While a host of gospel greats got their start in the Meditation Singers, their rendition of the Rev. James Cleveland’s “He Has Done Something for Me” is unmatched.

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In this episode, we get an update on all things Creative Waco from executive director Fiona Bond, and we hear from Suzi Elnaggar with Wild Imagings theatre troupe about upcoming projects, and the inspiration that provided the roots for the group.

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Baylor Connections - Alex Yokochi

Jul 30, 2021

Olympic competition is rarified air reached by few athletes in the world—among them, a Baylor professor. In this Baylor Connections, meet Alex Yokochi, professor of mechanical engineering and a swimmer for his native Portugal in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 games. Yokochi shares his Olympic journey, training regimen and memories, and examines similarities between high-level athletic competition and academic discovery.

Act Locally Waco on the radio spotlights a few local happenings coming up in the next week.  On this edition  you'll hear about Christmas in July at Board and Brush, 'The Rewind" 80's night at the Baylor Club, an IMPROV JAM at Slapstix, the Waco Civic Theatre presentation of Shrek the musical, Jr. and more.  

Remember to submit your organizations events to Act Locally Waco.  

Meredith David, Associate Professor of Marketing, shares when fear-based marketing can be an effective messing tool. 

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I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five.  His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize.  Two of my favorite of his novels—The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go--have had acclaimed films.  I feel certain his latest novel, Klara and the Sun, will add to his oeuvre. 

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Attorney General Ken Paxton faces party challengers for first time next year.

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The leak comes just days after a leak at a Dow Chemical plant in La Porte, and another LyondellBasell leak in Galena Park.  

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In cities nationwide, groups addressing veteran homelessness by replacing the traditional shelter model with tiny homes.

Murals and sculptures can help make our reopening cities more vibrant and lively.

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The Christian Soldiers were one of the many gospel groups to record for the colorful impresario Don Robey’s fine Song Bird label in Houston. Click to listen to this episode. Click the title above to read along. 

Kennedy Sam's guests this week include Wendy Gragg & Michael Carpenter from City Center Waco, who fill listeners in on the new pedestrian friendly walkways around downtown Waco and the "Summer of Downtown", and Waco Civic Theatre Executive Director Eric Sheppard, who discusses what's happening this season and next at the theater.

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What impact does urban pollution have on thunderstorm activity? It’s a question of interest to the Department of Energy, which turned to two Baylor professors to help find the answer. In this Baylor Connections, Rebecca Sheesley and Sascha Usenko, professors of environmental science at Baylor, discuss their high-level research that can uncover clues about thunderstorms in urban areas and help improve public health in Texas and around the world.

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Act Locally Waco - Events July 23 - 29

Jul 23, 2021

Host Debbie Wright joins KWBU's Beth Richards to highlight events from CAST for Kids, Fabled Bookstop & Cafe, Rogue Media Network, the Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery, the Family Abuse Center, Caritas, and of course, the weekend's annual Deep in the Heart Film Festival.