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Rita Aragon: Accepting Veterans

Major General (retired) Rita Aragon, the governor’s liaison for veterans affairs, talks about her career as a woman with commanding rank in a male-dominated world and about the talents, values and needs of veterans.

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Keith Gaddie: Dissecting Oklahoma Politics

Oklahoma is one of the reddest states in the nation. What gives rise to that conservative culture? Where is the state headed politically in coming decades? University of Oklahoma Professor Keith Gaddie offers insights.

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Albert Ashwood: When the Unthinkable Happens

Albert Ashwood is closing in on his 20th year as director of the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management. He talks about what it takes to do the job and his view on what Oklahoma needs most to prepare for disasters.

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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.

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.