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Now Running for Tulsa Mayor: Greg Robinson

Aired on Friday, August 14th.

On this installment of StudioTulsa, we begin a series of programs featuring conversations with candidates seeking the office of Tulsa mayor. With a non-partisan primary coming up on August 25th, voters will either elect (or re-elect) Tulsa's next mayor -- if any one candidate gets over 50% of the vote -- or the field will be narrowed down to two mayoral candidates, who will in turn appear on the November ballot. Our guest today is Greg Robinson, a native Tulsan who served as a community organizer for President Obama's re-election campaign in 2012 as well as for Hillary Clinton's campaign for the White House in 2016. Also, as noted at Robinson's website: "Upon his return home in 2016, Greg joined Met Cares Foundation as a founding staff member, serving as Director of Family and Community Ownership. Met Cares' mission is to transform the social and academic outcomes of North Tulsa's families. In 2017, Greg worked alongside Founding Principal Kojo Asamoa-Caesar to open Met Cares' first school, Greenwood Leadership Academy, a neighborhood elementary school in partnership with Tulsa Public Schools."

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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