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Episode 1: Tornadoes in Oklahoma

Amplified Oklahoma Show Notes

May 20, 2016

Show Notes

In this episode, we’re talking tornadoes. May is typically an active weather month in Oklahoma. Devastating storms such as the May 3, 1999 and May 20, 2013 tornadoes will be explored through oral history interview excerpts with Gayland Kitch, Moore, Oklahoma’s Director of Emergency Management and Gary England, longtime Oklahoma City meteorologist. Listeners will also hear from Dr. Alex Greer with OSU’s Political Science Department about his experiences conducting quick response fieldwork after the May 20th storm. Also, Dr. Tanya Finchum will join us to talk about the Oklahoma Mesonet Oral History Project.

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Juliana Nykolaiszyn is a faculty member with the Oklahoma Oral History Research Program at the Oklahoma State University Library. From interviewing narrators to processing oral history collections, Juliana’s work involves not only the creation but preservation and online access of oral histories.

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