Downtown Depot: Wendy Gragg

Mar 3, 2017

On this week's episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks witih Wendy Gragg who runs downtownwacotx.com, a city-sponsored blog covering all the happenings in downtown Waco. Wendy talks about her time in the city and how shes seen in grow over the past decade. 

At TSTC's Challenger Center, Students Learn in Outer Space

Feb 7, 2017

Last September, Texas State Technical College opened a Challenger Learning Center at its Waco campus. The facility is meant to stir interest in subjects like science and math – all through a simulated space mission.

Downtown Depot: Dana Miller

Feb 3, 2017

On this week's Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Dana Miller of the Village Herbalist & Holistic Health Center. He also speaks with Lucra Real Estate about development in town, and previews a new series about getting involved in Waco real estate. 

Deputy Manager talks Water Rates Increase and City Projects

Jan 11, 2017
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Starting this month in Waco you will notice an uptick on your water bill. That's because the city's water rates were increased in order to bolster a multimillion dollar, 10-year-long water works project. Deputy city manager Wiley Stem explains the increase and the projects in this interview.

Downtown Depot: Dillon Meek

Jan 6, 2017

In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with City Councilman and local attorney, Dillon Meek. The two discuss developments in older Waco neighborhoods, Meek's history and what he sees in the future for Waco. 

The Long and Forgotten History of Texas' Mutualistas

Dec 23, 2016

If you’re a life-long Texan, you many have heard of a mutualistas. These mutual aid societies were part of a long tradition in Mexico, and found their way into Texas in the late 1800s. The organizations worked to provide low-income families with resources they otherwise might not have access to. While most disappeared in the 30s and 40s, throughout Texas today there are still a small number of in operation, including one thriving community mutualista in Waco that’s been around for more than 90 years. 

Waco Baha'i Center Shows Advocacy Through Art

Nov 30, 2016

Scrawled on walls in cities like New York, Rio De Janeiro, and London are the words “education is not a crime.” You can now find that phrase in Waco. It’s part of an international awareness campaign. KWBU sat down with the mural's artist and a member of the Baha'i Center to find out more. 

From Texas Standard:

My favorite snack as a teenager was a Dr Pepper with salty peanuts. You remember: you pour the peanuts into the Dr Pepper and let them float around and season the drink. Didn’t get much better than that.

Dr Pepper is the oldest soft drink in America. Older than Coca-Cola, in fact, by a full year. It was created in 1885 by a pharmacist, Charles Alderton, in Waco, Texas. And its original name was Waco – it was served there at the soda fountain in the drugstore. The drink was an instant hit; customers would sit down on one of those old spinning stools and say, “Shoot me a Waco.”


Q&A: Andrea Ramirez on Education Equity and Faith

Oct 18, 2016

Today, the 7th annual National Hispanic Education Summit was held in Waco. The event centered on addressing challenges and discussing solutions for increasing Latino college graduation rates. Andrea Ramirez is one of the presenters. She’s  the executive director of the Faith and Education Coalition, a group born out of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. She talked to us about education equity and how faith can play a role in that.  

Prosper Waco Summit Begins, Looks at Successes City's Made

Sep 19, 2016

Today Prosper Waco holds their annual summit where they will discuss the progress the city has made in areas like education , financial security and health. Ahead of the event, KWBU’s Carlos Morales sat down with Prosper Waco’s Matthew Polk and Christina Helmick.

Featured in this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series is Bill Clifton, president of the Clifton Group and a founding director of Prosper Waco. Hosting the conversation is Jim Haller, retired bank executive and longtime leader in the Waco community . This conversation was record June 14, 2016 in the KWBU studio.

At Southwest Tournament, It's More than a Game

Aug 2, 2016

Since the early 2000s, states from Colorado and New Mexico to Louisiana and Mississippi have come to Waco for the Southwest Regional Little League tournament. KWBU’s Carlos Morales reports the softball portion of the tourney wraps up today, and the baseball version kicks off tomorrow. 

Jim Haller sits down for a conversation with Dr. Roland Goertzon this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  Dr. Goertz is Chief Executive Officer of the Heart of Texas Community Health Center.  

This program was recorded June 1, 2016.

In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series: Teri Holtkamp, homelessness administrator for the city of Waco. Hosting the conversation is Liz Taylor, marketing and advertising consultant and member of the Brazos Valley Public Broadcasting Foundation board of directors. 

Are viral law ads a new internet reality?

Jul 15, 2016
Screenshot via YouTube/Hutson & Harris, Attorneys

From Texas Standard.

After a duet from two lawyers in Waco called “Don’t Eat Your Weed” made the rounds on the internet, some say we could see more legal advice through viral videos.