Round two of Steve Lackmeyer’s video blog that goes with his OKC Central blog. We shot six of these segments a few weeks ago in Bricktown.
For this episode, Steve interviewed Brent and Brett Brewer, who were gracious enough to spend a few minutes on a Friday morning. They spoke about their late father, Jim, and the legacy of Bricktown events such as next week’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
Steve Lackmeyer did a nice job of lining up several guests on a recent Friday morning in Bricktown. We efficiently knocked out a month and a half’s worth of segments. Check Steve’s blog at OKCCentral.com and look for these video segments each Tuesday.
And follow Steve on Twitter: @stevelackmeyer.
I’m working on the production quality of the editing. Not terribly happy with the intro. I love the time lapse and pan Todd Fraser shot. But the rest got a little cheesy.
The closing part of the segment features some old photos Steve found in our photo archive. He narrates a quick OKC history lesson as we reveal the pics. Pretty cool idea.
Steve Lackmeyer writes one of the best, if not the best, blogs on NewsOK. You can find it at OKCCentral.com. Not surprisingly, it’s about Oklahoma City with a focus on downtown and Bricktown. It’s informative and exclusive, meaning you can’t find that stuff online elsewhere. At least, I haven’t anyway.
OKC Talk is also great, by the way.
Steve, a business reporter at The Oklahoman, is the authority when it comes to development. He has spent years talking to the movers and shakers of our city’s growth. He has written books about it, recently conducting a book signing for his latest.
Anyway, we are developing a video segment to accompany his blog. A few weeks ago, he told me he planned a story on the closings of some businesses on Memorial Road in NW OKC. I shot a quick video while driving up Memorial, from Circuit City to Starbucks. Not the best video you’ll ever see. Look for better soon.
Oklahoma City officials are boasting about having the world’s largest Wi-Fi “mesh” network. That means that every city public safety vehicle is tied together on a wireless Internet protocol network that blankets a 555-square-mile area with Wi-Fi coverage. each city fire or police vehicle is in itself a moving wireless router that can broadcast on the network and serve as a Wi-Fi access point if another part of the network is disabled. You can learn more about this, by reading Jim Stafford’s report in today’s Oklahoman or online at NewsOK.com.
Meanwhile, Steve Lackmeyer reports Oklahoma City officials are negotiating with a national real estate advisory firm to develop a master plan for Bricktown. Check out more from Lackmeyer – and no one covers Bricktown like Steve Lackmeyer – at his blog on NewsOK – at okccentral.com.
Arizona State won the Women’s College World Series, routing Texas A&M last night at Hall of Fame Stadium 11-0 to win the best of three series.
Hot, windy and dry weather is expected today. A storm system will approach by late week and bring the potential for severe thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday. Today in OKC Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid-90s. Southerly winds 20 to 30 mph.
It’s Friday. Good time at the CARE event last time, will blog more about that later today. Here’s a quick look at headlines this morning:
Downtowners got their shot at quizzing Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett on Thursday, and they learned he advocates a light rail system as part of a MAPS 3, but any vote on such an initiative is at least two years away.
Frontier Airlines has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but unlike other airlines filing for bankruptcy in recent weeks, it plans to keep running while it reorganizes.
Sonics owners exchanged e-mails last April suggesting their desire to move the NBA team to Oklahoma City, according to e-mails obtained by lawyers for the city of Seattle.
Four Oklahoma State fraternity members accused of beating a pledge last year have pleaded no contest in to a misdemeanor hazing charge as part of a plea deal.
Today: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid-60s. Northwesterly winds 15 to 25 mph.