The City Sentinel
Archive for: August, 2013

ACLU stays active protecting the rights of Oklahomans

(L-R) ACLU-OK staff members Brady Henderson, Legal Advisor; Allie Shinn, Development Coordinator; Ryan Kiesel, Executive Director and Bryan Newell, Office Manager. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter As Ryan Kiesel approaches his second year as Executive Director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma, the ride so far has been a busy one. Prior to joining the ACLU-OK staff, Kiesel served three terms in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and was in private practice with […]

OETA honored with 4 Emmy awards and 11 nominations

L-R: OETA Emmy winners Production Operator Mark Alexin, Stage Manager Chuck Dutrow, former photographer Christi Mitchell, Executive Director Dan Schiedel, Communications Coordinator Chase Harvick, Managing Editor Dick Pryor, Communications Director Ashley Barcum, Technology Director Mark Norman, documentary photographer Boots Kennedye, producer/writer Robert Burch, Emily Miller, producer/writer Susan Miller, news producer Blair Waltman. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Heartland Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently announced the 2013 winners at its annual ceremony. OETA-The Oklahoma Network received four of the night’s coveted Emmy Awards. OETA won Emmy Awards for Community Service (Lessons from the Dust Bowl), Informational Program (Stateline) and two […]

OKC Town Hall lecture series announces 2013-2014 speakers including Rick Steves and Jack Hanna

In September, travel writer and television host Rick Steves will discuss “Rick Steves’ Iran” during the OKC Town Hall Lecture Series. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The Oklahoma City Town Hall Lecture Series, in its 81st consecutive season, will feature six nationally and internationally known experts who will speak on topics ranging from Iran, animals, Oklahoma history, insight into Washington D.C., Cuba and the economic outlook. The Lecture Series will be held at 10:30 a.m. […]

Oklahomans mourn loss of broadcasting legend, Bill Thrash

Winner of six Emmy Awards, Bill Thrash was Oklahoma’s premier television producer, director, programmer, part-time jazz pianist, husband for over 40 years to wife Billie, and inductee of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences, Heartland Chapter Silver Circle and Gold Circle. Photo courtesy of Bill Perry.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter With a career spanning over 50 years, Oklahoma broadcasting legend and OETA station manager and program director William C. “Bill” Thrash recently passed away following a battle with cancer. He was 73-years-old. Bill Perry, OETA Deputy Director of Network News and Public Affairs said, “For those of us privileged […]

deadCENTER Film Festival promotes Picard, seeks expansion of statewide film arts education program

Photo from web

Staff report deadCENTER Film Festival has promoted Oklahoma City resident Alyx Picard to head of operations and festival coordinator. In this role, Picard will manage the nonprofit organization’s day-to-day operations, such as events, projects, budget, and coordination of committees for festival planning and execution. “We’re delighted that the success of the festival has allowed us […]

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