Ryland Barton

News Reporter/Host, All Things Considered

Ryland Barton is a radio reporter and All Things Considered host at KWBU. He came to Waco from Austin where he worked as a reporter, producer and host for the local NPR affiliate, KUT. His reporting has taken him from the Texas capitol to small towns and cities around the world, covering state and local politics, water shortages, forced relocations in rural China, and the rise of luxury cars as status symbols in Beijing. Ryland has a Master's Degree in Journalism from the University of Texas and a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Chicago. Outside of work, he enjoys writing songs, playing ultimate frisbee and driving to new places.


5:02 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

North Texas Earthquakes Continue, But Too Small To Feel


In January a series of earthquakes rocked the small North Texas towns of Azle and Reno. Many blamed the events on high-pressure injection wells used to dispose fluids from ‘fracking.’ Researchers are still studying what caused the earthquakes, but the state’s oil and gas regulator is seeking greater authority to suspend injections.

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6:00 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

SpaceX Rocket Explodes During McGregor Test Flight

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

A SpaceX rocket exploded over the spaceflight company’s McGregor, Texas test site.

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4:45 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Disc Golfers Descend On Waco's 'Beast'

Vince Caddell

This Weekend is the 18th Waco Annual Charity Open—a disc golf tournament with proceeds going to the Baylor Autism Resource Clinic. Part of the tournament takes place in the new and improved Brazos Park East, which has just gone under $2.6 million in renovations. Disc golfers call the course "The Beast."

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City Council
4:51 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Zoning Change Would Let Small Grocery Stores Sell Beer And Wine Downtown

Tonight the Waco City Council will vote on whether to allow small groceries to sell beer and wine in Central Waco. The change might attract more small grocery stores to downtown.

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Baylor Football
4:45 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

McLane Stadium '99.5% Complete'

McLane Stadium
Ryland Barton KWBU News

The field is in place, the scoreboard is up and there are just a few finishing touches left…yes, Baylor’s McLane Stadium is nearly complete.

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