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Spring 2008 Episode 2 ~ One-On-One Interviews (Mar 17, 2008)
Prominent and noteworthy members of the OU and Norman community are profiled this week on Assignment: Radio through a series of one-on-one interviews. Ashley Southern talks with Dr. George Henderson about overcoming racism and bigotry as the first African-American property owner in Norman. Henderson first came to the University of Oklahoma in 1967, and was the first African-American in th state to occupy an endowed professorship. Cara Bailey visits with Dr. Kelly Damphousse, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and a professor of sociology. Dean Damphousse directed the American Terrorism Study, a 22-year initiative designed to examine the characteristics, patterns of behavior, and tactics of American terrorist groups. Grace Fredrickson sat down with Andrew Coats, dean of the OU College of Law, as he talks about what led him back to the University after so many years away, as well as several noteworthy elements of his career, including arguing before the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf And Lisa Janssen talks with Shawn Hermanson, a 22-year-old Norman entrepreneur with what could certainly be described as a "Dirty Job." Shawn owns Shawn's Top Hatter, a local chimney sweep business that serves the Norman community. Soot, smoke, and birds aren't the only things that Shawn has had to remove from chimneys; listen for his encounter with a pesky parent and her babies. WEB EXTRAS: Read Dr. Henderson's remarks as he was honored during OU's annual Ring Ceremony in November 2006 Read the final report of the American Terrorism Study, prepared by Dr. Damphousse and Brent Smith of the University of Arkansas (PDF File) Read the final Supreme Court decision in NCAA vs. The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma Listen to this entire Assignment: Radio program:

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