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
1:56 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Tulsa Detention Officers Honored

David Moss Detention Officers line up for a special luncheon during National Correctional Officer's Week
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This week, the nation honors those who work in what is frequently called ‘the toughest job in law enforcement.’ It’s National Correctional Officer’s Week. 10-year veteran at Tulsa’s Moss Criminal Justice Center is Detention Officer Matthew Lyons, who finds the job rewarding on most days.

The first full week in May is recognized annually as National Correctional Officer’s Week to honor those who work in detention facilities across the country.

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Local & Regional
1:23 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Remodel of Tulsa Courthouse Jury Assembly Room to Begin

Work is set to begin on upgrading jury assembly room area
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Bids are opened for a remodel of the jury assembly room at the Tulsa County Courthouse. It’s the next step now that security entrances have been upgraded. The room where potential jurors assemble in the basement of the courthouse is too small and crowded for today’s needs. Mark Liotta is County Commission Chief Deputy, and he says sometimes potential jurors spend 3,4, or 5 days waiting in the cramped area to be called for a trial.

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Local & Regional
1:14 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Tulsa Manufacturers Discuss How the City Can Help Them be More Successful

Tulsa manufacturers hold a business roundtable discussion
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A small business roundtable, hosted by former Tulsa Mayor and Oklahoma Commerce Secretary Kathy Taylor, focuses on manufacturers in Tulsa. About a dozen company owners discussed their concerns and how the city might help address them. Larry Mocha is owner of Air Power Systems. He says giving small business a seat at the table when issues affecting them are decided can help regulations stay reasonable without becoming impediments to the industry.

Mocha says if the community can help small businesses be more successful, it will translate to an improved economy in Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
10:30 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Help Could be on the Way for Tulsa's Financially Ailing OSU Med Center

OSU Med Center seeks a partner
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The financially strapped OSU Medical Center in Tulsa is exploring a possible partnership with Mercy Health Systems. It could provide some financial stability to the Tulsa hospital, which is seeking an 18.25-million dollar appropriation from the state. State Representative Doug Cox, who is a physician, thinks such a partnership could attract and train more doctors who would work in rural areas. He says that would benefit the entire state.

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Local & Regional
11:58 am
Mon April 29, 2013

Tulsa Jail to Get Bunk Beds to Help with Overcrowding

Moss Center Overcrowded
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The Sheriff will buy 200 bunk beds to help deal with jail overcrowding. Officially they’re called stackable portable beds. Tulsa Sheriff Stanley Glanz says they’ll replace single portable beds to save space. He says stacking beds with storage space underneath will give needed additional room. Jailers are also considering placing some portable beds in the dayroom as another way to make more room in the cell pods.

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Local & Regional
2:13 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Troopers Cracking Down on DUI Drivers During Prom Season

OHP Troopers looking for DUI drivers this weekend
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Saturation patrols this weekend will target DUI drivers going to and from school proms and other school related activities. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says every prom season young people are killed or injured. He says troopers are making special efforts to try and prevent that this year. Special attention will be paid to I-244, I-44, Highways 169 and 75 and the downtown IDL.

The crackdown on DUI driving begins Saturday evening and runs through the early morning hours Sunday.

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Local & Regional
11:53 am
Thu April 25, 2013

It's on to Step Two in the Plan to Extend Tulsa's Sales Tax

City Hall in Tulsa
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Round one of public hearings on a proposed sales tax extension is almost over. The last of the meetings in all nine Tulsa council districts is next week. City Councilor G.T. Bynum says the next step is to develop a draft proposal on what projects should be included, followed by another round of public hearings. Then the final product of what will be on the ballot will be decided.

Bynum says he still prefers a stand alone vote on streets only first, then a separate vote later on other capital improvement projects.

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Local & Regional
12:39 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Tulsa County Tornado Damage Assessed

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Damage assessments are in from last week’s tornadoes. Some areas in Eastern Oklahoma were harder hit, but a neighborhood near the Bixby and Broken Arrow city boundaries suffered the most damage in Tulsa County. Deputy Area Emergency Manager Jamie Ott says more than a dozen homes were impacted near 134th and South Garnett, with one destroyed. No injuries are reported though.

The National Weather Service says it was an EF-1 tornado that struck the neighborhood.

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Local & Regional
9:27 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Tulsa Jail Again Accepting Municipal Inmates

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The Tulsa jail is back to normal operations, once again taking inmates arrested on just municipal charges. The switch was made last night after the prisoner population was reduced to 1725. The Sheriff's Office had stopped accepting those on municipal charges only after the numbers topped 1900. Since then, various methods have been used to reduce the population in the Moss Center, but officials say they're searching for a more permanent solution, which may include renegotiating the contract with the city of Tulsa.

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Local & Regional
2:24 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Investigators Look into a Fatal Tulsa House Fire

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A woman is killed in a Tulsa house fire. Captain Stan May says crews found the body just inside the front door of a home in the 1900 block of E.Marshall, but had to quickly abandon the structure. He says it was unstable and unsafe and the roof was collapsing. Crews had to fight the blaze from outside.

The Medical Examiner will determine the exact cause of death. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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