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. 

Of the nearly 15,000 students at Waco Independent School District last year, nearly 10 percent were estimated to be homeless. For students this means they lack a fixed place to spend the night. But this fall, a new non-profit aims to help those students. 

County Health Assessment Shows New, Persistent Concerns

Jul 6, 2016
Waco-McLenan Community Health District

The 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment for McLennan County was released today and shows 6 areas of concern and provides a general overview of the county’s health. According to the 2016 assessment, mental health services are the leading health priority for the county, followed by chronic illness, obesity, access to care, prenatal care and tobacco use. 

Veterans One Stop Re-Opens in New Space

Jul 1, 2016

Today the Veterans One Stop celebrated its re-opening.

This June, Muslims all over the world will fast from sunrise to sunset and spend more time engaged in worship as part of Ramadan. For KWBU, Sakina Haji reports that in Waco, there's a modest Muslim community that gathers to pray together and break fast, or iftar, every night in Ramadan.


Twin Peaks: One Year Later

May 17, 2016

It’s been one year today since the deadly Twin Peaks shooting that left 9 dead; nearly 20 injured, and saw 177 people jailed on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. Since then there’s been a slow drip of information about exactly what happened. 

We don’t really think much about trash. It’s just part of our everyday life - we throw things out when we’re done with them. But here in Waco, there are lots of reasons to give new life to some of the waste we generate. For KWBU, Michael Incavo has more on Waco’s recycling program. 

GWACHA Offers Students Window into Health Care Field

Feb 16, 2016

Last August, the Greater Waco Advanced Health Care Academy opened its doors to an inaugural class of nearly 80 students. These high school juniors and seniors came from 10 area districts to take classes that would help them prepare for a career in the health care field. 

Students Are Launching into Technical Education at GWAMA

Jan 28, 2016

In 2013, the Greater Waco Advanced Manufacturing Academy opened its doors to an inaugural class of nearly 70 students. Since then that number has more than doubled. The school's administration sees this growth as a reflection of the resurgence of vocational education. The high school juniors and seniors that attend the academy learn about things like robotics, electronics and even get welding experience. 

Behind the Story: Waco Crime Rate

Jan 21, 2016

Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this episode we’ll hear more from a conversation KWBU aired in December. We talked with Kathleen Tyson, who spent her last years at Baylor researching Waco’s crime rate. Tyson examined long-term trends of violent, property, and index crimes in Waco between 1930 and 2013.