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.

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Baylor
4:54 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

New Baylor Business Building Designed For Collaboration

Brian Hausam, project manager with Flintco, in the atrium of the Paul L. Foster Campus construction site.
Ryland Barton, KWBU News

Baylor has topped out its new $100 million Business School building at the corner 4th and Bagby—signifying the halfway point in construction. The Paul L. Foster Campus for Business & Innovation will add 41 new classrooms and expand space at the school by 40 percent.


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Poverty Series
9:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Poverty Series: Buddy Edwards and Shamethia Webb

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate. And one of the biggest ways that poverty affects the lives of Wacoans is food insecurity. This week we talk with Buddy Edwards, the executive director of Caritas in Waco, and Shamethia Webb, the regional director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a non-profit based at Baylor that addresses hunger issues across the state.

 

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McLane Stadium
6:21 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

How Baylor Wired Up McLane Stadium For Your Phone

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One of the great feats of Baylor’s McLane stadium is how wired it is—in the past we’ve talked about the WiFi setup at the stadium that allows you to watch instant replay footage on your phone. But what if you aren’t using WiFi? Here's a story about what it takes to supply 45,000 people with cell phone coverage…in a place that didn’t really coverage before.


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Ted Cruz
3:44 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Ted Cruz Criticizes 'Net Neutrality' In Austin

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On Friday U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas visited the Capital Factory, a startup business incubator in Austin, to make a speech opposing net neutrality, calling it “Obamacare for the Internet.” Last week President Obama called for more regulation of Internet service providers to prevent them from providing preferential access to some companies. Cruz argued that regulating the Internet will still end up favoring large companies with armies of lobbyists.

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Health
12:03 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Texas Launches Health Site For Low-Income Women

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Today Texas lawmakers unveiled a new website designed to connect women with health services around the state. Lawmakers say that in the past, accessing these programs wasn’t easy.


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