Meghann Ray

Development Associate

She’s back! In the second grade, Meghann was put in charge of watching her Papa Reuben at the front doors of Kendall Hall. She was to make sure he stayed put while her nana and mother parked the car. Needless to say, the two of them wandered off and got lost. They were found at the round red bench outside the Public Radio Tulsa office and studio. It is only fitting that more than twenty-one years later, Meghann joins the staff as the Development Associate.

A University of Tulsa alumna, Meghann has spent the past seven years in the non-profit social services sector working in communications, fundraising and special events. She is an avid and passionate community advocate and says her life’s mission is to make a difference locally and beyond. Meghann believes Public Radio Tulsa is an integral part of our community.  

PRT Tulsa

Here at Public Radio Tulsa we have 100,000 listeners and growing, 3,000 members, and 267 of you attended our Southwood Member Party on Monday, June 19, 2017. We had perfect summer weather for a memorable evening and celebrating…YOU! We loved connecting with old friends and meeting some of you for the first time!

Many of you have thanked us and Southwood for the party:

Health Care Bill Q&A

Jul 12, 2017
NPR

This week, Republicans in Congress have tried to rally votes behind a bill that proposes major changes to the way Americans get health care and how much they pay. In Oklahoma, nearly 4 million could be affected. Use this Q&A to explore how the bill would affect you.

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Meet Scott Horsley

Jul 12, 2017
NPR by Steve Barret

 

Scott Horsley is a White House correspondent for NPR News. He reports on the policy and politics of the Trump Administration.

Horsley took up the White House beat in 2009 after serving as a San Diego-based business correspondent for NPR where he covered fast food, gasoline prices, and the California electricity crunch of 2000. He reported from the Pentagon during the early phases of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A BIG shout-out to the nearly 100 listeners who made their very first donations during our 10 Days/100 New Members Drive in June!  Your contributions helped Public Radio Tulsa end our fiscal year strong.  Thanks to all of you who became Public Radio Tulsa supporters.  (Not a member yet?  We still have New Member gifts!)  

Over the first ten days of June, we shared a message: Public Radio Tulsa membership is for EVERYONE.  Whether your gift is $10 or $1,000, your support is vital and valued.

Allen Mandlebaum loves sleek, Italian sports cars.  He ALSO loves NPR.  So when he decided he had one too many vintage Alfa Romeos in his garage, he gave us a call and donated this yummy little cherry red number to benefit Public Radio Tulsa. 

“We listen to NPR all the time.  And we want to SUPPORT NPR,” says Mandlebaum, who adds that he has been restoring Alfas for years.  But at almost 75, he says that climbing in and out of a tiny two-seater isn’t as easy as it used to be.  That led to his decision to part with what he jokingly calls his “Italian mistress.”  

PRX

July 4th with Leroy Anderson and the Boston Pops on KWTU Classical 88.7, Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at noon. Listen Live

Not a moment too soon...the Hidden Sixties have returned! Co-hosts John Wooley and Scott Gregory will present the Hidden Sixties Summer Special on KWGS-FM on Friday night, the 30th, starting at 8pm. This time around, it's an appreciative salute to the Monterey Pop Festival, which took the world by storm -- and launched the so-called "Summer of Love" -- some fifty years ago, in June of 1967.

We had SO much fun last night! So much fun!

A gigantic thank you to ALL of our friends at Southwood Landscape and Garden! You hosted a spectacular Public Radio Tulsa Member Thank You Party! We had great weather, food, drinks, music, door prizes, members and an all-around GREAT time. Plus, everyone got to do a little sale shopping!

Party Updates!

Jun 16, 2017

We love you! All of you! And we wish every single one of you could come Monday night!

The outpouring of people registering have exceeded our expectations and our space capacity. We are now at 300 people attending the Southwood Member Thank You Party!

Unfortunately, registration is now CLOSED for the event. We promise there will be more parties!

But wait, there are more party announcements!!

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee at 1:30 p.m. today, as the investigation continues into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Sessions is expected to take questions about his recusal from the Russia investigation, his own meetings with Russian officials, and what if anything he knew about a private Oval Office meeting between President Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey. Here is Sessions' prepared opening statement to the committee, annotated by NPR journalists.

Something special just for YOU! 

How many times over the course of 10 days do you find yourself saying to someone, “Hey, I heard this GREAT story on Morning Edition”…or wind up sitting in your driveway for 15 minutes so you don’t miss a second of RadioLab?  If you’re a public radio fan, and if you’re not already a contributing member of Public Radio Tulsa, the first 10 days of June are for YOU.  It’s our “10 Days/100 NEW Members” drive. 

How do you listen to Public Radio Tulsa? How do you get stay-up-to-date with local news?

We asked.  You answered. 

Now, let us say “Thanks!” with a summertime party just for YOU, Monday evening, June 19, 2017!

Your financial support over the last 12 months has been nothing short of amazing, including a record-breaking Spring Fund Drive.  Over and over, we’ve heard from listeners who’ve said how grateful they are for the balanced, fact-based news and analysis, and brilliant music they hear on Public Radio Tulsa.  Now it’s time to celebrate the people who make this possible:  Our listener contributors!

10 days. 

In the span of ten days, just imagine all you’ll hear on Public Radio Tulsa. 

Rigorous, fact-based news.  Respectful discussion.  Rich storytelling.  The very best in classical, jazz, folk, and western swing music.  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me (twice!).

You rely on the unparalleled news, conversation, and music on Public Radio Tulsa.  And we rely on YOU, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with us in support of public radio.

100,000 Listeners, but…

Invisibilia

May 4, 2017
Marina Muun for NPR

Public Radio 89.5 begins Invisibilia Season 3 on Thursday, June 1, 2017. This four-episode season airs every Thursday in June at 12:00 p.m. and it will be rebroadcast Friday at 8:00 p.m.

Thank you to everyone who came out to May's The Give and Take on Education on Thursday, April 27!

Special thanks to our speakers: State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Tulsa City Councilor Anna America, and Sand Springs Assistant Superintendent Rob Miller; our volunteers Peggy, Shannon, Ellen and Virginia; and the Central Library for hosting!

We ended the evening with some door prize fun! 

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Before his election, back in October, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump laid out a 100 Day Action Plan. He called it his Contract With The American Voter. Among other things, it called for the full repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act, suspension of immigration from certain "terror-prone regions," and the lifting of "roadblocks" to let "infrastructure projects like the Keystone Pipeline move forward."

 

Education. It is one of the most important and discussed issues in our state. We see it on the ballot and we see it in the daily headlines. 

But what questions do you have? What are your concerns? What actions do you want to see? Join us for the April Give and Take on education. 

Can humans use the robot revolution to their advantage? Marketplace Morning Report’s David Brancaccio explores how technology is changing the workplace and how we can adapt.

TAKE THE QUIZ

The world premiere broadcast of "This Land Sings: Songs of Wandering, Love, and Protest Inspired by the Life and Times of Woody Guthrie” will air over Classical 88.7 KWTU, Tulsa, on Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 pm.

Spring Fund Drive:  OUTSTANDING!

    Those of us who make our living behind a mic are rarely at a loss for words. But the response to Public Radio Tulsa’s Spring Fund drive left us speechless.

Thank you to all of you who made contributions, large and small, to support YOUR public radio station.  We surpassed our fund drive goal of $200,000 BEFORE the final day of the drive, and our total now stands at an astounding $233,801!  

WE ❤️ YOU!

Apr 10, 2017

We've said it before and we'll say it again. 
 

Because of you, we're able to continue to provide the highest quality news, information, conversation, and music. 

 We are at $225,367 and counting for the Spring 2017 Fund Drive!   

Thank you for listening, thank you for supporting, and thank you for standing with Public Radio Tulsa!

  

Tick tock! The doctor is in and she has issued a challenge. 

You can make a bigger impact with your dollars.  

Here's how the challenge works: this afternoon between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. if we receive $2,000 in pledges, Dr. Kathleen Heffron will donate $1,000 to Public Radio Tulsa. 

Will you meet the challenge? DONATE NOW

Your Support is Still Crucial, Now More Than Ever. And we still have some GREAT thank you gifts for you. Check 'em out! 

Public Radio Tulsa/NPR Cap
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Love NPR and PRT?  Shout it to the world with this stylish charcoal gray ball cap!  This six panel cap has a self-fabric Velcro closure and sports the Public Radio Tulsa logo in front in white stitching, and the full-color NPR logo on the back.

 

 

No Pitch Wednesday?! What is is that?!

It just means no programming will be interrupted on Public Radio 89.5 tomorrow for our fund drive! All pledge reminders will be heard during regular scheduled breaks. 

See if you can hear the message from Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me's Peter Sagal...

In the meantime, help us keep this incredible momentum going! We are 75% of the goal and counting! 

 DONATE NOW

You can also give us a call at (918) 631 - 3689 

Groundbreaking

Thought-provoking.
 
Data-driven. 

News without noise. 

Stories with context and fact. 

Great journalism. 

This is what you have come to love and appreciate about public radio. This is why you turn to Public Radio 89.5 KWGS for your source of news and information, local and national. This is made possible because of YOU. 

Public Radio Tulsa brings you great journalism and unforgettable music, every day.

Your support is more important than ever. And we want to hear from you! We are using listener comments on our social media and website during the Spring 2017 Fund Drive to encourage others to join you in supporting Public Radio Tulsa.

CLICK HERE to let us know why you support and your favorite program! 

You can read some of the quotes here:

Unforgettable, great, profound, vibrant, enduring

All adjectives that can be used to describe the classical music that you hear on Public Radio Tulsa's Classical 88.7 KWTU EVERY DAY. 

Great music has the power to stir emotions, gives you an escape, even if temporary, and is always there whenever you need it. 

Public Radio Tulsa Staff

If you weren't with us at The Give and Take on Thursday, March 23 you were missed!

Wikipedia

 

Two very high profile hearings took place this week on Capitol Hill. The House Intelligence Committee is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Senate Judiciary Committee is grilling President Trump’s nominee to be the next justice of the US Supreme Court. 

Get caught up and  follow the real-time coverage here with the NPR live blogs.

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