OKC Neighborhoods

OKC Neighborhoods A project from summer 2013 The Oklahoman/NewsOK interns, taking a look at the diverse communities and neighborhoods that make up Oklahoma City.

Every week, each intern will profile a person from a specific are to create a living portrait of the city.

The power of listening
06/26/2013
The power of listening

The power of listening

TORNADO DAMAGE / TORNADO AFTERMATH / RELIEF / ASSISTANCE / AID: A youth group from The Hills Church of Christ out of Ft. Worth, Texas arrived on Sunday, June 9, 2013 to volunteer during the relief effort near Briarwood Elementary School. The group will be working in the area all week. Photo by Aliki...

06/23/2013
Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr. Talks About J.F.K. Neighborhood

Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr., East Sixth Street Christian Church pastor, talks about the current situation faced by residents of the historic JFK neighborhood in Oklahoma City. Jackson was interviewed by Joey Stipek and video was shot and edited by Chris James.

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06/17/2013
Thousands of Backpacks for Tornado Hit School Children

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“We don’t use the ‘V’ word,” Margaret Robertson says. “We call ourselves ministers.” Robertson attends St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, just north of where the May 20 tornado tore through neighborhoods in southwest Oklahoma City. She said she’s been amazed by the volunteers responding to the di...

06/13/2013
Below the rubble

On May 20, second-grade teacher Gina Janzen was trapped for nearly an hour under the rubble of Briarwood Elementary.

Read this tornado survivor's story here: http://newsok.com/below-the-rubble/article/3847605

Gina Janzen was standing outside of her second-grade classroom at Briarwood Elementary School on May 20 when she saw the EF5 tornado approaching.

The Boathouse District has something for everyone. The director of public relations shares what the growing community ha...
06/12/2013

The Boathouse District has something for everyone. The director of public relations shares what the growing community has to offer.

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06/12/2013
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Ann Kesler says sitting at home is a “death sentence.” Kesler fights off the doldrums in the oil painting studio at the Woodson Park Senior Activity Center, located on S.

06/11/2013
Darcy Schein, Pie Junkie

Pie Junkie co-owner Darcy Schein talks about the pie business and being located in Oklahoma City's Plaza District.

06/05/2013
Steve Schlegel, Schlegel Bicycles

Steve Schlegel, of Schlegel Bicycles, talks about the benefits of relocating his business to Oklahoma City's historic Automobile Alley.

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