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For D.C. Second-Graders, It's All About The Bikes

"What's the first thing we do when we get to our bike?" David Gesualdi asks his second-graders. "Check the air!" they yell back at him.His 19 students are sitting in a semicircle in the gym at Walker-Jones Education Campus, not far from the U.S. Capitol.Decked out in blue helmets, hair nets (for lice protection) and bright orange mesh vests, their eyes shift impatiently between their phys-ed teacher and the racks of shiny new BMX bikes behind him.First, though, he walks them through the A-B-C...
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This week in Behind the Story we talk about Creative Waco, the newly formed arts organization that hopes to turn Waco into a cultural arts district. In this episode we'll hear from Creative Waco's director Fiona Bond. We talk about arts and its role in community development. 

In this episode, Frank Wolfe, former congressman from Virginia and Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, hosting the conversation is Tom Hibbs, Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University and Director of Baylor in Washington D.C.

An Unguarded Malala Is The Perfect Talk Show Guest

Oct 2, 2015

In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education. She marked the first anniversary of the attack by releasing her memoir, I Am Malala. A year after that, she was named the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate ever. This month, the 18-year-old becomes a movie star.

What do you see in your community that helps you be heart healthy, and what gets in your way? People who live in the "stroke belt," an area in the Southeast with high rates of heart disease and stroke, can show you.

"The idea was to have community residents take photos of their individual take on the topic of barriers to heart health," says Sarah Kowitt, a study author and graduate student in public health at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

It was a routine launch for the Atlas V booster, which was carrying a Mexican satellite into orbit as it lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Friday morning. But the rocket's expanding exhaust plume was anything but ordinary.

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Chicago Public Schools has lowered its official high school graduation rate following revelations that thousands of dropouts were being misclassified as transfers.

The official rate for 2014 was actually 66.3 percent, not 69.4 percent, officials said late Thursday. CPS also revised down the graduation rates for each year dating back to 2011.

KWBU Open House

Oct 2, 2015

Today during KWBU's fall membership event, we're inviting you to visit and chat with us during our open house. Starting at 11 am, you can stop by the studio and experience public radio in the Heart of Texas. Poppa Rollo's Pizza will provide lunch, so come by the station and put a face to the voices you hear every day. 

KWBU Open House
11 am - 6 pm


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The U.S. economy added just 142,000 jobs in September, falling short of what most economists had forecast. The unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent, according to a separate survey. The two reports were released by the Department of Labor.


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Local Weekend Features

Events and Activities during Oct. 2 - 8

There's plenty to do this week and Act Locally Waco director Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU studio to give us the latest on what's happening in the Heart of Texas. This week we talk about all the 5ks and walks that take place this weekend, a special documentary screening at the Hippodrome, and a handful of other activities hitting Waco town this coming week.
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