There are some potential dangers to corporate social responsibility. It is important to examine different perspectives from the consumer, the target of the philanthropy, and the shareholders.  



Evocative essays of a poet obsessed with nature and its effects on humanity

Baylor University formally introduced Matt Rhule as its new head football coach on Wednesday. Rhule – the university’s 27th head coach – comes to Baylor’s campus in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that saw the firing of Art Briles fired and resignation of athletic director Ian McCaw.

Most everybody admires Aretha Franklin, but who does the music icon look to for inspiration? In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden talks about The Davis Sisters, a group who specialized in "hard gospel".

Events: Decemebr 2 - 8

Dec 2, 2016

December is finally here and there's plenty to do in Wacotown this week that reflects the holiday season. From Waco Wonderland and the HEB Feast of Sharing to the Wonderland Race and Christmas Toy Drive. But here's plenty more to do and you can hear all about it on this week's episode of Act Locally Waco. 

Business Review: Improve with Improv

Dec 1, 2016

Creative techniques used in improv can help solve business problems in a positive way, as well as generate impressive marketing content for clients. 


Taking a closer look at the effect filing times have on the quality of audits, and how what was found is a bit counter intuitive. 



A moving collection of poems of reflection on women’s issues

On this episode of Behind the Story, we explore the world of legal aid in Waco with Kent McKeever and Jessie Benton of Mission Waco Legal Services. You also hear a story on the legal services offered to those living in poverty, who often can't afford but still need it. 

When the public starts spending less money going out to eat, it often is a warning sign for the overall economy. Learn how small businesses can prosper, despite economic storms. 


New business ideas are being pitched in an unconventional setting that may come as a surprise to some. MBA students are going to jail to help inmates develop business plans.  



Wondrous prose of an M.D. studying a newly discovered South Pacific tribe.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Mass Choir

Oct 16, 2016

On this episode of Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments, Robert Darden explores the sounds of mass choir and the difficulties of recording these large groups.

Downtown Depot: Bland Cromwell

Oct 14, 2016

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with guest Bland Cromwell. Cromwell is part of the 11th Street Partnership, a group of local entrepreneurs who have been acquiring parcels of land west of I-35. In this episode Cromwell talks about his decades-long experience in real estate and development in Waco. 

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.