Behind the Story

Occassional Series Fridays 11:30am , Sunday 3pm
  • 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: We Could Not Fail

Aug 7, 2015
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. 

Behind the Story: West History Museum

Jun 19, 2015

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.

Behind the Story: Clinical Hypnosis

Jun 12, 2015

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. 

Behind the Story: Support and Empowerment

May 15, 2015

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. 

Behind the Story: TSTC Chancellor Mike Reeser

Apr 24, 2015

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.  

Behind the Story: Food Insecurity, Food Deserts

Jul 25, 2014
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.

Behind The Story: Paranormal Activity

Jun 6, 2014
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.