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 Thing Called Love

21 hours ago

For our special Valentine’s Day episode we explore many different kinds of love, from the boomtown couple that founded Philbrook to the supposed foot fetishism of an iconic French artist. Keep an ear out for a brief cameo by Marie Antoinette. 

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

Best of the West

Feb 2, 2018

Gilcrease Museum houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of art and artifacts of the American West. This episode features a discussion with Gilcrease Senior Curator Laura Fry and special appearances by Neil Young and Henry Kissinger.

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

Oklahoma’s state prisons are overcrowded, dilapidated, and understaffed.  Women in Oklahoma are incarcerated at twice the national rate.  Two state questions aimed at sentencing reform passed in 2016, but they left major areas unaddressed. 

Vehicle Donation

Feb 1, 2018

Is it time to break up with your car?  Saying “goodbye” is hard to do, but you can make it easier by turning your beloved car into your favorite programs here on Public Radio Tulsa!  It’s an easy way to support public radio, and we can even tow your car for free.  

Car Talk Vehicle Donation Services will be with you every step of the way! Give them a call at 1-855-277-2346 and tell them you want to donate your vehicle to Public Radio Tulsa today.

Ask Tulsa style and business icon Marilyn Ihloff what she thinks of Public Radio Tulsa, and she’ll tell you, “I love NPR and I feel KWGS is my own local public radio family.”  She’ll also tell you that being an underwriter is good business.  “Our salon and spa guests are KWGS listeners and always mention hearing our spots.

 

On Friday, February 9, the Winter Olympics begins in Pyeongchang, South Korea amidst allegations of doping, corruption and growing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. It's the first of three straight Olympic competitions to be hosted in Asia (Tokyo in 2020 and Beijing in 2022).

The 2018 Hidden Sixties Valentine's Day Soiree
Friday, February 9, 2018 | 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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February is prime concert season if you are a classical music lover in Tulsa.  And every Friday at noon on Classical 88.7 KWTU, you can delve deeper into these concerts on Classical Tulsa with host Jason Heilman.  This month, Jason features music from upcoming Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa Ballet, Tulsa Youth Symphony, and Tulsa Camerata performances:

February 2: Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, from the Tulsa Symphony’s February 4 concert

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Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III, seen as a rising political star with a famous last name, will deliver the Democratic response to President Trump's State of the Union tonight, January 30, 2018. In announcing their decision, Democratic leaders in Congress called Kennedy a "relentless fighter for working Americans." Kennedy is the grandson of the late Robert Kennedy, the former U.S. attorney general and New York senator who was assassinated in 1968. He is also the great nephew of both the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy and the late president John F. Kennedy.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address to Congress tonight, January 30, 2018, which will be followed by a response from the Democratic Party. Journalists across the NPR newsroom will be annotating those remarks, adding fact-checks and analysis in real time. You can also watch the speech live.

Live Stream Will Begin at 8:00 p.m. Central.

State of the Union Annotation:

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We explore the bookish side of museum-going in a revealing conversation with poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who in 2013 was the first and only Poet Laureate at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). 

 

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

 

 

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Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. | Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
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1968: How We Got Here

Jan 17, 2018

This year-long project looks back at 1968, a remarkable year that saw such upheaval and progress on civil rights, politics, and technology.

Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated, and President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. 1968 also saw the first manned Apollo space mission and the debut of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Stories will air across NPR's newsmagazines through 2018 on topics that help explain how we got where we are today, 50 years later.

My friends will tell you: I’m not a cockeyed optimist.  I’m the gal in the back of the room rolling her eyes and looking for the hors d’oeuvres table. 

But get me talking about Public Radio Tulsa, and I’m all unicorns and glitter.  And thanks to you, I believe 2018 will be our best year yet.

Just look at all LAST year brought us:

The Forgotten Man

Jan 5, 2018

 Arguably at the height of his career with work in Vanity Fair and Vogue, regularly shooting the likes of Jesse Owens, Gary Cooper, and Katharine Hepburn, photographer Lusha Nelson died in 1938 at the age of 30. His personal archive remained lost until 2015 when it was rediscovered by Philbrook. Hear the amazing true story. 

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

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Did you know that one of the most popular Christmas songs was co-written by a Tulsa Central graduate? Which holiday classic’s meaning is completely misinterpreted? And what yuletide standard’s lyrics were written twenty years before the melody?

These stories and more on this locally-produced special, hosted by Public Radio Tulsa’s Steve Clem.  This holiday special originally aired Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Everybody's a Critic

Dec 22, 2017

  

Movies and museums. Museums and movies. They go together like popcorn and Milk Duds. On this installment of our podcast, we speak with Charles Elmore of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Topics include memorable motion pictures of 2017, what makes a film an "art film," how today's so-called Golden Age of Television relates to (or doesn't relate to) today's films and filmmakers, and so forth.

Listen to a thank you message from Lulu Garcia-Navarro, host of  Weekend Edition Sunday.

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Drawing Conclusions

Dec 7, 2017

Our first in-depth artist chat, with acclaimed photorealist, Karl Haendel. Topics range from the best types of pencils and football to Dutch artist M.C. Escher and politics. See Haendel's work in the current Philbrook Downtown show, "Game On." 

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

The tradition continues with holiday specials on Public Radio Tulsa! Kick your new year off listening to these specials. 

YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDES
2017 Specials on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
2017 Specials on KWTU Classical 88.7
2018 New Year Specials

The tradition continues with holiday specials on Public Radio Tulsa! Spend your holidays listening to breathtaking music! 
 

YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDES
2017 Specials on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
2017 Specials on KWTU Classical 88.7
2018 New Year Specials

The tradition continues with holiday specials on Public Radio Tulsa! Spend your holidays listening to some of your annual favorites and a few new ones! 

YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDES
2017 Specials on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
2017 Specials on KWTU Classical 88.7
2018 New Year Specials 

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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 took the conversation local. Listen to the full recording HERE.

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
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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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