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A Chat with Amanda Douglas (D), Who's Running to Represent the 1st Congressional District of Okla.

Aired on Thursday, July 19th.

On this edition of ST, we begin our series of interviews with the major candidates running to fill the open seat in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District. Our guest tomorrow will be Democratic candidate Tim Gilpin; on today's program, we interview Amanda Douglas, also a Democrat. As per the Douglas campaign website: "Amanda Douglas was born and raised in Oklahoma. As one of four children in a low-income family, [she] wasn't handed a lot of opportunities in life. Driven to succeed in spite of her disadvantages, Amanda graduated at the top of her class at Glenpool High School, then through scholarships and federal aid, earned her degree in Journalism and Broadcasting from Oklahoma State University. Since then, Amanda has spent 13 years building a successful career as a business analyst and consultant in the energy sector.... After her daughter was born in 2016, the success and future of our state and nation became all the more important to Amanda. Like all mothers, she wants the best possible future for her child. Unfortunately, poor leadership and bad decisions made by the current administration have multiplied and snowballed, eroding the very foundation of our beautiful country and threatening the progress we have fought for in the past."

Rich Fisher passed through KWGS about thirty years ago, and just never left. Today, he is the general manager of Public Radio Tulsa, and the host of KWGS’s public affairs program, StudioTulsa, which celebrated its twentieth anniversary in August 2012 . As host of StudioTulsa, Rich has conducted roughly four thousand long-form interviews with local, national, and international figures in the arts, humanities, sciences, and government. Very few interviews have gone smoothly. Despite this, he has been honored for his work by several organizations including the Governor's Arts Award for Media by the State Arts Council, a Harwelden Award from the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, and was named one of the “99 Great Things About Oklahoma” in 2000 by Oklahoma Today magazine.
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