In this week’s episode of our free podcast, host RJ Young talks with senior staff writer Kevin Canfield and Clay Bird, director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, about just how Recreational Equipment Inc. was recruited and sought to build a store in Tulsa at the corner of 71st Street and Riverside Drive.

But there’s been pushback from a few local citizens that could derail the deal actually getting done. Bird expounded on what that pushback is and whether the city correctly and ethically sold the land known as Helmerich Park.

Could the store will choose to move elsewhere, perhaps Jenks?