The Sound of Our Land

Series produced by This Land Press

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The Sound of Our Land turns a thoughtful ear to voices who must be heard in Oklahoma.

The series features a wide variety of stories told, almost exclusively, from the mouths of people living them - without the assistance of voice-over narration.

The Sound of Our Land includes stories about Oklahoma's gun culture, mid-western environmentalism and people finding salvation in unexpected locations.


33 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Ginger Strand, contributing editor to This Land Press, discusses Oklahoma's comfort with engineering our environment. Strand explains how the Arkan...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 03:47
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Imaginary Oklahoma is an ongoing project in which some of today’s most important and influential writers combine with artists to provide a fictiona...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2011
  • Length: 03:46
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In the late 1970's, Mary McAnally led a poetry workshop for the inmates at Stringtown Prison in Stringtown, Okla. She taught at the prison twice a ...

Bought by KFAI and KOSU


  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 2
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Mary McAnally shares the story of how she organized the only Freedom Bus from Oklahoma during the Civil Rights Movement. She went with 40 Universit...

Bought by KISU, WOUB, Prairie Public, KZYX, WTIP and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2011
  • Length: 04:06
  • Purchases: 20
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Earlier this year, the Southern Poverty Law Center gave Oklahoma public schools a failing grade in instruction about the Civil Rights Movement. But...

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 29, 2011
  • Length: 03:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The Tulsa Police Department has been using pepper spray since the nineties, but the device made headlines earlier this month after TPD sprayed five...

Bought by WAMC, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 23, 2011
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Alan Heathcock reads us his story "Streetlamps" from our Imaginary Oklahoma series and explains the family history behind the unusual coupling in h...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Oklahoma is considered a conservative state these days. But in the early 1900s, Oklahoma had an active leftist movement. Equally active was the Ku ...

Bought by WTIP, KOSU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 05:21
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Tate Brady, Credit: Beryl Ford Collection, Tulsa City-County Library
In the early 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had been so active in Tulsa, Oklahoma - doing everything from holding parades to organizing lynch mobs - that ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:34
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Louise Red Corn never wanted to own a newspaper. She liked the reporting end of journalism. But after moving to Osage County, Oklahoma, she quit he...

Bought by KOSU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 06, 2011
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 3
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Federally licensed gun dealers are required to screen people before they can sell them a gun. If the person ends up being a felon or clinically ins...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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Once a week, community members gather in the Blue Jackalope grocery store and coffee shop for blues and barbecue Sundays. The event offers a little...

Bought by KOSU


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:45
  • Purchases: 1
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We travel into the peculiar world of the Gluedobbers, a gun and model plane club in East Tulsa. Featuring the voices of retired manual laborers, Gl...

Bought by KOSU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 3