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
12:11 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Hundreds seek employment at a Tulsa job fair

It’s another sign of economic resurgence in Oklahoma as hundreds of hopefuls go for interviews at a job fair in East Tulsa. Fair organizers say companies, especially those in the manufacturing industry, are hiring. More than 30 firms participate in the fair, looking to fill positions from entry level to upper management. One of those hoping for a job is John Hogshooter, who isn’t having much luck in the construction business back home. He says he drove hundreds of miles to attend the event here in Tulsa.

Local & Regional
2:00 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Courthouse renovations hit a snag

Work on improving Tulsa Courthouse entrances hits a snag. While digging in front of the County Courthouse on Denver Avenue, construction crews discovered an old diesel fuel tank that everyone had forgotten was there. County Commission Chief Deputy Mark Liotta says the Department of Environmental Quality will have to inspect the tank and determine any issues that need to be fixed before it can be removed.

Local & Regional
11:14 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Oklahoma Thunder Souvenirs hot sellers in Tulsa

All things Thunder hot sellers

Thunder Basketball souvenirs are selling like hotcakes. Temporary stands in Tulsa selling items with the Thunder logo can’t keep the most popular in stock.

The big seller….Fear the Beard…shirts, pennants, and posters featuring sixth man James Harden’s fuzzy facial hair.

Steven, who has a stand at 36th and South Harvard in Tulsa, sells sports souvenirs all over the country. He calls the Thunder mania in Oklahoma among the most passionate he’s ever seen.

Local & Regional
1:34 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

A former Tulsa City Councilor will run for Mayor

Bill Christiansen announces for Mayor
KWGS News

A former city councilor will challenge Tulsa’s incumbent mayor in the Republican primary.

Bill Christiansen announces his bid for mayor at a south Tulsa park. He points to a police station across the street as one reason he’s seeking the city’s top executive post. He says it’s only open Monday through Friday 8-4. He wants it open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and says it’s an example of his priorities if elected mayor.

Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

The Tulsa Jewish Federation and Community Food Bank team up to feed the hungry

The layout for the Jewish Federation Garden
KWGS News

The Tulsa Jewish Federation is partnering with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to provide fresh fruit and vegetables for the hungry. The project to provide the food is a community garden. Jewish Federation Director Drew Diamond says the produce will be donated to the food bank.

Ground was broken on the project today. The garden is on a plot of land owned by the Jewish Federation just north of 71st street. The first plantings in the garden will be in the fall.

Local & Regional
12:09 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Delinquent Tax Auction

Crowds gather for a delinquent property tax sale
KWGS News

It’s an overflow crowd at a delinquent property tax sale conducted by Tulsa County Treasurer Dennis Semler. Some 500 pieces of land on which owed property taxes from 2008 haven’t been paid go up for auction. Potential bidders are looking for bargains. Landlords are looking for rental properties or fixer-uppers to sell.

The auction will continue every day this week at the Convention Center downtown until all properties are sold.

Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Shots fired outside a South Tulsa Quik Trip

File photo

One person is assaulted with a baseball bat, another shot at a Quik Trip parking lot in South Tulsa. Police Officer Leland Ashley says some sort of confrontation between two groups took place at a store at 51st and Yale, then moved to a second Quik Trip near 71st and Mingo…

Several shots were fired. The person hit was taken to a hospital and at last report was in critical condition. Ashley says it’s lucky no innocent bystander was hit by gunfire with the shooting occurring in such a public place.

Local & Regional
2:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Law Officers involved in a courthouse plaza shooting incident are honored

Deputies who helped bring down a courthouse plaza shooter are honored for their ‘heroic’ actions. At a ceremony at the courthouse, Undersheriff Tim Albin read a description of the events outside the Tulsa County courthouse on March 7th. In responding to reports of a shooter on the plaza, Deputy David Fortenberry was wounded in both hands. He received a purple heart and medal of valor at the ceremony.

Local & Regional
1:27 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Sheriff's Cold Case Investigators seek leads in a 14-year-old murder

KWGS News photo

Teenager Dena Dean disappeared from Town West Shopping Center 14 years ago. The murder case is unsolved to this day. On the anniversary of her death, the Tulsa Sheriff’s Cold Case Command Post is set-up in the shopping center parking lot. It’s an annual event seeking tips on Dean’s murder or any other crimes still under investigation. Dean’s father Larry hasn’t given up hope the case will be resolved. He says while he believes there will be justice for his daughter some day, there will never be ‘closure’ for him since he will never have his daughter back.

Local & Regional
2:52 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Tulsa bus plant reaches milestone

KWGS News

A milestone is met at an airport based company that isn’t an aerospace business.

The facility on Tulsa airport land once manufactured B-24 bombers. For the past decade, the huge building has been used to make buses, mostly school buses. I-C Bus is now celebrating the 100-thousandth bus rolling off the assembly line. Plant Manager Greg Hutchison says Tulsa has been a good fit.

The first bus rolled off the line here in January 2001.

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