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.

VIA U.S. ARMY - FORT HOOD

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’ll talk with the Waco diaper Bank’s founder Ellen Filgo, we talk about her inspiration for starting a local diaper bank, about diaper-need and how poverty plays a role in all of this. After that we’ll talk with the national diaper bank network’s executive director Joanne Goldblum. But first we’ll hear the original story KWBU produced about the Waco Diaper Bank.
 


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll hear about a longstanding music program at Mission Waco. But the kids that go through this program aren’t just learning how to craft songs, they’re also learning to cope and deal with the problems they face day-to-day. That’s because these kids are high-risk youth, and Pastor Gabriel Dominguez, who leads the program, is helping them, through music.


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. Veterans Day was this week and to remember those who have served in the armed forces we'll be hearing from 86-year-old Allen Smith, a resident of Elm Mott.  Smith, an African-American, rose through the Air Force ranks during a time when many were still flighting for their civil rights. Interviewing Smith is his son Michael Smith, whose wife found his father’s medals and diplomas hidden away in a closet.


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this special episode, we travel to Night Vale – the strange fictional town made wildly popular by the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and now­ book. Its creators – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor – stopped by Waco for a book signing and Q&A with KWBU’s Jim McKeown. 


Behind the Story: Traditions

Oct 23, 2015
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This is Behind the Story a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we talk about traditions. We’ll talk with Amanda Norman, University Archivist with the Texas Collection at Baylor about all the traditions associated with homecoming and the university.But first we’ll hear a story on sailgating – a new, growing tradition at McLane stadium. 
 


Welcome To Behind the Story a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll take a closer look at the Waco Mammoth National Monument and its path from excavation to national park system. First, we’ll hear KWBU’s original coverage on the new designation for the site, as well as an interview with National Park Service director Jon Jarvis and an update on the dedication that took place this month.  


This week on Behind the Story we talk with Diane Ravitch, an education historian and researcher who also served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education. In this episode, KWBU talks with Ravitch about her memories growing up in the Texas education system, her thoughts on No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, charter schools and the future of education. 


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. 

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