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
1:12 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

A Crash Test is Conducted for Officers Attending a Traffic Safety Summit in Tulsa

A crash test is held on an abandoned portion of the Will Rogers Turnpike
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Law enforcement, lab techs, first responders, and prosecutors are attending a National Traffic Safety Summit in Tulsa. One of the exercises is a live crash test conducted on an old, unused portion of the Will Rogers Turnpike. Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain George Brown says the OHP worked with the University of Tulsa to conduct the training exercise.

Setting up the scenario of a car smashing into the back of a stopped vehicle is Dr. Jeremy Daily with TU’S Mechanical Engineering Department, who says it realistically portrays what an accident scene might look like.

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Local & Regional
1:10 pm
Mon October 14, 2013

Friday Last Day to Register for Tulsa City Election

Tulsa County Election Board
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Friday is the last day to register to vote in the November 12th Tulsa Mayoral and tax extension election. On the ballot for residents of Tulsa, the race for mayor and city auditor, a tax extension and bond issue for nearly 920-million dollars worth of projects, and a question hiking city councilor’s pay, but taking away their ability to vote pay hikes for themselves. Election Board Secretary Patty Bryant says it’s a non-partisan ballot, so anyone who lives in the city of Tulsa and is properly registered may vote.

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Local & Regional
2:08 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

The Federal Shutdown Worries Those Who Feed the Needy

The Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
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The federal government shutdown is impacting food banks some places across the U-S. So far, that’s not the case in Tulsa, but there is concern about what may happen here if the shutdown continues much longer. Maggie Hoey is with the Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. She says there’s worry about the WIC…Women, Infants, and Children’s program. If it runs out of funds, the Food Bank may have to pick up the slack, tightening up supplies.                                 

The food bank already serves 275,000 meals a week in 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma.

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Local & Regional
12:46 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Tulsa's Family Safety Center Dedicates a New Wing

The ribbon is cut for the new One Fire Wing at Tulsa's Family Safety Center.
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A new safety center to help survivors of domestic and family violence is open in downtown Tulsa. One section of the 11,000 square foot Family Safety Center is dedicated today to the late Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Charles Head. The tribe paid for the Charles L. Head One Fire Wing. Chief Bill John Baker was on hand for the dedication. He says Head was passionate about the battle against domestic and family violence, and worked tirelessly to help victims.

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Local & Regional
1:25 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

New Tulsa Jail Inmate Medical Contract Signed

Tulsa County Jail
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A new contract to provide medical care for Tulsa jail inmates is signed. It will cost $200,000 more, but the deal includes improved services for those with mental health issues and a telemedicine component that should save money. Tulsa County Purchasing Director Linda Dorrell helped negotiate the 3.6 million dollar contract with Armor Correctional Health. She says it addresses the growing number of inmates with mental health problems, and includes two additional nurses to speed up processing of medical forms and medications.

The new contract goes into effect November 1st.

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Local & Regional
2:06 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Tulsa to Host 2015 Big 12 Baseball Championship

Sports Commission Director Ray Hoyt makes the announcement as Mayor Bartlett listens.
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Downtown Tulsa will be the site of the 2015 Big 12 Baseball Championship. Ray Hoyt with the Tulsa Sports Commission made the announcement at  ONEOK Field today. He says it’s a first event of its’ kind at ONEOK and a coup for the city. Games will be played in May 2015 over a five day period. The event is expected to bring thousands of fans and millions of dollars to the city.

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Local & Regional
1:05 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Christiansen Won't Endorse Bartlett

Bill Christiansen announces he won't support Dewey Bartlett for Mayor of Tulsa.
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A former city councilor and Tulsa mayoral candidate won’t endorse his fellow Republican for the city’s top job. Bill Christiansen calls Dewey Bartlett a RINO, Republican in Name Only, and he will not support Bartlett’s bid for re-election.

Christiansen admits it’s partly personal, citing what he calls attacks on his wife by the Bartlett campaign during the primary. He says, at this time, he is not endorsing candidate Kathy Taylor either.

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Local & Regional
1:05 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Improve Our Tulsa Campaign Launched

Community leaders launch Improve Our Tulsa campaign
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You’ll be bombarded with information about municipal projects over the next few weeks as the Improve Our Tulsa campaign is launched.

Mayor Bartlett, civic, and business leaders officially begin the campaign to try and pass a 918-million dollar capital improvements package dubbed ‘Improve Our Tulsa’. On board is business owner Jeff Dunn, who says just like in the private sector, government must maintain and improve assets.

More than 70 percent of the package will go to street repairs, bridges, and other traffic related projects. You vote on the issue November 12th.

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Local & Regional
12:55 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

New Healthcare Act Could Impact Tulsa Jail Medical Contract

Tulsa County jail
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What impact will Obamacare have on health services provided at the Tulsa County jail? The Sheriff’s Office says it’s a big unknown right now. Bids are being considered from companies that want to provide health care for inmates at the Moss Center. Undersheriff Tim Albin says finalists have been interviewed, but a fly in the ointment is the Affordable Care Act and what impact it may have. He says the companies bidding for the contract don’t know exactly what the effect might be and neither does the Sheriff’s Office at this time.

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Local & Regional
1:28 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Fire at a Hazardous Waste Facility Causes Anxious Moments in West Tulsa

Fire at West Tulsa Hazardous Waste Company
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The Tulsa Fire Department gave an assist to Berryhill firefighters today at the scene of a blaze at a hazardous waste facility. The building is located on 25th West Avenue and is operated by EQ Oklahoma. 

Apparently a combination of two dry ingredients caused a reaction, creating a cloud, but it was quickly contained. The HAZMAT team drove the area, but found no readings of danger from hazardous chemicals.

EMSA sent ambulances to the scene, but no patients were transported.

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