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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. 


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.

 


 

Amusing tale of the discovery of one of the largest buried ships from the Anglo-Saxon period.


Don't let the rain slow your weekend down, as there's plenty to down in Waco. It's the first Friday of the month so there will be plenty of downtown activities for First Friday.  There's plenty more to do this weekend, from live music at the Wade Bowen Music Festival to the grand opening of t he Dewey Community Center. For more information visit Act Locally Waco


Tale of a doctor who struggles with his medical oath.


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In the coming days, area students from area districts across the state will be wrapping up their schoolwork with their eager eyes set on summer. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the past school year and some of the different stories that KWBU has done on education. Our first stop: Midway ISD. At several of the district’s 11 campuses, you can find a so-called “makerspace", and just like the name suggests, these spaces are designed to reinforce hands-on-learning. But they’re not quite the workshop class of year’s past.


It's Memorial day weekend and there's plenty to do to honor those in the armed services, including a Vietnam memorial service Friday night. Other events this weekend include the Woodway Wine Tour, Brazos Theatre Group's  latest performance, and Imaginate - the latest exhibit at the Mayborn museum. 


Short-listed for the Booker Prize, this heart wrenching novel focuses on the problem of evil.


Human resources and corporate services director, Jeff Lupinacci, who has worked in all the major regions of the world, gives some advice on attracting and retaining top talent for multi-national, U.S.-based companies. 

 


Enchanting, beautifully written tale of elves living amongst mere mortals.


Make sure you understand the statistics before making an important decision. 

 


 

Waco's Unfinished Legacy: Part 1 - The Years Before Jesse Washington

May 9, 2016

This Sunday will be 100 years since the lynching of Jesse Washington – an event so gruesome it’s known as the “Waco Horror”. This week, in collaboration with the Baylor University Institute for Oral History, KWBU presents a 3-part series that looks at how the lynching of Jesse Washington forever changed the city. In this first episode, a look at the years and the events that set the stage for what would happen in 1916.


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