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Researchers say the increase in methamphetamine production in the U.S. is linked to an increase in child foster care, but the damaging effects don't end there. 


How much should you save for a comfortable retirement? Wall Street Journal blogger retirement expert, Bill Reichenstein, gives some pointers.


Downtown Depot: Fiona Bond

Jun 2, 2017

Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com sits down this week with Fiona Bond.  Fiona has worked in the arts and culture sectors for over two decades and currently serves as the Executive Director of Creative Waco.


Energy Economist, Gurcan Gulen, says the implications of energy poverty are life threatening. the worst scenarios are found in parts of Africa, South Asia, and India, where it causes increased illiteracy and decreased life expectancy. 


Information security expert Bryan Palma poses sober questions about ethical boundaries in the cyber world. Who is responsible for protecting your privacy online? Palma says it's up to you. 


Downtown Depot: Brett Mills

May 19, 2017

Downtown Depot host, Austin Meek talks with charity CEO and worship leader Brett Mills.  Brett and his wife are the founders of Jesus Said Love, a non-profit that shares the love of Christ with women in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change.  


Shawn Achor researches how people can re-wire their brain to be happier. He says there are two things that accelerate the brain toward growth – the perception of progress and seeing the finish line as being close.

 

 


Generation Y has high expectations of their employer. While it may stretch companies out of their comfort zones to facilitate a work environment that will attract Millennials, if they don't make adjustments, they'll miss out on the next generation of new talent. 


Can an investor give to a good cause and still make money?


Somewhere around the age of fifty it gets more difficult for Americans to find full time employment.  


Downtown Depot host Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com is joined in the KWBU studio by JB Smith, a staff writer for the Waco Tribune Herald.  JB tracks downtown business and City affairs, keeping a pulse on both the private and public people powering Waco's economy.  


Companies today compete as a supply chain.  All it takes is a failure of just one supplier in the chain to cause the whole company to come under scrutiny.  


The psychology behind crowded shopping centers.


Downtown Depot: Alex Benton

Apr 7, 2017

This week Austin Meek talks with Alex Benton, and inspiring local female entrepreneur who took over an environmental consulting company at age 23 and has grown the business throughout Texas and Louisiana.  Plus the Word on Street....


Making planning relevant.


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