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Leadership expect Dan Rockwell says culture building helps to attract and reain the kind of people who are going to fulfill a company's mission in this episode of the Business Review


A survey for a facility bond package for the Midway Independent School District could be sent around late June or early July if the school board takes action on hiring an independent agency on Tuesday. 

In May the Momentum Facility Study Committee - which is comprised of about 40 community members, including parents – recommended a facility bond package worth $177 million dollars to the Midway ISD school board. 

David and Art - "Art and Religion"

Jun 17, 2019
Joe Riley

Hearing an unexpected piano piece in church can open doors we didn’t even know existed.


Blind Willie Johnson provides a link between the spirituals and modern gospel. This brilliant steel-guitar player was a street musician in Texas in the 1930s and '40s and only recorded two dozen incredibly rare 78s and yet he is considered one of the greatese of all American musicians. 

Business of Health Care: Prescription Kiosks

Jun 14, 2019

You've long been able to get food, drinks, money and even DVDs out of machine kiosks. Now there is something else Waco residents can get from well designed machines - their prescription medications. 


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On June 14, KWBU's Brodie Bashaw sat down with John Schneider, who is known for his on-screen roles and country music, and his partner Alicia Allain. John Schneider is widely known as Bo Duke from Dukes of Hazzard, but now focuses more on independent projects such as the John Schneider Studio and his music. 

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On this month's episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, host Nan Holmes interviews Principal of Kendrick Elementary, Isabel Lozano. The two talk about Lozano's beginnings in South Waco where she graduated from University High School, her first year as principal and how being bilingual has helped her reach parents of families who do not use English as their primary language. 

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Dr. Tamar Carter and Dr. Jason Pitts are Baylor biologists who study mosquitoes and use their findings to fight disease. In this Baylor Connections, they share information about one of the ubiquitous and unwelcome guests, both close to home and abroad. Learn tips to diminish the impact of mosquitoes on summer plans and discover how, more broadly, mosquito research can stop the spread of disease in impoverished communities around the world.

From Dad jokes to childrens theatre... a Waco walking tour, Juneteenth celebrations and an icons 75th birthday celebration, there's plenty happening in and around Waco this week.


A tangled story of two families, intertwined by divorce and marriage

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

Numerous individuals have urged me to read something by Ann Patchett.  But I could not uncover some special character or an interesting idea to grab onto.  I decided to forgo my Rule of 50 as a test of the efficacy of that rule.  Commonwealth is Patchett’s tenth novel.  According to the dust jacket, Ann Patchett has authored nine novels and three works of non-fiction. She was the editor of The Best American Short Stories: 2006.  She has won numerous awards, notably the PEN/Faulkner and the Orange Prize for Fiction.  She has been translated into more than 30 languages.  She co-owns Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their dog, Sparky.

The story comprises three parts: the first is the intro duction to two families and a half dozen children.  Part Two mixes all these individuals.  Finally, the last is an extensive examination of these people as the family fragments and falls apart.  I had a difficult time keeping the family’s names and relations straight.  I began to understand the makeup of the family just as Part Three re-tangled them all together.  (more)

In this episode of the Business Review, Associate Professor of Accounting Jason McGregor took a closer look at what effect, if any, that filing times had on the quality of audits. 

David and Art - A Painter On D-Day

Jun 10, 2019
Joe Riley

On D-Day in World War II, a French painter came ashore with the Allied armies. His art would be forever changed because of it.


On "Standing Here Wondering Which Way to Go," Marion Williams is accompanied by the best studio musicians Atlantic Records has to offer - and the resulting 45 is one of the classics of gospel music. 


Business of Health Care: Medical Myths

Jun 7, 2019

There are a number of myths when it comes to medicine – what works, what doesn’t, what’s safe and what isn’t.

 

 


 

Downtown Depot - Loren Schwartz

Jun 7, 2019
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In Episode 65 of Downtown Depot,  host Austin Meek interviews Loren Schwartz. Loren is a financial advisor and the Chair of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. She recounts how she rose through the ranks of the male-dominated financial industry and why that experience made her a champion for diversity. Before that interview, Meek shines the Small Business Spotlight on Way Limited, a street wear retailer based in downtown Waco and steps into the Chef's Corner for a culinary check-in with Corey McEntyre of Milo.


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