President of Universal Development Enterprise, Marcus is a developer born-and-raised in OKC who has a unique approach to the projects he takes on - The Ude Way. Join us as we discuss tiny homes for at-risk youth, commercial redevelopment and lessons learned in new home construction. 

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An entrepreneur to the core, Apollo is the Founder of OKC Black Eats, LLC, Creator of the Northeast OKC Developer's Conference and Chairman of the Black Leadership Network OKC. Join us as we talk about the origin and impact of OKC Black Eats (@OKCBlackEats) and his mission is to end racial bias in the hospitality industry. His talent for connecting people has lead to a first_of_it's_kind conference that is already changing the landscape of the Eastside (@neokcdc). Apollo is on a mission, best get on board!

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Vice President of Commerical Brokerage at Levinson Real Estate, Aaron Diehl(aarondiehlokc), is a serial entrepreneur and no stranger to hard work and grit. Learn how he sets himself apart with a growth mindset and a drive to give every client his best. 

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Architect and Ward 6 Planning Commissioner of #OklahomaCity, Asa Highsmith @asahighsmith talks inclusionary zoning and city planning with a conscious. Find out why #TheColorofLaw is required reading for all citizens. 

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Development Director with Jesus House OKC, Connie Christian, talks about mental health, substance abuse and recovery at their downtown Oklahoma City Treatment Facility. With 2/3rds of the citizens who are experiencing homelessness also struggling with some form of mental health issue or addiction, a healthy community is one who comes alongside and supports non-profit organizations like the Jesus House.

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"A Conversation with Mike Girocco: Real Estate Investor, Developer, Entrepreneur and CEO of Releaf Labs (IG: @releafceo), Mike stops by the show to chat about how he got into the industry and why he loves Multifamily (and hates Retail). As the medical marijuana industry continues to impact Oklahoma Commercial Real Estate, we talk at length about his processing company and his involvement in lobbying for better state/federal guidelines for Opioid prescriptions."

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Retail and Investment Broker with Price Edwards & Company, Girma Moaning (@GirmaMoaning; www.GirmaMoaning.com) is one of the nicest people you will meet in this industry. Join us for an entertaining chat about the so-called retail apocalypse, some up-coming developments in OKC and how we are about to be the two most legit Wheeler neighbors, ever. 

Developer, Artist, Muppet... the infamous Richard McKown talks about (re)development in OKC’s urban core, his love for tiny homes and why he fancies himself just a neighbor on Sesame Street. Inspiring and hilarious, the built community is lucky to have him creating and breaking all the rules while he does it.

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Meet the team behind OKC's first New Urbanist development - Developer Blair Humphreys, Director of Public Life, Ashley Terry and VP of Wheeler Home, Josh Kitchen. Join us as we talk about creating walkable, true mixed-used urban communities, intentional design and all things OKC. 

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Upbeat Urbanism Episode 5: A Conversation with Jonathan Dodson. Co-Founder of Pivot Project, Jonathan is a local developer who focuses on urban infill and adaptive reuse projects - like the Tower Theater, Sunshine Cleaners building and the Main Street Arcade, to name a few. Join us as we discuss how social equity, race, empathy and joy influence how we create community.

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