Art and Culture

Art and culture

Short-listed for the Booker Prize, this heart wrenching novel focuses on the problem of evil.

Events: May 20 - 26

May 20, 2016

There's plenty to do in Wacotown this week, and Ashley Bean Thornton has the rundown. You can get your weekend started with some Friday night music, jump start your Saturday with a trail run, and go to China Spring's food truck festival. 

Enchanting, beautifully written tale of elves living amongst mere mortals.

One of the greatest writers of the 20th century, John Updike is a master wordsmith. 

Events: May 6 - May 12

May 6, 2016

From the Brazos Nights Concert and the Waco Civic Theater's production of Sister Act to Free Comic Book Day and KidZoobilee, there's plenty to treat mom to this Mother's Day weekend. Ashley Bean Thornton is here to help us sift through all the week's events on this episode of Act Locally Waco. 

Magical relationship between a woman and her granddaughter in Stockholm.

Join KWBU along with the KWBU Community Advisory Council and other public radio listeners at the Dancing Bear Pub - It's the perfect opportunity to meet, chat and find out who else loves Heart of Texas Public Radio!

That's Tuesday, May 3rd, 5pm, Dancing Bear Pub at 1117 Speight Avenue.

Aging Irish poet, Thomas Murphy, ambles into dementia as he struggles to remember.

Detailed story of the Salem Witch trials and all the people involved in the 1692 tragedy.


Q&A: The Armor of Light

Apr 17, 2016
Armor of Light

Tonight, the 2015 documentary "The Armor of Light" screens at the Waco Hippodrome. The emotionally charged film follows the intersection of gun culture and religion. Ahead of the film's screening, KWBU's Carlos Morales caught up with the Director Abigail Disney. 

Events: April 15th - 21st

Apr 14, 2016

There's plenty to do this weekend in Wacotown and to help us sift through it all is Allison Abel. In this episode we talk about all the events that will keep you busy in the coming week, from the Brazos Ribfest and the Texas State Disc Golf Championship to the State of Education in the Heart of Texas forum and Waco Poet's Society's open mic night at Tea2Go. 

Events: April 8 - 14

Apr 7, 2016

There's plenty to do this weekend and Ashley Bean Thornton is back in the KWBU studios to give us a rundown on all the happenings in Wacotown. There's the Great Gatsby play on Friday, the Toughest N' Texas Trail Run, Art on Elm, and Pints in the Park on Saturday. There's plenty more going on, and you can hear it all on this week's episode of Act Locally Waco. 

Touching story of lovers separated at an early age and then re-connected late in life.

Events: April 1 - 7

Mar 31, 2016

It's April Fools, but there's no fooling about how much there is to do in Wacotown this weekend. There's First Friday in downtown Waco and the Brazos Nights Concert on Friday night to get your weekend rolling. You can hear about all the weekend's events in this episode of Act Locally Waco. 

Superb story of a poor India boy who accompanies an elephant from India to Istanbul and rises to become the architect’s apprentice.