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
1:37 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Enviro Expo Held in Tulsa

Eco-Green Mobile Detailing is an exhibitor at the annual Enviro Expo in downtown Tulsa
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One exhibit at the Enviro Expo in downtown Tulsa is a company that can wash and detail cars without water or any chemicals dangerous to the environment. D.J. Patterson with Eco-Green Mobile Detailing says they’ll come to your home and business and clean vehicles in an eco-friendly way. He says typically washing the car in the drive wastes 100 gallons or so of water, while their method doesn’t use any water.

The annual Enviro Expo targets downtown white collar office workers to show them how to become more ‘green’ in their daily lives. 

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Local & Regional
10:08 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Free Dump Days This Weekend

Saturday and Sunday are free landfill dump days for residents of Tulsa. All kinds of household items can be taken to the Quarry Landfill on 46th Street North to be dropped off, but Lara Weber with the city says you must show you live in Tulsa. A copy of a utility bill or drivers’ license with address can be used.

Nothing containing Freon is accepted, and there is a small charge for tires. The hours for the free dump days are 7am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

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Local & Regional
11:19 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Tulsa Police Review Plans for Large Crowd Events

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Tulsa police have plans to deal with nearly every possibility when large public events are held. Despite precautions, the Boston bombings show what can happen. Police Sargeant Les Young is in charge of special events for the department in Tulsa. He says citizens can help by staying vigilant and if they see anything suspicious, say something to an officer.

There are a couple of large scale events in the downtown area this weekend, so Young says they’re looking over operations plans to make sure everything is in place and ready to go.

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Local & Regional
12:37 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Tulsa Jail Spat Continues

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The Tulsa County jail is not meant to hold more than 1700 inmates, but the current population is more than 1900. It’s prompted a move by the Sheriff’s office to deny entry to anyone arrested on municipal charges ONLY. Undersheriff Tim Albin says there’s a need to go further. He claims the city of Tulsa isn’t paying its’ fair share of jail costs, and says the contract may have to be renegotiated or the city should start operating its’ own jail.

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Local & Regional
1:33 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Tulsa Drivers Cautioned to be Safe in Work Zones

Highway and Public Safety Officials announce Work Zone Safety Week
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With the warmer spring weather, work in construction zones around Tulsa and the state is increasing. Next week is National Work Zone Awareness week, and drivers are reminded to slow down and be safe. Aaron Wilcox is a project manager with Becco Contractors. He says the few seconds you might save speeding through work zones isn’t worth the danger and potential for damage and injury it could cause.

Nationally, more than 1,000 people die each year in vehicle crashes in work zones, and in Oklahoma last year 16 people were killed in work zone crashes.

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Local & Regional
11:50 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Tulsa Experts Debate 'Silver Tsunami' Challenges

Panelists discuss the coming 'Silver Tsunami' changes
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Silver Tsunami is a term referring to the wave of aging of the population in Tulsa and across the nation. A forum in downtown Tulsa brings together experts discussing what kind of challenges that age explosion brings.

Jan Figart with the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa was one of the panelists at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored forum. She says the area is not prepared for the coming Tsumani of seniors who are bringing changes to health, housing, and social service needs.

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Local & Regional
1:47 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Program to Help At-Risk Youth Expands

Mayor Bartlett and wife, Victoria, along with mentors announce Bridges of Faith expansion
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A program to keep at-risk Tulsa youngsters off the streets and out of trouble will expand this summer. The Bridges of Faith initiative returns this year, after serving more than 200 children each week last summer in north Tulsa. This year, the program…a partnership between the community and churches, will expand to other areas of the city. Pastor Tim Newton is with the Tulsa Dream Center, and he says kids tell him Bridges of Faith has helped keep them out of trouble.

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Local & Regional
12:23 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Incumbent Tulsa Mayor Files for Re-election

Mayor Dewey Bartlett files candidacy papers to run for a second term
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On the second day of filing, Tulsa’s incumbent mayor signs candidacy papers seeking another term.

This time around will be different for current mayor Dewey Bartlett. The June 11th primary is non-partisan, meaning if any one candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, he or she is elected. Several other candidates have filed, including two with previous city government experience…former mayor Kathy Taylor, and city councilor Bill Christiansen.

The filing period continues through Wednesday at 5pm.

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Local & Regional
1:43 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Tulsa Deputies Bust a Major Identity Theft Ring

Sheriff's investigators announce arrests of suspects in large identity theft ring
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Tulsa County Deputies bust an elaborate identity theft ring. There are potentially hundreds of victims in states from Utah to New York. A weekend traffic stop leads to suspects running an identity theft ring that may have victimized hundreds of people. Sheriff’s Major Tom Huckeby says three people are in custody, and others are being sought. He identifies the ringleader of the group as Tammy Petitt, and says she’s been arrested for this same type activity before.

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Local & Regional
12:55 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Ground Broken for New Tulsa Fire Training Center

Dignitaries turn dirt for Tulsa's new Fire Safety Center
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Ground is broken today for a new state-of-the-art fire training center in Tulsa. It’s a joint project of the city and Tulsa Community College. Chief Ray Driskell says it will be regional facility for firefighters from Tulsa and other communities.

The new fire safety training center is being built on the northeast campus of Tulsa Community College. Phase 1 should be finished in November, 2014.

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