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Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: The Blind Boys of Alabama

Feb 19, 2017

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been around since 1939, when a group of 9 year olds started singing spirituals at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind. The group was originally called the Happy Land Jubilee Singers. And today, they're a Grammy-award winning group. 


  Fun adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, set in a maximum security prison.

 

 

 

Intense adult story of a woman suddenly and inexplicably abandoned by her husband.


Behind the Story: Texas' Mutualistas

Feb 3, 2017

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take  you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll explore the world of mutualistas, small, tight-knit community organizations that work to provide low-income families with resources they otherwise might not have access to. In Texas, the story of these organizations has deep roots, they’re part of a long tradition in Mexico that found its way into Texas in the 1800s.


Downtown Depot: Dana Miller

Feb 3, 2017

On this week's Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Dana Miller of the Village Herbalist & Holistic Health Center. He also speaks with Lucra Real Estate about development in town, and previews a new series about getting involved in Waco real estate. 


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Friendly Four

Jan 29, 2017

The Black Gospel Restoration Project works to preserve America's fast-vanishing vinyl legacy of gospel music's golden age. Some of the records they receive and preserve are by well-known (and well-documented) artists. Others, however, are obscure artists with little known about them. One such group: The Friendly Four.


Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments: Billy Preston

Jan 22, 2017

Billy Preston's "Gospel in My Soul" -- a song filled with a sanctified beat and a screaming Hammond organ -- has all the makings of a gospel classic. (And close listeners would recognize it as the theme song for Shout!). In this episode, Robert Darden looks at the life and times of Billy Preston.


A balanced approach to measurement is key meeting long-term value goals.  

 


A story of two women, close friends, but only one of whom survives an accident.


The title of gospel's first super-group belongs to the Roberta Martin Singers. In this episode of Shout! host Robert Darden tells us at one point in the late 1940s and 50s, every major gospel artist came through the group.


A series of fun stories from several pages down to even a few short lines.


Research indicates that an employee's repeated exposure to violations of moral principle can have a large impact on their personal life. 

 


 

Deputy Manager talks Water Rates Increase and City Projects

Jan 11, 2017
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Starting this month in Waco you will notice an uptick on your water bill. That's because the city's water rates were increased in order to bolster a multimillion dollar, 10-year-long water works project. Deputy city manager Wiley Stem explains the increase and the projects in this interview.


Not all gospel songs are strictly religious, some addressed civil rights and current affairs. One event that saw gospel tributes was the assassination of John F. Kennedy. In this episode we listen to the Dixie Hummingbirds' tribute "My Prayer for Peace".


Learn the three-part formula for success for start-ups. 

 

               

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