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Movers and Shakers

Apr 17, 2014

Learn the signposts of successful entrepreneurs to see opportunities when others don't.

Servant Leadership

Apr 17, 2014

Humble managers create a work environment that fosters staff loyalty and better customer service. 

  The Lover 

Marguerite Duras weaves a semi-autobiographical tale of a young, French girl in French Indo-China after World War II

President Obama Memorializes Fallen Fort Hood Soldiers

Apr 10, 2014
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President Obama delivered the names of the soldiers behind a three rifles, three helmets and three pairs of boots—symbolizing the fallen servicemen.

Rapoport Academy Renovates Old Paul Quinn Building

Apr 4, 2014
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Waco’s Rapoport Academy is renovating an old building on its campus. It’s one of the first projects in the Texas Main Street development along East Waco’s Elm Avenue. The school is financing the project with a mix of private donations and help from the city.

Fort Hood Shooter Kills 3, Himself, Injures 16

Apr 3, 2014
Ryland Barton / KWBU News

Four are dead and 16 are injured after a soldier went on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood military base yesterday afternoon. The shooter took his own life after a brief standoff with military police. Officials say the man used a gun bought off-base.

Initial reports of the shooting were foggy. Yvonne Frate, a middle school teacher at Fort Hood, said she had just driven off the base when she saw police cars racing in.

Joani Livingston

The Lost Estate

Alain-Fournier is the pseudonym of Henri Alban, a talented writer killed at the Battle of the Meuse in 1914. This novel tells the story of a mysterious love. 

The Growing Fight Against Standardized Testing

Mar 26, 2014
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The Growing Fight Against Standardized Testing

There's been a lot of push back against standardized testing in Texas and across the country. Last year Texas lawmakers passed a law reducing the number of state exams a highschooler has to take from 15 to five. Author Ron Berler followed one Connecticut high school as students and teachers agonized over exams over the course of a year. Berler will be speaking tonight at the Baylor School of Education. KWBU's Ryland Barton talked with him about his book, "Raising the Curve."

Oracle CEO Talks Big Data At Baylor Business Forum

Mar 20, 2014
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Oracle CEO Mark Hurd was the keynote speaker for the Hankamer School of Business’s forum on Big Data. Hurd talked about how the ability to collect huge amounts of data has changed the way companies do business. And, as Ryland Barton reports, Hurd said we should just get used to companies prying for personal information.

Protecting the Texas Lesser Prairie Chicken

Mar 13, 2014
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Protecting the Texas Lesser Prairie Chicken

The Texas Lesser Prairie Chicken has caused a lot of drama for West Texas ranchers over the years. Agricultural, wind and oil development on the plains has threatened the species, and could force landowners to change their practices. As KWBU's Ryland Barton reports, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is deciding whether to list the bird as an endangered species.

Boosting School Breakfast in Texas

Mar 7, 2014
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Boosting School Breakfast in Texas (02:33)

Texas schools served almost 310 million breakfasts during the 2012-2013 school year. That's according to the Texas Hunger Initiative at Baylor University. They've just released their Texas School Breakfast report card, which measures school breakfast participation. As KWBU's Ryland Barton reports, their research shows that students who consistently eat breakfast perform better in school.

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Lake Waco Boating Restrictions To Prevent Zebra Mussels' Spread 

Mclennan County has been added to a list of counties where boaters will have to drain water from boats and fishing buckets after being out on the lake. As KWBU's Ryland Barton reports, the rule goes into effect this Sunday.

Civil Rights Messages on Gospel's B-Sides

Mar 4, 2014
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  During the Civil Rights Movement, there were strong ties between activists and gospel artists. What few people know is just how far these artists went to support the movement. KWBU's reporting intern Alexis Cubit reports.

Hearts of Space on KWBU Sundays, 10pm-Midnight

Aug 11, 2013

Hearts of Space grew out of former architect Stephen Hill's fascination with space-creating, ambient and contemplative music. Beginning in 1973, Hill hosted a weekly late-night radio program on KPFA-FM in the San Francisco Bay area. What began purely as a labor of love eventually became the most popular contemporary music program on public radio. 

KWBU Power Morning Prize Winner Announced

Dec 4, 2011

The 2nd Annual KWBU Power Morning was a success.  

Thanks to everyone who pledged and donated to the member match, we exceeded the $60,000 goal.

Congratulations to our Bose Mini Blue Tooth Speaker winner Seth Borsellino. This prize was donated by Dr. Sara Dolan and Brian Adamik.  

Enjoy the programming – with less fundraising – that you’ve helped make possible.

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