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KWBU 15th Anniversary Poster Signing
2:59 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Anniversary Poster Signing at Lula Janes

St. Francis on the Brazos, Talmage Minter.

Celebrate 15 years of KWBU with your commemorative anniversary poster.  

Join us this Thursday, May 7th for the KWBU 15th Anniversary Poster Signing Event at Lula Janes.  

The painting “St. Francis on the Brazos” is by  Waco artist Talmage Minter.

Those who pledge at least $60 ($5 a month), and fulfill at least one month, can pick up a poster and have it signed by the artist at the reception.

We'll have hors d'oeuvers and live music from the Horton Duo.  

Lula Janes is located at 406 Elm Avenue.  We hope to see you there.  

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The Two-Way
2:19 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

New French Rules Would Expand Surveillance Of Terrorism Suspects

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 3:01 pm

French lawmakers in the lower house of Parliament have voted overwhelmingly to approve a bill legalizing broad surveillance of terrorism suspects. The legislation, which must still be approved by the country's Senate, has been criticized as highly intrusive.

NPR's Eleanor Beardsley tells our Newscast unit:

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Parallels
2:13 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

London's Dominance Becomes A British Election Issue

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 6:32 pm

Nearly every country in the world has its major hub city, often the capital, with smaller cities feeding into it. The United Kingdom takes this structure to a whole new level. London is one of the richest cities in the world, and its population is the size of the next six British cities combined.

A global hub, London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen elsewhere. The U.K. has struggled with this imbalance for decades. This Thursday's election is highlighting the divide.

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KWBU EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
12:29 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Account Executive Position Open

Goats and Soda
12:22 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Natural GMO? Sweet Potato Genetically Modified 8,000 Years Ago

Now that's a big root: Sweet potatoes aren't tubers, or thickened stems, like potatoes. Sweet potatoes are roots — swollen and packed with starch.
U-ichiro Murakami Flickr.com

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 1:51 pm

The first genetically modified crop wasn't made by a megacorporation. Or a college scientist trying to design a more durable tomato. Nope. Nature did it — at least 8,000 years ago.

Well, actually bacteria in the soil were the engineers. And the microbe's handiwork is present in sweet potatoes all around the world today.

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