About

StateImpact Oklahoma

StateImpact Oklahoma is a collaboration of KGOU, KOSU, KWGS and KCCU. Joe Wertz and Logan Layden travel the state to report on the intersection of government, industry, natural resources and the Oklahoma workforce. Read our reports and hear our stories on NPR member stations.

Partners

KGOU - Your NPR Source

KGOU

Norman - Oklahoma City 106.3 / 105.7 FM
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Public Radio Tulsa

KWGS

Tulsa 89.5 FM
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KOSU_sio

KOSU

Stillwater - Oklahoma City 91.7 FM
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KCCU

Lawton 89.3 / 102.9 FM
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Reporters

Joe Wertz

Reporter

Joe Wertz is multi-platform reporter for StateImpact Oklahoma. He has previously served as Managing Editor of Urban Tulsa Weekly, as the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Oklahoma Gazette and worked as a Staff Writer for The Oklahoman. Joe was a weekly correspondent for KGOU from 2007-2010. He grew up in Bartlesville, Okla., lives in Oklahoma City, and studied journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Logan Layden

Reporter

Logan Layden is a native of McAlester, Oklahoma. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 and spent three years as a state capitol reporter and local host of All Things Considered for NPR member station KGOU in Norman.

The Network

Issues That Matter. Close To Home.

StateImpact is a project of NPR member stations dedicated to examining how state policy and issues affect people and communities. With reporting teams in six states, the project seeks to inform and engage communities through explanatory, data-driven, accountability journalism. Our reporters work to put the news in context, providing insight, background and analysis around focused policy topics.

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Participating States

Florida
Education
Indiana
Education
Ohio
Education
Oklahoma
Economy
Pennsylvania
Energy
Texas
Energy