Behind the Story

Occassional Series
Ryland Barton

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 is an occasional series that airs in place of the Central Texas Leadership Series.

Behind the Story
4:01 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Behind the Story: TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser

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. 


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Behind the Story: The Gathering
12:44 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Community Unification One Goal of The Gathering

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.

Cornerstone Breakfast Photo Gallery
1:15 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Behind the Story: Wade Goodwyn

Bill Whitaker (l) with Wade Goodwyn (r)
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.  

Local News
12:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Behind the Story: Food Insecurity, Food Deserts

McLennan County Food Desert Project, Baylor University

This week we’re turning our attention towards poverty and hunger in Waco. First KWBU’s Jill Ament recently reported on a new program at Waco ISD called Meals on the Bus. The initiative strives to provide meals for students students on free or reduced lunches even during the summer. And their families too, turn to this program to get the meals they need. Now Waco ISD is initiating a new program to try and boost participation in the program. Jill sat down with Kelsey Miller from Baylor’s Texas Hunger Initiative.

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Art and Culture
12:09 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Behind The Story: Paranormal Activity

Mike and Cindy Jacobus
Courtsey of Mclennan County Paranormal Investigations

This week we told you about Mike and Cindy Jacobus, the founders of Mclennan County Paranormal Investigations. They’re ghost hunters--yep just like the reality TV show--and they’ve started their own Ghost Tour in Waco. From its fame as “Six Shooter Junction” in the 1800s to the Tornado that leveled downtown in 1953, Waco has its fair share of ghoulish stories. And the Jacobus couple are here to tell them.


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