs turn off and on according to a computer program, creating a series of moving patterns that work in tandem with the surrounding environment.
Originally commissioned for Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York City in 2017, Whiteout has been modified by the artist specifically for Oklahoma City. In response to the larger location, Redl built a more intricate layout and to create more complex sequences of animation.
Redl became well known for light installations that played across the facades of buildings. In this incarnation of Whiteout, the lights in the middle of the park interact with nature, reflecting off the grass and trees, swaying as the Oklahoma wind blows. In New York, Whiteout was surrounded by skyscrapers and honking cars. In Oklahoma City, the installation has a more serene environment, and at night, access to the stars.
Dr. Daniela Busciglio is a professor of applied linguistics and owner of DFB Consulting. Her work focuses on values-based communications, messaging, branding, image, and PR strategies for individuals, groups, businesses, organizations, and candidates running for office and their campaign volunteers. Her unique three-pronged approach to messaging and communications is anchored in the research of prominent cognitive linguists, sociologists, psychologists, and cognitive neuroscientists such as Robb Willer, Erving Goffman, George Lakoff, Jonathan Haidt, David Ritchie, Walt Fisher, and Drew Westen. She also integrates coaching on prosody (intonation, stress, rhythm of speech), paralinguistic features (facial expressions, body language, gestures, tone and pitch of voice) as well as mindfulness training for enhancing focus and decreasing anxiety. She earned her MA and Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and for the past three years, she was a professor of Italian and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Oklahoma. Her love of languages stemmed from her growing up bilingual in New Jersey, since her parents are both immigrants from Italy. She is currently preparing to offer an online live course on language and the brain.
Sam and Geoff meet up with Charles Stout, a walking encyclopedia for all things Bricktown Brewery. Stout shares the history of Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district as well as give a tour of a few unexplained things in the restaurant. The professor also reveals to Sam some research he’s been doing on a person of interest.
Inspired by a mysterious EVP message, Sam and Geoff visit The Paramount Building in Oklahoma City’s Film Row. As they learn the history and paranormal tales of the district, Sam starts to scratch the surface of Geoff’s past.
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 Bradley Wynn, Alyx Picard Davis, Elizabeth Macias, and Cortney Kane Sides as themselves.
Growing from a passion to see places one normally doesn’t see, Ride OKC offers people unique tours of Oklahoma City via bicycle. Ashely and Ryan Fogle of Ride OKC, along with Bailey Gordon of Cookie Tour, share what riders can expect. If you’re a cookie connoisseur, this video includes footage from the Cookie Bike Tour.