OK PolicyCast 50: The past and future of OK Policy (with David Blatt and Kara Joy McKee)

This episode of the OKPolicyCast was hosted and produced by Gene Perry. You can subscribe to our podcast on iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, or RSS. The podcast theme music is by Zébre. If you have any questions for the OKPolicyCast, topics you’d like us to cover, or people you want us to interview, you can reach us at policycast@okpolicy.org.

Hello and welcome to episode 50 of the OK PolicyCast. This is also my last episode as a host of this podcast, because my last day at OK Policy was July 5th. (If you might be interested in replacing me as OK Policy’s Director of Communications, you can learn more about the position and how to apply by the July 26th deadline here.).

With OK Policy’s founder and long-time executive director David Blatt also passing the torch later this year, we decided to do something special for this episode. David and I sat down with former OK PolicyCast co-host, now Tulsa City Councilor, Kara Joy McKee, to talk about our memories from the last decade with OK Policy, how this organization has made a difference in the state, and what we see for the future of OK Policy and Oklahoma. You’ll also hear more about what I’m doing next.

After this episode, the OK PolicyCast will go on hiatus for a while. But I hope you’ll keep it in your feeds, because there’s so much more that the brilliant staff here at OK Policy will have to say. Five years and fifty episodes later, thank you all for listening.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from January 2011 to June 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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