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This week there's plenty to keep you busy in Wacotown. You can head to the grand openings of the Waco Hispanic Museum and the East Waco Library, or check out the Heart of Texas Airshow or MDA's Chillin and Grillin at Indian Spring Park. But that's not all there is, find out more in this week's episode of Act Locally Waco. 


Asking "why" can uncover new industries right under your nose, and also be the key to innovation and success.

 


Chekhovian style stories of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the days around World War I. 


Courtesy of Baylor Collections

One hundred twenty years ago today, Crush, Texas was one of the biggest cities in the state. Never heard of it? That’s because it was made up, created and gone in a day. It was the site for a publicity stunt that would soon be called the “duel of iron monsters." 
 


Amusing retelling of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.


Studies show an employee dealing with stress can decrease customer satisfaction and retention. 


Interesting story of a writer who desires change and immerses herself in the Italian language.


People who survive, even thrive, in the start-up world, all tend to be “hard-wired” the same. Gritty people have deeply thought out, long-term goals and a “stick-to-it-ive-ness.”

 


 

Shawn Achor researches how people can re-wire their brain to be happier. He says there are two things that accelerate the brain toward growth – the perception of progress and seeing the finish line as being close.

 

 


Jim Haller sits down for a conversation with Dr. Roland Goertzon this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  Dr. Goertz is Chief Executive Officer of the Heart of Texas Community Health Center.  

This program was recorded June 1, 2016.


Mission Waco

With poverty comes many problems. Along with a low socio-economic status, many impoverished families face debilitating legal problems that continue to erode their income. For KWBU, Sakina Haji reports that one local organization trying to alleviate this.
 


This weekend and during the week ahead there's plenty to do in Wacotown. Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU studios to help us sift through everything, from the Moulin Rouge at the Hippodrome to the Brazos Forum's latest lecture. Find out about more July events in this week's episode of Act Locally Waco. 


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This year's Baylor orientation is a bit different. It’s been nearly a month since major leadership changes at the University following an investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assaults. So what are incoming incoming students thinking in the wake of Baylor’s sexual assault scandal, and what changes are Baylor working towards?


David Schleicher sits down for a conversation with Dr. David Oualaalou, global affairs analyst, author, and professor of government at McLennan Community College.

This conversation was recorded June 21st, 2016, in the KWBU studio. 


Happiness fuels success – not the other way around – says Shawn Achor in his book “The Happiness Advantage.” He says that research shows us when we raise somebody’s level of happiness first by deepening their optimism and deepening their social connection, every single business outcome we can test for improves. Productivity rises 31%, sales rise cross industry by 37%, and you’re 40% more likely to receive a promotion. Happiness is actually a precursor to greater levels of success, not merely the result of it.

 


 

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