Studio Stillwater

Studio Stillwater

Welcome to Studio Stillwater. A new media collective dedicated to elevating local voices and telling local stories. Get to know the community and culture that is only found in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Recent Episodes

In The Newsroom

In the Newsroom: 'We are champions at podcast'

May 24, 2022

After an extended hiatus, the newsroom returns to the studio – due to a honeymoon and staff vacations – with a national storytelling award. They also share the stories they wrote in the new Stillwater Oklahoma Magazine publi…

In The Newsroom

In the Newsroom: Responsibility in reporting; weighing public harm vs public good

April 5, 2022

Local News: Bird Flu in Payne County, not an April fools joke. It’s election day in Stillwater, will voters approve a $9 million bond for a new fire station? Going deep : Beau and the newsroom discuss how local news can ofte…

Grassroots: Growing Civic Engagement

Grassroots: Fire Station Bond proposal with Terry Essary and Becky Taylor

March 29, 2022

On April 5th, Stillwater voters will decide on a bond proposal to relocate fire station #2 and build a modern facility for $9 million. Michelle and Chris sit down with Stillwater Fire Chief, Terry Essary, and City of Stillwa…

In The Newsroom

In the Newsroom: Howdy from The Mid South; Spongebob, bikes and schoolhouse rock

March 22, 2022

In this week’s episode, the newsroom discusses how Ashlynd has main character syndrome. SpongeBob Squarepants throw the team in a time loop for Michelle to save them so Chris’ family can share their experience at The Mid Sou…

In The Newsroom

In the Newsroom: Local events making a big comeback

March 8, 2022

After almost a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Stillwater events are making their way back on the calendar. Chris shares details about this year's Mid South gravel bike race and expo. Michelle and beau share their favor…

In The Newsroom

In the Newsroom: Localizing global events; Sorting fact from fiction

March 1, 2022

In this week's episode, the newsroom debates appropriate and inappropriate uses of exclamation points, periods, and thumbs-up emojis! 👍. Michelle begins to dive into a story on local employment and challenges the City of Sti…

About the Hosts

Chris Peters Profile Photo

Chris Peters

Co-Creator & Producer

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Michelle Charles

Co-Creator & Journalist