Uncovering Oklahoma is about creative places and people in Oklahoma. Originally started in April 2009 as an episodic travel show for young adults, Uncovering Oklahoma evolved to a publication with information about adventurous places in the state and interviews with creative people through articles, interviews, and videos.
The primarily mission of Uncovering Oklahoma is to introduce people to new places, things, and amazing creative people. All of this is done while remaining free of negative opinions, rants, politics, and religion. It’s a positive environment here.
The secondary mission is to make Oklahoma better. The feature-length documentary, District Up! is the first major project to not only help make Oklahoma more lively, but other communities as well with stories and advice from those who helped creative positive change. The film shares stories and advice on district revitalization throughout Oklahoma City from the people who helped create positive change in their communities and want to inspire others to do the same.
Uncovering Oklahoma is known for its date ideas, Question and Answer Sessions, Halloween Guide, Tuesday Treats featuring creative projects, and video interviews. Uncovering Oklahoma has earned a positive reputation as supporter of the arts, small businesses, and tourism and has been invited to report on such events as deadCENTER Film Festival, The Creativity World Forum, OKCFest, SoonerCon, and Norman Music Festival.
Uncovering Oklahoma is produced by Norman resident, Dennis Spielman.
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The idea for Uncovering Oklahoma was created by Dennis Spielman back in 2009. Ali Heidari and Dennis Spielman filmed the first two places, The Downtown Underground and Put A Cork In It, on April 15, 2009. The first episode, Gems in Bricktown and Downtown, was released June 2, 2009.