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 and loves being the aunt to 5 nieces and 4 nephews. She also enjoys playing dominos and a vairety of card and board games.  

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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.


A cathedral in Washington DC was once thought of as being the resting place for the country’s greatest luminaries.

On a cool sunny Saturday in March 1925 a small procession moved through the Washington DC streets toward the National Cathedral from across the Potomac. Once again, Admiral George Dewey was on the move. It had been eight years since huge crowds lined the streets to watch solemnly as his body carried from the Capitol building to Arlington National Cemetery. Now, his widow and son wanted his body relocated to the Cathedral, of which he had been an ardent backer in

Newly appointed CEO of Art Center of Waco, Doug McDurham is the guest on this September 2021 edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  Nan Holmes leads the conversation where we learn more about Doug and what led him to this position and what's to come for Art Center of Waco.  


COVID-19 cases remain high in the Waco area.  On this edition of Act Locally Waco you'll hear about where you can go to get vaccinated in addition to some local happenings.  If you do get out and about, we encourage you to practice social distancing and to wear a mask.  

There is a September 11th remembrance scheduled for Saturday morning, the Waco Civic Theatre run of Outside Mullingar begins, Pints and Paws, the Luck of the Draw Scholarship Fundraiser and the Act Locally Waco Book Club events are all included in this episode.


Thinking about a style of music that reminds us that we're all in this together.

Last week we talked about the wonderful singer songwriter Nanci Griffith who died earlier this month in Nashville.  While many other people have described her music as being country or even shading over into pop, I’ve always thought of her first and foremost as a folk singer.

I think my favorite recording of hers is a 1994 album called Other Voices, Other Rooms for which she won a Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk album.  It’s a collection of cover tunes – it’s her playing songs from other artists:  Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Janis Ian, John Prine, and 

Jenny Blake shares how employees can “pivot” or “divot” and remain in control.


With a shimmering voice and a sharp eye, Nanci Griffith captured life in her songs.

I don’t remember how or where I first heard of her. I don’t remember what spurred me to buy one of her CDs but I did.  Somewhere.  In 1989.  And so, I started listening to a singer-songwriter Nanci Griffith. 

I think it was probably something in her voice that caught my attention.  Even now so many years later I still have trouble putting my finger exactly on what it is in her voice that I respond 

From free vaccination clinics to lots of fun stuff, you can get out and Act Locally Waco.

Some of the fun stuff includes comedy at the Brazos, a back to school dance competition and party, Pura Vida Paddle participating in a benefit at Brazos Park East, the annual McLennan County Mud Fest, Lemonade Day and more.  

Baylor Connections - Sparky Matthews

Aug 6, 2021

Few professors have a resume quite like that of Dr. Sparky Matthews, clinical professor in Baylor’s Honors Program. Dr. Matthews is a retired Air Force flight surgeon who served as the first surgeon general of the United States Space Force. In this Baylor Connections, he shares how a Baylor mentor shaped his career journey and why coming back to his alma mater to teach is a personal mission.


Act Locally Waco on the radio spotlights a few local happenings coming up in the next week.  On this edition  you'll hear about Christmas in July at Board and Brush, 'The Rewind" 80's night at the Baylor Club, an IMPROV JAM at Slapstix, the Waco Civic Theatre presentation of Shrek the musical, Jr. and more.  

Remember to submit your organizations events to Act Locally Waco.  


A familar voice is guest hosting this week....Ashley Bean Thornton joins Brodie Bashaw on Act Locally Waco.  This week highlights the City of Waco Job Fair, the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, third Sunday at Eastside Market, a Waco Alzheimer's Association fundraiser, the Waco Civic Theatre run of Little Women, comedy at the Brazos Theatre and two showcases at the Susan L. Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery.  


From the return of Waco Walks to styrofoam recycling and lots of entertainment, here are some events happening in and around Waco this week.  

Vist ActLocallyWaco.org to see the full calendar of events.

An Artist who helped American painting get past the dominant style of her day get her story told in a new book. 

Last week I mentioned a new biography of artist Helen Frankenthaler entitled Fierce Poise that I’m really looking forward to reading.  Maybe this summer.  Her career was a remarkable one, and her influence on American art very significant.

In 1952 she painted a breakthrough piece called Mountains and Sea.  Because muted color made up so much of the visual impact of her painting, this new style became known as “color field” painting, one of the successor movements to abstract expressionism.  Morris Louis, who became one of Frankenthaler’s fellow “color field”

Telling the story of a woman who moved American painting onward from a once dominant style.

Artist biographies are, for me, a pretty safe bet when it comes to reading material. If it’s about an artist I like, whose work I like, I can get a lot out of a good biography.  There’s a new one out of an artist named Helen Frankenthaler that, while I haven’t got the book yet, is giving me a chance to reflect on her and her work and I’m looking forward to reading it.  She deserves a good 

It’s been called “the Marine Corps Boot Camp of lawyering” and ranked by Princeton Review as “arguably the best training ground in the nation for practical lawyering.” Baylor Law’s legendary Practice Court celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and in this Baylor Connections, two longtime Baylor Law faculty and graduates examine what make it so special. Brad Toben, Dean M.C. & Mattie Caston Chair of Law and Gerald Powell, Abner V. McCall Professor of Evidence and a  longtime director of the Practice Court, reflect on its impact and share stories to take listeners inside the experience.


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