Letter from the Editor

Photo by Josh New
Photo by Josh New

April brings beauty in spring rains, joy as the Easter bunny visits children across the state, and sadness in remembrance of tragic events, such as the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. We’ve tried to bring you a magazine full of beautiful stories, joyous occasions and a serious issue or two, as well.

In our State section this month, you’ll meet actor and artist Gary “Litefoot” Davis (a Tulsa native) and you’ll hear from one of the few remaining Holocaust survivors in Oklahoma, Eva Unterman. Learn about Oklahoma’s seven venomous snakes, amateur radio clubs and their role in severe weather outbreaks, and the latest album from Oklahoma State University jazz students.

In our Taste section, we have a crave-inducing story about in the raw, a popular Tulsa and Oklahoma City eatery, and a guide to wine-tasting by Master Sommelier Randa Warren.

We also bring you an exploration of Oklahoma’s opioid addiction problem. You’ll hear from someone who has struggled, recovered and will never forget how it almost destroyed her life.

On a joyous note, we’re excited about this year’s 40 Under 40 class, an interesting group of young professionals from diverse backgrounds and careers who are making strides in their fields, donating their time and energy to their favorite causes, and, overall, making Oklahoma a better place to work and live.

We hope you enjoy this month’s issue of Oklahoma Magazine – we certainly enjoyed crafting it for you.

Wendy King Burton
Managing Editor