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“Go Where I Send Thee” is one of the many highlights of the Broadway musical, Black Nativity.

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Host Austin Meek has a conversation with local entrepreneur Daniel Abarca. They discuss tourism in downtown, and the upcoming world axe and knife throwing competition he'll be a part of in Ft. Worth.

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Baylor Connections - Angela Gorrell

Dec 3, 2021

Amidst the joy of the holiday season, many dealing with loss or trauma in their own life feel grief. Angela Gorrell, assistant professor of practical theology, experienced that type of dichotomy in her own life. While studying joy at the Yale Center for Faith and Culture, her family suffered a string of tragedies that led to her to question what it means to find joy in the midst of suffering. Her new book, The Gravity of Joy: A Story of Being Lost and Found, walks readers through those struggles and what she learned in the process. She takes listeners inside that journey and offers insights on joy in this Baylor Connections.

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Act Locally Waco - December 3 - 9

Dec 3, 2021

It's an explosion of holiday events throughout the Greater Waco area. Listen in to find out how to enjoy the many events being offered.


Waco Wonderland Kicks Off Its 9th Year

Dec 3, 2021
Dustin Drew

Covid put a damper on the Christmas spirit last year, as the City of Waco decided to cancel Waco Wonderland.  The annual festival held on the first weekend of December.

Business Review - The Right Focus

Dec 2, 2021

During a cancer diagnosis at age 24, Josie discovered how to focus not on fear of dying, but on how she will live. This is a lesson she now uses to coach leaders.  Click to listen to this episode.
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I’m Jim McKeown, welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.

I decided to gather a collection of the best books from 2021.  Some have lagged from earlier memories, and several from new titles ahead.  

  

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“When I was younger I actually had some difficulty with…like speaking. It was very challenging for me. However, for some reason, singing always came naturally to me.”

John Coltrane's 1965 masterpiece has new life thanks to a 56 year old recording.

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SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments - Willie Banks

Nov 28, 2021

This week's episode features Willie Banks, whose career in gospel music spanned over 60 years.


Conversations with Creative Waco - Nov. 26, 2021

Nov 26, 2021

Host Kennedy Sam has a conversation with the new Executive Director of the Waco Symphony Association, Carolyn Bess. In the second half of the show, she talks with Rebecca Nall, Assistant Director of Exhibits for Waco's Mayborn Museum.

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Baylor Connections - Dr. Sarah Kienle

Nov 26, 2021

Sarah Kienle is the world’s top expert on the craniofacial anatomy of pinnipeds. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Kienle, assistant professor of biology, explains what that means and provides a broader understanding of this little-studied area. Pinnipeds are a group of animals that includes seals, sea lions and walruses. They feed underwater, and Dr. Kienle’s foundational study of their facial muscles in Journal of Anatomy deepens understanding of the role those muscles play in feeding and more.


Business Review - Communication is Key

Nov 25, 2021

Craig Ceccanti credits their success to the intimate partnership the company has with their franchisees.  


Likely Stories : Matrix, by Lauren Groff

Nov 25, 2021

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

Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Fates and Furies and Florida.  Her latest novel is Matrix.  This terrific novel demonstrates the raw power of female creativity in a corrupt world.


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But some analysts say the state’s grid operator is still being overly optimistic about the weather and what it will mean for electricity demand.

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