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The Long and Forgotten History of Texas' Mutualistas

Dec 23, 2016

If you’re a life-long Texan, you many have heard of a mutualistas. These mutual aid societies were part of a long tradition in Mexico, and found their way into Texas in the late 1800s. The organizations worked to provide low-income families with resources they otherwise might not have access to. While most disappeared in the 30s and 40s, throughout Texas today there are still a small number of in operation, including one thriving community mutualista in Waco that’s been around for more than 90 years. 


Engrossing and thought provoking novel of a cognitive scientist examining his life.


From posting pictures of food on Instagram, to 'checking in' on Facebook, research shows phone snubbing - or "phubbing" - can weaken a relationship. 

 


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Black Nativity

Dec 19, 2016

Some of the most well-known spirituals revolve around Christmas. These songs - like "Mary, Whatcha Gonna Call That Pretty Little Baby" -- were featured in the 1961 off-broadway premiere of Black Nativity. 


Behind the Story: The Cove

Dec 16, 2016

On this episode of Behind the Story, we'll take a closer look at a special population in the Waco Independent School District. Of the nearly 15,000 students enrolled in Waco ISD last year, nearly 10 percent were estimated to be homeless. For students this means they lack a fixed place to spend the night. Today, we take a closer look at the Cove, the new non-profit that aims to help homeless students and we'll also hear from people involved with the project. 


Downtown Depot: Kate Duncan

Dec 16, 2016

On this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Kate Duncan, the owner of Wildland Supply Company, the clothing boutique that's spearheading the redevelopment of Washington Avenue. You'll also get a look at the Kings Landing, the newest gaming store to hit Wacotown. 


Latest collection of Billy Collins offers a slight detour from his usual humor.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Gospel Quartets

Dec 11, 2016

In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden takes us to Birmingham, Alabama, where we hear the sounds of one of the area's greatest gospel quartets, Dorothy Love Coates and the Gospel Harmonettes. 


There are some potential dangers to corporate social responsibility. It is important to examine different perspectives from the consumer, the target of the philanthropy, and the shareholders.  

 

 


Evocative essays of a poet obsessed with nature and its effects on humanity


Matt Rhule Introduced as New BU Football Coach

Dec 7, 2016

Baylor University formally introduced Matt Rhule as its new head football coach on Wednesday. Rhule – the university’s 27th head coach – comes to Baylor’s campus in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that saw the firing of Art Briles fired and resignation of athletic director Ian McCaw.

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. 

 


 

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