Fun factory

Okie Kids Playground brings purposeful indoor playtime to Edmond.
Starting a new business from scratch is a lot of work, especially when introducing a concept into a market without a lot of precedent for it.

Just walk

Open Streets OKC speaks to the urban experience, highlighting active transportation.
As the executive director of Uptown 23rd District, Amanda de la Torre has a lot of love for the urban district that’s burgeoning with hip restaurants and shops, trendy coffee joints and a renovated theater that has become the place in Oklahoma City to catch live musical acts or rewatch a cult-classic film.

Next Issue: Oklahoma’s appearances in popular culture are beginning to move beyond stereotypes and Western tropes into modern and near-future territory

P. 22 Oklahoma’s appearances in popular culture are beginning to move beyond stereotypes and Western tropes into modern and near-future territory thanks to novels like Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, movies like Logan and shout-outs to Oklahoma City Thunder in hip-hop tracks.

In Oklahoma County, TSET funds work to place physicians in medically underserved communities like Spencer

Sheleatha Taylor-Bristow doesn’t mince words about the impact of the Oklahoma Medical Loan Repayment program for physicians to practice in medically underserved areas of the state. Taylor-Bristow, a primary care physician at Community Health Centers’ Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center in Spencer, said without the program, “I wouldn’t be able to stay here.” The loan repayment program makes it possible for rural communities to attract doctors who might otherwise pass up the small town for big city positions, or select a more lucrative practice setting to pay off their student loans quicker, she said.

OKG Shop: Spring staycation

If travel isn't part of your spring break plans, there are plenty of options within the metro area to keep families entertained.

Next Issue: Preparing to leave the office, OKC Mayor Mick Cornett reflects on the city's progress

P.4 As he prepares to leave office after 14 years, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett looks back on the city’s progress during his tenure and its potential for the future.

RACE Dance Company’s permanent downtown studio space will be an OKC hip-hop dance hub

RACE Dance Company’s permanent downtown studio space will be an OKC hip-hop dance hub.

Cover Teaser: Bitcoin is creating opportunities but carries with it unforeseen consequences

P.4 Bitcoin is creating business and investment opportunities for Oklahomans, but it carries with it risks and unforeseen consequences.

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