May 18, 2021

In the Newsroom: #SonicCulture

In the Newsroom: #SonicCulture

In this week's extended edition, the editorial staff is joined by Kevin Shields, the new Publisher at the Stillwater News Press. Learn about Kevin's experience with local newspapers around the country and why Vermont didn't work out for him and his family. Kevin also shares the challenges of the newspaper business and why he loves a college town

STILLWATER "A fancy movie."

The news crew reviews the film's trailer, discusses how Hollywood fails at southern accents, and how Matt Damon sitting in his truck at Sonic captured the REAL Stillwater. #SonicCulture. Speaking of Oklahoma culture, the crew also shares what it was like covering Joe Exotic's run for Governor.

Ashlynd and Michelle also talk about police body cameras, toddler court, and therapeutic foster care in Oklahoma.

Articles mentioned on the show:

Recorded on May 18th 2021

Copyrighted material used in the show:
Stillwater - Focus Features
Dueling Banjos - Warner Bros
Dazed and Confused - Gramercy Pictures
Fracture - New Line Cinema/Warner Bros


You can view the transcript for this episode at

Beau SimmonsProfile Photo

Beau Simmons

Editor - Stillwater News Press

Ashlynd HuffmanProfile Photo

Ashlynd Huffman

Reporter - Stillwater News Press

Michelle CharlesProfile Photo

Michelle Charles

Studio Stillwater Co-creator & producer/Stillwater News Press – City Editor