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A tour of a Texas power plant shows the challenges of applying new winterization rules.

David and Art - Hooked on Something

Nov 1, 2021

Is putting a disco beat really a good way to appreciate a symphony?

I don’t know if you have this tucked away in your memory like I do, but back when I was in high school there was a particular kind of contraband that quietly circulated among students. You never quite knew who had one unless you happened to catch a glimpse at a friend’s locker or hanging out of a notebook. “Don’t tell anyone,” was the panicked response if someone saw yours.

I’m talking about those little yellow and black booklets that were the key to not having to read all those ponderous novels and plays in English class. They were called “Cliffs Notes” and if you were caught with them, you were in trouble. But we thought the risk worth it: in just a few pages they gave you all you needed to know about the

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This edition of Conversations with Creative Waco is about new beginnings. 

Host Kennedy Sam has a conversation with Swazey Ray who is a creative entrepreneur, Creative Director and Founder of Blonde Mink, and project catalyst for Studio 1124. They talk about the intersection of art and life, stretching bounds of entrepreneurship, and doing what brings you joy.   

Also, Doug McDurham -  Executive Director of Art Center of Waco.   During his conversation he shares about the new Art Center space,  his new role at Executive Director, and the new exhibit featuring works by Kermit Oliver.  

Baylor Connections - Jonathan Tran

Oct 29, 2021

As the son of refugees, Jonathan Tran says the refugee experience is formative to each aspects of a person’s life. Tran serves as associate professor of philosophical theology and is the George W. Baines Chair of Religion at Baylor. In this Baylor Connections, he shares his family’s story, unpacks scholarship in ethics, religion, language and more and examines lessons from his new book Asian Americans and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism.

Act Locally Waco - Events Oct. 29 - 31

Oct 29, 2021

This edition of Act Locally Waco is full of Halloween events happening in and around town.  Don't fright though, you can see a full calendar of events for the week at

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

Erika Swyler, a graduate of New York University, is a writer and playwright whose work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies.  She was born and raised on Long Island’s North Shore.  The Book of Speculation is her first novel.

After being told she should give up, Catherine Tabor pushed forward and found success.

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The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Austin by Voto Latino, with the support of a group affiliated with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

The more you learn about art, the more rearranging you may have to do, but that’s a good thing.

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“Obviously, everyone who moves to Texas might not align with Gov. Abbott’s recent legislation, but they kind of do see [it] as a lot of political noise.”

The Pilgrim Jubilee Singers have been thrilling Chicago’s gospel audiences for half a century. Click to listen to this episode.
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It's no surprise there's plenty going on in and around Waco.  On this edition of Act Locally Waco you'll hear about  the Twilight Tour at the Historic Waco Foundation, the 4th Annual "Dogtoberfest" benefitting the Animal Birth Control Clinic.  There is also the "Dr Pupper" event at the, you guessed it - Dr. Pepper Museum.   More Saturday events include  Sic'em Science Day a the Mayborn Museum and the Brazos Theatre celebrates it's 6th anniversary.

This week on CWCW, it's all about celebrating cultures, creativity and life. Kennedy Sam talks with  Eric Linares and Nancy Pulcine, a few organizers behind this year’s first ever Dia de Los Muertos Festival and Parade  - events happening in Downtown Waco October 30.