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
1:02 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Holiday Air Travel Season Is Here

Tulsa air travelers get ready for the holidays
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It’s the start of the busy holiday season, and Tulsa International gets ready for thousands of flyers going through the gates.

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Local & Regional
12:46 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Time to Get Your Family Ready for Winter

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Some parts of the state are hard hit, but the Tulsa area gets off easy during the season’s first brush with winter weather. But Tulsa Area Emergency Manager Roger Joliffe says it’s a wake-up warning to get ready for the inevitable storm that will hit here. He says every family should have a plan and an emergency kit to deal with the impact of ice, cold, and snow.

Joliffe says winter preparedness should include an emergency supply of food and medications, a change of clothes, and a way to keep your home heated in case of a power outage.

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Local & Regional
1:23 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

New Hotel for Downtown Tulsa

An artist's concept of the Hilton Garden Inn downtown.
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A new hotel is announced for downtown Tulsa. It will provide rooms for those attending events at the BOK Center and Convention Hall. The new seven story, 134-room Hilton Garden Inn will be just a block from the BOK Center. Developer Pete Patel with Promise Hotels says given the resurgence of downtown Tulsa, the time is right for additional rooms for the business and leisure traveler.  

The project will include retail and restaurant space and a rooftop patio. It’s expected to be completed in 2016.

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Local & Regional
12:02 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

A Tulsa Aerospace Company Gets a New Airport Home

Ribbon cutting at L-3 Aeromat
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An aerospace company expands with a move to a new facility at Tulsa International. A ribbon cutting ceremony is held today in the new center for L-3 Aeromat. The company moved from Jones-Riverside, and General Manager Gary Ball says it gives them the additional space they need for possible future expansion. The renovated facility is more than 90,000 square feet and a building for engineering, laboratory and testing space, and two hangars.

The company provides aircraft modification and airborne mission support for military, scientific, and special missions. 

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Local & Regional
3:03 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Legislative Leaders Address Tulsa Regional Chamber Forum

Top state lawmakers address Tulsa business and civic leaders
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The State House Speaker and Senate President brief Tulsa business and government leaders on the top issues for the 2014 legislative session. At a Chamber of Commerce forum, Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman and House Speaker T.W. Shannon outline their priorities for lawmakers. Shannon says priority one is pension reform. He referred to cities and states undone by huge unfunded liabilities. Education reform, judicial reform, and reworking Insure Oklahoma are also listed. Shannon says he and Bingman agree on 95% of issues on the agenda.

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Local & Regional
11:54 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Funding Cuts Could Close a Tulsa Airport Exit

Tulsa International Airport
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Planned federal cuts could mean closing one exit point at Tulsa International Airport, but officials say the impact here would likely be minimal. The Department of Homeland Security plans to cut funding nationwide for TSA security officers at exit points…an area similar to one used in last week’s shootings at Los Angeles International. If funding is cut, Alexis Higgins with Tulsa International says the exit would most likely be closed. She says that’s the best option if Homeland Security ends funding for manning airport exits.  

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Local & Regional
11:43 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Early Voting Days Change

Tulsa County Election Board on North Denver Avenue
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Those wanting to cast an early ballot for next Tuesday’s election need to know the law has changed. Days for early in-person absentee are different. Until now, if you wanted to vote early, the days for local and state elections were the Friday and Monday before the Tuesday vote. Tulsa County Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says that’s no longer the case. The early voting days for in-person absentee balloting are now the Thursday and Friday in advance of the Tuesday vote.

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Local & Regional
11:23 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Oklahoma Congressman Meets with Tulsa Area Business Leaders

2nd District Congressman Markwayne Mullin
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The federal budget, infrastructure, and water resources are discussed by Oklahoma’s 2nd District Congressman at a Tulsa Regional Chamber forum. Markwayne Mullin says the budget is the top priority, but he also addressed the country’s aging infrastructure. A member of the House Transportation Committee, he says revenue must be found to address the problem. He’s looking at cutting what he calls waste elsewhere and using the savings for infrastructure projects.

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Local & Regional
1:53 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Tulsa Tech Dedicates New Campus

Dedication ceremony for Tulsa Tech Sand Springs
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A new Tulsa Tech campus is dedicated in Sand Springs. Superintendent Steve Tiger says it will help give students necessary skills to meet job demands in today’s economy. Tiger says there is a ‘skills gap’ across the   U-S and Tulsa Tech offers classes to help meet needs of the workforce.

The 16-million dollar building already has 300 students enrolled for the fall semester, and could accommodate up to 500. This is the seventh campus in the district. Earlier this week, an Owasso campus was dedicated.

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Local & Regional
12:39 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

An Oklahoman Remembers Hurricane Sandy

Red Cross volunteer Gretchen Haugh
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After Hurricane Sandy slammed the Eastern coast of the U-S one year ago, one of the many relief workers to arrive was Gretchen Haugh, an Eastern Oklahoma Red Cross volunteer. She helped open a shelter on Staten Island, managed a large shelter in Brooklyn, and led the effort in a large warming center near the Brooklyn Bridge. Many victims were residents of Chinatown and did not speak English. She says that was one of the most difficult obstacles she faced, getting translations to ask the most basic questions like where do you live and what’s your name in order to assist the victims.

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