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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Information on the Dec. 7 Doris Miller Memorial Dedication along with a week of many festive activities are included in this edition of Act Locally Waco.  

Joe Riley

For some, a holiday tradition includes seeing a ballet company production of  the "Nutcracker." 

In the last few decades, street art has transformed from a mostly illegal medium used by artists in urban environments to a global art movement of sought-after pieces earning millions at art auctions. We discuss this and more with Blek le Rat, the world's most famous Parisian street artist and father of the art form's stencil-based technique, and Brian Greif, an art collector showing Banksy's San Francisco piece "Haight Street Rat" in Waco and around the world.

Holiday happenings and more are highlighted in this edition of Act Locally Waco. (more)

David and Art - Jazz

Nov 26, 2018
Joe Riley

Why is it that Jazz music is often regarded as one of the most distictively American art forms? 

The week of Thanksgiving means many traditions in Waco...  Fridays Food for Families Food Drive - the largest one-day food drive in Texas, the Apple Tree Bazzar, the 13th annual Turkey Trot and Famers Market anniversary.  (more)

Joe Riley

For veterans of war, whether 100 years ago or today, art can provide solace against the trauma of combat.

Events: Nov 2 - 8

Nov 2, 2018

The First Floating Mercado in Waco, Baylor Homecoming, "Zoovie" at Cameron Park Zoo, a WISD "Changing the Narrative" community meeting, the Salvation Army "Repupose for a Purpose" fundraiser and a fundraising partnership between the Community Race Relations Coalition and Waco Civic Theatre are a few of the things happen in  and around town this week.

From Fright Night at the Rite, SPOOKtacular at McLane Stadium and Dr Pepper After Dark, the week is full of Halloween themed activities.  But there's plenty more going on in and around town too.

Events: Oct. 19 - 25

Oct 19, 2018

Walks and Halloween themed events are happening around town as well as a community health needs assessment, abstract arts at the Art Center Waco and the BOSS conference from the Central Texas African American Chamber of Commerce.  Ashley Bean Thornton is back with this weeks edition of Act Locally Waco.

Events: Oct 12 - 18

Oct 12, 2018

From "Clue - The Musical" to Meals on Wheels "Sweet Sounds" fundraiser, there's quite a bit happening in Waco this week...with an especially full day Saturday.  Walks and runs, the last days of the fair and rodeo to the Heart of Texas Wine and Food Festival - Ashley Bean Thornton is back with Act Locally Waco.

The annual Big Membership Event is underway.   It's a celebration of public radio and KWBU!

It’s essential to stay on track with all our fundraising goals. What are they? We can simplify them all to one critical goal; we’re trying to add one new member: you.

You might think, "I’m going to do it sooner or later." Later, while appreciated, could signal your uncertainty about the value of our mission — and, frankly, may challenge our ability to deliver on it. Giving now shows you care about keeping us on track for this fiscal year.

Waco's first ever Oktoberfest, Ken Burns at the Beall-Russell Lecture, walks, fundraisers and the HOT Fair and Rodeo are all one the calendar of events this week.

This week marks the 100th birthday of one of the most celebrated musicians in American history.

Events August 17 - 23

Aug 17, 2018

Sunday morning kayak tours, Shoji Tabuchi at the Hippodrome, Meet the Bears, and a Small Business Start-Up Workshop scratch the surface of events happening around Waco this week.