Jim McKeown

Memoir of a Chicago reporter and the reclusive Alice and Harper Lee. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Earlier this year an online campaign was started to encourage the placement of a woman on the $20 dollar. Although it’s not the $20, the Treasury Department announced last month that a woman will appear on the redesigned $10 come 2020, which marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.  However, exactly which woman it will be remains uncertain. KWBU’s Carlos Morales spoke with Baylor professor Kimberly Kellison about some of lesser-known women who fit the bill. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Scientists down in Galveston are working to save an endangered species of sea turtle. Houston Public Media's Syeda Hasan rode along with them on a recent trip to release rehabilitated turtles into the Gulf of Mexico. (CC BY 2.0)

In just three years, the number of Texas microbreweries nearly doubled, jumping from 59 in 2011 to 117 last year. And in that time, Waco was home to just one craft brewery, which shuttered its doors within a year. But as KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports, microbreweries are setting up once again for a return in the Heart of Texas.

Midday News on KWBU

Jul 3, 2015
Photo via Flickr/plong (CC BY 2.0)

For the first time in a long time, the night of the Fourth of July in Texas will be red, white, blue – and green. That's thanks to abundant rain so far this year. The lower risk for wildfires means more types of fireworks are available for sale across Texas. And as the Texas Standard's Laura Rice reports, fireworks vendors are seeing more people interested in lighting up the night sky for this year's fourth.


There's plenty to do this weekend and Act Locally Waco director Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU studio to give us the latest on what's happening in the Heart of Texas. Act Locally Waco is a new segment you can hear each Friday during Morning Edition and in the afternoon during All Things Considered on KWBU.

It's your retirement.

Jim McKeown

Suspense-filled story of the disappearance of a young art student, and her sister’s desperate and determined attempt to find her.