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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.

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A Conversation about 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.

Former OU football coach Barry Switzer, at his home in Norman.

Barry Switzer: Overcoming Personal Trauma

With this video, Oklahoma Watch launches a series, “ConversatIons,” featuring Oklahomans talking about subjects that relate to larger issues in the state – and often to their own lives. Our first conversation is with former OU football coach Barry Switzer, who reflects on the trauma and family turmoil he experienced as a young man.