A series of video interviews with Oklahomans about subjects that relate to some of the state’s larger issues. The 2016-2017 series is sponsored by the Chickasaw Nation and is made possible by a grant from the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Bob Blackburn: Oklahoma’s Rural-Urban Divide

Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, talks about the state’s rural-urban fault lines and whether Oklahoma is at a turning point in dealing with rural areas’ increasing problems.

Emily Virgin, Elise Hall: Women in the Legislature

Reps. Elise Hall and Emily Virgin talk about why there are relatively few women in the Legislature and their experiences as lawmakers among colleagues and members of the public.

Barry Switzer: Overcoming Personal Trauma

Former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys football coach Barry Switzer reflects on the trauma and family turmoil he experienced as a young man.