Bob Blackburn

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.

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.