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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
12:06 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Hike of Honor Comes to Tulsa on the Anniversary of 9-11

Lance Robinson is hiking across the nation to honor firefighters and other first responders
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A man hiking across the nation to honor fallen first responders, passes through Tulsa on the 12th anniversary of 9-11. He calls it the Hike of Honor. Volunteer firefighter and former U-S Marine Lance Robinson is hiking across the country to draw attention to the service of those who died during the worst terrorist attack on American soil. For every mile between Tulsa and Dallas, he will place an American flag with the name of a firefighter who lost his life as a result of the 9-11 terrorist attack.

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Local & Regional
2:42 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

A South American Delegation Visits Tulsa's Street School

Visitors from 10 South American countries visit the Tulsa Street School
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A delegation from South America visits Tulsa’s Street School to learn about efforts to help at-risk youth.

The group met with counselors, teachers, and students at the Street School and toured classrooms. They are visiting organizations across the U-S to examine programs designed to intervene before problem behavior turns into delinquency and gang involvement. One of the visitors is Mary Ponte of Venezuela, who is impressed with the help programs she’s seen here, and says she has ideas she can take back home.

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Local & Regional
1:24 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Librarium Opens in Downtown Tulsa

The ribbon is cut for the grand opening of the Librarium in downtown Tulsa.
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The temporary facility that replaces Tulsa’s Central Library opens downtown. The Librarium will allow services to continue while the main building undergoes a two year renovation. The ribbon is cut today on the official opening of the Librarium in an old grocery store at 11th and Denver. A few blocks away, the Central Library has shut its’ doors for a multi-million dollar renovation. Deputy Library Director Kimberly Johnson says the hi-tech Librarium is a testing facility to explore better ways to serve customers based on 21st Century needs.

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Local & Regional
12:40 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Tulsa County I-Phone App One of the First in the Nation

Tulsa County officials show off new i-phone app.
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Tulsa County now has an i-phone app to make it easier to get questions answered and receive the latest information on county events quickly. Chief Information Officer Tom Trimble says it’s the first i-phone app for any county in Oklahoma, and one of only three across the nation. He says you can do anything from finding the nearest library to reporting a pothole. It’s designed to meet the needs of a growing number of people who don’t want to be tied to a desk computer.

The Tulsa County App is available on i-tunes for free. It will soon also be available for Android phones.

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Local & Regional
11:19 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Legislative Priorities Debated at OneVoice Summit

The OneVoice Regional Legislative Summit is held in Tulsa.
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Tulsa area business leaders and state lawmakers hold a summit to help decide the top ten legislative priorities for 2014. Several hundred people gathered for the OneVoice Regional Legislative Agenda. On hand, Oklahoma Speaker of the House, T.W. Shannon, who believes a coordinated regional approach to desired legislation does help when lawmakers are deciding their priorities.

OneVoice sets 10 state and 10 federal priorities each year, then lobbies to get the issues passed. Education, energy, and health care are on the list.

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Local & Regional
11:30 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Improvement Package Gets a Name

Tulsa Councilors meet to decide a name
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The historic tax extension package you’ll be voting on in November now has an official name…it will be called ‘Improve Our Tulsa’. The name is the clear choice of about 100 people in focus groups polled by the Tulsa Regional Chamber. Council Chair David Patrick says having a name for the $919 million package is important. After a brief debate in a special meeting, Councilors voted unanimously to call the initiative ‘Improve Our Tulsa’.

The capital improvements proposal is the largest in city history. It goes on the ballot November 12th.

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Local & Regional
2:58 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Bids Opened for Tulsa Jail Inmates Healthcare

Tulsa County Jail
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Bids are opened for health care services for Tulsa jail inmates today. It’s the first time since the Sheriff’s Office re-acquired the jail that medical services have been put out for bid. Undersheriff Tim Albin says the focus has changed since 2005 when Tulsa County law enforcement took back management of the jail from a private company, there’s more of an emphasis on mental health and electronic record keeping.

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Local & Regional
10:36 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Debris Removal in Tulsa Continues, but It Will Take a While Longer

A storm debris pile near 3rd and Delaware
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It’s been almost a month since the wind storm that did so much tree damage in Tulsa. Crews have picked up more than 44-thousand cubic yards of debris…enough to cover almost 200 football fields three feet deep. City Spokesman Bob Bledsoe says it’s still going to take a while to finish the job.

He estimates it will likely take at least another two or three weeks to complete the cleanup. There is a map on-line at cityoftulsa.org/debris that shows where crews are working and when they will get to your neighborhood.

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Local & Regional
11:50 am
Tue August 20, 2013

New Non-stop air route to Orlando from Tulsa Announced

Tulsa Airport Authority Chair Mary Smith puts on mouse ears to announce new non-stop service to Orlando
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Tulsa International Airport adds a new non-stop service to Florida. The announcement is for a new, non-stop twice weekly flight from Tulsa to Orlando, Florida. Allegiant will be moving into the market beginning October 25th. Tulsa Airports Authority Chair Mary Smith says the new service is a direct result of a marketing effort to add carriers and flights.

Orlando is one of the top destinations for Tulsa air travelers. Allegiant is a low cost airline that focuses on non-stop leisure travel.

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Local & Regional
12:53 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

New Tulsa County Commissioner Sworn-in to Office

Ron Peters takes the oath of office at the Tulsa County Courthouse
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Tulsa County’s newest elected leader takes the oath of office today. Republican Ron Peters, who won a special election last week, is sworn-in as District 3 County Commissioner. The former state legislator says important issues ahead include inadequate juvenile justice facilities and an overcrowded jail. When in the state house, Peters was known as an advocate for juvenile justice issues, and he says doing something about the cramped, outdated facilities here is a priority.

Peters will serve the remainder of Fred Perry’s term, who stepped down early due to health problems.

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