Red State Radio Podcasts

Thursday 16th of November 2017
Chris Powell, Libertarian candidate for governor, joins us to dischss the 2 party system and the challenges and opportunities facing the Libertarian party.
Thursday 26th of October 2017
In this edition of Red State Revolt, special guests Executive Director of Freedom Oklahoma Troy Stevenson and Democratic Party 5th District Chair Nadine Gallagher return to our studio to discuss the current budget deal on the table, Scott Inman dropping out of the gubernatorial race, the mayoral race, and more.
Thursday 12th of October 2017
On our FIRST edition of Red State Women, Cate Wilde hosts a compelling conversation between two powerful and active women of color:

Sara Bana, an Iranian "child of war" and a founding member of a number of coalitions, namely E.V.E. (Ending Violence Everywhere) and P.A.C.T. Initiative (Police And Community Trust), seeking to create transparency and accountability between law enforcement and the people.

Ashley McCray, a Lakota and Absentee Shawnee activist leading the charge of Indigenous communities to combat white settler terrorism in the form of destructive oil pipelines.

Hear what these incredible women are doing in your backyard.
Thursday 5th of October 2017
Don Hudman, executive director of Areawide Aging Agency, talks advocacy, activism, and aging with Mark Faulk. By 2030, 1 in 5 people will be over 65, and we are in no way prepared for the amount of care they will need.
Thursday 7th of September 2017
On first is Jacob Rosecrants, teacher and candidate for HD 46, and we discuss his plans for a big win this coming Tuesday, September 12 and what he'll accomplish when sworn into the legislature. Then, Dr. Ed Shadid joins us again to discuss the Save OKC Schools initiative petition, a half-percent income tax increase to fund a four-year bonus for teachers and support staff.
Thursday 24th of August 2017
Live in the studio with Troy Stevenson, we talk about the Oklahoma County Sheriff's election (and yes, one of our candidates said "Black is nothing more than a color in a box of crayons"), racism and homophobia in America, and how how to focus on what we CAN do vs. what we have no control over. I discuss the http://www.saveokcschools.com/ ballot initiative and how YOU can get involved in helping.
Thursday 10th of August 2017
Our dear friend Elijah MothershedBey joins us again to discuss the upcoming Drumbeat Festival and other ways to get active in the community.
Thursday 3rd of August 2017
Crystal Davis joins us again to go over the newly released ethics reports of 2018 elections.
Thursday 20th of July 2017
Dr. Ed Shadid joins us again for an interesting take on the Braum's-Classen Circle debacle, but also raises awareness on the $100 million n corporate welfare Oklahoma City is shilling -- oops, I meant shelling -- out to Omni Hotels. Tune in. You don't want to miss this.
Thursday 13th of July 2017
LIVE from a protest to Save Classen Circle, Mark stands up against the predatory behavior of Red Oak Properties and Braum's for applying to demolish The HiLo, Drunken Fry, Charlie's Records, Classen Grill, Grease Trap Gallery, and several apartments within the old Donnay Building at 50th and Classen.

Thursday 6th of July 2017
In one of our most popular and controversial shows, Troy Stevenson, executive director of Freedom Oklahoma, joins us to discuss his reason for publicly changing his registration from Democrat to Independent and getting a full page story on it in the Daily Oklahoman. This show plus an extra half hour of discussion is available on Facebook livestream.



Thursday 22nd of June 2017
Find out what's being done and what you can do in Oklahoma City to help homeless and at-risk youth. Jamie Caves, board chair and executive director of Sisu Youth Services updates us on the grand opening scheduled for August 13.
Thursday 15th of June 2017
HISTORY: LARRY YARBROUGH IS A FREE MAN. After living 23 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit, he is now the FIRST nonviolent offender with a Life Without Parole sentence to be released. Overjoyed doesn't cover the emotions we've experienced. May it be an example to follow for the roughly 50 other nonviolent Life prisoners. Let's keep this movement going.

HOW TO RESIST TRUMP:

Stop obsessing over him.

Get out and do something meaningful. You don't have to go far in Oklahoma.

Which brings us to our guest, newly elected Chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, Anna Langthorn. We discuss her first month as the youngest state chair in Oklahoma history, upcoming special elections, and the direction of the Party.

The times, they are-changin'. Get right or get left.
Thursday 25th of May 2017
It's been one hell of a week. From Larry Yarbrough finally being freed to the shocking results of the State Convention to nearly getting arrested at the state capitol to the completely unconstitutional midnight revenue measures passed by the legislature.

This week, Tom Taylor, political scientist and consultant, joins us to discuss the importance of appealing to the progressive base of the Democratic Party, not just for ideology, but for strategy. One of the most enlightening discussions on the show.

Thursday 18th of May 2017
Mark Henricksen joins us again, this time as our final candidate for state chair of the Democratic Party. The state convention is this Saturday. We would encourage all delegates to listen to all four candidate podcasts for a well-rounded grasp on their issues and backgrounds. Red State Revolt, after deliberation, ultimately endorses Mark Henricksen for chair.
Thursday 11th of May 2017
Mike Workman joins us to discuss his background in politics and plans to move the Democratic Party forward should he get elected.
Thursday 4th of May 2017
Annastacia Langthorn, 24 years old with an impressive résumé, surprises us with her firm commitment to progressive ideals and ideas to move the party in a positive direction. She also addresses rumors regarding her association with Skyfire Media.
Thursday 27th of April 2017
Sarah Baker, candidate for chair of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, details her plan to move the party forward, contrasts what separates get from the other candidates, and dispels rumors and misconceptions.
Thursday 30th of March 2017
No, not THAT Jesse Jackson.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, newly elected chair of the Oklahoma County Democratic Party, answers listener questions about the madness that went down at the Oklahoma County Convention on March 25th. We have the chance to do it right this time, so tune in to find out more details.

The reconvene will be Saturday, April 8th, 10am, at the East Sixth Street Christian Church.
Thursday 16th of March 2017
Ralph Shortey has just been charged with three child prostitution charges. The hypocrisy of the GOP and the legislature in general cannot stand.
Thursday 9th of March 2017
Close down public schools to make way for charter schools. Abandon moral values based on a poll. Blue lives matter, black lives don't. Protesters will be imprisoned.

This is the state we live in right now.

What are you going to do about it?

See you at the march against DAPL this Saturday, March 11th.
Thursday 2nd of March 2017
Our guest for this episode is Joe Poe with the Oklahoma City Pow Wow Club who will be holding a march against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 11th.

Two bills, HB 1123 and 2128, have passed through the House. They have gone to the Senate. The content of these bills will criminalize nonviolent protesting and anyone who dares to speak out of line.

It was drafted with the Water Protectors of Standing Rock in mind, but here, it will give the State license to lock up and fine anyone who participates in civil disobedience.

This is blatant disregard for our First Amendment rights. This is blatant disregard to every single protest movement in this state.

CALL YOUR SENATOR.

TELL THEM TO VOTE NO ON HB 1123 AND 2128.
Thursday 23rd of February 2017
David Hall joins us again to combat the charter school takeover in Oklahoma. We take a closer look into specific lawmakers backed by hundreds of thousands of DeVos's dollars pushing bills negatively affecting only public schools, watchdog groups hosting the first annual "School Choice Summit" sponsored by a Koch-funded Super PAC, and how there seems to be a strategic plan ensuring that "school choice" is no longer our choice.

YOUR ACTIONS:
Thursday 16th of February 2017
Paula Lewis, real progressive for OKC School Board Chair, explains to us in detail how unilaterally testing our children without discerning differences between upbringing and resources sets our most vulnerable up for failure and for the school-to-prison pipeline. She has progressive and grassroots support, but she needs you to join the movement to change our public education system. The next election is April 4th. See you at the polls.

YOUR ACTIONS:
Thursday 9th of February 2017
Betsy DeVos has been confirmed as Secretary of Education, and despite more than a thousand calls opposing it, both of our state senators, James Lankford and Jim Inhofe, voted in favor of her confirmation. It's easy to wonder what the point of it all is. It's a marathon, not a sprint -- but marathons are exhausting.

However, we are activating a grassroots movement to make real change happen in this state. You must be a part of it. We need you.

Listen to Mark Henricksen's ideas for the future of the Oklahoma Democratic Party and what he plans to do as its chair. We are focusing on getting back to our roots. We must stop the hemorrhaging and reckless betrayal of our values if this party is even worth saving at all.

YOUR ACTIONS:
  • VOTE in your City Council and School Board elections this Tuesday, Feb. 14 -- and do it BY MAIL.
  • BOYCOTT the Koch Brothers and their products made by GEORGIA PACIFIC:
    • Angel Soft
    • Brawny
    • Dixie
    • Mardi Gras Napkins
    • Quilted Northern
    • Sparkle
  • Aid the recruitment of qualified candidates to run against Inhofe and Lankford.
  • Check back in for more actions.
Thursday 2nd of February 2017
Marilyn Rainwater is running in a special election for HD 28. We discuss extreme poverty in rural Oklahoma and the lack of decent healthcare. Seminole has become the battleground for corporate charter schools. She is the voice that the people need to fight for them. Join us at a fundraising event at Vito's Ristorante on Monday from 6-8PM.

Also, David Glover of badvoter.org guides Faulk through the process as he signs up to vote by mail. Takes three minutes.

YOUR ACTIONS:
  • Sign up to vote by mail.
  • Help us get Marilyn Rainwater elected to the state legislature.
Thursday 19th of January 2017
It's 2017 -- the year that Democracy in America will be tested and threatened more than it ever has in recent history; the year that President Trump begins to flex his fascist fingers and show us exactly how far he intends to take this power.

Oklahoma is the bedrock of oppression in the United States. We have natural disasters that are caused by corporate greed and neglect. We have the second highest incarceration rate in a nation that holds a quarter of the world's prisoners. Our jail cells have become subhuman storage for the mentally ill, our most vulnerable citizens. We are hurling headfirst into the destruction and privatization of prisons, education, mental health, drug treatment, and anything else from which corporations can profit.

Therefore, we must be the front lines of the revolution.

This show is taking on a new name, and with it, a new responsibility. Where Red State Radio began as a passive commentary on the oppression and injustice in our state, it is now an active participant in the resistance as RED STATE REVOLT.

Mark Henricksen returns to discuss the Democratic Party: where we went wrong and what we can do in the future to be true to our message, gain support, and facilitate effective change in the legislature and among our base. We need voices for real change in this state and in this party, and Mark Henricksen is an invaluable advocate.

As we transition into this new role as organizers against oppression, we have a mission for all of our listeners: Next Thursday, January 26th, 2017, corporate leaders and politicians, including our Lt. Governor and heir apparent Todd Lamb will host what they affectionately call the Oklahoma School Choice Summit, during which they will discuss and propagandize charter schools, vouchers, and other avenues for systematically dismantling public education on behalf of the oligarchy. We strongly oppose these measures, and we encourage everyone to acquire as many free tickets as possible in order to Occupy Education. Information can be found on Facebook through the Red State Revolt page. See you there, fellow dissidents.
Thursday 29th of December 2016
Join Mark as he lays 2016 to rest, and calls for unity going into the New Year. The show might start out a little on the depressing side, but like traumatic events, in the end we brush ourselves off with a little help from some music from Robin Carty, who passed away in February of this year. Also, a call from our favorite regular, Victor Gorin. He'll make you smile through the tears.
Thursday 8th of December 2016
After voters defeated charter school funding and vouchers, will our legislators properly fund education, or will they continue to open the floodgates for the charter school takeover? Our guest David Samuel Hall, nonprofit and social services consultant, joins us to explain the exponential growth of charter schools and the next scam, which involves insidious backdoor funding called "neo-vouchers".
Thursday 1st of December 2016
Paula Sophia joins us to discuss the very real fears and situations that the LGBT community, especially the transgender members, and other marginalized communities are facing with the reality of a Donald Trump presidency. Listen and learn how we can protect and take care of each other going forward.
Thursday 17th of November 2016
Serena Blaiz saves the day! Unfortunately, Paula Sophia was unable to make it on the show today, but we pass the time discussing corrupt corporatism and civil disobedience. Then, longtime activist Serena Blaiz calls in to rouse us to action and get President Obama to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning, an Oklahoma whistleblower serving an egregious sentence. Click here to sign the White House petition.
Thursday 10th of November 2016
President Trump. Well, shit.

Dr. Ed Shadid and I discuss where we go from here and how important it is to make change on the local level. We can move forward if we stick together and support each other through this difficult time.
Thursday 3rd of November 2016
This is our final Ballot Box Breakdown and special pre-election show where we go over every State Question on the ballot and explain in simple terms what they are and why we're voting for or against them. The election is November 8th, 2016 -- get informed and get out and vote!
Thursday 27th of October 2016
Our last State Question: The controversial SQ 792, a constitutional amendment that would allow grocery stores to sell strong beer and wine. First, we speak to John-Martin Beebe, a supporter of the measure as a consumer of Oklahoma. Then we discuss the arguments against it with Bryan Kerr, president of the Retail Liquor Association of Oklahoma. Both sides make strong points, but we at Red State have decided to vote no on the measure.
Thursday 20th of October 2016
Our special guests on this show are Abraham J. Bonowitz with the Think Twice OK campaign and Frank Thompson, former superintendent of Oregon State Penitentiary turned nationally death penalty abolitionist. We discuss the horrible consequences of State Question 776, which would enshrine the death penalty in the state constitution, and the impracticality of the death penalty in general. Then, we go through a rundown of all of the state questions we've covered to date and our opinion on whether or not they should pass.

CORRECTION: SJR 31, the legislation that created SQ 776, passed unanimously 44-0 in the Oklahoma Senate. I erroneously said that Sen. Kay Floyd voted for SJR 31, but she instead was one of three senators who abstained from voting on that legislation. My apologies for that error. - Mark Faulk
Thursday 6th of October 2016
For this edition of Ballot Box Breakdown, Crystal Davis is our first guest speaker on the horribly declining numbers in the Democratic Party -- and what we're doing wrong to galvanize a voter base.

Then, we welcome Mary Newcome Hatch, passionate candidate from House District 54, and we discuss Occupy OKC, income equality, corporate welfare, and the constitutionality, or lack thereof, of SQ 790, the proposed measure to repeal an amendment from the constitution expressing that no public money can be used for religious purposes.
Thursday 29th of September 2016
During the first half of this episode, Mark expressly punctuates that, despite relentless outcry and disapproval, he will NOT back down on his opposition to SQ 779, the penny sales tax measure set for the ballot this November. Anyone who dissents or would like to have a voice in the discussion, you're encouraged to attend a noon luncheon at the Oklahoma County Democratic Party Headquarters tomorrow (September 30th, 2016) where Mark will be the keynote speaker making the case against 779.

Then, Dan Myers, candidate in House District 81, joins us to discuss another important ballot proposal: SQ 780 and 781, the potential justice reform measures supported by Kris Steele, former House speaker and champion for real reform. This is a tricky issue because justice reform movements in the past have proven to be so easily corruptible, so Mark confides that he has some reservations set aside, but overall is happy to see the measure move through.
Thursday 22nd of September 2016
We cover a lot of ground in this edition of Red State Radio. Following the aftermath of the Terence Crutcher slaying in Tulsa and the breaking news of a manslaughter charge filed against the police officer who murdered him, the need for civil disobedience has grown exponentially. When will the people of Oklahoma take a real stand and collectively say not only that we support our black community in solidarity, but that we won't take the violence anymore?

Then, we welcome the return of Jonathan Simon, author of CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century. He issues us a warning and call to action to prevent the combustion of distrust in the American governmental system by reforming the election process in a way that keeps the vote counts in view of the voters.

After that, Billy Hinton, candidate for House District 32, comes on to discuss his campaign, the economy, and most importantly State Question 777, the so-called "Right to Farm" bill that's being shoved onto the ballot this November.

The implications of the vague language of State Question 777 will give large agricultural corporations virtual immunity from any kind of regulation sought after by the people. Despite this, the arguments in favor are generally based in fear of a nonexistent threat to lenient local farming practices. The reality is that if this passes, local farms will be devoured and destroyed by the monopoly of giant, corporate factory farms, and, constitutionally, no one will be able to defend against it. We adamantly oppose this measure.

Check out Oklahomans for Food, Farm & Family to find resources about the bill and learn ways to help.
Thursday 15th of September 2016
In the second part of our breakdown of the proposed penny sales tax, we bring it full circle. We dispel the rose-tinted myths around charter schools, and then we wrestle with the complicated nature of both sides of this bill with our favorite caller, Victor Gorin. For the second half, we welcome Nick Singer, legislative and political organizer for the Oklahoma Education Association and supporter of SQ 779. We go back and forth about the relationship between this bill and charter schools, which strip the rights of teachers and the process of collective bargaining.

State Question 779 is a constitutionally mandated regressive tax that will place an impossible burden on the poor. It is being pushed through and heavily funded by pro-charter, anti-teacher, anti-union organizations, such as Stand for Children and The Walton Foundation. The doors to corporate charter schools and the takeover of our public education system have been knocked down. This measure will end up doing teachers more harm than good.

Despite the difficult situations surrounding this bill and the fact that our educators desperately need a raise, we have come to the conclusion that we are opposed to this measure.
Thursday 8th of September 2016
This episode of Red State gets controversial -- and confrontational. For the entire hour, we debate the pros and cons of State Question 779: the penny sales tax proposed on behalf of teachers and public schools. While it's been acknowledged that this will be a regressive tax that will disproportionately impact the poor, some other things haven't been acknowledged -- like, for instance, the fact that one virtual charter school alone will receive $3.7 million dollars out of the allocated funds (a charter school that, by the way, has been the subject of an ongoing investigation of fraud by the OSBI).

First, Elise Robillard, president of The Education Association of Moore and member of the board of directors of the Oklahoma Education Association, calls in to argue in favor of the sales tax and to separate it from charter schools, despite its astronomical funding from corporate interests and avid support from Stand for Children, a pro-charter school, anti-union organization.

Then, Marilyn Rainwater, candidate for House District 28, shares her insights on why we need to fight tooth and nail against it before both the intended and unintended consequences come to fruition.

If you were hoping to learn more about this regressive tax, we've got both sides of the argument right here. Don't miss out.

Full text of SQ 779 can be found here.
The OSSBA's projected allocation of 779 funds to each district and entity can be found here.
Thursday 1st of September 2016
The death penalty is already a controversial issue, but on this piece of our Ballot Box Breakdown series, we discuss why State Question 776 raises the stakes to a whole new level in Oklahoma, proposing to amend the Bill of Rights so that capital punishment is constitutionally mandated -- and can be carried out by any means necessary. Our favorite regular, Connie Johnson, gives us the rundown and discusses other measures of justice reform for Oklahoma.
Thursday 25th of August 2016
Kevin McDonald joins us for our post-runoff show to discuss his Republican opponent, Adam Pugh, and to talk about some of the major issues facing our state and where his experience and expertise makes him the ideal candidate to face those challenges. Also, Elijah Malachi calls in to entice us with details about the Drumbeat Festival on Saturday, August 27th in Kermet Plaza.
Thursday 18th of August 2016
Libertarian candidate for county clerk, Chris Powell, comes on to discuss with us the importance of giving the populace more than two corrupt parties to choose from -- but not without some debate over the issues, of course.
Thursday 11th of August 2016
Today's guests are Crystal Davis, calling in to discuss the runoff race between Tom Guild and Al McAffrey, and Serena Blaiz to share some information on the Faith and War event tomorrow night. But in light of the recent news regarding Norman charter schools, you can expect some heavy discussion regarding the future of our state's education.
Thursday 4th of August 2016
Following the controversial DNC, our guest this episode is Connie Johnson, outspoken voice of the people within the Oklahoma Democratic Party. We set the record straight regarding recent events within the ODP and the media coverage of them, and make plans for Berniecrats to reclaim the message. Mark Maxey calls in to discuss moving Oklahoma further to the left.
Thursday 28th of July 2016
In today's show, after inviting Hillary supporters to call in and have a discussion (to no avail, leaving me to run through the Clintons' harmful legacy), we launch the first episode of our new series. BALLOT BOX BREAKDOWN is our weekly assessment of all of the State Questions, both potential and approved, in line for the ballot this November. For the second half of the show, we will welcome a guest representing a ballot measure to lay out the facts and make the case for or against each proposal, giving our listeners the opportunity to draw their own conclusions and approach the ballot box informed and ready to cast their votes.

Our first Breakdown guest is Joe Dorman, board member of Oklahomans for Health and vocal supporter of SQ 788, the petition currently circulating to get medical marijuana on the ballot. We discuss the wide array of benefits that would result from this measure, and then we get into a little talk of political aspirations as well.
Thursday 21st of July 2016
In this show, we visit with filmmaker Melody Brooke about SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), and how white America can do their part to support the black community and end police violence. During the second half, friend and co-conspirator Sean Cummings calls in from Cleveland as he covers the Republican National Convention with his son Kyle for Red Dirt Report.
Thursday 7th of July 2016
Okay, so I vent a little on this show, police violence is getting worse every day, and it's not by accident. This stream of consciousness rant will connect the entire scheme, from money to politics to bad policy to violent law enforcement to private prisons. This has been fomenting for decades, if not centuries. My guest Joshua Harris-Till talks about his quest to win in Oklahoma's 2nd Congressional District. Getting a Black Democrat elected to national office in Oklahoma isn't as unlikely as one might think. With your help, it can be done.
Thursday 30th of June 2016
In our post-election show, we congratulate the progressive candidates who won the primary, give serious props to those who didn't, and evaluate the differences between Al McAffrey and Tom Guild, who will head to a runoff in August for Congressional District 5. All in all, a great night for progressives in Oklahoma!
Thursday 23rd of June 2016
SPECIAL PRE-PRIMARY SHOW!
Since the state primary is next week, we shout out some of the candidates that we endorse, talk issues, and get out the info you need to go vote on Tuesday. Then, we welcome Jeff Ferguson, opposing Democratic candidate in HD 101 to shed some light on some of the controversy hanging over his candidacy.
Thursday 16th of June 2016
Guns, guns, guns. In light of the Orlando massacre at the Pulse nightclub, it's hard not to talk about guns -- namely, how easy it is to get one without an ID or a background check. However, we also continue our Reclaiming Oklahoma series with Cheryl Mooneyham-Hessman, a progressive candidate from District 101.
Thursday 9th of June 2016
Continuing our Candidate Spotlight series, we are thrilled to welcome Collin Walke, Democratic candidate running for House District 87 on a platform that champions public schools, women's rights, LGBT rights, and progressive tax reforms. The election is June 28th, 2016 -- be sure to vote and support the candidates who are fighting against the Republican machine!
We also throw back to another podcast entitled The Other Big Short with Jonathan Simon where we compare Wall Street stock fraud with the voter suppression and election theft tactics taking place during this presidential election season.
Thursday 2nd of June 2016
Today, we welcome Mike Mason, Republican candidate for Senate District 45, to talk about some of the issues on his platform, primarily justice reform, public education, gun regulation, and women's right to choose. We don't agree on everything, but it's refreshing to hear a different viewpoint from a rational member of the Republican party. We also throw out the names of some candidates who we support in the upcoming election season. We need to step up our game and help out everyone we can in order to take back this state and get going on the right track.
Thursday 26th of May 2016
Today's topic: the future of our city and our state. With our favorite City Councilperson Dr. Ed Shadid, we assess where we are now and where we have the potential to go.
The main players: Mary Fallin, exceptionally gifted at delivering what her puppet masters want; the transgender bathroom bills, brilliant diversions from the wholesale robbery of our most disenfranchised citizens; the oppressive religious fanatic, Paul Blair, running against Kevin McDonald for Senate District 41; the massive city council election in March 2017 that could flip the future of OKC on its head; and the MAPS 4 and GO Bond initiatives that could either vastly improve or systematically starve our city.
We need to put out the prejudicial and discriminatory fires being set against the LGBTQ community, but we also need to stop the runaway freight train that is our legislature and those who control it. The only way to fight a system that is sucking the life out of all of us is for all of us to stand up and push back together. Let's get informed. Let's get involved. Let's change our future. Email Dr. Shadid at ward2@okc.gov or call him at 405-297-2402. Share this podcast and get the word out. This could be our last chance to save the state for a long time.
Thursday 19th of May 2016
A difficult show unravels as guests Serena Blaiz, Victor Gorin, and Dennis Will all contribute to the heavy conversation of Larry Yarbrough's parole denial this past Tuesday. A bridge collapse at NW Expressway and May, the passage of a reprehensible bill that would make abortion a felony, the unlicensed, untrained gun owners being able to open carry, and a missionary who raped African orphans getting a less severe prison sentence than Larry Yarbrough all set the tone for this particular hour, and all add up to a passionate plea with the community to get involved in any way with the changing of our state.
Wednesday 11th of May 2016
After two weeks away, Red State is back with a vengeance.
First, we explain the insanity that is our lawmakers' relationships with gun safety: many legislators, including our State House Democratic Minority Leader, Scott Inman, voted to pass a bill that would allow for unlicensed, untrained gun owners to openly carry their firearms in public -- but it's forbidden to carry arms at the State Capitol. However, apparently several legislators literally bypass security and are armed during session! You can't make this up, folks. So we decided to call the Highway Patrol office and demand arrests to be made at the State Capitol, and we did it right on the air.
After that, we have an excellent conversation with Kevin McDonald, candidate for State Senate District 41 and District Teacher of the Year award recipient. We discuss what brought us to the crisis we're in now, why so many educators have flooded the ranks of political candidacy, and how to campaign for progressive change in a district formerly occupied by the Republican nightmare of Clark Jolley.
Support KMac for State Senate and let's encourage more like him to fill up the seats and flip the legislature.
Thursday 14th of April 2016
I am a plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by the ACLU OK against Oklahoma City for the broad, sweeping anti-panhandling ordinance. Dozens of educators are running for office. Wyatt McGuire, young candidate for House District 97, comes on to talk a little bit about the budget crisis and how all of the alleged solutions disproportionately affect the poor. The times, they are a-changin'.
Thursday 7th of April 2016
In this phenomenal show, our guest Jonathan Simon, author of CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century, deconstructs the electronic voting system that has been proven countless times to leave every election vulnerable to fraud. Similar to stock market fraud, it doesn't take much to bring the whole system down while somebody else reaps the benefits.
Buy the book here.
Thursday 17th of March 2016
"Maybe I shouldn't have had that extra cup of coffee today, because I feel like starting a war."
Today on Red State Radio, we come clean. We expose the Democratic party in Oklahoma for what it is -- sold out and a disenfranchisement of its own members. I divulge the details of my rage following conversations with our party "leaders", and then welcome Troy Stevenson of Freedom Oklahoma on the air to explain what's been going on in the LGBT community and what needs to happen in this state.
Thursday 10th of March 2016
In what might be our best show so far, Senator Connie Johnson and I tear apart the conservatives hiding in plain sight in the Oklahoma Democratic Party and encourage voters to pay attention to upcoming elections. The train is leaving the station March 2017. Get ready for some major changes in Oklahoma.
Thursday 3rd of March 2016
Our guest today is Bernie organizer Sean Braddy. We talk about Bernie Sanders' historic Oklahoma victory in the first election where independent voters were eligible to vote in the Democratic Primary. We break down the rest of the primary season, and I talk about the power of the independent voting block in Oklahoma politics. And I try to explain why I won't be voting for Hillary in November. Sorry, but sometimes "D" stands for denial.
Thursday 25th of February 2016
Open mic show today, and the buzz word is BERNIE! David Glover calls in to discuss his one-stop shop for Oklahoma voting resources, badvoter.org. Super Tuesday is right around the corner, and we are spreading the Bern across the state! Get out and vote!
Thursday 11th of February 2016
A turbulent series of events rocks this show: Bernie Sanders's landslide win on New Hampshire, Larry Yarbrough's parole board hearing, and the tragic death of a dear friend and brilliant musician, Robin Carty. Then Mark Henricksen joins us to talk about democratic socialism and Bernie's chances at the presidency.
Thursday 4th of February 2016
Today we discuss the case of Larry Yarbrough, a nonviolent drug offender who will be appearing in front of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board in an attempt to have his life-without-parole sentence commuted. Then, we discuss issues and solutions to the public education system with Dr. John Thompson, author of A Teacher's Tale.
Thursday 28th of January 2016
Today, we discuss the danger of a Hillary Clinton presidency and why anyone against an unregulated Wall Street should struggle with the decision to vote for her. Then, our guest is Angela Spotts, an anti-fracking activist with a message to you: we know you're afraid, but join our fight to protect our homes, water, air, and infrastructure. Governor Mary Fallin may have stepped up for once, but it's not enough and too little too late.
Thursday 21st of January 2016
Regime change within the Oklahoma County Democratic Party! Victor Gorin calls in and gives us the rundown of what happened, why it happened, and what to expect from here on out. But that's only after a merciless rant from yours truly.
Thursday 14th of January 2016
Today we discuss the low blows of Hillary Clinton's campaign and her baseless (and hypocritical) attacks on Bernie Sanders. Then we welcome Ashley Nicole McCray, candidate for Norman City Council Ward 6, who's got plans to shake up the city and represent the people. She discusses the prejudice to which she's been subjected as a Native American and reveals the true story behind the avaricious creation of Lake Thunderbird.
Thursday 7th of January 2016
An emotional show results from the panhandling ordinance taking effect today, a dear friend and brilliant songwriter fighting for his life in the hospital, and Paula Sophia discussing her dark and personal journey to transition in her new book Shadowboxer, available on Amazon.
Thursday 17th of December 2015
Our special guests this episode are Lori Crawford with Help Operation HOmeless for the HOlidays (HOHOHO) who calls in to discuss her campaign to get people involved with the homeless community, and Mickey Dollens, candidate for State Representative in House District 93. We talk about the pitiful state of the economy, what we can do for education reform, and fill you in on some ways you can help.
Thursday 10th of December 2015
Oklahomans for Health comes on to let us know about their holiday fundraiser and the progress of their campaign to legalize medical marijuana. Then Joe Hartman, chairman of the Oklahoma County Democratic Party, talks about how the party can regain its credibility and how it was lost in the first place.
Thursday 3rd of December 2015
Our guest, Ron Marlett, and I discuss his campaign for state representative in House District 84 (currently ruled by Sally Kern) and how the democratic party needs to reclaim the language and messaging from the right in order to win over voters. With more and more people than ever identifying as independent, this is an important conversation we all need to be having.
Thursday 19th of November 2015
Get some updates on the upcoming film Voices In A Jailhouse and hear about the toxicity of the private prison industry and what kind of suffering and monstrosities it causes. Later, our friend Victor Gorin calls in to tell us about Ron Marlett's campaign launch for HD 84.
Thursday 1st of October 2015
Listen as we continue the conversation about Richard Glossip and the ludicrous nature of the case. In addition, a new ordinance was introduced by city councilwoman Meg Salyer which would criminalize panhandling in Oklahoma City because poverty is icky.
Thursday 17th of September 2015
My very special guest is Mark Henricksen, the lead attorney for Richard Glossip, who was just granted a stay of execution by the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals until at least September 30th. Gossip's case has been championed by Susan Sarandon and others, and has received national exposure.The Court overruled Governor Mary Fallin, who had refused to grant a stay of execution based on new evidence. The Glossip case has shined a very bright light on the death penalty in Oklahoma and throughout the U.S
Thursday 10th of September 2015
A victory in a special legislative election gives hope to the Oklahoma Democratic Party. Nationally, has the pendulum swung as far right as it can possibly go? Is the Republican Party beginning to short circuit and/or self destruct?
Thursday 3rd of September 2015
Learn to be an activist! We talk about the Republican Party crazy Presidential race, and discuss activism and even slacktivism with our callers, one who phones in all the way from being stationed in Afghanistan. It's a great show.
Thursday 20th of August 2015
Today we talk about Bernie Sander's campaign and what it means to grassroots organizers and Oklahomans. Find out how you can get involved in the 2016 presidential election! We also talk about Bernie's plans to introduce legislation in Congress to ban private prisons. With guests Edward Jordan and David West, two Bernie Sanders' organizers.
Thursday 6th of August 2015
Our guests are Elijah Malachi X MothershedBey and Camille Landry, who are the organizers of The Drumbeat Festival, which will held August 22nd from 10AM - 9PM in OKC at NW 42nd and Lincoln Blvd. We talk about community building, how to take a positive approach to changing the system and lifting up minorities in Oklahoma.
Thursday 23rd of July 2015
We talk about Oklahoma, the Earthquake Capitol of the World, and discuss voting rights for minorities, police violence, and how to engage the process through activism with my guest Michael Washington.
Thursday 16th of July 2015
A potpourri show about how Corporate Patriarchy screws women and minorities (and what you can do to combat it), about Obama's visit to Oklahoma and the idiotic Confederate flag waving racists who greeted him here, and an education on WHY that flag IS racist. Enjoy.
Thursday 9th of July 2015
Our guest today is Eric Smith of Oklahomans for Health. We discuss the upcoming initiative petition to allow Oklahomans to vote on the legalization of medical marijuana in our state. OKC artist Laura Sullivan calls in to plug her Broken Vagina Art Show and Blues Review, which I will be emceeing this Saturday at Back Alley Gallery. The show features amazing vagina art and blues from Peggy Johnson, JL Jones, and Bob Moore.
Thursday 2nd of July 2015
VICTORY: gay marriage has been legalized by the Supreme Court! Sure, the outrage expressed by the far right is laughable at first, but once we dissect and illuminate the other issues plaguing the country, the hypocrisy of so-called defenders of the Constitution is downright infuriating. They'll fight AGAINST marriage equality, but FOR the Ten Commandments on the lawn?
Thursday 25th of June 2015
Listen as we speculate on the issue of militarized police and police violence in our state and whether or not we're moving in the right direction. Michael Washington talks about Empower Oklahoma, the first of an annual event to raise awareness of brutality and racism against the people in our community.
Thursday 11th of June 2015
The Extreme Christian Right seems to have a sense of entitlement when it comes to government, personal preferences, and community conduct, so much so that even a gay pride parade is interpreted as an insult. A couple of callers discuss the hypocrisy of Christians who desire nothing but control, and how your beloved host used to be "the dirty little secret of the son of a preacher man".
Thursday 4th of June 2015
Our friend Victor Gorin, recently elected Male Representative on the Affirmative Action committee, calls in and sheds some light on the controversy and discrimination that he was subjected to at the state convention. It was a wake-up call for all of us to realize that achieving enlightenment and progressive ideals in one area does not exclude one from being intolerant and prejudiced in others.
Thursday 7th of May 2015
I talk about why mainstream media is really nothing more than pablum and an opiate for the masses. Deflategate! Celebrity lawsuit! Let's discuss some real issues: the Patriot Act, the death penalty, mass incarceration, Teach for America, the scam of privatization. All in all, it's not a bad rant if I do say so myself.
Thursday 30th of April 2015
My guest is Frank Smith, a social political activist from Kansas who singlehandedly took on Sandridge Energy Co. and their high-powered attorneys in front of the Kansas Corporation Commission. Frank is also featured in our upcoming documentary, Voices in a Jailhouse, for his efforts against the proliferation of private prisons.
Thursday 23rd of April 2015
My guest today is Troy Stevenson, executive director of Freedom Oklahoma, the state's premier advocate group for LGBT rights. We discuss recent victories by advocates for equality, and the challenges of working with Oklahoma legislators. I open the show with a tangent about Tulsa County Reserve Deputy Bob Bates, who killed Eric Harris, was charged with manslaughter, and then was allowed to go on a month long vacation to the Bahamas. Good times.
Thursday 9th of April 2015
Oklahoma hits international headlines about fracking and earthquakes. Today, my guests are Carolyn West Meyer and Kel Pickens, co-founders of Stop Fracking Payne County, a group that has been embroiled in efforts to curtail unregulated horizontal drilling and fracking in Payne County, Oklahoma. which includes Stillwater, home of OSU, and Cushing, where over 35 BILLION barrels of oil are stored in tanks and pipelines which are clearly not earthquake proof.
Thursday 2nd of April 2015
Today's guest is Sean Cummings,long time OKC business leader and political troublemaker. He is starting a program for business owners to go into high schools as motivational speakers and mentor both teachers and students for classes in business. The website, www.studentmentorprojectusa.com will be up and running in the next week or so. Get involved and give back to the community!
Thursday 26th of March 2015
On today's show, we talk about the subversive act of buying local, tornadoes and how to prepare for them, and our Indiegogo for Voices in a Jailhouse. Go contribute! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/voices-in-a-jailhouse
Thursday 19th of March 2015
Today's guest is Mark Henricksen, who has been an attorney for 37 years in Oklahoma, has handled dozens of death penalty cases, was general counsel for the ACLU, and is currently chairman of Freedom Oklahoma, the state's premier LGBTQ rights organization. In his words: "I am a reluctant capitalist who believes the planet will survive only if the markets are restrained." We opened the show by launching our crowdfunder for Voices in a Jailhouse, a documentary which will expose the Prison Industrial Complex and the Militarization of Law Enforcement in ways that you've seen. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO FIGHT BACK! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/voices-in-a-jailhouse
Thursday 12th of March 2015
Racism in Oklahoma and America rears its ugly head at the SAE fraternity at OU. How extremism and hatred are destroying our nation.
Thursday 26th of February 2015
Open mic show, we discuss intolerance, homophobia, racism, and the propaganda that feeds it. We discuss private prisons and immigration detention centers. How is a creepy clown no different from a religious extremist? We'll answer that question too. Good times.
Thursday 19th of February 2015
My guest is Jaybe Holiday, we talk about the upcoming Black History Month Film Festival, racism,and how art and music can covertly change the system with positive energy. You'll want to listen to this one.
Thursday 12th of February 2015
My guest is Nair Rodriguez, whose husband Luis Rodriguez was murdered by Moore, Oklahoma police a year ago on Valentine's Day, as he was at the movies with his family. Caught on film by Nair as her husband was brutally beaten, pepper sprayed, and choked to death. Yet as usual, NO JUSTICE WAS SERVED. There is a rally On Valentine's Day at the Warren Theater, where Luis lost his life, and where his family lost their love and their anchor.
Thursday 22nd of January 2015
Thursday 8th of January 2015
Thursday 18th of December 2014
Thursday 11th of December 2014
Thursday 4th of December 2014
Thursday 20th of November 2014
Thursday 13th of November 2014
Post-election blues, Mary Fallin is re-elected and our responsibility to making our state and country a better place. Plus, the radical side of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Thursday 6th of November 2014
My guest is Trav Robertson, Executive Director of the Oklahoma State Democratic Party, we talk about reviving populism in Oklahoma.
Thursday 30th of October 2014
Our pre-election show, we talk about Oklahoma candidates running for office, including Connie Johnson, Cathy Cummings, and Joe Dorman, and why it's important to vote even in a corporate political world.
Thursday 23rd of October 2014
Pre-election show, why you need to vote, and why “they” don’t want you to vote.
Thursday 16th of October 2014
Thursday 9th of October 2014
Thursday 25th of September 2014
Thursday 18th of September 2014
Thursday 11th of September 2014
Thursday 4th of September 2014
Thursday 28th of August 2014
Thursday 21st of August 2014
Thursday 7th of August 2014
Mark Faulk discusses Oklahoma politics and the House District 88 race with guest Paula Sophia.
Thursday 24th of July 2014
Thursday 17th of July 2014
Friday 11th of July 2014
Thursday 19th of June 2014
Thursday 12th of June 2014
Thursday 5th of June 2014
Mark Faulk talks about cesspool of Oklahoma politics, and then welcomes special guest Chad Moody, the "God, Guns,and Grass" Republican candidate for Governor of Oklahoma.
Thursday 29th of May 2014
Mark Faulk wings it on this show, talking about everything from Common Core to private prisons, with special guest Brittney Guest.
Thursday 22nd of May 2014
Mark Faulk welcomes his guest Tom Guild, Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District in Oklahoma.
Thursday 15th of May 2014
Mark Faulk is joined by special guest Christine Byrd, candidate for Oklahoma Senate District 48. We talk about what it means to be a real Democrat, how we can reclaim our state, and Christine discusses the things in her life that shaped her beliefs and made her a gladiator for the people.
Friday 9th of May 2014
The question is simple: "How do we awaken the frustrated, oppressed, and demoralized masses of Oklahoma and take back our state?" We discuss the anti-women antics of Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Senator Constance Johnson, a living wage, private prisons, populism, activism, apathy, and everything in between. Hosting my first radio show since 2009, it feels good to be back terrorizing the cyber-airwaves. We have some amazing guests in the upcoming weeks, starting May 15th with Christine Byrd, candidate for Oklahoma State Senate District 48. Be there while we talk about the new political movement in Oklahoma. You can't keep a good state down, at least not forever.
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