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Senate Committee Says Massive Cut to Education Spending is Part of a Long-Term Remedy Plan

The Senate Education Committee says the $1.8 billion House bill is merely a quick fix, and prefers spending less money, coupled with a close study of the school-finance system.

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Long-Abandoned 25th Street Theatre To Reopen

May 6, 2014
Ryland Barton / KWBU News

After a drawn-out ownership dispute, Waco’s 25th Street Theatre is one step closer to reopening. The historic theater has been abandoned since 1992 but its tall, iconic sign has remained a landmark fixture in North Waco’s Sanger Heights neighborhood. The theater was once the center of what Wacoans used to call the “Silk Stocking District.”

A scientist's ambitious plan to create an early detection system for eye cancer using people's home cameras is coming along.

On Topic: Juan Williams

May 5, 2014
politico.com

On Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Juan Williams returned to Waco and Baylor University. Williams was the featured guest on the latest installment of the On Topic series with Baylor University President Ken Starr.

Jim McKeown

A riveting story of a series of conflicts, crises, and resolutions deftly managed by a young boy forced to grow up too quickly and too soon.

When time spent texting or on Facebook gets in the way of activities or relationships, it's a sure sign consumption has gotten out of control.

One Year Later, West Leaders Still Worried About Long-Term Effects

Apr 24, 2014
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Today is the anniversary of the explosion that killed 15 and injured over 200 in West. This afternoon city leaders met and gave an update on the city, one year after the blast. Mayor Tommy Muska said the town has rebuilt a lot, but he’s worried about the long-term affects of post-traumatic stress, concussions and other injuries that may have not been visible.

Jim McKeown

 Middlemarch

The quintessential novel of the 19th Century by George Eliot, Middlemarch, ensnares the reader in the life and loves of Dorothea Brooke in Victoria England.

Underhanded marketing tactics to be on the lookout for.

West Remembers 15 Fallen, 1 Year Later

Apr 18, 2014
Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 and injured over 200 in the West. Much of the town gathered at a memorial last night to remember the fallen.

Award-Winning Whiskey From Under A Bridge In Waco

Apr 18, 2014
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The world’s great whiskeys usually come from Scotland, Ireland or Kentucky. But if you’ve ever driven over Waco’s 17th street bridge you’re driving over a new hot spot for the spirit. The Balcones distillery has gotten so many awards, they’re starting to have trouble keeping up with demand. And they’re expanding soon. But they want to stay small--and most importantly--in Waco.

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Events August 11 - 17

This weeks edition of Act Locally Waco has a back to school theme. There's the Back to School Splash at Cameron Park Zoo, Fill a Fiat, Family Night on the Brazos, the Waco ISD Back-to-School Family Fest, the Back to School Celebration at the Cove and more.

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Listener Meet Up

August 17th

Saturday at 11am with encores Sunday at 10am and 7pm