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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Act Locally Waco - Events Aug. 2 - 8

Aug 2, 2019

Lots of opportunities for some summertime "do gooding" this week. 


Act Locally Waco - Events July 26 - July 31

Jul 26, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, Ashley Bean Thornton brings us several events to get involved like the  'Christmas In July' Skating fundraiser for Mission Waco, as well as some fun for Friday night and an event for Waco history lovers. 


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. 

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

From Paris to Dallas, architect I.M. Pei created timeless art in the buildings he designed.

Growing up in Dallas, and having heard of architecture, I knew the name I. M. Pei before I had any inkling of his story and his significance in the world of art. (more)

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)

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

What it takes to really get into history are the same qualities it takes to get into art. This is not a coincidence.


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.   

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

When it’s embroiled in controversy, art can’t speak as loudly as the people who speak against it. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t listen to it.

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Works Progress Administration of Franklin Roosevelt’s “New Deal” tried to lower the unemployment rate through a vast and varied program of public works.  Along with construction jobs, the WPA also paid artists to decorate new public buildings. (more)

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The people who participate in a High School Choir Contest testify to the power of the arts.

I recently had the chance to attend a high school choir contest.  I sat in an auditorium while choirs from around the state filed in and out, each performing three pieces for a panel of judges.  The effect was to pull back the curtain and get an appreciation of the work, the stress, the nervousness, the preparation, and the overall effort from countless people for something like this to happen.  (more)

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

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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