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.  

10 days. 

During the time span time 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
$180/$15 per month or more
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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.

The boys are back in town!  

And by boys, we mean the StateImpact reporters Joe Wertz and Logan Layden. Last fall they came to Tulsa to pitch in and help with the Fall Fund Drive but this spring they are back for YOU and the March Give and Take. 

The Republican health care bill under consideration in the House of Representatives would change health coverage for a lot of people. It would no longer require that Americans buy health insurance, for instance, and it would eliminate current subsidies, replacing them with a fixed refundable tax credit. To help Americans understand where Congress stands on the debate over this legislation, NPR and member stations around the country have compiled a database of Congressional members’ positions on the bill.  

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President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program. It's similar to the president's January order that was blocked by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. But this latest order leaves Iraq off the list of barred countries. The White House cites more cooperation with the Iraqi government in vetting people who apply for U.S. visas. The latest order also specifically states that it does not apply to legal permanent U.S. residents or current visa holders.

You will hear a new voice on The Splendid Table beginning March 12. 

Recently announced new host Francis Lam has been a regular contributor and guest host since 2010. The award-winning Lynne Rossetto Casper is retiring at the end of 2017; in meantime, Lynne, Francis and other guest hosts will share the hosting duties. 

Dear Friends of Public Radio Tulsa, 

It’s springtime at Public Radio Tulsa, and we have a variety of warm weather thank-you gifts, some for as little as $10 a month! 

But hurry…the clock is ticking on our TWO Early-Bird Specials! DONATE NOW

YOUR PLEDGE. OUR GRATITUDE.

  

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL: Southwood Herbs
$120/$10 per month or more
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It's almost spring, when thoughts turn to...supporting Public Radio Tulsa!  Our Spring Fund Drive will be March 29 - 31 on KWTU, and April 3 - 8 on KWGS.  But don't wait!  Pledge now and take advantage of our TWO Early-Bird thank-you gifts!

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NPR special correspondent Melissa Block is on a road trip and listening tour of the U.S. for an exploration called "Our Land."

Scott Suchman

On Monday, February 27 on All Things Considered, the National Symphony Orchestra will be at NPR to provide the music -- LIVE from Studio One. Seventy-five musicians from the National Symphony Orchestra will perform all the show’s music and the session will end with a live music chat with the conductor and a musician.

Chelsea Beck/NPR

President Trump held a news conference in the East Room of the White House on Thursday. In an event arranged the same morning, he first announced his new pick for Labor Secretary, Alexander Acosta, a law school dean and former US Attorney. He made an extended opening statement in defense of his administration, trumpeting accomplishments and blasting his critics and the news media. He then opened the floor for questions, which lasted more than an hour.

giv-uhn-teyk

Noun
1.  The practice of dealing by compromise or mutual concession; cooperation.
2.  Good-natured exchange of talk, ideas, etc.  

The lively exchange of ideas.  NPR fans.  Chili-Cheese Fries.  Cold beverages.  Join us for OUR inauguration of this new opportunity for civil conversation Thursday, February 9 , 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at Lefty’s on Greenwood.  We’ll chat with two freshmen state representatives about their first week on the job.  We’ll even have door prizes!

Incredible.

Feb 10, 2017
PRT Staff

Incredible. The word to describe the first Public Radio Tulsa's Give and Take. On Thursday evening, February 9, nearly 100 listeners and concerned, engaged community members joined us for  civil discourse, learning and the lively exchange of ideas. We even had some laughter! 

It is happening. Today is the day. The first Give and Take.

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