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Today city officials announced that Waco was selected to participate in a nationwide initiative that aids city halls with data use to make local government more effective.

Bloomberg philanthropies launched the What Works Cities program earlier this year. The $42-million initiative provides support to now 21 mid-sized American cities in 15 different states, and will admit up to 100 on a rolling basis until 2017.

Business Review - Retail Shrinkage

Dec 10, 2015
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Whether due to employee error or theft, missing inventory (known as "shrinkage") costs U.S. retailers $70 billion annually. Older workers have value to organizations because they help prevent shrinkage.  (*ENCORE)

Today, the Philanthropy lab at Baylor presented more than $50,000 in grant money to local nonprofits. The course - which began last year - is part of a network of 14 universities across the country.

From the Waco Wonderland  to the holiday concerts throughout town, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But holiday events aren't the only attractions this week, so Ashley Bean Thornton of Act Locally Waco is here to help us sift through local events.

Business Review - Social Impact Partners

Dec 3, 2015

You don’t have to sacrifice performance by bringing your values into your portfolio. Social impact bonds are being offered in the marketplace, often referred to as “pay for success” securities.

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The psychology behind people's reactions to crowded shopping centers. Why do some shoppers get excited and others not so much?


The three key members business leaders need on their team to help propel the business to where they want to go (encore broadcast).



Likely Stories: Letting Myself In

Nov 19, 2015

Pleasing, warm, and relaxing all describe the poetry of Anne McCrady.

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Online consumer-centric business principles are revolutionizing the way traditional farming is done.  (Encore airing)

KWBU invites  you to join us Saturday, December 12th for a midday gathering to celebrate the 15th anniversary of public radio in the Heart of Texas. 

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and Talmage Minter, artist of the KWBU 15th anniversary poster, will be there signing copies. 

Interested in becoming a supporter of public radio? If you're not already a member you can become one at the event; a $5-a-month membership gets you a copy of the KWBU anniversary poster. 


Beautifully written tale of slavery in Pre-Civil War Virginia.

On Monday, The Texas Tribune will be hosting a symposium on higher education at Baylor University - with topics ranging from affordability to diversity and graduation rates. KWBU's Recently caught up with the Texas Tribune president and CEO Evan Smith to talk about the day-long symposium and what events like these mean for Texans. 

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This is Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we talk about all things elections. After a brief look at the November 3rd ballot items at a state level and local area elections, we’ll talk with Pat Flavin, an assistant professor of political science. We talk about political behavior, why voter turnout can be predictably low in local elections, and how voter turnout might look next year. 

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Companies are taking a more proactive approach to encourage healthy lifestyles for their employees. (*ENCORE)

From the podcast of the same name, Night Vale is a curiously inventive tale.