This Land Press

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This Land Press is a new voice from the middle of America. We produce award-winning content relevant to life and culture in the center of the USA.

Called "the New Yorker with balls" by Columbia Journalism Review, This Land Press is known for its innovative approach to narrative journalism. We offer a print publication, video programming, and a wide array of audio material. While most of our work is focused on our community in Northeastern Oklahoma, our stories are distributed to national audiences who are curious to hear thoughtful reporting from the nation's heartland.

For more information about us, visit our website at thislandpress.com

 

Series

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11 Pieces

Just Passing Through features tales of Tulsa, Oklahoma from the voices of those who come and go.

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3 Pieces

Labor Conquers All features the stories of people working hard in jobs they need but don't necessarily enjoy.

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6 Pieces

Milk and Honey features stories from Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers.

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12 Pieces

Poetry to the People gets poetry off the page and takes it to the street.

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6 Pieces

The Okie Dish goes behind a meal's recipe to find the food's story.

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8 Pieces

The Short So Long offers people the chance to share stories about those who have passed away.

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33 Pieces

The Sound of Our Land turns a thoughtful ear to voices who must be heard in Oklahoma.

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10 Pieces

This Land Radio is a portrait of Oklahoma in sound.


Pieces

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Jeff Martin, This Land’s fiction editor, tells us about the time he met Bob Dylan behind Cain’s Ballroom. Dylan’s fingernails left a lasting impres...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Jamie Birdwell-Branson looks into the legend of her great-great-grandfather, George Birdwell, who was Pretty Boy Floyd’s best friend and accomplice...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Folklorist Guy Logsden discusses how Huntington's disease in the Guthrie family caused Woody to go out on his own at a young age. He highlights Woo...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:49
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Glossolalia is an act of speech common in pentecostal and charismatic christian worship. But it’s non-linguistic speech, which means it’s not spoke...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Biker Fox is an exercise guru, a nature enthusiast, and a public agitator. Here’s a look into his life.

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2014
  • Length: 16:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Little Joe Mclerran is a old-fashioned bluesman. He's only 30, but he dresses like someone in a black-and-white movie: top hat, tobacco pipe, and a...

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2014
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Ron Padgett is a poet, translator, and memoirist from Tulsa. He left for New York in 1960 to find inspiration from poets like Allen Ginsberg and Fr...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 17:36
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In 1955, Emma "Grandma" Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail. She was 67 years old, and hiked the entire trail in a...

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  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 07:47
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Richard Higgs tells the story of his dog Max, who he lost on a shopping trip to Dallas.

  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 02:56
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Dr. Lewis Ziska is a plant ecologist at the United States Department of Agriculture. Ziska’s work examines the effects of carbon dioxide on plant g...

Bought by KGOU and KVSC


  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 27:54
  • Purchases: 2