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I SEE U, Episode 3: The Tulsa Opera[tion]

Acclaimed composer talks candidly about the opera industry with the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot as a backdrop

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Scholars have labeled the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 as one of the most horrific incidents of racial violence in U.S. history. But why has that history remained under wraps for so long? Historian Dr. Karlos Hill of the University of Oklahoma; and Scott Ellsworth, author of “The Ground Breaking,” shed new light on the disaster. And with this racial attack as a backdrop, host Eddie Robinson chats with acclaimed violinist, Daniel Roumain, about the real reason why he was recently fired from a special centennial concert hosted by Tulsa Opera. The Opera’s artistic director, Tobias Picker, also makes a guest appearance and responds to Roumain’s accusations with some surprising revelations.

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Eddie Robinson

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A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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