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A Conversation with Tim Gilpin (D), Who's Running to Represent the 1st Congressional District of OK

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Aired on Friday, July 20th.

On this edition of StudioTulsa, we continue our series of conversations with the major candidates running to fill the open seat in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District. Yesterday we aired a discussion with Democratic candidate Amanda Douglas; today we chat with Tim Gilpin, also a Democrat. Mr. Gilpin, as noted at his website, "has practiced law in Oklahoma since 1986. Over his career, Tim has worked in both private practice and for the State of Oklahoma. He currently operates his own law practice where he focuses on workers' rights, fair employment, and consumer advocacy. Under appointment of Governor Brad Henry, and approval by the state Senate, Tim proudly served on the Oklahoma state Board of Education, where he supported education funding, promoted competitive education policy, and fought against education cuts. On the board, Tim famously stood up to the wrongheaded practices and hiring practices of Janet Baressi. He also served as an Oklahoma Assistant Attorney General at the state Capitol.... Tim Gilpin is running for Congress because there are serious problems facing America and the First District, and he is ready to be part of the solution."

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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