Brodie Bashaw

Station Manager/ Host, Morning Edition

Brodie has been with KWBU since June 5, 2000. She knows the exact date because it was less than one month before KWBU began broadcasting NPR programming.  Her commercial radio experience coupled with many years in public broadcasting, have given her a good foundation for heading up the on-air side of KWBU's operations. Brodie was raised in a military family; her father's Army stations ranged from Minnesota to Germany, Washington, Nebraska and California. But it is TEXAS she calls home! Brodie has three canine companions – all Schnauzers and is the doting aunt to 5 nieces and 4 nephews.

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Act Locally Waco - Events May 17 - 23

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This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton talks about the events for budding entrepreneurs in Waco and other community involvement happenings. 

Learning Opportunities For Entrepreneurs: 

The Work of Artists – Step 1: Build a Base   Creative Waco is offering a three-part series on helping you build your creative career.   

Joe Riley

During the American Civil War a German painter showed what art could offer to members of Congress, and to us today.  

In the late 1850s the political future of the United States was growing increasingly bleak, and people openly wondered if the republic could survive as its sections drifted further apart.  To concerned citizens, the presidential election of 1860 loomed large with the potential of driving circumstances past the point of (more)

Ashley Thornton of Act Locally Waco brings us information on this weekends Deep in The Heart Film Festival, as well as events for a cause and other activities in town this week. 


Joe Riley

Taking care of art often involves science that didn't exist when a threatened piece was created.

The other day my daughter brought home a painting from school that she had done.  Her class was studying the postimpressionist apparently and, as art students have done for centuries, she had copied the work of a master:  in this case Vincent Van Gogh.  She'd produced a very good copy of his famous painting Sunflowers.

Joe Riley

If you want to record some old songs from 1923, you can now make them live again without violating copyright laws.


Joe Riley

A controversy at a California public school threatens two lively murals, and the freedom of expession that created them.


In the case of serious medical emergencies, it's better to call 9-1-1 rather than drive a patient or family member.  


Joe Riley

High and low art - is there really a difference?  


The perception that e-cigs are a safe alternatiove to smoking is just that - a perception.


Act Locally Waco Host Ashley Thornton highlights some of Waco's upcoming events, including Brews and Brushes and a lecture by Jemar Tisby at the Armstrong Browning Library. Both events take place January 17th.  

Joe Riley

Should some of the oldest and grandest sculptures in the British Museum go back to a new museum in Athens?


Doris Watson and the Testimonial Echoes deliver a slow and soulful rendition of “God is Blessing You.”

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Expanding the cancer care toolbox.


Joe Riley

Does a museum have an obligation to return works of art to countries that didn't agree to give them up in the first place?


"Jesus is Everywhere" by the Victorious Glory Landers is doo-wop heaven! 


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