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.

This week in Behind the Story we talk about Creative Waco, the newly formed arts organization that hopes to turn Waco into a cultural arts district. In this episode we'll hear from Creative Waco's director Fiona Bond. We talk about arts and its role in community development. 


This week in Behind the Story we talk about restorative discipline, an approach to disciplinary action in schools. In this episode we talk to Waco ISD superintendent Bonny Cain about the pilot program that works with restorative discipline that the district launched this year. We'll also hear from Trudy Bender, the district's behavior intervention coordinator. 


This week in Behind the Story we talk about local microbreweries. In July KWBU aired a story about the gradual return of local craft beer to the Heart of Texas. In 2012, the microbrewery industry represented an economic impact of $2.3 billion in the state. Here in town Bare Arms Brewery is contributing to that growth and in the coming months Brotherwell Brewing will join them. 

Courtesy of the University of Texas Press

Welcome to Behind the Story – a program where we take you straight to the source. In 
"We Could Not Fail" - authors Richard Paul and Steven Moss write about the first African Americans in the space program. KWBU sat down with the authors to discuss just how the the histories of the civil rights movement and the space age crossed paths. This interview was recorded July 29, 2015 in the KWBU studios. 

Welcome to Behind the Story – a program where we take you straight to the source. In the City of West, community members are opening a long-awaited museum that focuses on the history of the town. I sat down with the Georgia Hutyra, president of the museum’s board. We talk about the town’s rich Czech and German history and the difficulties and unity spurred by the fertilizer plant explosion in 2013.

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. Recently we aired a story about the research done at the Mind-Body Research Lab at Baylor University, where professor Gary Elkins has been using clinical hypnosis to help postmenopausal women ease the severity of hot flashes and difficulty sleeping. After that story, we'll hear more from Elkins and the work he's doing.

Last week we aired a story about the Support and Empowerment program at McLennan Community College. The program helps single parents navigate through their educational journey, offering parenting workshops, one-on-one talks and general assistance. After that, we'll hear more from the program's coordinator and two single mothers who were interviewed for the story. 

This week Texas State Technical College turned 50 years old. KWBU's Carlos Morales talked with TSTC's Chancellor and CEO Mike Reeser on the historic event, what the future holds for the college, and what are its biggest challenges. In the second half of this program, we'll hear from Scott Neal, who will talk to us about the first-ever Waco Ribfest, which is bringing in several vendors from out of state. 


Joe Riley

The Gathering on the Brazos at McLane Stadium takes place on Palm Sunday, March 29th.  On this episode of Behind the Story, KWBU's Joe Riley talks with three pastors who are helping coordinate the event.  Hear the conversations with Ramiro Pena, Kevin Harrison, and C.J. Oliver.

Behind the Story: Wade Goodwyn

Jan 30, 2015
Joe Riley

On January 28th and 29th NPR's Wade Goodwyn was in Waco for a series of station related events.  During his time in Waco we got Wade in the KWBU studio with Bill Whitaker from the Waco Tribune Herald for this entertaining and informative coversation.