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Episode 1

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

This episode focuses on the alarming death rate Black women experience during childbirth, a rural teacher speaks out about potentially dangerous protocols in a northeastern Oklahoma school district and why it's unsafe, how Black nurses are going above and beyond to support their patients and their community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the unexpected lesson COVID-19 revealed at Muskogee's Cherokee Elementary school, the Biden administration's promises to the Black community and we speak with Marilyn Vann, the president of the Descendants of Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes Association, who is running for a seat on the Cherokee Tribal Council.

Focus: Black Oklahoma airs on KOSU the third Sunday of each month at 3 p.m. and the following Friday at 1 p.m. You can also find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, NPR One or wherever you get your podcasts.

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