Tag Archives: Oklahoma City

Judith Huerta – Hispanic Community Advocate

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It takes unique people to connect two cultures with two languages. Judith Huerta is such a person.

She does that working for Oklahoma City Public Schools and volunteering for several advocacy organizations in OKC and nation-wide.

In this episode we hear about Judith’s most important decision that brought her to a life of advocacy and activism.

Camal Pennington – Community Organizer – Candidate

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Camal Pennington is knocking a lot of doors lately. It’s because he is running in a primary race within the Democratic Party for the Oklahoma House District 97 seat on the east side of Oklahoma City. And he is running against another native of the east side who also has deep roots, and is well-known in the community.

In this episode, he closes out a long day of first working for the American Federation of Teachers as a field rep, and then knocking doors in the evening until it was dark. We talk about a key decision that could have thrown him into deep ruin, but instead became the foundation for most of his accomplishments today.

Paula Sophia – Identity and Community Policing

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I first met Paula Sophia when she was a police officer riding a bike patrol in the Bricktown entertainment district in downtown Oklahoma City.

She and her partner frequented the same coffee shop that I did where she was engaging and friendly to anyone she met. The close contact of a bike patrol suited her style of policing very well. Continue reading Paula Sophia – Identity and Community Policing

Angela Clark Little – Education Activist

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Angela Clark Little is an unlikely, but high-profile education activist in Oklahoma.

She has started numerous Facebook groups for that cause. One of them, Oklahoma Parents and Educators for Public Education, has over 5,100 members now and is growing daily. Continue reading Angela Clark Little – Education Activist

Jonathan Dodson – Community Developer

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Jonathan Dodson’s comments in this interview cover the many intersections that he has encountered in his adult life, many of them as he engaged in community development in Oklahoma City where he and his wife are raising a family.

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Sandino Thompson – Son of Oklahoma City

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Sandino Thompson has become better known to a wider public in Oklahoma City recently as one of the voices for a new concept for redevelopment with a “MAPS 4”. His passion for this new intersection in the life of OKC comes from the many important intersections in his own life, many of which happened right in this city.

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