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 July 19 - 25, 2019

Jul 19, 2019

Act Locally Waco host Ashley Bean Thornton brings you all sorts of events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of mankind's first visit to the moon, like a 'Hands on History' event at the Central Library to a 'Howl at the Moon 5K' fundraiser run for the Humane Society of Central Texas. 


Heading in to July with a slew of events and, of course, the big 4th on the Brazos celebration.

There are several fun events on the calendar for this evening, here are a couple to pique your interest… (more)

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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. 

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.


Act Locally Waco - Events June 7-13, 2019

Jun 7, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, Jillian Ohriner fills in for Ashley Thornton. Ohriner brings us First Friday events including Cultivate 7Twelve's public opening of Ty Nathan Clark's solo exhibition: Lost Recovered and Remaining as well as Paint Day at Diversified. 

Space related events, fundraisers, Memorial Day weekend activites, free events and more are featured in this edition of Act Locally Waco.

This July marks the 50th annivesary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, so you can expect to see lots of space related events as the summer rolls on.  There are a couple of great ones this week....(more)

Act Locally Waco - Events May 17 - 23

May 17, 2019

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)

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On this episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson sits down with Doreen Ravenscoft, the director of the Cultural Arts of Waco,  to talk about Art on Elm, a free annual event that puts art right onto the streets of Waco. 


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?  


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