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.  

The Art of the Playlist

Nov 21, 2017

Sweetness! It's an extended and ever-so-tuneful edition of our podcast for the extended holiday weekend. Listen in as Jeff Martin (of Philbrook Museum) and Scott Gregory (of Public Radio Tulsa) dig various songs and/or bands inspired by art and/or artists and/or museums and/or The Muse. Sonic bliss? Odd audio? Both? Neither? It's in the ear of the beholder, friends.

Sexual violence against women is not new. But the conversation about it is starting to change.  And the #MeToo movement has reflected thousands, or millions, more stories of personal pain and humiliation. We’re taking the conversation local.

Spend your Thanksgiving with Public Radio Tulsa! Tune in Thursday, November 23, 2017 to hear turkey tips, the science behind gratitude, a look at laugher, and beautiful music. 

The Splendid Table's Turkey Confidential
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | KWGS Public Radio 89.5
LISTEN LIVE

Ask The Experts

Nov 9, 2017

An in-depth chat with Hrag Vartanian and Sharon Louden, two of the most prominent thought leaders in the art world today. Topics range from early museum experiences to a one-way trip to Mars.

Hosted by Jeff Martin with Philbrook Museum of Art and produced by Scott Gregory with Public Radio Tulsa.

 

Today, public broadcasting in America turns 50, and Public Radio Tulsa joins America in saluting this national treasure. In signing the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967, President Johnson expressed the hope that one day, public television and radio stations would satisfy “America’s appetite for excellence” and “enrich man’s spirit.” 

The Public Broadcasting Act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which serves as the linchpin of a unique public-private partnership that today sustains nearly 1,500 local public television and radio stations across the country. 

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On the first anniversary of President Trump’s election, NPR is looking back at his victory speech. NPR reporters across the newsroom have annotated his election night remarks, providing context and analysis to his policy promises and noting who among the people he thanked are still in the inner circle a year later.

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The annual tradition continues! The Splendid Table presents “Turkey Confidential,” a live Thanksgiving Day call-in show, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on KWGS Public Radio 89.5. This year’s guests include Lidia Bastianich, Marcus Samuelsson, and Amy Sedaris.

Here's The Thing

Nov 2, 2017

Here’s The Thing is a series of intimate and honest conversations hosted by Alec Baldwin.  Alec talks with artists, policy makers and performers – to hear their stories, what inspires their creations, what decisions changed their careers, and how relationships affected them. 

Hear this hour-long, ten-week series Thursdays at noon and Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. beginning November 2, 2017 on KWGS Public Radio 89.5. You can also listen online HERE.

Here's a simple, powerful way to make an even bigger impact with your monthly gift to Public Radio Tulsa:

 

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When you make the switch to EFT, more of your gift will go to the programs you love because:

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The Price of Fine Art

Oct 26, 2017

Explore a different side of legendary actor Vincent Price for our special Halloween episode with Philbrook curator, Christina E. Burke. Guest starring Michael Jackson, Johnny Carson, and Jack Nicholson. 

Hosted by Jeff Martin and produced by Scott Gregory.

Today marks 70 years of Public Radio Tulsa! 

On October 19, 1947 KWGS hit the airwaves as one of the first FM stations in Oklahoma. We since have evolved into the stations you love today: KWGS Public Radio 89.5 and KWTU Classical 88.7. You can tune in 24/7 - 365 days a year to hear great journalism and unforgettable music.
 
We recently celebrated with two special events on September 30, 2017. Scott Horsley, NPR’s White House Correspondent, was our honorary guest. 

Thank you for taking YOUR stand with the facts. 

You make a difference. You make Public Radio Tulsa possible.

Thank you for supporting Public Radio Tulsa all year long and most recently during the Fall Fund Drive. You'll hear your contribution in the fact-based reporting, in-depth and compelling storytelling, and unforgettable music.  

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 Fall 2017 Fund Drive to encourage others to join you in supporting Public Radio Tulsa. 

More Perfect

Oct 5, 2017
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Public Radio's Tulsa's latest Documentary of the Week is Radiolab’s first ever spin-off show and it’s about the Supreme Court. More Perfect is a five-part series and it will air on Public Radio 89.5 Thursdays at noon and rebroadcast Fridays at 8:00 p.m. beginning Thursday, September 28, 2017.  LISTEN LIVE  

 

Whether you’re a brand-new listener to Public Radio Tulsa, or a long-time fan who’s never quite made that first donation yet, the time to act is NOW!

Public Radio Tulsa member Julia Harris has made a pledge of $5,000 to our Fall Fund Drive…if we receive donations IN ANY AMOUNT from 300 new members by midnight, October 14th. 

The Hidden Sixties Halloween Special
Airing Friday, October 27, 2017
8:00 p.m. on Public Radio 89.5 KWGS-FM
LISTEN LIVE

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Museum Confidential: The Podcast
A Twice-Monthly Podcast
Beginning Friday, October 13, 2017. 

Cool-weather gifts for you!

Ahhh, that summer sun was great!  But with fall and winter on the way, we’ve rounded up thank-you gifts perfect for cooler days. And introducing for the first time ever:  NPR SOCKS!

You’re welcome.

Fall 2017 Thank-You Gifts:

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You turn to Public Radio Tulsa every day for news that delivers the facts.  Not alternative facts.  Not “blue” or “red” facts.  But in-depth, scrupulously-researched stories that give you the information you need to make up your own mind.

Facts matter.  And so does your support.

As we prepare for Lynne Rossetto Kasper's retirement this December, we want to know what you love most about The Splendid Table's beloved longtime host and co-creator.

Please join us and American Public Media in celebrating Lynne with the #lynnelove campaign.

As you know, it’s been five years since new episodes of Car Talk have been produced, and the Best of Car Talk program ceases distribution this month. While there is no replacing our beloved Click and Clack, we will be moving an EQUALLY riotous program into the Saturday noon timeslot:  Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me

The event series you loved last season is back! And we are kicking off the 2017/2018 season of The Give and Take with Scott Horsley, NPR White House Correspondent, in honor of our 70th Anniversary

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THE WORKING TAPES OF STUDS TERKEL

Monday, September 4 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Public Radio 89.5 | LISTEN LIVE

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President Trump is addressing the nation tonight, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Central, on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials tell NPR that the president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. 

Listen LIVE on Public Radio 89.5.

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Join Here and Now hosts Robin Young and Meghna Chakrabarti from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, 2017 as the eclipse crosses the country. They’ll hear from eclipse chasers, scientists, first time observers and reporters across the nation. Tune in to Public Radio 89.5 or LISTEN LIVE HERE

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Live Map -- Total Solar Eclipse Crosses The U.S.
The excitement has been building for weeks and weeks. On Monday, August 21st the solar eclipse will finally be here. It will darken the skies along a path from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first eclipse that will be seen from coast to coast in 99 years. Millions will don special glasses or watch through pinhole projectors. Eclipse enthusiasts say totality never disappoints. Follow this live updating map tracking the position of the eclipse across the United States.

We are officially SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone attending. We look forward to seeing you on September 30! If you would still like the opportunity to see Scott Horsley live, please join us at The Give and Take!

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Public Radio Tulsa and The University of Tulsa cordially invite you to AN EVENING WITH SCOTT HORSLEY, NPR White House Correspondent

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A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile is coming back for a new season this fall. You won't want to miss this fun, witty, star-studded, 26-show second season. Each episode has original music, comedy and a talented special guest.

Here are some fall dates to look forward to! 

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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:

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