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March 18, 2021

Contact: Larry O’Dell
Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-6676

Oklahoma Historical Society Reboots “A Very OK Podcast”

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) has released the first episode of its reboot of “A Very OK Podcast.” In this fresh version of the podcast, new OHS Executive Director Trait Thompson and former Executive Director Dr. Bob Blackburn explore the interesting stories and fascinating personalities that make up Oklahoma’s unique history.

In honor of Women’s History Month, the first episode in this reboot—“Women in Broadcasting”—will investigate the early days of television broadcasting in Oklahoma with a special focus on the role of women. The hosts welcomed Joyce Jackson into the studio for an in-depth discussion about her experiences as the first Black woman on one of Oklahoma’s local television stations.

A new episode of “A Very OK Podcast” will be released monthly. Listeners can subscribe and download episodes from Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon. It is also available on the OHS website at www.okhistory.org/podcast.

The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org .


Editor’s Note : Photographs to accompany the story can be acquired by contacting Larry O’Dell at the Oklahoma Historical Society at lodell@okhistory.org or 405-522-6676.

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