***AUDIO NOTE: There was an issue with Sarah’s track, sorry for the fuzz!***
CONTENT WARNING: DISCUSSION OF SEXUAL ASSAULT
We’re joined by Alex Scott, a 7th generation Oklahoman, a former public school teacher, an active community organizer, and candidate for Oklahoma State Senate. In 2018, she became the youngest member to ever serve on the Norman, OK City Council, ousting a well-funded incumbent on a shoestring budget and grassroots power. We discuss the importance of getting involved locally, the terrifying pushback she has received for her actions, and how she got ripped off a flagpole at a certain Tulsa rally for someone who shall remain unnamed (see episode 1A for more on that).
Follow Alex on Twitter: @RealAlexScott
Then afterwards Emily and Sarah discuss their husky, wildfire smoke soaked voices, riff more on the idea of local action, and Sarah uses the word “magic” a whole bunch.
Featured music is “When the Zombies Come” by our own Emily Yates.
What the Folk · Episode 11: Slashing Police Funding Starts at Home with Alex Scott