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Episode 2: Love

Amplified Oklahoma Show Notes

June 17, 2016

Show Notes

In this episode, we’re discussing love. June is always a popular wedding month across America, so let’s take a look at some unique Oklahoma love stories. Listeners will hear oral history interview excerpts from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Vance Trimble and Tulsa Public Schools educator Chloe Brown. We’ll explore some of the neurobiology of mammalian monogamy and parental bonding in prairie voles with Cornell University’s Dr. Alex Ophir. Listeners will also enjoy love in the OSU Library with a special engagement story featuring OSU alums Anna McDougal and Matthew DeKoning.

Show Hosts

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Iris Owens is a senior German and history major from Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her time at Oklahoma State University, she has been a part of many on-campus organizations and is a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. After graduating with her bachelor's degree in history in May 2017, Iris plans to study abroad in Austria to complete her German degree. She hopes to continue podcasting post-graduation and to one day have a podcast of her own.

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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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Singing tower at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, OK. The structure was built by Vance Trimble in honor of his wife, Elzene.

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