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
11:12 am
Tue March 27, 2012

EMSA files motion seeking lawsuit dismissal

EMSA Attorneys file a motion seeking dismissal of a class action lawsuit alleging patients have been wrongfully charged for ambulance transportation. EMSA attorney Kris Koepsel says the facts don’t support claims by those suing for alleged wrongful billing.

 

The motion also disputes that the plaintiffs have the status to constitute a ‘class’. And EMSA also denies claims that the alleged wrongful billing is widespread. The plaintiffs will have a chance to respond to the motion to dismiss, and then a judge will decide the issue.

Local & Regional
10:10 am
Tue March 27, 2012

Woodward & Bernstein on the TU campus

Woodward and Bernstein on "Meet the Press"
NBC

Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein will speak together tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Center on the TU campus. This event is free & open to the public; no tickets, registration, or reservations are required.

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Local & Regional
12:46 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Upgrade of Tulsa Courthouse Entrances Delayed

A contract is delayed on upgrading security entrances at the Tulsa County Courthouse. The Sheriff says parts of the plan are being re-thought because of the shootout earlier this month. Sheriff Glanz says they’re looking at bullet resistant glass for the renovated entrance on the plaza side of the courthouse and the new entrance on the east side.

                            

Glanz says the new entrances, depending on the cost, would have bullet resistant or bullet proof glass installed.

Local & Regional
12:03 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

President Obama speaks on energy in Cushing

In Oklahoma to tout his energy policy, President Obama announces he wants to expedite work on a pipeline from Cushing to the Gulf Coast.

                       

He wants to speed the southern leg of the pipeline to ease the glut of oil at the Cushing hub, but says the northern leg…from Canada to Oklahoma… needs more study. He also took a swipe at those blaming his policies for rising gas prices, saying it's concern over the Mideast and not domestic production driving the increase.

                                          

Local & Regional
7:38 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Committee makes rail recomendations

A committee has submitted recommendations on bringing back passenger rail service to and from Tulsa. Advisory Committee Chairman Rick Westcott says the state should re-establish passenger rail connections between Tulsa and the rest of the nation. He calls the lack of such service ‘an emergency’.

                  

The committee believes passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and Tulsa could revitalize economically depressed areas between the state’s two largest metropolitan cities.

Local & Regional
11:03 am
Wed March 21, 2012

State lawmakers are urged to adopt 'Pay As You Go'

As tax cut measures move through the state legislature, the head of an Oklahoma think tank calls for lawmakers to adopt ‘Pay as you go’. Director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, David Blatt, says pay as you go, or paygo, requires policymakers to pay for the cost of any tax reduction or service expansion. He says state leaders should not cut taxes this year without first identifying how to pay for them.

Blatt says Paygo was used effectively in the late 1990’s to return the federal budget to a surplus, but has never been implemented at the state level.

Local & Regional
11:06 am
Tue March 20, 2012

A project replacing Tulsa Park Rec Centers moves ahead

Maxwell Park Rec Center

Several of the older recreation centers in Tulsa Parks are coming down to be replaced with splash pads and new playgrounds. It’s a controversial plan that has upset some citizens, but park officials say some of the centers are in such bad shape they’re too costly to repair. Special Projects Manager Gary Shellhorn uses the Maxwell Park rec center as an example. He says it would cost two million dollars to renovate the center and make it meet regulations for those with disabilities.

                           

Local & Regional
12:54 pm
Mon March 19, 2012

Turn around, Don't drown

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With many inches of rain expected, emergency managers warn people not to drive or walk into rushing floodwaters. Severe storms are possible with this system, but Tulsa Area Emergency Management Agency Director Roger Joliff says the biggest threat is flash flooding. He says even if rushing water doesn't look deep, it's best not to take a chance. Turn around and find another route.

                              

Local & Regional
11:08 am
Fri March 16, 2012

FBI enters Tulsa Public Schools probe

The FBI has now entered the probe into allegations of financial wrongdoing involving Tulsa Public Schools Athletic Department. Chris Payne is Public Information Officer for the school system. He says an internal investigation uncovered activities that have the potential of being violations of federal law. He says the FBI and U-S Attorney approached school officials about helping in the investigation, and that help was accepted.

                                 

Stephanie Spring resigned in January as Athletic Director, after she and two assistants were suspended.

Local & Regional
11:56 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Smart Meters installed on TU campus

A P-S-O technician installs smart meters at T-U

Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s first ‘smart meters’ in the city of Tulsa are being installed on the T-U campus. About a thousand meters are going in on and around campus, primarily in student apartments. Derek Lewellen, GridSmart project manager, says the ability to communicate electronically with the meters improves efficiency and is perfect for a campus environment where students continually come and go.

                            

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