Tulsa History

StudioTulsa
2:57 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

"Dan's War on Poverty: A Grassroots Crusade for Social Justice"

Aired on Thursday, June 14th.

On this edition of ST, we speak with the Tulsa-based writer, consultant, and activist Ann Patton, who's just published a biography of the late (and legendary) Father Dan Allen, a Catholic priest turned social activist who worked incessantly (and memorably) to combat poverty and promote equality in Tulsa in the 1960s and beyond. Father Dan is probably best known for creating the Tulsa-area social service agency, Neighbor for Neighbor, which still exists today.

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StudioTulsa
2:27 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Concerning the Recently Issued Survey on Race from the John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation

Aired on Tuesday, April 24th.

Last week, the nonprofit John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation released a survey of Tulsa residents' views on race relations. This survey was called for, and completed, before the recent (and perhaps racially motivated) shootings in North Tulsa in the pre-dawn hours of Good Friday --- but it's hardly surprising that, given the shocking tragedy of those violent acts and the coincidental appearance of this new survey, people throughout our community are speaking about issues of race with a candor that seems, in many cases, as rare as it is welcome.

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