Serena Blaiz talks in depth with Michelle Stearnes, an ardent citizen lobbyist at the state Capitol. Michelle tells how she got started, and how it snowballed into a major part of her life. She shares her optimism about the future of politics in Oklahoma, based on her sustained work at canvassing the neighborhoods of central […]
Serena Blaiz gets well in time to support and report on the teachers’ walkout, including a rant about the backlash from the political and media establishment. Stand up for education, don’t stand for bullshit! https://archive.org/download/liok31/liok31.mp3 Notes Mentioned content: OK Department of Public Safety, Sara Bana, Mark Faulk, Rep. Enns, Gov. Fallin, Cory Williams, Aaron Michael […]
March 5, 2018 – Oklahoma Teacher Walkout is looming in Oklahoma’ future. Confederate flag protest. Advocacy tips. Events. Action alert. ~ 30 minutes https://archive.org/download/liok29/liok29.mp3 Links to come.
February 26, 2018 – Gun violence & student activism, second amendment history, “Tulsa Race Riot,” industrial hemp, criminal justice reform, OK legislators suppressing democracy — again. https://archive.org/download/liok28/liok28b.mp3 Links March for Our Lives 3/24/18 OKC | Tulsa Oklahoma congressman who owns rifle factory blames videogames and lack of Jesus in schools for Florida massacre Sen. James […]
Feb. 19, 2018 – Spotlight on citizen advocacy at the State Capitol with Mom’s Demand Action, Let’s Fix This and Oklahoma Conference of Churches. The House Chaplaincy program seeks to block diversity. Criminal justice reform is working. Hunger Free Oklahoma. https://archive.org/download/liok27/liok27.mp3 Hosted by Serena Blaiz. Theme music by Watermelon Slim, used with permission. Meme of […]
Serena Blaiz reports on bills to support and oppose, clean water activism, the OKC “election” and shares some musical parodies with political messages. Just another week in a city and state failed by its oligarchic rulers. https://archive.org/download/leftinok26/leftinok26.mp3 Links: Michael Brooks-Jimenez’ No Budget, No Pay petition Mark Davies: Oklahoma, Step Beyond Fossil Fuel Waterkeepers: Coal Ash […]
A change of name but no change in our position or direction. Left in Oklahoma with Serena Blaiz asks the political question of the week: What, exactly, constitutes “disrespect”?
Serena Blaiz ends a month hiatus by looking at a slurry of state of the ___ speeches. State of the Union terror alert, State of the State BS, State of the City elitism. Thankfully Bob Waldrop provides a solid alternative message about the real state/history of OKC and Rena expounds on the state of the resistance. Other news items and upcoming events.
News updates, a tutorial on gerrymandering, and some forward looking thoughts about what we need to do in 2018 and beyond.
Playing catch-up on the political news in central Oklahoma! Reports on Our Revolution Oklahoma, Oklahoma County Democratic Party, the Kirk Humphreys blowout and blowback, and more. https://archive.org/download/pointingleft22/pointingleft22.mp3
Just another crazy week in central Oklahoma! Fighting for respect (even in death), battling the corporatocracy, and Devon Energy can’t handle the truth.
Pointing Left for Dec. 1, 2017. Serena Blaiz apologizes for this in advance! https://archive.org/download/pointingleft20171201/pointingleft20171201.mp3 So this podcast episode is a mess — mic failed and you will have to listen to the backup as recorded by my tablet. That being the case, I also decided to leave unedited. All bets are off! But really, the […]