Focus: Black Oklahoma airs the 3rd Thursday of each month at noon and is rebroadcast the 3rd Friday of each month at 8:00pm on KWGS, 89.5FM. Get archived, podcast-able shows here, or through the NPR One app. Thanks to our partners, Public Radio Tulsa & the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

Although we are unable to produce this month’s broadcast, the studio is closed due to COVID-19, we are releasing FBO off-air installments through our online platforms. Watch the most recent of our off-air installments below. Please like the clips and subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay on top of our new releases. You can also read our written news stories. Stay well!

Please consider donating to Focus: Black Oklahoma. All donations are tax deducible.

*The link above will take you to Tri-City Collective’s donations portal on the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) page. With the generous help of TCF, your donation will go to Tri-City Collective’s Focus: Black Oklahoma, just note that when asked.

You can also donate offline. The Tri-City Collective Fund is a component fund of Tulsa Community Foundation. Contributions to the Tri-City Collective Fund are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. (EIN #73-1554474) Please make checks payable to Tulsa Community Foundation with memo line for the Tri-City Collective Fund. Checks can be mailed to Tulsa Community Foundation at 7030 S. Yale Ave., Suite 600 Tulsa, OK 74136.

In the spirit of the remarkable people who faced down Jim Crow to found Black Wall Street–and on the eve of the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre which turned their prosperity into rubble–an historic and timely new show is coming to Public Radio Tulsa beginning February 2020.

Focus: Black Oklahoma brings the voice of Black Oklahoma back to mainstream broadcast media for the first time in more than 30 years. This one hour news and current events program seeks to inform the public through stories and interviews, engage the community through lively discussion, and spotlight local artists and creators.

Topics include politics, law, business, education, technology, family, health, spirituality, arts and culture, sports, and more–anything relevant to Oklahoma’s Black community. Focus: Black Oklahoma is produced in partnership by Public Radio Tulsa, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, the Tulsa Community Foundation and Tri-City Collective.

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