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. 

Events: September 16 - 21

Sep 16, 2016

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."