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Poverty
12:14 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Recap Of KWBU's Poverty Series

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This month we’ve been taking a look at poverty in Waco—a little over 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about twice the average poverty rate across Texas. We’ve talked to Waco city leaders, educators, and activists about what exactly’s going on in Waco—and we discuss different programs across the city that are trying to attack the causes and remedy the effects of poverty.

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Poverty Series
9:08 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Poverty Series: Buddy Edwards and Shamethia Webb

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate. And one of the biggest ways that poverty affects the lives of Wacoans is food insecurity. This week we talk with Buddy Edwards, the executive director of Caritas in Waco, and Shamethia Webb, the regional director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a non-profit based at Baylor that addresses hunger issues across the state.

 

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Poverty
4:04 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Poverty Series: Malcolm Duncan Jr. and Virginia DuPuy

Brodie Bashaw, KWBU News

This month we’re taking a look at poverty in Waco--about 30.1 percent of Wacoans live below the poverty line, that’s about double the state’s poverty rate, and Waco’s median household income is $32,239 a year, that’s about $20,000 less than families make on average across Texas.

 


 

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Waco
4:55 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Waco To Be Featured In C-Span Series

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Waco will be featured in a series of stories on C-Span in December. A crew from the television station has been touring Waco this week, making stops around downtown and the Baylor campus. 

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Ebola
12:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Perry Calls For Ebola Travel Ban; McLennan County Says Stay Calm

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Today Texas Governor Rick Perry called for air travel to be banned from countries hit hard by the Ebola virus. In a press conference, Perry urged President Obama to make a travel ban between West African countries and the U.S., and also suggested that more needs to be done to limit travel within the U.S.


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