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"Bass Pro Shop" was first aired on Sunday November 18th 2001. Our Guests were Mayor Kirk Humphreys and Senator Brad Henry.
Our topics included:
- What is a Bass Pro Shop/Store?
- How did the idea of bringing the Bass Pro Shop to Oklahoma City come about?
- What do you perceive to be the controversy?
- Charles Crumpley, the Editor of "The Daily Oklahoman" stated: "Subsidies beget more subsidies." Please comment.
- If the Bass Pro Shop comes to Oklahoma City, will it create more jobs for us?
- John Henry, an Oklahoma City Businessman asked: "What is the rationale you will give to the local residents for spending $18 million of their money to bring in merchandise that is already available to Oklahoma City?" Please comment.
- Does the fact that the Gaylord's have an interest in this project play a part in the City wanting to bring in the Bass Pro Shop?
- When Cities compete against other municipalities, is that a good thing?
Brad Henry, Larry Blankenship and Kirk Humphreys