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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

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03:00 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"Started this half hour with the question. What is it about storytelling that captivates us? Is it the tail the tone or that dynamic person stitching the past to the present and yes, tonight we want to love Congratulate. So many different people for what they've done. Dr Prentice Scott and the other young man that like wrestle Perry and all of the others that had mentioned from our first segment, But I also want to congratulate John J. Dwyer for his fourth Will Rogers Medallion. It's a literary contest. He won a medallion for publishing. He is one a medallion 43 of his literary works, and they are short grass Mustang and the Oklahoma It's The Oklahomans part. One is where we got many of our stories for Oklahoma Gold. And now John J. Dwyer is working on the Oklahomans. Part two that will come out later this year. If you would like to know more about John J. Dwyer, you could go to his website, John J. Dwyer. Dot com and Dwyer is g. W Why, er John Jade wired dot com and you can see all of the books listed there that he has written. Mustang. Short grass, The Oklahomans a study guide for the textbook, The Oklahomans When the blue bonnets comma, the war between the states the war between the States study guide Robert E. Lee stonewall faith in Gods and generals. And he has this three dimensional storytelling ability that makes you understand what was going on at the time and what is going on. With the people that he recognizes or that he portrays or the stories I know that you have enjoyed with me tonight. This special Black History Month edition of Oklahoma Gold and every week at seven o'clock, thanks to Atwood's We are here on 1000 Katie. Okay. Also, you can go to John J dwyer dot com and listen to all of the Oklahoma goals where we've done 18 now. Ah, and we would love for you to listen to them. One of the things I really like about what we see there on Oklahoma goal is he has put incredible pictures, the pictures from his books. They're so not only can you hear this incredible story that he's been weaving with me each week, But you can also see photos of Dr Prentice got or the different people from the high school game of the.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:07 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"There's a fool radio 1000 Katie. Okay. 34 degrees in Oklahoma City. Quinn Falconer, Libert. And we're celebrating tonight many things. It's black History Month. It's another Super Sunday for me and the fact that the genius and the creator of Oklahoma Gold John J. Dwyer has won his fourth Will Rogers Medallion for his literary works and publishing. He is truly Oklahoma Gold. Now, you know, Oklahoma Gold is a compelling, remarkable story, telling Syriza about our Oklahoma history. And on this Super Day, our award winning author and historian John J. Dwyer has a special person and golden sports thread and the Golden Nugget takeaway is really in credible, so I want you all to stick around because it is going to be so special. Yeah. Oklahoma Gold is brought to you by the Red River Institute and our signature sponsor. Atwood's many of you in Oklahoma City have started to ask me about Atwood's and Atwood's dot com where you can see what I mean about how special Atwood's really is. There are many locations in the area like the one I shop is in Norman. And over 30 in our state 63 counting in a five state region, and, of course at Woodstock come is always there. It began in Enid, Oklahoma, and is an Oklahoma success story. You will enjoy the convenience, personal service and the quality, whether online at Woodstock calm or as a destination. You can spend a lot of time shopping there. Get everything you need from foods to clothing tools. Just about everything. And that is why it's probably that we say John J. Dwyer, grandson looks favorite store, So check it out. And remember that Atwood's has made Oklahoma gold a reality. Thank you. Atwood's now on with tonight. Sports Gold Tonight's Oklahoma Gold. It's about a little known football game recognized by John J. Dwyer for its importance in Our history. What came after this gridiron struggle was remarkable. In fact, I'm calling it the game, the leaders and the lasting lore. When truth really is more incredible infection, a super game of sorts, and with these young men, it was one for the ages. And it truly encouraged them to become great leaders. Ah, gridiron story from the fifties, where young Oklahoma players were just learning in the game. Here's John J. Dwyer with Chapter 18 of Oklahoma Gold. End of 2nd, 3rd and.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"I've with you this evening. If that isn't obvious, Welcome to 2021 way have such a special Oklahoma gold to share with you tonight. It was about the desk Bull and before the Oklahoma standard Was the Oklahoma spirit. John J. Dwyer chose the most inspired. I think Oklahoma gold of all, and I can hardly wait to share with you with it next week. But if you would like to hear many of the podcast so that we have done the interviews over the years and over the weeks then you can go to John J. Dwyer dot com. D W Y R and see photos of our subjects. It's so wonderful. Oklahoma Gold has a golden thread which ties the Despereaux that we're going to do tonight to today, and then it has a golden nugget, which is a takeaway of inspiration to keep us going. What better one than the desperate little tonight Because we're in such a challenging time. And so I hope that you will be back next week at seven o'clock to hear this, And once again, we want to thank Atwood's for Sponsoring this incredible Siri Zits, a weekly remarkable story. Terra Wings theories celebrating Oklahoma's history and the people and events are award winning author historian John J. Dwyer chooses to highlight John J. Dwyer has won the Will. Rogers Medallion. It's a literary contest for literature. He's won it twice. He's written multiple books that you can see at John Jay dwyer dot com. And Ah, he has written a incredible book called The Oklahomans. Part one and very Soon. The Oklahomans part two will be coming out. Part of Oklahoma's part two will be an incredible chapter on 2020. And he has that way of Creating a three dimensional look at history at people at the golden thread and the golden Nuggets in this, Despereaux. Feature that he did for tonight. He ends it with a very moving story about a mother and her Children. And in order to raise their spirits, she Does something wonderful. And they all gather around and sing this him. I'm pressing ways and gaining every day. So bring Burnt black might be.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

01:57 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"They are you flashing back to the ninth grade? Sure, there are important dates and times and treaties, movements and laws. But it's the people stories the people's stories that truly explain where we come from how we are who we are. I'm going fucking delivered in each week. It is my pleasure to hear more about our land and our stories from the master people person himself, John J. Dwyer. A two time will Rogers Medallion Literary award winning author and historian who cherishes telling the people stories of our land and our history. And he loves to tell it from a three dimensional perspective, providing insights. The setting of the time the place and diverse, multifaceted personalities. John J. Dwyer. Ables us to feel our history. We call this Syriza Oklahoma Gold and tonight's story is a continuation from a previous one last week, Chapter eight And she is John J. Dwyer's personal Oklahoma hero, Kate Barnard, stitching the past to our present We discovered together the golden thread. And then John J. Dwyer, as only he can ends by punctuating it all with the human story we call the Golden Nugget. Yes, we call this Oklahoma history. Syriza, Oklahoma Gold and Tonight's Story is a continuation of Chapter eight. Here's John J. Dwyer with Oklahoma's Angel Kate Barnard. Oklahoma is the land of second chances who were the people that made.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

07:35 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"You know, Oklahoma history has it all a legendary beginning a legendary land of second chances. Legend. A very diverse landscape with a diverse population, of course, are legendary heroes. Some you know their name and accomplishments and others. You're going to learn right here, along with me. Gwyn Falconer Lippert. And our own national Will Rogers Medallion Literary Award winning author historian John J. Dwyer. He's stitching the past to the present through our golden thread and surprising us all with a crescendo we call the Golden Nugget. We call our honored subjects and this Oklahomans history. Siri's are Oklahoma gold, So let me challenge you to just name any category. And you will soon discover that you will be able to name an Oklahoman who is legendary, and that category as well. Oklahoma Gold is a weekly engaging storytelling. Siri's about Oklahomans history and John J. Dwyer chooses each week. A timely hero or event. The Who, What? Where, When, why we are and how we got here today, his story, her story, our story and their story. And should you wish to hear this one again? You can go to John j wire dot com. And give it a podcast. Listen They're also photos. Podcast photos. Not only can you hear it again, but you can actually see photos of our heroes doing their great things in Oklahoma history. Now it's time for this week's golden thread. Still an Oklahoma sports hero that doesn't narrow it down much does it as we have so many sports heroes. As we again have so many this week. This week, America's favorite pastimes world. Siri's Our Honoree is you guessed it An Oklahoman. Who to this day is a legendary sports record holder. I think you'll be amazed as I was about his life. We know greatness requires dedication, but too many times we assume greatness comes without pain or trials. And get this sports legend knew both his entire life. Sure you hear stuff, but I had no idea of his lifelong pain and trials and to hear our astute his story until number seven's story. He succeeded in sports and in life in spite of years, with many physical challenges. Baseball's world. Siri's best of the best. Here's John J. Dwyer with Chapter seven of Oklahoma. Gold. Oklahoma is the land of second chances who were the people that made it so will dig for the golden threads they've opened through Oklahoma history. The Red River Institute is proud to present Oklahoma goals. I'm Gwen Falconer. Lippert, along with award winning author and Southern as Serene University historian John J. Dwyer will find the golden Nuggets of Oklahoma history here now on Katie, Okay? He was one of America's greatest at playing America's favorite pastime at a big hit in Oklahoma. John J. Dwyer. Tell me his story will go in. If you were in Oklahoma Boy definitively in the 19 fifties or 19 sixties You knew that America's most popular sport Wass baseball, and you probably rooted for either the Saint Louis Cardinals or the New York Yankees. The cards because they were the closest team to us geographically by far the Yanks because of spatter non native and commerce reared Mickey Mantle. Yeah, that's the same Mickey Mantle, whose massive bronze and granite statue Grace is the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark near downtown Oklahoma City. Regions of books have lionized and sometimes exposed. The Mick Charlie Daniels and others have written songs celebrating him. Simon and Garfunkel intended to use him in their legendary song, Mrs Robinson, but they had to settle for Joe DiMaggio to fit the beat. And filmmakers from Clint Eastwood Toe Oliver Stone have revered him on the silver screen. In fact, the scuffed chipped bobblehead of Mickey Mantle that my mom bought me when I was eight years old, and Mickey was laid in the Yankees to yet another world. Siri's still stands faithfully on the bookshelf next to my desk. In fact, his deeds shine through the lengthening years, all the more because of the physical obstacles that he overcame obstacles. Many obstacles and it just hurts too. To go through this list. For instance, Ah High school football injury in Oklahoma nearly cost him his leg and tormented him is entire two decade professional baseball career. And then a terrible knee injury and a drainage spot in Yankee Stadium has his work a year in the majors, multiplied the challenge and necessitated a half dozen surgeries just for that. Indeed, perhaps the most remarkable fate of all that Mantle accomplished was the courage through which he did. It emits nearly constant pain and nearly crippling injuries, Sometimes His teammates said he looked like a mummy. Before he put on his uniform. He was typed from head from head to toe. We're still though, where the pain of his beloved father's early passing from this life. Mickey's expectation of a young death due to the genetics that took numerous male mantle kinfolk early and the pressures of the world's largest stage. On a soft spoken Oklahoma country boy, They all contributed to an even greater affliction. And this is one that it's it's sad to have to talk about. But if we're telling the story, it's part of it. That was a savage alcoholism that costs making mantle, his wife, his family yet more athletic laurels and, ultimately, his life. Back at the start, though he possessed the greatest combination of speed, power and athletic prowess that baseball had ever seen when he came to the Yankees is a 19 year old pup in 1951. He ran the fastest recorded time from home plate to first base. That's 90 ft in the history of the game 3.1 seconds from a standstill that's yet to be beaten and was run over 60 years ago. Speed when running the bases hard in order to be to throw from the outfield in old game films, and you can watch these on YouTube is blinding. It's no wonder that coach Bud Wilkinson recruited him to play halfback for his own record setting Oklahoma Sooners football team. So how did all that translate on the field against the greatest athletes of his generation? Well, he's one of only nine major league baseball players in the past century. TTO win a Triple crown for hitting the most home runs most runs batted in and highest batting average the same season. He's one of only three Triple Crown.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

04:17 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"Computer problems this evening so glad you could join me. As you know, this is normally the time when we do Oklahoma Gold, but tonight because a computer issues I am not going to be able to do that. So let me tell you about what's going to happen. Next week during the seven o'clock hour, as you know, John J. Dwyer is our magic storyteller, author and historian who shares the stories of Oklahoma Gold, his well known for his epic story of Oklahoma history. The Oklahomans, which won the National Will Rogers Medallion Award literary contest for Western literature. Did you know that Some historians call his book The War between the States America's Uncivil War, the best single volume of the Civil War. Ever written. So let me ask you this. Are you a civil war buff? Do you just want to know more about America's greatest and most terrible, historic goal event, especially in this era of historical Controversy and attacks on statues and monuments. Would you like to explore the causes events and consequences of the war without buying a whole shelf of books? Well, guess who is going to be here with me? Next week, we will play the first half hour Oklahoma gold and then the second half hour from 7 32 8 o'clock. John J. Dwyer himself will be live with me to talk about this compelling book. The war between the states it has become so popular. Now that it is in its fifth printing. Because of the way it handles the consequences of the war and with shows photos and tells a narrative style and one of the great things about John Jay Dwyer is, he tells three dimensional. Historical stories. He tells you the good and the bed of all of the people that he talks about. So the war between the states America's Uncivil War is the book for you. And it has been the book for tens of thousands of other readers. As I said in its fifth printing the War between the states is the comprehensive, True Story of America's greatest epic in one volume. You can immerse yourself in more than 700 action packed pages of civil war battles, intrigue, movement and events. You can feast your eyes on more than 500 illustrations, including dozens of beautiful color paintings by one of America's greatest historical artists. The renowned John Paul strain you, Khun read nearly 100 dramatic biographical sketches of the soldiers, the generals, the spies, nurses, business leaders, educators, ministers. And statesmen of the era. And if you're a schoolteacher or home schooler than you're going to love that it has a 150 page study guide that features vocabulary and identification, multiple choice timeline and essay questions with Over 38 of the book's chapters. You confined the war between the States America's on Civil War in its companion study guide All your favorite bookstores, including My Favorite Full Circle bookstore. Which is just downstairs here at 50 Pen Place and also best of books and Edmund Mardell Christian stores and Barnes and Noble also online at Amazon or John's website. John J. Dwyer dot com. Now let me tell you about John Jay dwyer dot com because that is the home Of all of our Oklahoma Gold podcast, and tonight would have been the seventh. Chapter of Oklahoma, Golde, and it was gonna be a really great one. I don't have time to play it all tonight, So I'm going to hold it. If you want to find out more of what we're digging up in Oklahoma gold, you can go to John.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

03:00 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"News radio 1000 Katie. Okay, Gwen thought and they're leopard here with you on this Sunday evening 88 degrees in Oklahoma City. What incredible weather we are having. But it doesn't compare to what incredible hour we have ahead of us. Oklahoma Gold is a continuing compelling storytelling. Siri's Of Oklahomans history, and I'm Gwen Falconer, Lippert. Oklahoma's history because it is as unique as it is, has a timely story for every important observance. Tonight's story on Oklahoma Gold is as rich a story as you will ever hear. Ah Galton thread to make you pause and a golden nugget that will bring you to tears. I guarantee it as it will be one you will be telling your friends and family Tonight. Oklahoma Gold is just in time for tomorrow's observance. Indigenous Peoples Day in Oklahoma City or Native American Day in Tulsa. It begins with a name you've heard. The county or a town in another state. Yet the person's story is so much more than just a county name. And at the end of this chapter of Oklahoma gold, you will be thinking. So that is how we came to be. Stitching the past to the present about the founding father of Oklahoma is our own national. Will Rogers Medallion Award winning author and historian John J. Dwyer. Who's historical narrative style truly conveys the reality of three dimensional people. A story honoring diverse men of honor whose alliance and connection brought us to our home. Okla. Homa and the Choctaw language. Okla means people and Hama means red. Today. Oklahoma means the state of red people. You can hear this story and the entire Siri's free again at our authors website John J. Dwyer dot com. And you can sign up for his blogged and receive updates and stories. Once a month. It's free and it will do to you what it's done to me. It makes me want to Nome or Oklahoma history. Tonight's Oklahoman. He knew bravery, beauty and honor when he chose this land. The founding father of Oklahoma. Here's John J. Dwyer with Chapter six of Oklahoma cold. Oklahoma.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"Your questions. Or if you've got an answer to a question that wire doesn't like that one Noble land run somewhere besides Oklahoma. John Jade Waris, middle initial J. John J. Guar d W Y e r dot com. Go there and tell us what you know about now. That's Oklahoma Gold. Golden thread We return. NewsRadio 1000 Katie. Okay, Oklahoma Gold is a Siri's of programs that will air at seven o'clock. For the next Sunday's in perpetuity. John J. Dwyer, who is the master story teller, has written a number of books. He grew up in Duncan that has taught history and ethics at Southern Nazarian University since 2006. And he has been highly applauded. Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, called John's historical narrative. The Oklahomans the story of Oklahoma and its people. Volume one. The best book on Oklahoma History ever volume to which covers what we are living through now, and other things, including the historic year of 2020 will be released next year. Both the Oklahomans and short Greste John's Desk Bowl World War two novel when the National Will Rogers Medallion Award literary contest. Four Western literature. The Oklahoma newspaper ranked his latest book, The World War, two Epic Mustang, the sequel to Short Grass, the best selling fiction book in the State. Last summer, Oklahoma Hall of Fame journalist Patrick MCG. Wigan and the City Sentinel newspaper called it Perhaps the greatest American war novel since the Red Badge of Courage. John J. Dwyer is our master storyteller. More on Oklahoma gold. When we return your listening to 1000.

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KTOK

02:37 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"And it's a first It's going to be part of Oklahoma history. My guest tonight is John J. Dwyer, and he grew up in Duncan and has taught history and ethics at Southern Nazarian universities in its 2006. Dr. Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, called John's historical narrative thie Oklahomans the story of Oklahoma and its people. Volume one, The best book on Oklahoma history ever. Volume two, which covers modern Oklahoma history. What we are living right now, including this historic year of 2020 will be released next year. But what if you had John J. Dwyer tell you about Oklahoma City history. There's something very captivating when you have someone that through. A historical narrative style CA next. All of the things that have gone on before in Oklahoma history to today, we say stitching the golden thread of yesterday's history to today's events well, From now on on Katie. Okay. At seven o'clock, we're going to have a new Siri's called Oklahoma Gold. With the historical narrative style, setting the scene of the time what people were thinking then what they're thinking now and stitching the golden thread of yesterday's history to today's event. If you want to know more about John Jay Dwyer, you can go to John j dwyer dot com and see that he has written a number of books that have won the Medallion. The Will Rogers Medallion Award literacy contests for Western literature, and you could see all the different books that he has to offer tonight, though our golden thread And even a nugget to take away involves what's going on with us right now. And when Oklahomans actually experienced something very similar before So ladies and gentlemen, I would like to welcome you to the first chapter. Of Oklahoma Gold. Oklahoma is the land of second chances who were the people that made it so will dig for the golden threads they've woven through Oklahoma history. The Red.

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08:10 min | 1 year ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"A treat for you. One of my very favorite guests is back tonight with a very, very special announcement. You know, over the past couple of years, it's been a real treat for me to have John J. Dwyer, historian and author on with Me to Talk about Special Oklahoma history stories. He actually grew up in Duncan and has taught history and ethics at Southern Nazarian University since 2006 Dr. Bob Blackburn, the executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, called John's historical narrative, The Oklahomans the best book on Oklahoma history ever. And you know, I'm not really anybody important, but I sure would agree. And very soon volume. Two of the Oklahomans will be coming out both e Oklahomans and short grass. John's Desta Ble World War two novel won the national Will Rogers Medallion. Award literary contest for Western literature. The Oklahoma newspaper ranked his latest book, The World War, two Epic Mustang sequel to Short Grass, the best selling fiction book in the State last summer. And as the Oklahoma Hall of Fame journalist Patrick Maguid dances of the City Centennial newspaper. Perhaps it's the greatest American War novel since the Red Badge of courage. Now, why did Mike so excited about having John Dwyer on Because he is such a great storyteller, And not only is he a great historian and author, but he is great on the radio, so because of that, we have a very special announcement. John J. Dwyer. Welcome to Katie. Okay in Oklahoma City. Thank you. Great toe. Be back with you and The great folks that listen to this radio station in this program on Sunday nights, Quinn cannot tell people have this magic that we're going to announce unfolded. The last time you were on with me. You were telling me Oklahoma history stories and you were saying all kinds of interesting things. And then you told me a story about a famous woman in Oklahoma history and it totally captivated me. Because I had never really heard of her or anything, And it gave me an idea. And lucky for me When I talk to you about the idea you thought it was a good idea to and what is that idea? John J. Dwyer, historian and award winning author. He'll never like. Put me on the spot, right? Well, it's your big announcement. Yes, well, well and it is. I'll go ahead and say, because it was your idea that was too To began a weekly every Sunday night 7 to 7:30 P.m. radio program called Oklahoma Gold. Where we will explore the good, the bad, the outrageous the heroic and the inspirational of Oklahoma history called Oklahoma Goals. And the thing that's so exciting is the way you craft a story and the way you put it in perspective, and you put things in context of the times and all that. It just makes me sit on the edge of my seat and I can hardly wait to no more. Yes, I am a native Oklahoma. I grew up in hard more. I took Oklahoma history and all of that, but somehow I did not capture this incredible enthusiasm that you have for Oklahoma history. Well, you know, I think going on a lot of folks probably better listening that Would agree that that sometimes the folks that move away from Oklahoma for a while like I did for a number of years, you've grown appreciate it even more and you come back and things that you took for granted when you're growing up here. You realize when you go other places while I took these things for granted that are really quite special that other people don't have it. It's not necessarily the things that big shots on TV and media and elsewhere. Thank are important, but it's ah lot of the things where those that have stayed here and those visions come back. Think. Wow, This is the type of place where I want to raise my kids and my grandkids be some of the intangibles, the traditional values that you don't necessarily get other places. Better still flourishing in Oklahoma. I think it's maybe one reason why I almost anybody I've ever talked to. This moved here when from some other place that they had lived in Oklahoma before when you asked What's the preeminent characteristic of Oklahoma and its people close to 100% of the time? What I hear is that they're friendly and course you not talked about before. There's probably a lot of streams that go into it. What makes this friendly part of which a CZ you not talk about the tragedies. The the heart breaks the the just crushing blows that we've received through our history. The last generation or two, it is is molded and melted us into a people. Well, obviously, we're not perfect. We have our flaws, but I think it's a compassionate people of people of value community. And I think more than ever in this year of 2020 where everything American is being challenged and is coming under fire being assaulted, I think here in Oklahoma, there's never been a more important time to explore. What is our true history eyes? It's something where we just woke up one day and we're all here and there's nothing really special other than we have to be born in a certain time and place and This is just where we are, or is there a back story of this? Quinn? Is there a story in night, even a unique and powerful story of the people that came from all sorts of places in a unique way in rural history over a period of time period generations. As we talked about before. Why is Oklahoma preeminently the land of the second bird? Sometimes last chance that goes for over many generations. Many different people, groups, Rice's languages that have come here and I would just say that this is the time So look at our history and learn it ourselves so that we can teach it to those younger than us. But it really is a history that is unique. It is special and it was worse standing up being proud of and even if necessary, defending when it comes under fire. Well said Now I know that the Oklahomans Volume One has already come out. And soon the Oklahomans volume two will be coming out. The first part of next year's that that correct Yes, yes, actually, with all that's happened all the You know the adventures we had this year. It's going to be getting released on statehood Day, November 16 next year, Glenn, which is just a little over a year, why But we'll just put it out there right now for folks, they're listening that are interested. We're gonna have an incredible celebration party at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. We actually did that when volume one came out But there'll be some exciting people there speak, not least of which Dr Bob Black, early longtime executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society, so we've got just a little more than a year before. Volume two comes out. But as we mentioned on this program before, between now and then we have a repository of stories. The You know the monthly Oklahoma history block that we put out many of the interviews you have done in the past. If folks go to our website, which is John J. Dwyer, it's middle initial J D W Y. E. R..

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KTOK

09:53 min | 2 years ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"Is a food news Radio 1080 Okay. 89 degrees in Oklahoma City, Gwyn Falconer, Libert. We're so fortunate tonight. Tio spend this hour with a famous author. And professor and incredible human being named John J. Dwyer, who grew up in Duncan and has taught history and ethics at Southern Nattering University since 2006. And Ah is with me tonight because of his great love of Oklahoma history. The Oklahoman newspaper ranked his latest book, World War, two Epic Mustang sequel to Short Grass, the best selling fiction book in the State last summer. Just saying had just been nominated for the Will. Rogers Medallion Award, The Oklahoma Hall of Fame journalist Patrick Meg Wigan and publisher of Oklahoma City's sent sent Sentinel newspaper. Call that perhaps the greatest American War novel since the red Bej of courage. He joins me this evening because of his great appreciation of history, but also the fact that he has been spending a great portion of his life. Over the past few years, doing a book and historical narrative called the Oklahomans. The story of Oklahoma and its people Volume one, which he and I have talked about. Which has been cited as the best book on Oklahoma History Ever, and Volume. Two will release next year. Both the Oklahomans and short bluegrass and John's Despereaux World War two novel won the National Will Rogers Medallion Award Literary contest for Western literature. He is here, and I'm going to steal his words. He has written these words. Has there ever been a more electrifying year of Oklahoma history than 2020 And he joins me this evening to talk about it and how he plans to approach these more recent years. So what? John J. Dwyer, author and incredible Guest. Thank you for joining me on a Sunday night. Welcome to 1000 Well, thank you very much for having me on the best show in the best audience that I know of an Oklahoma radio. I appreciate very much. Let's talk about Oklahoma history because I've took these words. I think it was your Facebook post. About the electrifying year in Oklahoma history because you with Oklahomans Volume one Tell us what you covered. And now what you are putting in volume two Well when volume one a cz Probably a lot of your listeners know it began with the ancient history of Oklahoma that goes back thousands of years. On DH traveled all the way up to and just passed statehood 1907 so basically went up to 19 can covered with the oil booms, trails of tears. Civil war in Indian territory. The land runs just a lot of incredible things that most of us, including myself, the author when I set out on the project back in 2005 Many of these things I did not even realize happened in Oklahoma. And so it goes blind. One goes right up to the doorstep of Juan. That's were volume two picks up and it travels up to the president. And is united discussed. We thought the president was going to be the end of 2019. And then I saw the calendar turns over to 2020. And don't go on it. It looks like we're gonna have to add another chapter to volume to it. I wasn't planning to have to do And so it was. Ah, scoop for me last week to find out there's going to be a co vid chapter. In the Oklahomans volume to now, when you do what your book's about Oklahoma history, I know that when you go back to World War, one World War two and all that they're our records, and they're all kinds of things. Are you approaching the volume, too, in a different way or in the same way? Well, it's gotta be approached. There are some similarities only talk about that first. The first thing is to realize that we are right in the middle of Oklahoma, American and world history is breaking As we're watching and tell some some of the young people that I've known and teach, you know, but have been shaken by this like we all have. It's like Since around the end of February, Um and I was at that party by the one Oakland City. We're kind of blew up, uh, where a person came and then the virus kind of spread from there. Course. At that point, none of us knew we knew it was going on far away. We didn't realize it was going to get this close to home in this seriously, so You know, since that time, what? Maybe four months ago for 1/2 months ago we've had we've all had one blow after another on multiple fronts from multiple directions. And I told some of young people. I know that it's okay. Be a little beaten and battered here because this is not normal History. The elf. You're very young person. You might not know You might just think. Well, this is the way it always is. You not know that? No, this is this is This is big time history unfolding on multiple fronts. And so for me some of the similarities to being in the middle of history that again none of us were planning Tio. Traversed this in the book volume to the Oklahomans, But since we've found ourselves in the middle of breaking history ah, one wants some of the similarities to riding past history is first of all you've got. You got to realize what's going on best as you can get your arms around the big picture understand the multiple currents that are flowing into an intersecting, sometimes conflicting with We're having to do it, of course on the fly in real time, so that's really dangerous. But you try to get the comprehensive you try to follow the multiple channels. Also try to get to as many sources of information as you can, and that's not, of course, sources at all agree with one another, so I'm finding myself just constantly. You know, I'm not reading old history. Now. I'm not going back to Ole interviews or the archives from the Oklahoma newspaper, a Tulsa world or other things of reading. What's happening every damn listening to shows like yours. Others on Katie, Okay? So there are some similarities that you gotta work hard, big get other people's opinions. I've got others that air helping edit it and check stuff, so it's not one person's opinion. Then there's some very much distinctive of trying to write a chapter of, you know. Ah, year 2020 that You know that you're 1968 which is probably the last year I can think of that would even come close to the impact of of events and want here as 2020 and I think 2020 by the way, already has forced your past 1968. But 1968. Of course, it was the height of the Vietnam War. It was another generation where there are generational, strive societal strive. There were assassinations of great man such as Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr and one commentator said in 1968 America experienced more history than it could digest in one year. And I feel like that's the closest thing I can come to describing what I feel like we're in the best of right now is that there really is more coming at us. You know, we're really quit Teo in an effective way to deal with, so I think You know on that is just a side. No, you know, talked before about how difficult it was for me to write a large section and volume, too, about the Oklahoma City bombing. One of things I wrote at the end of that section that people read when the book comes out next year's That we need to remember that in that bombing, everybody was damaged. It wasn't just the people at murder or even the families and friends, people that were lost or injured. The whole state, and I didn't really realize that tell a story. Researching and interviewing people for that Oklahoma City bombing story and I realized how wrong open that wound really still is for our whole state just beneath the surface. And so toward the end of that Oakland City bombing section when I It occurred to me and I wrote this, I said, you know, At the end of the day. We need to realize we were all hurt, and we're all damaged, especially in real time. When all those events those horrible things were unfolding. And and all the different theories of food. It would when and how it happened in a lot of people got on each other. There are a lot of there's a lot of conflict on ourselves. I said, you know, we need to remember that we were all doing our best and we're all wounded, And I think that's a good ammunition for us today is that we're all scared. I think anybody that says they don't have fear. That's across the political and philosophical and theological spectrum. We might have different reasons some of us for being scared, but we've all got fear..

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

07:17 min | 2 years ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"Radio 1000 Katie. Okay. Oh, they're gremlins in the system tonight, Gwen, talk of their liberty here and 20 minutes ago. We were supposed to start talking. Author and historian, John J. Wire about Oklahoma of resilience and all of a sudden I'm feeling like I need Thio Hears of Oklahoma. Resilience from you. Award winning author Judge Defy her. Thank you for joining me, and we will do a whole show together about all of your incredible awards. And the Oklahomans Volume one. I know the Oklahomans the story of Oklahoma and its people. Volume two is coming out. You've won all these awards The Will Rogers Medallion Award literary contest. Test for Western literature. Love. How are you? I am good going. I'm I'm blessed. You know this guy problem? You're not both? No. There are a lot of people that have had some very difficult times. So I'm thankful that get on with you for any amount of time. And, um, you know, maybe it's nothing else just encouraging the listeners. You know, to value your friend's hole on close to your friends, your family and your dog during these days kind of buckle down. Stay low to the ground, and, uh, find the finder blessings because if we're not careful, we get swept away. Find a lot of bad things to be scared about a lot of things to be Upset about so you know, just kind of redirect ourselves. You know, day by day, I don't know. Maybe that's You know, even when we get delight on radio programs, so Mustang Short grass, the Oklahomans Thie Oklahoma Study guide When the Blue bonnets come the war between the States the war between the States study guide Robert E. Lee stonewall faith in gods and generals. During Covad. Do you find yourself having more time to write, or is it not really a factor? You know, you know why? I probably like most everybody listening. I've had meetings and interviews. My work. You know, I have Interviews, research stuff that sometimes the balls is probably so your listeners will have me of interviewed just a huge number of people in Oklahoma for volume to the Oklahoma that, as you refer to will be coming out next year, statehood November 16th 2021 I'll be ready. Well, I appreciate that You've been a great encourage, or one of the reasons that Dr Bob Blackburn First pitch this on a day to me to write these books about Oklahoma was, he knew I would dig up a lot of new material. And so because of that, I go out on your view. People are research I go. Besides, I've got a lot urged Parks, museums, whatever. And that has been. I've had that women with a little bit, but we're kind of in the editing stages a volume to the Oklahomans so honestly, it has probably given me a little bit more time took to actually write and edit. But then there's also been a lot of time and correspondence with people. You've pricey miss people emailing facebooking all the different social media because a lot of folks have more time to do that. They're not able to get out or not ableto work so All in all, I've been extremely busy during these times. But once again, I consider myself very fortunate to be able to be busy. During these days. We've seen TV and there's a lot of people out there getting into trouble don't have much to do. So will you have received such incredible recognition for your volume? One? And here we are. Volume two. I I'm goingto Give you a left. Turn here. Just a second. All right, turn But one of the things I saw that you said about volume two is its to the present and it Ah, is The impact of the effect of these stories. They're going tohave these stories that I thought I knew somewhat about the desk ball. World War. Two Vietnam, The Oklahoma City bombing, the more tornadoes, but I have to confess to you and I, too, loved Oklahoma history and took it. The Tulsa Race War massacre riot was never Mentioned in my classes. So as you're writing this volume to and now we all have this greater new awareness. Is that put more responsibility on you. Well, you know, it's there's advantages and disadvantages. Both y zero Volume one. It was kind of my concern was golfing by going to read this when it comes out, you know, it's been years of war for nothing. I really was. I didn't know what the reception would be. And plus I was dealing with. You know, As you know, someone has some of the times, 18 hundreds and all some of it. That was a little bit more obscure, and I wondered if people would be interested in it. Well by the grace of God we got. We got a Ah, reception on volume one where everybody's wanting. Volume two. And I think yes to your question. I feel a heavy load of responsibility for a couple of reasons. One is I don't wanna let people down that really removed and impacted by volume. While I want to be a disappointment. The other thing is, as you alluded to go in. This is our story now, and Dr Blackburn said that two we're now going to comes up to the president and those Those historic dramas you mentioned a moment ago. You and I people listening to this program were participants were not readers or Spectators. And I could just tell you maybe it's a little bit of a preview of coming attractions. But when I was working on volume on and reading it and editing it It was interesting to me, and I thought it was a good story. But I cannot tell you that I was powerful, E emotionally impacted and moved. In a way that I have been with volume, too. I mean, when you talk about these stories, the more tornadoes the Tulsa race for 1921 the Oklahoma City bombing. War to the Dust Bowl, Vietnam in the home front dramas on many of those, how about what's going on? Right now? We're gonna have an extra chapter. I am I the first You're probably the first place we said this publicly, but we're gonna have a complete extra chapter for 2020. That will cover what we're living right now. And so there's times. When all read the stories I'm riding, and I just get elated. I get so proud of people that I'm writing about sheer There's other times, you know, on Facebook awhile back or Oklahoma history Facebook group page I put out a perm request. All of y'all that are on that Which is people on there. Now. I just asked.

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"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

KTOK

02:46 min | 3 years ago

"rogers medallion" Discussed on KTOK

"Also, those us in the Oklahoma City area. Full circle bookstore. You can call them in order it from them. And I might mention that on may twenty third. That's the Thursday afternoon evening leading into Memorial Day weekend, as you know, help you'll be there were having the national book release of Mustang at full circle bookstore. Fifty Pam place in Oklahoma, say free food that Jim Tolbert and Dana my stern. Julia green and number are providing is going to be a swing ban there. You're gonna think Glen Miller is in the house gonna pack all those people in full circle bookstore, while we hope that they'll just be full out all out in the parking lot. Right tastic. Well, and I know you know, will Rogers medallion winning author. Hit comes another. Well, and for those of us that are Oklahomans, it's not just an American patriot story. But this is the story of the Oklahoma boys at went off. And as you know, some of them are are are real characters like Wadi young who is the first consensus all American football player at OU and a great professional star. He is the best friend of Lance Rourke the protagonist. So you're going to see why Waddy young became a legend. And and became a person that they hang picture on the wall, not just for his football exploits. But for his World War, Two flying exploits so historical novel interesting because I mentioned you've written the Oklahomans written the Oklahomans study guide, which every student should hip. See every I think all Oklahomans where the bluebonnets come the war between the states, Robert E Lee's stonewall faith in gods and general short grass and now Mustang, but. They're different. So do you start out doing the research of the Oklahoma, which is more a history put history into context book? And then for fun, you do historical dramas, you know. That's a great question. I think the the truest answer is, you know, Dwyer money John Duar came from my great grandfather who was Joseph j Dwyer came over on a boat at eight seventeen by himself from Ireland like millions of others of us ahead. Forefathers did that any L Irish had a lot of problems and we've had problems in our family and even personally that probably come down from our forefathers at rush. But one of the things about the Irish at route is for whatever reason, we're storytellers. And when people ask me, what are you do all these different things? I think at heart Gwen. I'm a storyteller that means I want to tell I want to share exciting. And inspiring.

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