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
12:50 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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Local & Regional
2:48 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Turnout of 50% or Better Expected in Tulsa County

Precinct Officials are ready for the general election.
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Officials are hoping at least half those eligible will turn out to vote in Tuesday’s general election in Tulsa County. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says past similar votes and the early absentee balloting give her hope at least 50 percent will go to the polls. Rain may keep some away, but predictions are still between 50 and 55 percent turnout.

All registered voters, Republican, Democrat, and Independent will be able to vote. Polls are open 7am to 7pm. You need to show a photo I.D.

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Local & Regional
1:01 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

As Jail Negotiations Continue, the Sheriff Says the City of Tulsa is Piling up a Big Bill

Crowded Tulsa jail.
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Negotiations continue on a jail contract between the County and the city of Tulsa, but neither side is budging much from earlier positions. With the current contract now expired, Sheriff Stanley Glanz says bills are being compiled for Tulsa’s municipal inmates, and they’re adding up fast.

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Local & Regional
12:32 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Candidates Push for Donations as Election Day Nears

Joe Dorman talks to supporters at Tally's Restaurant in Tulsa.
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The candidates for Governor are busy with last minute fundraising with next week’s general election only days away.

Democrat Joe Dorman comes to Tulsa to meet with supporters less than a week before the polls open. He is well behind incumbent Republican Governor Mary Fallin, with a total of nearly one and a half million raised compared to her four and a half million. He says he’s not phased though, he believes Oklahomans are tired of business as usual at the capitol.

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Local & Regional
10:58 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Early In-Person Absentee Voting Starts Thursday

Early voting begins Thursday.
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In-person absentee voting starts tomorrow in Tulsa County. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says there are now two locations where early ballots may be cast, the Election Board on North Denver Avenue and Hardesty Library near 93rd and South Memorial.

Hours are Thursday and Friday from 8am until 6pm and Saturday from 9am until 2pm. In-person absentee voting is no longer allowed on Monday.

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