Dr. Gary Mortenson, Dean of the Baylor University School of Music joins Derek Smith on this edition of Baylor Connections. They discuss the role the department plays in the community, training musicians and how music builds bridges.

Peculiar story of a pair of young lovers, who are con-artists, working on a desert ranch.

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A new survey of civic engagement finds the Lone Star State lagging. The state’s size, and the mobility of its population, contribute to the low rankings.

After 28 years of service, Lester Gibson has decided not run for County Commissioner of Precinct 2. The decision has kicked of a highly contested race for the seat.  In the week leading up to early voting we are airing conversations with each of the candidates.  Feb. 13th - 19th  during Morning Edition and All Things Considered you'll hear Will Burney talking with candidates for Precinct 2 County Commissioner to discuss their platforms and unique qualifications. 

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik

The president’s budget proposal calls for privatizing the International Space Station, which advocates say could jumpstart a “low-earth economy.” Opponents fear space states like Texas and Florida could lose jobs.

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The industry has gradually shifted from east Texas to the Panhandle.

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Baylor University President, Dr. Linda Livingstone talks about the impact of faculty research and becoming a Tier 1 research institution.  

Special Programming - ON THE RECORD

Feb 9, 2018

Host Bill Whitaker, opinion editor for the Waco Tribune Herald, sits down with Waco ISD Superintendent A. Marcus Nelson and Mathew Polk, executive director of Prosper Waco, to disucss WISD's failing schools. 

Shocking story of incredible corruption in 15th century Vatican of Pope Alexander VI

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Reps. Linda Koop and Donna Howard say the Texas House is ready for change, too.

Subsidizing the private space industry could be a risky proposition for state governments, but the economic benefits are tempting.

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The University Interscholastic League used new software to make better groupings, but some coaches say their teams have it worse now.

Stimulating novel, which is a sequel to Henry James’ The Portrait of a Lady



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Three of the seven Democrats running for Texas’ 32nd Congressional seat are Obama administration veterans.

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The Trump Administration is asking for $25 billion for additional border security, and some wonder if the funding could come from the immigration system itself.