Kate Carlton Greer

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Kate Carlton Greer reports for "Ahead of the Storm: The Oklahoma Tornado Project." She covers Oklahoma's efforts in tornado response and preparation for future storms. Kate served as the Community Calendar Producer from January to August in 2013 and worked as a reporter for Assignment: Radio. 

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OneSix8
6:30 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Oklahoma Opera Singer Hosts Master Class in OKC

Leona Mitchell as Puccini's Manon Lescaut
Credit www.metoperafamily.org

I don’t know about you, but if I were the 10th of 15 children, it’d be easy to get lost in the crowd. But Leona Mitchell didn’t use her large family as an excuse to fade into the background. In 2010, she told OETA’s Gerry Bonds on OKC Metro that a life-changing teacher took her under her wing.  


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OneSix8
11:15 am
Wed May 8, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Clinics and Classes

Leona Mitchell
Credit www.operanews.com

Even though the semester is ending and kids are getting out of school, there are still several events that can encourage intellectual interest. But don’t keep scrolling just yet: none of these events is your boring algebra lecture.

Operatic soprano and Enid-native Leona Mitchell offers the first installment of her two-part master class this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library.

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Assignment: Radio
1:57 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

91-Year-Old Painter Regina Murphy Says Art Keeps Her Alive

Monkey Business
Regina Murphy

Assignment: Radio's Kate Carlton speaks with artist Regina Murphy.

Men in skinny ties accompany women wearing maxi dresses while they window shop through the pastel building-lined Paseo Arts District.Inside the studio on the corner of 30th and Paseo, you’ll find Regina Murphy.

The 91-year-old has seen plenty of Oklahoma history, but it’s her own life experiences that drive her. She belongs in Studio Six, and she says she doesn’t feel out of place amongst the younger artists in the Paseo District.

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OneSix8
10:53 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: A Festival Wrap

Noble, Oklahoma
Credit www.jim-west.com

In spite of these perpetual winter reminders, the spring festival season is upon us. This week's OneSix8 highlights three fairs that are more than just their productions. 

For the past 30 years, Noble has been billed as “the Rose Rock Capital of the World.” Now, every first weekend in May, the town commemorates that status with the Rose Rock Music Festival.

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OneSix8
7:00 am
Thu April 25, 2013

From Hovels to Headlining, JD McPherson Still "Stoked" to Play Oklahoma

JD McPherson
Credit JDMcPherson.com

The Norman Music Festival descends upon downtown Norman this weekend. Over 300 bands perform over the span of the three-day event. One Oklahoma singer-songwriter, JD McPherson, grew up in Buffalo Valley. He says living in such a small town encouraged him to pursue music.

“Where I grew up, there wasn’t a lot down there. It was pretty rural. My dad was into music and I developed an affinity for music. There’s little pockets of musicians down there, but probably the best thing that happened to me was being isolated like that. All you want to do is just play guitar and listen to music and read about music,” says McPherson.

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OneSix8
12:47 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Celebrating Oklahoma

Credit Arts Council of Oklahoma City

With two festivals and a major marathon, the Oklahoma City metro stays busy this weekend. Here are some things you may not want to miss.

The Norman Music Festival takes over downtown Main Street Thursday through Saturday. Thousands of people and over 300 bands flood the stages to deliver a free, family-friendly event. Steven White, co-chairman of the festival, says this year’s headliners like The Joy Formidable and JD McPherson are doing “incredible” things across the country.

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OneSix8
11:06 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week: Exposing Exhibits In The Metro

Lana Del Ray
Credit Bryan Adams

This week on OneSix8, I'm bringing you exhibits by a rock star, a photographer aiming to highlight gender equality, and one comprised of global artwork.  

Oklahoma Contemporary displays Bryan Adams’ “Exposed” exhibit through May 17. Adams may be best known for “Summer of ‘69” or “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” but over the past 12 years, he has also worked as a photographer.

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OneSix8
10:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Entertaining the Hours of Your Week With Music Galore

Shawn Mullins
Credit ticketstorm.com

April is usually when we experience spring showers, warmer weather, and a number of music concerts. Even though we’re currently experiencing wet winter weather instead of sunny, blue skies, the shows must go on.

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OneSix8
11:58 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Entertaining The Hours Of Your Week With Film, Fairs, And Food

Dan Looker walks the line at the Medieval Fair of Norman
Credit Medieval Fair of Norman

The first weekend of April brings a number of fairs and festivals to the state.

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Assignment: Radio
12:43 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Clause and Effect: Norman Helps Sex Offenders by Not Making Them Move

A screenshot of the Oklahoma's Sex Offender Registry website. The red points represent sex offenders within 5 miles of the University of Oklahoma.

For victims, life after a sexual assault is often filled with shame, fear and frustrating legal battles. For perpetrators, life after conviction is complicated, especially after they finish serving time in prison. According to Oklahoma’s Sex Offenders Registration Act, those convicted of a sexual felony cannot live within a 2,000-foot radius of a school. And, as straightforward as that sounds, it might be significantly easier said than done.

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