Behind the Story

Fridays 11:30am beginning August 7, 2015
  • Hosted by Carlos Morales

Expanding beyond the three-and-a-half  minute news piece you've heard on KWBU,  we share more of the interviews that didn't make it into the story, but is still interesting and relevant to the topic.  Behind the Story begins airing weekly on August 7th, 2015 in it's regular time slot of 11:30am Friday.

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Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll revisit some conversations from earlier in the year. First you'll hear KWBU’s talk with Dena Davidson. Davidson is the director of researcher at the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans. Then we'll recall our conversation with Abigail Disney, director of the 2015 documentary “The Armor of Light.” And finally, we'll talk with the minds behind Heritage Creamery about their homemade ice cream. 


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In the coming days, area students from area districts across the state will be wrapping up their schoolwork with their eager eyes set on summer. In this episode, we’ll take a look at the past school year and some of the different stories that KWBU has done on education. Our first stop: Midway ISD. At several of the district’s 11 campuses, you can find a so-called “makerspace", and just like the name suggests, these spaces are designed to reinforce hands-on-learning. But they’re not quite the workshop class of year’s past.


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll take a look at some research that’s being conducted at Texas State Technical College in collaboration with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. The research aims to find out just how much plants need to be watered before they get stressed and die. It’s an endeavor that can prove useful, especially here in Texas.


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we'll hear about how KWBU's Michael Incavo -- a native of Ohio -- came to understand Texas when he first moved here. In this episode, we'll hear Michael's original story followed by an interview with McLennan Community College history professor Ashley Cruseturner. This is Behind the Story.


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this special episode we’ll talk with Prosper Waco’s executive director Matthew Polk and the organization’s director of communication Christina Helmick. In this episode we talk about defining Prosper Waco, it’s goals, and what it means for Waco. 


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll talk about mobile businesses. Now you may think of food trucks – like the ones peppered along university parks – when you hear the phrase ‘mobile business.’  But being mobile isn’t just about offering that late-night taco fix…it’s increasingly become a platform to provide a convenient means for other goods and services. In this episode of Behind the Story, we explore the world of Mobile barbershops. After a story on the businesses we’ll hear from two barbers from Kileen that have made the mobile jump. 


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode, we’ll hear KWBU’s complete conversation with Lakia Scott, an assistant professor at Baylor University, who has co-authored a new book about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We talk about HBCUs, their historical roots and their questionable future. 


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In this episode of Behind the Story, we'll take a look at the March 1st joint primary election results here in McLennan County. After that we'll revisit a conversation with Pat Flavin, an assistant professor of political science at Baylor University. We talk about political behavior and why voter turnout can be predictably low in local elections. 


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. Earlier this week, former democratic U.S. Representative Chet Edwards released his congressional papers to the Baylor Collections of Political Materials. In this episode, we’ll talk with Edwards and Debbie Davendonis-Todd, an archivist with the Baylor Collections Political Materials. This is behind the story.


Welcome to Behind the Story a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll hear about how two women that have spent the last several months recording McLennan County history by documenting cemeteries and gravestones in the area. The task has taken them from larger cemeteries in the county to single-graves in cow pastures. 


Welcome to Behind the Story a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll visit Waco Independent School District’s two multi-district magnet schools: The Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy and the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy. 


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In this episode of Behind the Story we’ll hear about smartphones – how they’ve become such a prominent fixture in our day-to-day life, and how our addiction to the palm-sized devices can negatively impact relationships. 


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Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll hear about a first-of-its-kind program at Fort Hood. This month, Fort Hood began a specialized court that provides veterans who commit a misdemeanor on the post with the opportunity to avoid a federal conviction, if they can successfully complete treatment and counseling courses. 


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll hear more from a conversation KWBU aired in December. We talked with Kathleen Tyson, who spent her last years at Baylor researching Waco’s crime rate. Tyson examined long-term trends of violent, property, and index crimes in Waco between 1930 and 2013. 


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Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we take a look at the return of Blue Bell Ice Cream and why Texans were so quick to forgive the company after a widespread listeria outbreak. 


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