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Catherine Roberts

Public Radio 89.5-1 Reporter

Catherine graduated from the University of Tulsa in May, 2012, and graduated from a part-time employee to a full-time reporter with Public Radio Tulsa just a few months later. Her undergraduate degrees are in economics and English. While she has been interested in journalism since high school, starting out at the Tulsa World teen section, Satellite, and later going on to run TU’s student newspaper, The Collegian, a student internship with KWGS News ignited her passion for radio. She has also served as an intern for the nationally syndicated American Public Media program Marketplace. Catherine is thrilled to be able to work at KWGS as she begins her reporting career. Her radio hero is Diane Rehm. She was named Favorite Radio Reporter by the Tulsa Press Club at the 2013 Newsies Awards. 

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Local & Regional
3:11 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Zarrow Center Opens in Brady District

Dr. Steadman Upham and Henry Zarrow, along with his two children, cut the ribbon on the new Zarrow Center
Catherine Roberts

The Henry Zarrow Center for Arts Education is open to the public.

Today was the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the facility, which occupies the east third of the old Tulsa Paper Company.

Renovations on the rest of the building, which will also be part of the new arts complex, continue.

Operated by the University of Tulsa and funded in part by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, the center is named in honor of Henry Zarrow. Today’s celebration served as a tribute to him.

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Local & Regional
3:04 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Follow up: EMSA response to sick children at jail a success

Inside the EMSA headquarters, with Lansing, EMSA's black lab

It’s still unclear what caused yesterday’s rash of illness at David L. Miss Criminal Justice Center, which affected a few adults as well as elementary school students on a field trip.

At final count, EMSA transported 30 children and 8 adults to the hospital. EMSA reports all have made a full recovery.

EMSA filed operations supervisor Michael Garrison says while every disaster is a learning experience, emergency response was a success.

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Local & Regional
11:43 am
Fri May 11, 2012

Local charter high school receives permanent home

The new home of TSAS
KWGS News Photo

Tulsa Public Schools’ Project Schoolhouse has caused a lot of shuffling around over the last year.

Thirteen buildings closed during the first phase, transferring hundreds of students to other schools.

For one high school, however, the vacant buildings have proved a major opportunity for the growth of a unique community.

A Place of Their Own

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Local & Regional
9:32 am
Wed May 2, 2012

New TU President Announcement: Hear Our Special Report

New TU President Geoffery Orsak

The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Orsak as the university’s 18th president. Orsak, 48, is currently dean of the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He will assume his duties at TU on July 1, succeeding President Steadman Upham, who announced his retirement last year and will be stepping down on June 30.

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Local & Regional
9:07 am
Thu March 29, 2012

Tulsa's Free Clinic stays busy as high court considers health care reform

University of Oklahoma

Yesterday, Catherine Roberts brought us to the OU School of Community Medicine's Bedlam Clinics, where Tulsa's uninsured can go to get free medical care. Today, we take a look i on a patient in the evening clinic

Local & Regional
6:54 am
Wed March 28, 2012

As court debates, Tulsans line up for health care

University of Oklahoma

While the U-S Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the federal health care overhaul, Tulsans are lining up for a free clinic.

The O-U medical school’s Bedlam Clinic is busy every Tuesday and Thursday. Among the regular clients are Chris and Lea Allen and their family. They are pleased with the service.

Hear Catherine Roberts special report on the Tulsa clinic as the nation focuses on the health care debate.

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