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
11:23 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Oklahoma Congressman Meets with Tulsa Area Business Leaders

2nd District Congressman Markwayne Mullin
Credit U-S House

The federal budget, infrastructure, and water resources are discussed by Oklahoma’s 2nd District Congressman at a Tulsa Regional Chamber forum. Markwayne Mullin says the budget is the top priority, but he also addressed the country’s aging infrastructure. A member of the House Transportation Committee, he says revenue must be found to address the problem. He’s looking at cutting what he calls waste elsewhere and using the savings for infrastructure projects.

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Local & Regional
1:53 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Tulsa Tech Dedicates New Campus

Dedication ceremony for Tulsa Tech Sand Springs
Credit KWGS News

A new Tulsa Tech campus is dedicated in Sand Springs. Superintendent Steve Tiger says it will help give students necessary skills to meet job demands in today’s economy. Tiger says there is a ‘skills gap’ across the   U-S and Tulsa Tech offers classes to help meet needs of the workforce.

The 16-million dollar building already has 300 students enrolled for the fall semester, and could accommodate up to 500. This is the seventh campus in the district. Earlier this week, an Owasso campus was dedicated.

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Local & Regional
12:39 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

An Oklahoman Remembers Hurricane Sandy

Red Cross volunteer Gretchen Haugh
Credit KWGS News

After Hurricane Sandy slammed the Eastern coast of the U-S one year ago, one of the many relief workers to arrive was Gretchen Haugh, an Eastern Oklahoma Red Cross volunteer. She helped open a shelter on Staten Island, managed a large shelter in Brooklyn, and led the effort in a large warming center near the Brooklyn Bridge. Many victims were residents of Chinatown and did not speak English. She says that was one of the most difficult obstacles she faced, getting translations to ask the most basic questions like where do you live and what’s your name in order to assist the victims.

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Plans Move Ahead for a New Sheriff's Training Center

A new regional training center for deputies and officers from other agencies is on the way.
Credit Tulsa County Sheriff

Architectural plans are almost ready for what will become the new Sheriff Stanley Glanz Law Enforcement Training Center. Undersheriff Tim Albin says a portion of 66th Street North is being opened as an entrance to the facility. It’s designed to be a regional installation for use by law officers from smaller departments who don’t have facilities of their own. The training center will be adjacent to the Tulsa Police Academy in the Cherokee Industrial Park.

A groundbreaking is planned for sometime shortly after the first of the year.

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Local & Regional
2:04 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

A Cultural Crossroads is Dedicated to Boost Tourism along Route 66

Author Michael Wallis speaks at the dedication of a new Route 66 Cultural Crossroads plaza
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A ‘Cultural Crossroads’ is dedicated at the intersection of 11th and Yale to help draw attention to Route 66. Efforts are underway to make the famous roadway more of a tourist draw for Tulsa. Cyrus Avery is considered the father of Route 66 in Oklahoma. His granddaughter, Joy, was on hand for the dedication ceremony. While the route is famous worldwide, she says Tulsans take it for granted. She’d like to see more done to take advantage of the tourism potential.

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Local & Regional
2:17 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

New State of the Art Surgery Center is Opening at OU-Tulsa

The ribbon is cut for a new Surgery Procedure Center at OU-Tulsa
Credit KWGS News

Cancer patients in Northeast Oklahoma are getting a new surgical center to provide the latest techniques in treatment. The OU Physicians Surgery Procedure Center in Tulsa will help fill a gap in needed services. Dr. John Blebea is Chairman of the Department of Surgery. He says the center features experienced, board certified surgeons with training in the very latest techniques.

The ribbon has been cut on the new center located at OU-Schusterman in Tulsa, but the first patients won’t be seen until November 4th.

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Local & Regional
3:01 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

West Park Completion Celebrated

Entrance to new Kendall Whittier neighborhood park
Credit KWGS News

A ceremony is held today to celebrate the completion of West Park in the Kendall Whittier neighborhood. The project is part of a plan to revitalize the area just west of Tulsa University. It includes a mix of new residential and office uses, and improvements to the neighborhood park. One example of the new residents is Claire Theriot who is a pre-school teacher at the nearby EduCare Center. She and her three year old son have recently moved into a  new apartment just across the street from her work and the new park.

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Local & Regional
1:35 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

Work Begins on a New Downtown Physical Therapy Clinic for TCC

Ground is broken for TCC's new Physical Therapy Clinic
Credit KWGS News

Tulsa Community College breaks ground on a new Physical Therapy Clinic named after disabled activist Nate Waters. The dirt is turned for the Clinic just across the street from TCC’s Metro Campus. Nate, a quadriplegic who died earlier this year, was known for his tireless efforts to improve the lives of the disabled. Mary Shaw, with the TCC Foundation, was a personal friend of Waters’. She says he would be proud and excited to know a facility that bears his name will help the underserved and uninsured with therapy needs.                        

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Local & Regional
1:12 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

A Crash Test is Conducted for Officers Attending a Traffic Safety Summit in Tulsa

A crash test is held on an abandoned portion of the Will Rogers Turnpike
Credit KWGS News

Law enforcement, lab techs, first responders, and prosecutors are attending a National Traffic Safety Summit in Tulsa. One of the exercises is a live crash test conducted on an old, unused portion of the Will Rogers Turnpike. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the OHP worked with the University of Tulsa to conduct the training exercise.

Setting up the scenario of a car smashing into the back of a stopped vehicle is Dr. Jeremy Daily with TU’S Mechanical Engineering Department, who says it realistically portrays what an accident scene might look like.

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Local & Regional
1:10 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Friday Last Day to Register for Tulsa City Election

Tulsa County Election Board
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Friday is the last day to register to vote in the November 12th Tulsa Mayoral and tax extension election. On the ballot for residents of Tulsa, the race for mayor and city auditor, a tax extension and bond issue for nearly 920-million dollars worth of projects, and a question hiking city councilor’s pay, but taking away their ability to vote pay hikes for themselves. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says it’s a non-partisan ballot, so anyone who lives in the city of Tulsa and is properly registered may vote.

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