Pointing Left March 1 2017

Host Serena Blaiz looks at progressive activism in the deep red Sooner State of Oklahoma.

In this episode, an interview with Sean Braddy about the No Gas Weekend called for March 4th and 5th, and how support for the campaign is growing and might develop going forward.
We also get an action alert from child advocate and public education advocate David Hall about the efforts to further harm the public schools with support for school vouchers.


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Oklahomans for Health Candidate Forum on legalizing medical marijuana

oklahomansforhealthThis candidate forum on April 20, 2016 was organized by Oklahoma Coalition to End Prohibition and Oklahomans for Health. It was held in Oklahoma City. Moderators were Chelsea Marlett-Kennedy and William Patrick Jones. Recorded with permission by Oklahoma Activist.

Length: 1:31


  • Sean Braddy 00:15
  • Jess Eddy 2:38
  • Dax Eubank 8:35
  • Jeff Ferguson 18:05
  • Tom Guild 26:00
  • Steve Long 36:55
  • Ron Marlett 37:50
  • Q&A / Discussion: 46:28
  • Christina Owen came in at start of Q&A, and introduced herself 47:38
  • Q&A/discussion then resumed 55:06
Christina Owen

Christina Owen

Pointing Left Podcast Episode 11 – Record number of Oklahoma educators seek political office

This is the episode for April 19, 2016. Host Serena Blaiz talks with Cathy Cummings and Sean Cummings about the effect of years of budget cuts and conservative politics on public education in Oklahoma, and their role in recruiting unprecedented numbers of candidates to run for legislative office in the 2016 elections on a pro-education platform.

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Length: 00:41:39

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Oklahoma Newsmakers: State Reps. Emily Virgin and Jason Dunnington

Audio recorded at the Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers conversation at Full Circle Bookstore on March 17, 2016.

Oklahoma State Representatives Emily Virgin (D-Norman) and Jason Dunnington (D-Oklahoma City) speak about the crisis in the state budget and bills affecting public schools, equal pay and the First Amendment.

The Oklahoma Observer Newsmakers series are conversations with people in the news in Oklahoma politics and culture. FMI visit okobserver.net.

Be The Change: Business and Faith for a New Millennium

Keynote Speaker Bryan Welch addressing the Oklahoma Conference of Churches Day at the Legislature on February 29, 2016This speech by by Bryan Welch¬† was the Opening Keynote Address for the Oklahoma Conference of Churches 33rd Annual Day at the Legislature, February 29, 2016. This was recorded¬† in the Oklahoma House of Representatives Chamber with a digital recorder. Welch’s speech starts at minute 9:45 and is followed by a Q&A in which many of the questions from the audience cannot be heard.

Related links:

Bryan Welch bio at Mother Earth News

Oklahoma Conference of Churches

B the Change Media