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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Texas News
11:25 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Students Work Summer Jobs For West Recovery

The Old West Movie Theater
Ryland Barton KWBU News

This summer twenty-one college students and recent high school graduates in West got a summer job helping the town recover. Students worked on construction, cleanup, and organized an expanded library for the elementary school. The summer comes to a close this week for the student workers. 


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Waco ISD
3:16 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Waco ISD Cancels Free Bus Program, Will Provide Some Passes

Jill Ament

Last year Waco Transit gave about 18,000 bus rides to Waco ISD students as part of the district’s Student Ride Services program. It was part of a larger effort to improve attendance across the district. But school officials say they're disbanding the effort.

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Texas News
5:36 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Lawmakers Mull Revising Driving Without License, Insurance Fines

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Texas lawmakers are looking to revise a program that adds fines to drivers charged with driving on an invalid license or without insurance. The policy is being criticized for being too burdensome for Texas drivers who are poor.


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Waco
11:05 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Grocery Race: How Long Does It Take To Ride The Bus To HEB?

Ryland Barton KWBU News

We at KWBU News have been doing a bunch of stories about food insecurity in Waco lately and one of the things we keep coming back to is food deserts. Basically, there just aren’t any grocery stores in central Waco—you’ve pretty much gotta have a car to get to one. Pretty much gotta have a car…you could also ride the bus. So that had us thinking…what’s it like for people who ride the bus to the grocery store?

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Hunger
4:57 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Demand For Emergency Food Spikes, Caritas Seeks Canned Food Donations

Caritas of Waco

Caritas of Waco is asking for canned food donations. They’ve had a busy summer with more people using their food bank than usual. KWBU’s Ryland Barton stopped by Caritas to learn about the shortage and talk with the executive director of Caritas Waco, Buddy Edwards.


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