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Pack of Hope
[4/2/2012]
The economic crisis that has hit the nation affects Texas everyday. 25 percent of children in our state suffer from food insecurity. McLennan County is an area which has been hit harder than most. However, for a small portion of these children there is hope. Adam Harris reports for KWBU FM.
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Making Science Cool: Girl Genius STEM Conference
[4/2/2012]
Women are largely underrepresented in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), comprising only 25 percent of the workforce in those fields. The Girl Scouts of Central Texas and Texas State Technical College are trying to change that figure. At the first ever Girl Genius STEM Conference held in Waco, they teamed up to offer a day of hands-on workshops to make STEM more accessible to girls and breakdown stereotypes that might prevent them from trying out these fields.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - November 11, 2011
[11/11/2011]
Baylor President Ken Starr discusses his lifetime of service, from the nation's capital to Baylor University.
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Cain Looks Ahead To Public Feedback In Potential Campus Closings
[11/11/2011]
Yesterday on KWBU, we heard part one of a conversation with Waco ISD superintendent Bonny Cain, who suggested to the board last month that up to 8 schools be closed to help cover a 3.4 million dollar budget shortfall next year. Continuing today, Dr. Cain talks to KWBU's Derek Smith about the process of determining what will be cut and how the public can be involved.
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Cain Discusses Possibility Of School Closings In Waco I.S.D.
[11/10/2011]
Cuts in funding from the State of Texas have forced Waco ISD and districts across the state to face massive changes in the months ahead. With millions of dollars needing to be slashed, the district is looking at closing schools. This week, KWBU is visiting with superintendent Bonny Cain about proposals and opportunities for the community to have their voice heard.
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Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Visits Baylor
[11/10/2011]
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke at Baylor University last night, visiting with President Ken Starr as part of the "On Topic" series. KWBU's Derek Smith was there.
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Central Texas Leadership Series
[11/4/2011]
Dave Campbell discusses his legendary career in sportswriting and a lifetime in Central Texas.
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Professors' Weapon Of Choice To Fight Poverty: A Bottle Of Coke
[11/1/2011]
A chance meeting with Honduran businessmen and a Coke bottle has led to business lessons around the world. Where do Baylor Business Professors Blaine McCormick and Van Gray see things going from here? KWBU's Derek Smith wraps up the series.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - October 28
[10/28/2011]
Elton Stuckly, president of TSTC, discusses leading his alma mater through growth and change.
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Growth Brings Excitement, Trepidation For Small Entrepreneurs Worldwide
[10/31/2011]
How can you change the way business is done by examining a bottle of Coke? Two Baylor professors found that the possibilities could be endless. We continue our series with Blaine McCormick and Van Gray on KWBU.
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Baylor Professors Introduce New Concepts With Coke
[10/28/2011]
Many business concepts that seem simple to us could be ground-breaking worldwide. Two Baylor business professors found that a bottle of Coke can make those concepts, like networking, come alive. KWBU continues to examine Coke Bottle Business classes with Blaine McCormick and Van Gray.
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Bottle Business Classes Expand Horizons For Entrepreneurs, Professors
[10/27/2011]
This week, KWBU is examining how two Baylor business professors are using a bottle of Coke to spread business lessons around the globe, with the hope of arming entrepreneurs with concepts that will help them raise their standard of living, as well as benefit customers. KWBU's Derek Smith learned that their project started with a simple question.
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Bottle Of Coke Crosses Cultural Business Gaps
[10/26/2011]
How do you cross a cultural gap to communicate business lessons to people of other countries? Two Baylor professors have found that a bottle of Coke is big enough to bridge that divide. In the first part of a series, KWBU News talks to Blaine McCormick and Van Gray.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - October 21, 2011
[10/21/2011]
Laveda Brown, president and CEO of the Centex African-American Chamber of Commerce, examines leading a growing organization that meets the needs of the business community.
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Local Program Gave Single Mother A Lift
[10/21/2011]
Aimee Weller came to Waco last year as an unemployed single mother with plenty of questions. Now, she's working to be a success story of a workshop designed to help people like her. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Workshop Helps Families Transition Out Of Poverty
[10/20/2011]
A weekend event in Waco will provide low-income families with a specialized one-stop shop to help them move to the next level in their job, finances, and education. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - October 14, 2011
[10/14/2011]
Part two of a conversation in which Ambassador Lyndon Olson reflects on a life in public service.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - October 7, 2011
[10/7/2011]
Part one of a conversation with Ambassador Lyndon Olson, reflects on a lifetime in public service.
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Actor Finds A Rewarding Homecoming At Jubilee Theatre
[10/3/2011]
Stevie Walker Webb dreams of someday acting on Broadway. But he's found a calling at 15th and Colcord in Waco at the moment. KWBU intern Elizabeth George has more.
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Kambon To Stress Parent, Teacher Partnerships At Alliance Event
[9/30/2011]
"We're all in this together." That's the message Ako Kambon is bringing to Waco on Monday night when he appears in the Greater Waco Community Education Alliance's second all-community event. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Kambon Says Partnerships Key To Meaningful Involvement In Schools
[10/4/2011]
Area parents were encouraged to take an active role in their child's education at a Greater Waco Community Education Alliance event last night. KWBU's Derek Smith was there.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - September 30, 2011
[9/30/2011]
Kim Mulkey, head coach of the Baylor Womens' Basketball Team, talks to Jim Haller about her career, family, coaching style, and bringing a national title to Waco.
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Waco Symphony Kicks Off Season With Joshua Bell
[9/27/2011]
Legendary violinist Joshua Bell will perform with the Waco Symphony Orchestra tonight as they kick off their 50th anniversary season. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Half-Century Of Music Highlighted In Waco Symphony Orchestra Season
[9/26/2011]
Tomorrow night, the Waco Symphony Orchestra begins its 50th season in a concert with Joshua Bell. Reflecting on fifty years of music, conductor Stephen Heyde said the pieces selected in the coming year hearken back to the symphony's history. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - September 23, 2011
[9/23/2011]
Stephen Heyde, conducter of the Waco Symphony Orchestra, reflects on which people and practices have allowed the music to play for a fiftieth season here in Waco.
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Violinist Who "Embodies What Symphony Is About" Begins Forty-ninth Season
[9/23/2011]
The Waco Symphony Orchestra kicks off its fiftieth anniversary season next week, with violinist Joshua Bell headlining the concert. In the orchestra will be another violinist, not as famous, but who is something of a legend herself in the Waco Symphony, having played for 49 years. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Baylor Religion Survey Examines Faith's Impact On Economics, Work, and Beyond
[9/22/2011]
How do a person's religious views affect their beliefs on the role of the government in the economy? What is the relationship between faith and work? What role does prayer play in the life of an entrepreneur? These are some of the questions tackled in the 3rd wave of the Baylor Religion Survey, coming as the economic downturn has many Americans thinking about these very topics. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Ground-Breaking Surgeon Brings Uplifting Message To Waco
[9/19/2011]
The renowned "Gifted Hands" neurosurgeon who first successfully separated a pair of Siamese twins conjoined by the head will be telling his story in Waco at MCC tomorrow. Dr. Ben Carson's told KWBU's Derek Smith that he hopes people will draw inspiration from his background, one that never would have foretold the heights he has attained.
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Central Texas Leadership Series - September 16, 2011
[9/16/2011]
Johnette McKown, president of McLennan Community College, discusses what she's learned in year's of educating Central Texans in this week's Central Texas Leadership Series, a program highlighting leaders who shape the Waco area and beyond.
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"Sculptural Music" Brings New Experience To Waco Cultural Arts Fest
[9/16/2011]
The Waco Cultural Arts Fest kicks off today at Indian Spring Park, and this year's festival features a rare musical experience for attendees. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Baylor Urges System, "Don't Mess With Texas Football"
[9/7/2011]
Amidst the drama of the ever-changing situation in the Big 12 conference, Baylor launched an initiative this week to involve fans in the effort to preserve the football landscape in the state of Texas. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Central Texas Leadership Series
[9/9/2011]
Jim Vaughan, president and C.E.O. of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, discusses leadership and a growing community in this week's Central Texas Leadership Series.
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Local Farmer Grapples With Realities Of Drought
[8/29/2011]
KWBU is examining the impact of the extraordinary drought on the lives of Texas farmers and ranchers. This week, we're visiting with Kevin Huffman, who discusses how the lack of rain affects his family farm near McGregor.
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Focus On The Individual Key At Waco High
[8/25/2011]
Continuing our focus on the first week of school in Waco ISD, KWBU's Derek Smith visited with new Waco High School principal Alredo Loredo, looking at the year ahead.
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Waco High Principal Discusses Changes In New Year
[8/24/2011]
Monday was Alfredo Loredo's first school day as principal at Waco High School. He spoke with KWBU's Derek Smith about the transition and his goals for the coming year.
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New Facility Signals Start Of New Era At University High
[8/23/2011]
A sparkling new building greeted University High School students on the first day of school yesterday, the first day in the campus, fittingly, on New Road. KWBU's Derek Smith was there.
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Local Political Analysts Examine Perry Campaign
[8/19/2011]
Governor Rick Perry burst onto the national scene last weekend when he announced his candidacy for president, and was immediately mentioned among the top-tier of GOP contenders by pundits. KWBU's Derek Smith spoke with two local political professors and observers about what a Perry candidacy could look like.
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Consumers To Feel Impact Of Drought
[8/18/2011]
The cost of doing business in agriculture is going up, but the returns thanks to the historic 2011 drought, are going down. KWBU's Derek Smith looks at the impact of the drought on the local rancher and economy in part 3 of the series.
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Lack Of Feed Locally Increases Costs, Stress For Area Ranchers
[8/16/2011]
The historic 2011 Texas drought makes its presence felt in every aspect of farming and ranching. In part two of our look at the drought's impact, one local rancher talks about how it affects his ability to care for his cattle. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Drought Weighs On Area Farmers, Ranchers
[8/16/2011]
The current drought is now the worst in one year drought Texas history. In the coming days and week's, KWBU will examine the impact of the drought on local farmers and ranchers, as well as the ramifications for consumers both in and out of the Lone Star State. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Million Dollar Gift To Expand Culinary Arts At TSTC
[8/11/2011]
TSTC-Waco announced the largest gift in school history Thursday, providing funds to build a new culinary arts center on the campus. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Mother Neff State Park Plans For Future
[8/11/2011]
Four years after sustaining heavy flooding from the Leon River, Mother Neff State Park is looking towards the future, almost turning the park around as part of a master plan for re-design. KWBU's Derek Smith has the second part of a two-part story.
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Historic State Park Seeks Re-Birth After Floods
[8/9/2011]
In 2007, flooding devastated the first state park in Texas. But four years later, officials at Mother Neff State Park are using the flood as an opportunity for re-birth. KWBU's Derek Smith has the first story of a two-part series.
(FULL STORY)

Young Speedster Out To Defend Title In Games Of Texas
[7/29/2011]
A Midway ISD student has been called "the fastest eleven year old in the state." And he's putting that title on the line in this weekend's Games of Texas. KWBU's Derek Smith visited with Masten Green.
(FULL STORY)

Games Of Texas Attract Thousands Of Athletes To Waco
[7/28/2011]
The Olympics of the Lone Star State return to Waco this weekend as the city welcomes thousands of amateur athletes for the Games of Texas. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Baylor Line Camp Imparts Community Service Value to Students
[7/25/2011]
Some incoming Baylor students are spreading the word about the Summer Food Service Program in an effort to get a jump-start on community service. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Relationships Key To Reach Students In Poverty
[7/21/2011]
In the final installment of our look at training for Waco ISD teachers this summer, KWBU's Derek Smith looks at the final ingredient and steps that administators hope will help change a culture of poverty in the community.
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Teaching Students Unwritten Rules Key Step In Defeating Poverty
[7/21/2011]
The class we're born into teaches us unwritten rules about interacting with the world around us. In many cases, students in Waco ISD learn very different unwritten rules than the one's they'll need to interact at school and work. KWBU's Derek Smith spent time in the district's summer training as teachers learned to bridge that gap.
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WISD Training A Step In Fight Against Poverty
[7/20/2011]
Waco ISD teachers are all undergoing training this summer to help them better understand students who grow up in poverty as part of an effort to help eradicate poverty in the community. KWBU's Derek Smith went through the training with the teachers and has the first of three reports.
(FULL STORY)

Waco Teachers Studying The Culture Of Poverty In Summer Training
[7/14/2011]
Waco ISD teachers will be engaged in training at times throughout the summer with an organization that provides a window into the mindset of children born in poverty. KWBU's Derek Smith spoke with superintendent Bonny Cain about the project.
(FULL STORY)

Local Film Crew Battles Adversity, Angry Motel Owners In "Where We Started" Production
[7/11/2011]
Local filmmaker Chris Hansen has wrapped up shooting of his latest film, "Where We Started." All shoots have their share of challenges. But this one had more than usual, and put their improvisational skills to the test. In part two of this story, KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Local Film Production Highlights The Unpredictability Of Small-Budget Moviemaking
[7/10/2011]
When local filmmaker Chris Hansen's movie comes out next year, audiences will see the finished product. They won't know all of the curve-balls and misadventures that Hansen and the crew overcame along the way. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Clustering, Identification Key To Growing Gifted Program At Waco ISD
[7/6/2011]
This week, 103.3fm is looking at Waco ISD's push to better identify and serve gifted and talented students in the new school year, visiting with new advanced academics director Cecilia Boswell. Today, Dr. Boswell talks to KWBU's Derek Smith about how the district can better identify and serve these students.
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Waco ISD Seeking To Increase Services To Gifted Students
[7/5/2011]
A new advanced academics director in Waco ISD is working to shape the district to better serve and identify gifted and talented students. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Program Provides Free Summer Food To Children
[6/30/2011]
A summer food program is providing free meals to McLennan County children, and area officials are working to spread the word. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Education Alliance, Speaker Promote Parental Involvement
[6/27/2011]
Many parents have questions about bringing up their children, and the Greater Waco Community Education Alliance is providing a forum for those parents to get answers and advice tonight and tomorrow. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Cain Plans For An Exemplary Waco ISD
[6/22/2011]
Tuesday was Bonny Cain's 100th day as superintendent of Waco ISD. Today we wrap up our conversation with her, discussing budget realities, getting to exemplary, and a community-wide vision to eradicate poverty.
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Cain Talks Parenting, Layoffs On 100th Day In Office
[6/21/2011]
Today marks Dr. Bonny Cain's 100th day as superintendent of Waco ISD schools. In part two of a conversation with KWBU's Derek Smith, she talks about parenting in the district and the toughest decision she's made thus far.
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Talitha Koum Hosts Senator, Touts Need For Male Volunteers
[6/19/2011]
The need for male mentors was highlighted locally over Father's Day weekend by Senator John Cornyn at Talitha Koum, a therapeutic nursery serving children in Waco's Kate Ross neighborhood. KWBU's Derek Smith was there.
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Cain Examines First 100 Days At Waco I.S.D.
[6/18/2011]
When Bonny Cain took over as superintendent of Waco ISD on March 14th, she wanted to take stock of the district she inherited from the inside. With her hundredth day at the helm coming tomorrow, she spoke with KWBU's Derek Smith about what her time in the district thus far has shown her.
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Mountainview Teachers Turn Learning Over To Students
[6/9/2011]
Students are in charge at Waco's Mountainview Elementary School, and administrators there say that's a good thing. KWBU's Derek Smith takes the second of a two-part look at the school's International Baccalaureate program.
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Mountainview Students Empowered By I.B. Program
[6/8/2011]
A Waco elementary school is taking a unique approach to education, following an international program designed to help students better learn about the world around them. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Safety: A Concern For Individuals With Autism, Their Families
[6/3/2011]
Children, youth and adults who live with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more vulnerable than most in our society; in fact, they are seven times more likely to encounter law enforcement than others in the community. KWBU's Jacqueline Deavenport has more.
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KWBU Members Help Build Waco Habitat's 25th Anniversary Home
[6/2/2011]
A unique partnership between 103.3 KWBU-FM, Waco Habitat for Humanity, and Foxworth-Galbraith secured pledges, not only for KWBU's radio programming, but also for the lumber needed to build Waco Habitat for Humanity's 25th Anniversary home.
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Law Professor Examines Feasibility Of New Approach To War On Drugs
[5/31/2011]
While many agree that the War on Drugs isn't working, debates rage as to why. Law professor Mark Osler, a former prosecutor is touring the country suggesting a new approach. He speaks with KWBU's Derek Smith in part two of the conversation.
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Law Professor Offers New Look At Fighting Drugs
[5/31/2011]
The war on drugs and methods of effectively stopping narcotics are areas hotly debated in both law enforcement and society as a whole. A former Baylor Law Professor is touring the country attempting to drum up support for a new way of looking at the war on drugs. KWBU's Derek Smith visited with Mark Osler in part one of this conversation.
(FULL STORY)

Reading Program, "Success Makers," Contribute To Student Advancement
[5/25/2011]
Administrators at J.H. Hines Elementary school are seeing signs of improvement in their students as the year winds down. They credit work done out of the classroom in programs that help students catch up to their grade level. KWBU's Derek Smith has the final installment of this two-part story.
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J.H. Hines Examines Programs Designed To Help Students Catch Up
[5/23/2011]
As the school year winds down and TAKS testing draws to an end, administrators at Waco's J.H. Hines Elementary are examining the effectiveness of programs designed to bring students up to their academic grade level and beyond. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Churches Help Seniors Find Purpose As They Age
[5/17/2011]
As KWBU continues to look at the climate for the aging in Central Texas, we look again at the spiritual needs area churches and agencies seek to address. KWBU's Derek Smith visited a weekly worship service at Royal Manor Nursing Home and has more.
(FULL STORY)

Seniors' Spiritual Needs A Focus For Area Churches
[5/16/2011]
KWBU News is periodically looking at the climate for people as they age in Central Texas. This week, KWBU's Derek Smith looks at a way the spiritual needs of the aging are met in the Waco area.
(FULL STORY)

You Can Call This Book "Annoying"
[5/9/2011]
Science Friday personalities Joe Palca and Flora Lichtman set out to discover why we get annoyed in their new book "Annoying: The Science Of What Bugs Us." They spoke with KWBU's Derek Smith about their work, starting with a how an annoying event led to the book.
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Economic Climate Adds To Stress Of Aging
[4/27/2011]
KWBU is looking at the climate in Waco for people as they age in a periodic series. Issues related to retirement and health care for people as they age, or for their parents are often a cause for stress. Dr. Hap LeCrone says that the current times add to the stress. KWBU'S Derek Smith has more.
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103.3 KWBU FM Presents Open House
[4/27/2011]
From 6 a.m. to 6p.m., Friday, May 6, 2011, 103.3 KWBU FM Waco's NPR will host an open house for listeners in the community. Listeners will have a chance to meet KWBU's Morning Edition Host, Brodie Bashaw, and All Things Considered Host, Derek Smith.
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Memberships Help 103.3 FM Build A Habitat Home
[4/26/2011]
WACO, TX--103.3 KWBU FM, Waco's NPR teams up with Habitat for Humanity and Foxworth Galbraith to help build Waco Habitat's 25th Anniversary House (#135). Starting Thursday April 28 through Friday, May 6, 2011 as 103.3 FM listeners call into the station, each membership donation over $100 garners two pieces of lumber from Foxworth Galbraith--500 pieces are needed to build the home--a goal of 250 memberships.
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School Board, City Council Candidates Discuss Issues In Forum
[4/19/2011]
Candidates for Waco school board and city council addressed issues facing the city and its residents last night at a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum co-sponsored by KWBU, the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, and Parents for Public Schools. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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City Council, School Board Candidates To Address Voters In Monday Forum
[4/13/2011]
Waco voters will have the opportunity to hear directly from local candidates in a League of Women Voters Candidate Forum co-sponsored by KWBU this Monday evening. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Smaller Districts Plan For Budget Cuts Amidst Uncertainty
[4/11/2011]
Smaller school districts across the state are lobbying for what they call more "equitable" budget cuts from Texas lawmakers. Two superintendents talk to KWBU's Derek Smith about the process of planning amidst uncertainty in the second part of our look at education budget cuts.
(FULL STORY)

Small School Districts Fight For "Equity" In State Budget Cuts
[4/11/2011]
Major cuts in education spending loom on the horizon in the state of Texas, and districts are formulating budgets in the face of major uncertainty. Smaller districts are lobbying for equity in those cuts. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Waco ISD Announces Layoffs
[4/8/2011]
Waco ISD announced today that approximately 200 employees will not be offered a contract for the next school year due to a funding shortfall. But Dr. Bonny Cain says she hopes that many of those teachers will be brought back. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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Iconoclastic Journalist Still Commands Attention At Oakwood Cemetery
[4/6/2011]
Over the course of the last month, we've been touring Waco's historic Oakwood Cemetery, looking at how the grounds house the history and stories the shaped the area. In our final installment, we learn about the most-visited site in the cemetery, which houses a man so reviled in his day that his grave remains a target and a source of fascination. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Pickens Touts Natural Gas, Energy Independence At Baylor Speech
[3/31/2011]
Billionaire oilman and alternative energy advocate T. Boone Pickens spoke at Baylor University last night, the first guest in the university's "On Topic" interview series. Pickens, who has been touring colleges across the country, spoke with KWBU's Derek Smith about his "Pickens Plan" for reducing American dependence on foreign oil.
(FULL STORY)

Stories, Mysteries Contained In Oakwood Cemetery
[3/30/2011]
KWBU has been examining Oakwood Cemetery, looking at the historical tales that lie beyond the markers that bear names and dates. This week, superintendent David Evans shows KWBU's Derek Smith two men whose names are not well known, but who have eclectic and eccentric stories behind them.
(FULL STORY)

Baylor Falls Just Short Of Final Four
[3/29/2011]
The Baylor Lady Bears season ended in Dallas last night, as Texas A & M never trailed in a 58-46 win to advance to the their first Final Four. KWBU's Derek Smith spoke with Lori Fogleman about the game.
(FULL STORY)

Baylor Heads To Dallas For Sweet 16 Round
[3/25/2011]
The Baylor Lady Bears will head to Dallas today in preparation for Sunday's Sweet 16 game against Green Bay. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Lack Of Vision Doesn't Break Jones' Focus
[3/29/2011]
A basketball player doesn't come close to the pinnacle of her sport without overcoming a few challenges, and a basketball team doesn't mount a serious title push without dealing with adversity. Baylor senior Melissa Jones and her teammates have learned that in a new way recently, as she learns to play in among the biggest games of her life without full vision in her right eye. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Lady Bears Advance To Elite Eight, Face Aggies
[3/28/2011]
The Lady Bears advanced to the Elite Eight with an 86-76 win over Green Bay last night, setting up their fourth meeting of the year with Texas A & M for the right to go the Final Four. KWBU's Derek Smith spoke with Lori Fogleman about the win.
(FULL STORY)

Waco Originals Rest In Oakwood Cemetery
[3/23/2011]
This month, KWBU is touring Oakwood Cemetery with superintendent Dave Evans, examining how the history of the region can be seen through the plots of land inside the cemetery walls. Today, KWBU's Derek Smith visits the plots of two Waco originals.
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Dancing A Vehicle For Senior Interaction
[3/16/2011]
KWBU is kicking off a series looking at the climate for aging in Central Texas by talking to seniors at the Young at Heart Dance Club. It's an organization that meets a lot of needs in the lives of its dancers, both physical and relational. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Dancing Fills Void For Area Seniors
[3/20/2011]
What is the climate in Waco for people as they age? In the coming weeks, KWBU will be looking at a number of issues faced by Central Texans as they age, in areas social, medicinal, political, and more. KWBU's Derek Smith kicks off the series with a visit to the Young at Heart Dance Club, where seniors social lives can get active.
(FULL STORY)

Top Young Artists Display, Sell Their Work
[3/18/2011]
In it's fourth year now, a county-wide arts scholarship program has grown, offering encouragement, confidence, and scholarships to young artists in McLennan County.
(FULL STORY)

Oakwood Cemetery Monuments Tell Stories Of Texas Governors
[3/15/2011]
Each Wednesday this month, KWBU will visit historic Oakwood Cemetery, where many of the men and women who shaped Waco and Texas are buried. KWBU's Derek Smith today focuses on the governors buried there.
(FULL STORY)

NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns
[3/9/2011]
NPR President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned, NPR just announced.
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Students Finance Entreprenuers with Bulldog Bucks
[3/7/2011]
Bulldog Bucks is not the typical high school finance program. Students are making loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries--and they're seeing returns.
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Oakwood Cemetery Houses History of the Area
[3/8/2011]
Glimpses into the history of McLennan County and Waco can be found on a 157 acre plot of land just a few blocks away from I-35 and the Baylor campus. Over the next month, starting today, we'll take a weekly look at how Oakwood Cemetery serves as a living history book. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

Cain Officially Hired To Lead Waco I.S.D.
[2/24/2011]
As expected, the Waco I.S.D. school board voted to make official the hiring of Dr. Bonny Cain last night as the next superintendent of schools. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
(FULL STORY)

KWBU Announces Classical EP Session
[3/3/2011]
103.3 KWBU FM presents its Classical EP (Extended Play) session Fridays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. starting April 1, 2011.
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New Local Segment, Central Texas Leadership Series Strengthens Community Identity
[3/3/2011]
In the coming weeks, KWBU will begin airing the Central Texas Leadership Series. The segment features four separate hosts: Executive Vice President of First National Bank of Central Texas Jim Haller, Dean of the School of Music at Baylor University Dr. William May, Director at Waco Convention and Visitors Bureau Liz Taylor and Independent Writing and Editing Professional Sandra Sanchez.
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KWBU Administers Double Dose of NPR's Science Friday
[3/3/2011]
From 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. each Friday, 103.3 KWBU FM presents listeners with another chance to tune into Science Friday. The first encore presentation of the show will begin Friday, March 4.
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103.3 KWBU FM Presents Open House
[2/18/2011]
103.3 KWBU-FM invites you to come visit our studios today.
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Superintendent Finalist Focuses On Task Ahead
[2/17/2011]
All this week, we've been hearing from Dr. Bonny Cain, the lone finalist to be Waco ISD's next superintendent. In our final portion of the interview. Dr. Cain talks about the process of determining what areas need tackling right away and a one-hundred day period of listening that will help her in that area. KWBU's Derek Smith has more.
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