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Behind the Story
4:01 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Behind the Story: TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser

This week Texas State Technical College turned 50 years old. KWBU's Carlos Morales talked with TSTC's Chancellor and CEO Mike Reeser on the historic event, what the future holds for the college, and what are its biggest challenges. In the second half of this program, we'll hear from Scott Neal, who will talk to us about the first-ever Waco Ribfest, which is bringing in several vendors from out of state. 

 

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Around the Nation
3:32 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

In Charlotte, Police Use Simulators To Engage Community Amid Distrust

Charlotte Police Chief Rodney Monroe answers questions from the group.
Lisa Wolf WFAE

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 4:22 pm

Usually police simulators are tucked away in training academies. But in a Charlotte middle school gym, a crowd of 100 people watch Cpt. Rob Dance as he leads a teenager through a simulated traffic stop that goes bad.

The simulator lets out several loud bangs. Dance notices the teen is nervous, his hands are shaking.

"You shot 24 times," he tells the student. "Did you realize that?"

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All Tech Considered
3:32 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

At The Heart Of A Watch, Tested By Time

The author, modeling her mother's watch.
Laura Sydell NPR

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 4:22 pm

When my mother passed away, I was by her side in a peaceful, sunny room at a hospice in South Florida. The sliding glass doors looked out to a flourishing garden filled with bougainvillea, rose bushes and carefully cultivated grasses. A block of sunlight, alive with swirling dust, hit the edge of my mother's bed where the tops of her small bony feet made a lump under the light cotton covers.

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It's All Politics
3:32 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Young Trafficking Victim's Story On NPR Leads To Senator's Amendment

"I never thought that my story would have touched somebody so much that they went in front of Congress to present a bill," the young woman, whom NPR is not naming, said of Shaheen. "There's a lot of voices out there that can't tell her thank you."
Evie Stone NPR

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 4:25 pm

Hearing the words of a 24-year-old victim of human trafficking — and her struggle to wipe away her conviction on prostitution charges — inspired New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.

That young victim, who was featured in an NPR story in February, endured years of rapes and brutal assaults by pimps who forced her into prostitution.

"I'm not ever going to forget what I've done or what I've gone through. But at the same time, I don't want it thrown in my face every time I'm trying to seek employment," she said. "I don't want to have to explain myself every time."

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Around the Nation
3:32 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Protests Continue In Baltimore Over Death Of Freddie Gray

Originally published on Fri April 24, 2015 4:43 pm

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