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The First Live Yes! Science!

In this adventure vlog, I share a behind-the-scenes look at producing my first original live studio audience show of Yes! Science!

Arianne Hunter

In the season three premiere of Yes! Science! in the new live-studio audience talk show format, Pallas the Librarian interviews Arianne Hunter about her career path as a scientist. Pallas and Arianne also make fluffy foam slime and discuss the books that inspired Arianne, “Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style” by Randy Olson and “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes.

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Arianne obtained her B.A. in Chemistry and Biological Anthropology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where she was a member of the Division I Women’s Basketball Team. After graduation in 2014, she joined the Chemistry/Biochemistry Ph.D. program at The University of Oklahoma where she is a fully funded “Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation (SMART) Department of Defense Scholar” and “Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellow.” Her research is focused on the development of synthetic methods to rapidly and efficiently construct pharmaceutical drug molecules in hopes of making them more affordable for the general population. During her graduate studies, she has won multiple awards and scholarships, with the most notable being the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award for her community impact in the State of Oklahoma. She is passionate about communicating science to the general public and gives scientific talks to teenagers in middle school and high school and also 50+ aged adults who continue to have a passion for learning. Arianne truly believes to solve the diverse set of scientific problems plaguing our society, we must have a diverse set of minds contributing solutions.

Thank you to Walker Terrace for hosting us and Clarity Coffee for providing our audience coffee. We’re in the process of setting up our April and May shows, so stay tuned for more Yes! Science! Pallas and I are both happy with how well our first episode went. Now that we have an episode out to show people, we believe it will be easier to get guests, get sponsors, and get more people to join us.

Stay connected with the Yes! Science! by following the series on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. This series is supported via the Patrons of The Show Starts Now Studios. Became a patron to receive early access to tickets and episodes as well as bonus content.

Brielle’s Bistro

Brielle’s Bistro in Midwest City features made from scratch comfort food, while incorporating a cajun/creole feel. In addition to the cajun menu, Brielle’s Bistro also features classic American items, burgers, a bar, weekend brunch, and breakfast all day.

Brielle’s Bistro is located at 9205 NE 23rd Street, Midwest City. For more information, including menu and hours, visit their website at briellesbistro.com

This is my first Uncovering Oklahoma video that I did about a place in Midwest City. The only other Midwest City story I’ve done was about Sooner Con, which took place in Midwest City, however, as of this year, they have moved to a bigger venue in Norman. I’m making an effort to highlight some of the other surrounding Oklahoma City metro towns, like Shawnee and Del City, which I haven’t featured before.

Strawberry Shortcake at Dolci Paradiso - photo by Dennis Spielman

Dolci Paradiso

After developing a passion for sweets from traveling the world, Hema Patel became inspired to open Dolci Paradiso in Oklahoma City. Dolci Paradiso offers guests a broad selection of pastries, including cakes and croissants, cruffins and more, but the primary focus is their gelato.

Each of Dolci Paradiso’s gelato and sorbet recipes are made from scratch in gelato machines handmade in Italy, allowing the flavors to texturize and meld. Additionally, almost all of their ingredients are organic.

Dolci Paradiso pastries at 10740 South May Avenue, Suite 116, in Oklahoma City. For more information about Dolci Paradiso, visit dolciparadiso.com

Arianne C. Hunter - Provided Photo

Yes! Science! Show Announcements​​

I have two announcements today in regards to Yes! Science!

First, I want to invite you to join us at Walker Terrace at 1300 North Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City on Saturday, March 16th for the season premiere of the live-studio audience talk show of Yes! Science! Doors will open at 10 am for coffee and networking, with the show starting at 11 am. Tickets are available now for $10 with no additional fees.

Our featured guest will be Arianne C. Hunter. Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Arianne obtained her B.A. in Chemistry and Biological Anthropology from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH where she was a member of the Division I Women’s Basketball Team. After graduation in 2014, she joined the Chemistry/Biochemistry Ph.D. program at The University of Oklahoma where she is a fully funded “Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) Department of Defense Scholar” and “Nancy L. Mergler Dissertation Completion Fellow”. Her research is focused on the development of synthetic methods to rapidly and efficiently construct pharmaceutical drug molecules in hopes of making them more affordable for the general population. During her graduate studies, she has won multiple awards and scholarships, with the most notable being the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award for her community impact in the State of Oklahoma. She is passionate about communicating science to the general public and gives scientific talks to teenagers in middle school and high school and also 50+ aged adults who continue to have a passion for learning. Arianne truly believes to solve the diverse set of scientific problems plaguing our society, we must have a diverse set of minds contributing solutions.

The other news is that my documentary short, “Yes! Women in Science!” has been accepted to its first film festival, Twister Alley in Woodward! It’s been submitted to about a dozen festivals, so we’ll see where it all goes.

Looking ahead on the science show, I’m currently working on finding guests and venues for April and May’s episodes. I do have a date and venue set for May, but I’m waiting to hear back in regards to April.

That’s all to report!

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