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TULSA, Okla. — Tri-City Collective, KOSU, and Tulsa Artist Fellowship are proud to announce the relaunch of Focus: Black Oklahoma (FBO) on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
FBO is a one-hour news and public affairs program on various topics relevant to Oklahomans across the Black diaspora that will air on KOSU Radio monthly.
FBO features spotlight interviews supported by taped stories on current topics and events affecting Black Oklahomans, including news, politics, current affairs, education, family, health, relationships, law, finances, business, arts and culture, spirituality, technology, sports and more. Special segments include “Youth Voice”, an on-air platform for school-aged young people, and “Creative Spotlight”, Oklahoma talent sharing original songs, stories and more.
Arielle Davis and Kolby Webster serve as co-hosts of the program. The creator and executive producer of Focus: Black Oklahoma is Quraysh Ali Lansana, Tulsa Artist Fellow/Tri-City Collective/OSU-Tulsa.
Tri-City Collective was born out of the desire to fill a gap in the creative world for content that is beautiful, intelligent, and cognizant of the talents of a diverse population of artists, writers, and creators. In addition to programming and curriculum development, Tri-City shares its knowledge as teachers and speakers, develops and hosts workshops, and collaborates with other artists and community-building organizations.
Be sure to tune in Sunday, January 17 at 3 PM for the relaunch of Focus: Black Oklahoma on KOSU Radio; 91.7 OKC | 107.5 Tulsa. Focus: Black Oklahoma airs the third Sunday at 3 PM and the following Friday at 1 PM. Our episodes are archived and available one week after the live broadcast at NPR one and KOSU.org