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
12:33 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Edison Breaks Ground for a New Collegiate Center

Superintendent Keith Ballard and other Education Officials turn dirt for start of construction at Edison Prep School.
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Education leaders break ground on a new Collegiate Center for Edison Preparatory School in Tulsa.

The $4.4 million bond-funded facility will include lecture and testing halls, new classrooms, a computer research lab, and a study lounge. It’s designed for students preparing to transition to college. The building will also have two safe rooms built to FEMA standards to provide shelter during severe weather. Construction is scheduled for completion in summer 2015.

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Local & Regional
2:14 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Oklahoma Justice Reform Being Revisited

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With Oklahoma’s prison population at 98% and county jails bulging, Governor Mary Fallin’s Office is re-visiting justice reform. She’s talking with a non-profit that helps states implement justice reinvestment programs. Gene Perry, with the Oklahoma Policy Institute, believes some lawmakers are taking a second look at the state’s approach to criminal justice.

Oklahoma locks up more people per capita than any other state.

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Local & Regional
12:12 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Thousands of Oklahomans to Travel Over Thanksgiving

AAA predicts higher numbers traveling this Thanksgiving holiday.
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This Thanksgiving holiday, Triple-A predicts more travelers on roadways and in airplanes than during any Thanksgiving in the past seven years. Chuck Mai with Triple-A Oklahoma says the main reason, low gas prices. He says it’s likely there will be more than half a million Oklahomans driving, and another 50-thousand flying.

Predictions are more than 46-million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home over the holiday.

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Local & Regional
1:07 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Keystone Dam Bridge Re-Opens

A ribbon is cut to mark the re-opening of the Keystone Dam Bridge.
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After being closed to traffic more than a year, the Highway 151A Bridge over the Keystone Dam re-opens today. Chief of Operations for the Army Corps of Engineers, Earl Groves, says it was a complicated and expensive process, but the new bridge should greatly reduce vibrations and wear and tear from large trucks that travel over it. The $15.6 million dollar project was jointly funded by the Corps and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

The original bridge over the dam lasted 50 years, and Groves hopes this one will last that long as well.

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Local & Regional
12:50 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Stay Safe in the Polar Plunge Weather

Cover up when it's this cold.
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It’s the first real cold snap of winter, and you are cautioned to take measures to stay warm and safe. Kelli Bruer with EMSA says they’ve already responded to a handful of cold exposure calls. She says planning ahead is the key. Recommendations  include, dress in layers and cover up from head to toe, keep a blanket and water in the car…just in case, and learn symptoms of hypothermia so you can take necessary action. She also says it’s a good idea to check on elderly neighbors and relatives to make sure they’re safe in the cold.

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Local & Regional
1:59 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

Several Thousand Brave the Chill for Tulsa's Veterans Day Parade

The cold doesn't stop Tulsa's Veterans Day Parade.
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A cold, windy day doesn’t keep the crowd away for Tulsa’s Veterans Day Parade. Several thousand turn out for the parade on a chilly day. Small children wave flags and shout thanks, older kids line the route and cheer the servicemen and women. Many of the World War 11 vets are gone now, but some, like Jim Deer, who served with a bombing group in the European Theater, come to the parade every year. He rode inside a heated auto this year, but says as long as he’s able, he’ll be a part of the annual event in downtown Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
1:08 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Tulsa City Leaders are Invited to Jail

Tulsa County Courthouse
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Sheriff’s officers want Tulsa elected leaders to take a tour and see for themselves what court guard and court services do. Undersheriff Tim Albin believes city leaders are laboring under a misunderstanding of what the guards actually do. He says their jobs are just an extension of the jail services.

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Local & Regional
2:40 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

TU and the OHP Team Up to Teach the Latest Technology in Traffic Crash Investigations

Police Officer and Accident Reconstructionist Mark Sole at the TU and OHP crash investigation school.
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Experts from the University of Tulsa and the Highway Patrol are conducting training this week in the latest techniques for investigating traffic collisions. The focus is on larger, commercial trucks. Lt. James Loftis is with the OHP’s State Crash Team. He says with this training and some new equipment, officers will be able to plug into trucks’ diagnostic detectors just like mechanics do. It will give them on-site information on things like speed, r-p-m’s, throttle position, whether brakes were activated, and other important facts related to the crash.

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Local & Regional
11:36 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Oklahoma Democrats Take Stock of Election Day Whipping

Democrats in Oklahoma assess Republican Rout in elections.
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Democrats are reflecting on what happened in Oklahoma and across the nation in the wake of the election day Republican rout. Not unexpectedly, the GOP won big in the Sooner State, but Oklahoma Democratic Chair Wallace Collins says they were expecting a better showing in a couple of races…the Governor’s race and that for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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Local & Regional
1:04 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

The Challenger in the Governor's Race Visits Tulsa as Part of a Last Minute Campaign Blitz

Joe Dorman makes himself available to the media at his Tulsa campaign headquarters.
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The underdog in the Governor’s race makes a last minute campaign blitz across the state. Democrat Joe Dorman visited his headquarters in Tulsa this morning, one of several stops throughout Oklahoma.

Dorman admits it’s been an uphill struggle. Governor Fallin’s campaign has outspent his about three to one, and she has the advantage of incumbency. Still, he says he remains optimistic, and says he’s counting on teachers and independents to get out and vote. 

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