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 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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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. 


Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age three, say new federal guidelines. The government's guidelines go on to stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health. 

We tend to think of the flu as a nasty but temporary illness we'd like to avoid if possible - but the flu can be even more serious than many people realize. 

Among the most sound advice for navigating the U.S. healthcare system may come from a source with no formal training in medicine or healthcare adminstration: people who are chronically sick. 


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In Episode 59 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Dr. Stephen Sloan. The Director of the Institute for Oral History at Baylor University, Sloan gives an overview of local history in the area and mentions a few “green book” locations popularized by the recent Oscar-winning film.  Before that conversation, Meek shines the Small Business Spotlight on Silent’s Spectacular Shoe Shine and Boot Care and is visited in studio by Corey McEntyre for The Chef’s Corner.


The care process for cancer is often described as a journey - physical, emotional and spiritual - So one of the ways many health systems are making the road to cancer survivorship easier is by offering patient navigation. 

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