Cynthia Armstrong: On Behalf of Animals

The Oklahoma director of the Humane Society of the United States talks about how she became an animal welfare advocate, the biggest issues here with animal treatment, and what laws need to change or be added.

Steve Green: The Bible and the State

Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, is the driving force behind the Museum of the Bible, a 430-,000-square-foot facility scheduled to open in November in Washington, D.C. Green talks about the museum’s purpose and his view of the relationship between the Bible and the U.S. government.

Nicole Washington: A Refuge for the Mentally Ill

Dr. Nicole Washington, the main psychiatrist at Family and Children’s Services in Tulsa, discusses the types of low-income clients she sees, the persistent problem of stigma, and why mental illness in poor neighborhoods should matter to all Oklahomans.

Kari Watkins: A City’s Grief Preserved

Decades from now, what will the memorial commemorating the Oklahoma City bombing mean to the city and wider public? Kari Watkins, executive director of the memorial and museum, talks about why she believes the tragedy will remain relevant for generations.

Imam Imad Enchassi: Muslims in the Bible Belt

Imam Imad Enchassi grew up in Palestinian refugee camps in war-torn Lebanon and ended up in the heart of the Bible Belt. He talks about Muslims in Oklahoma, his boyhood memories of a nun, and the good will that arose out of the Oklahoma City bombing.

Rick Bayless: Our Relationship with Food

For renowned chef and entrepreneur Rick Bayless, who grew up in Oklahoma City, the obesity epidemic in Oklahoma and elsewhere reflects a misguided relationship with food. And “I am a huge believer in ‘all food is good food.'”

Greg Burns: The Artist Undeterred

Born with a severe joint disorder, Greg Burns forged a successful career and life as an artist by learning to paint holding a brush in his mouth. He says he is lucky and knows that communities still do not fully embrace the disabled.