Lead Stories

Poverty Series
9:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Poverty Series: Buddy Edwards and Shamethia Webb

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate. And one of the biggest ways that poverty affects the lives of Wacoans is food insecurity. This week we talk with Buddy Edwards, the executive director of Caritas in Waco, and Shamethia Webb, the regional director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a non-profit based at Baylor that addresses hunger issues across the state.

 

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Business Review November 20, 2014
7:59 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Business Review - Branding in a Complex Marketplace

In today's multicultural marketplace, brands are using subtle cues and visual diversity to facilitate messaging where groups aren't well defined. 


Likely Stories Book Review
7:40 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Likely Stories: Cat's Cradle

Cat's Crable by Kurt Vonnegut
Jim McKeown

Sixties icon Kurt Vonnegut's novel of dark humor with interesting takes on government, religion and politics.


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Texas News
5:28 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Gay Marriage Campaign in Texas Points to Republicans for Support

Texas for Marriage is a new campaign from Freedom to Marry and Equality Texas that promotes support for same-sex marriage in Texas.
Texas for Marriage

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 6:58 am

Gay-rights advocacy organizations Freedom to Marry and Equality Texas are teaming up to build support for same sex marriage in Texas.

Their campaign is called Texas for Marriage. It’s a grassroots effort to get volunteers in Texas spreading support for same-sex marriage – including Republicans.

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Health
5:27 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Health Policy Experts Explain the Affordable Care Act's Impact in Texas

L-R: Tim Eaton, Prof. Sam Richardson, Bee Moorhead and Rep. John Zerwas discussed the Affordable Care Act at KUT on Nov. 18, 2014.
Ben Philpott/KUT

Originally published on Wed November 19, 2014 7:26 am

A few days after the start of the second enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, a discussion took place at KUT on the health care law's implementation in Texas. Topics included what lawmakers considered in the 2013 legislative session to get the 1.5 million Texans who fall in the Medicaid coverage gap insured, how premiums shifted for 2015 plans on the federal marketplace in Texas, the people who make up Texas' high rate of the uninsured and what the chances are the 84th Legislature will take up this discussion in January.

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