Marshall Stewart

Public Radio 89.5-1 Reporter & All Things Considered anchor

Marshall Stewart comes to KWGS after more than 30 years in radio news. He’s been an anchor, editor, producer, and reporter with a focus on government stories. He’s the recipient of numerous state awards and a 2006 Edward R. Murrow national award.

The Air Force veteran is a Ponca City native and Oklahoma State University alum and the proud father of three children and granddad to three granddaughters.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Help Could be on the Way for Tulsa's Financially Ailing OSU Med Center

OSU Med Center seeks a partner
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The financially strapped OSU Medical Center in Tulsa is exploring a possible partnership with Mercy Health Systems. It could provide some financial stability to the Tulsa hospital, which is seeking an 18.25-million dollar appropriation from the state. State Representative Doug Cox, who is a physician, thinks such a partnership could attract and train more doctors who would work in rural areas. He says that would benefit the entire state.

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Local & Regional
11:58 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Tulsa Jail to Get Bunk Beds to Help with Overcrowding

Moss Center Overcrowded
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The Sheriff will buy 200 bunk beds to help deal with jail overcrowding. Officially they’re called stackable portable beds. Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says they’ll replace single portable beds to save space. He says stacking beds with storage space underneath will give needed additional room. Jailers are also considering placing some portable beds in the dayroom as another way to make more room in the cell pods.

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Local & Regional
2:13 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Troopers Cracking Down on DUI Drivers During Prom Season

OHP Troopers looking for DUI drivers this weekend
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Saturation patrols this weekend will target DUI drivers going to and from school proms and other school related activities. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says every prom season young people are killed or injured. He says troopers are making special efforts to try and prevent that this year. Special attention will be paid to I-244, I-44, Highways 169 and 75 and the downtown IDL.

The crackdown on DUI driving begins Saturday evening and runs through the early morning hours Sunday.

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Local & Regional
11:53 am
Thu April 25, 2013

It's on to Step Two in the Plan to Extend Tulsa's Sales Tax

City Hall in Tulsa
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Round one of public hearings on a proposed sales tax extension is almost over. The last of the meetings in all nine Tulsa council districts is next week. City Councilor G.T. Bynum says the next step is to develop a draft proposal on what projects should be included, followed by another round of public hearings. Then the final product of what will be on the ballot will be decided.

Bynum says he still prefers a stand alone vote on streets only first, then a separate vote later on other capital improvement projects.

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Local & Regional
12:39 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Tulsa County Tornado Damage Assessed

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Damage assessments are in from last week’s tornadoes. Some areas in Eastern Oklahoma were harder hit, but a neighborhood near the Bixby and Broken Arrow city boundaries suffered the most damage in Tulsa County. Deputy Area Emergency Manager Jamie Ott says more than a dozen homes were impacted near 134th and South Garnett, with one destroyed. No injuries are reported though.

The National Weather Service says it was an EF-1 tornado that struck the neighborhood.

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Tulsa Jail Again Accepting Municipal Inmates

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The Tulsa jail is back to normal operations, once again taking inmates arrested on just municipal charges. The switch was made last night after the prisoner population was reduced to 1725. The Sheriff's Office had stopped accepting those on municipal charges only after the numbers topped 1900. Since then, various methods have been used to reduce the population in the Moss Center, but officials say they're searching for a more permanent solution, which may include renegotiating the contract with the city of Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
2:24 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Investigators Look into a Fatal Tulsa House Fire

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A woman is killed in a Tulsa house fire. Captain Stan May says crews found the body just inside the front door of a home in the 1900 block of E.Marshall, but had to quickly abandon the structure. He says it was unstable and unsafe and the roof was collapsing. Crews had to fight the blaze from outside.

The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Local & Regional
11:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Residents Say a Small Tornado Did Big Damage in Their Bixby Neighborhood

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Cleanup is underway at the home of Rick Payne where a twister hit his house in a Bixby neighborhood near 131st and Garnett. He says everybody jumped into the closet just before the tornado struck early this morning. Everybody’s okay, but there’s lots of damage. He calls it a scary experience, but is glad no one was hurt.

Payne says they’ve had strong winds in the neighborhood before , but never an actual tornado until now.

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Local & Regional
1:37 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Enviro Expo Held in Tulsa

Eco-Green Mobile Detailing is an exhibitor at the annual Enviro Expo in downtown Tulsa
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One exhibit at the Enviro Expo in downtown Tulsa is a company that can wash and detail cars without water or any chemicals dangerous to the environment. D.J. Patterson with Eco-Green Mobile Detailing says they’ll come to your home and business and clean vehicles in an eco-friendly way. He says typically washing the car in the drive wastes 100 gallons or so of water, while their method doesn’t use any water.

The annual Enviro Expo targets downtown white collar office workers to show them how to become more ‘green’ in their daily lives. 

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Local & Regional
10:08 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Free Dump Days This Weekend

Saturday and Sunday are free landfill dump days for residents of Tulsa. All kinds of household items can be taken to the Quarry Landfill on 46th Street North to be dropped off, but Lara Weber with the city says you must show you live in Tulsa. A copy of a utility bill or drivers’ license with address can be used.

Nothing containing Freon is accepted, and there is a small charge for tires. The hours for the free dump days are 7am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

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