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A Talk with Tim Harris (R), Who Is Running to Represent the 1st Congressional District of Oklahoma

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Aired on Tuesday, July 24th.

On this edition of ST, we continue our series of conversations with the major candidates running to fill the open seat in Oklahoma's 1st Congressional District. Our guest is Tim Harris, a Republican, who was elected District Attorney for Tulsa County in 1998 and was, as noted at the Harris campaign website, "the longest serving DA in Tulsa County history. After 16 years of advocating for our communities, [Harris] decided to pursue projects such as teaching law, protecting vulnerable people from exploitation, and helping at-risk youth become productive citizens, not just crime statistics." Please note that we at StudioTulsa repeatedly tried to contact the campaign offices for Kevin Hern -- who is also a Republican, and who will be challenging Harris in the upcoming August 28th run-off election -- but the Hern campaign never returned our phone calls.

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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