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Baylor Connections - Dave Rosselli

Nov 12, 2021

The Baylor Family’s generosity has spurred exciting growth throughout the University. From new faculty chairs and student scholarships to major capital projects like a welcome center, basketball pavilion and football operations center, it’s an exciting season in the life of the University. In this Baylor Connections, Dave Rosselli, Vice President for Advancement, takes listeners inside these projects and shares how Baylor alumni and friends across the nation are driving a dynamic vision to become reality.


Act Locally Waco - November 12 - 18

Nov 12, 2021

It's a busy week in the Heart of Texas! Check out the new Black Gospel Archive and Listening Center on the Baylor Campus, kick up your heels on 7th Street in downtown Waco, enjoy comedy, walks, markets and more!


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

Lily King is the author of several novels with terrific stories, especially The Pleasing Hour, and The English Teacher.  King is the recipient of a Whiting Award.  She lives in Maine.  Her novels are stimulating and deserve my highest praise.  Father of the Rain is her third novel, which spans three decades of a volatile relationship between a frighteningly charismatic, alcoholic father and the daughter who cannot help but leave him. 

  

Work can affect your home life. Dr. Dawn Carlson, professor of management shares in this episode of the Business Review just how much crossover happens between work and home.


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The latest Texas execution protocols forbid spiritual advisers from praying aloud or touching prisoners. Some members of the high court said they feared overturning the rules would lead to a flood of requests for other religious accommodations.

By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune

https://www.texasstandard.org/stories/us-supreme-court-justices-appear-reluctant-to-loosen-restrictions-on-religious-advisers-during-texas-executions/

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The family of a deceased 21-year-old man and another man who was allegedly trampled during the event are among those who have sued.

More than a dozen victims from Friday night’s Astroworld Festival at NRG Park have filed lawsuits against concert organizers, according to records filed with the Harris County District Clerk’s Office on Monday.

Art critic  Clement Greenberg coined the term "Middlebrow" - that midway point between highbrow and lowbrow. 


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The Gospel Cavalier’s sweet, mellow sound wasn’t like much else in the gospel marketplace in 1960. 

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Brodie Bashaw

In Episode 115 of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek interviews Paris Rutherford of Catalyst Urban Development. Paris discusses his company’s vision for redeveloping of the Brazos River Promenade and how to design for community connections.


Baylor Connections - Dr. Byron Johnson

Nov 5, 2021

The Global Flourishing Study represents the largest initiative of its kind to investigate the determinants of human flourishing. In this week’s Baylor Connections, Dr. Byron Johnson, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences and Director of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, takes listeners inside the massive project that will survey over 240,000 individuals in 22 countries over five years. With $43 million in funding, it’s also the largest funded research project in Baylor history, with a scope that will impact numerous disciplines through scientific, longitudinal data on a variety of factors that influence human thriving.


Act Locally Waco - Nov. 5 - 11th

Nov 5, 2021

First Friday events are happening downtown, the Waco Downtown Farmers Market 10th Anniversary, The Waco Heart Walk at Cameron Park Zoo, Brazos Theatre Improv and the Act Locally Waco Book Club are in the spotlight.  See a full calendar of events at ActLocallyWaco.org.

Popular TV shows like The Me You Can’t See featuring Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry, are working to open up the conversations about mental health, and what it’s like to cope with several mental health issues.  And according to psychotherapist, Dr. Ashley Bryant, she believes that the show has had a positive impact on millennials.


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

Stacey Lee is a New York Times bestselling author of several novels, such as Under a Painted Sky, and Outrun the Moon.  She won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature.  She was born in Southern California, and she now lives with her family outside San Francisco.  Downstairs Girl is her latest novel.


Working from home may sound like a dream job, but in this episode of “The Business Review” marketing expert and researcher Dr. Sara Perry explains why remote work isn’t for everyone.


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All proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution passed. Plus, more on Austin’s Prop A, a GOP flip of Texas House District 118 and Fort Worth ISD’s bond election.

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