Kateleigh Mills

Producer / Reporter / Host, All Things Considered

Kateleigh joined KWBU in January 2019. She is an Oklahoma native that is making the move to Waco after working as an All Things Considered host and producer at affiliate KOSU Radio in Oklahoma City. She is a former NPR Next Generation Radio Fellow, a Society of Professional Journalists award winner, an Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame recipient for ‘Outstanding Promise in Journalism’ and the Oklahoma Collegiate Media Association’s 2017 recipient for ‘College Newspaper Journalist of the Year.’ After finishing up her journalism degree early she decided to use her first year out of college to make the transition from print media to public radio. She is very excited to have joined KWBU and she is looking forward to all the opportunities it will bring - including providing quality journalism to all Texans.

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Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Popular skepticism directed at knowledge can also damage our perception of the arts. 


In the mid-1960s, the homespun Angelic Choir was releasing some of the most innovative recordings in all of gospel music, including the irresistible "I've Got It." 


Are you planning to have surgery? Did you know your success may depend equally on your surgeon's skill and your dedication to preparation and recovery? A few smart steps a few weeks before a major elective surgery can make a huge difference. 


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In Episode 75 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Veronicka Thompson-Smith, owner of Flower + Ink Designs and community director of WacoWork. She shares what she's learned from her fellow entrepreneurs at Waco's first co-working space and gets personal telling stories of some uncomfortable realities stemming from her interracial marriage. 


This week on Act Locally Waco, Ashley Bean Thornton brings us several events to do during the giving season, details on the Cultivate Christmas Market and ways to learn and support public schools.


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Today on the Fine Tuned Music Series - KWBU's Kateleigh Mills talks with local jazz musician and author David Wild. The two discuss the Waco and Central Texas Jazz scenes, including his band the Dave Wild Trio, his study of John Coltrane and Wild's beginnings playing jazz. 


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Taking a firm stand on a controversial issue these days isn’t exactly the way to garner the sort of uninterrupted approval that we all seem to seek.


Recorded live and aided by the Willing Four Quartet, the Acme Missionary Baptist Church Choir, released his rare 45, "Lord, I Won't Turn Around," on the otherwise unknown Angel Joy Record label. 


There are many proven diets out there, and many diet fads that come and go. One of the most talked about - and many would say controversial - diet trends right now is the ketogenic diet, or keto. 

Act Locally Waco - Events November 8 - 14

Nov 8, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, Ashley Bean Thornton brings us a couple ways to do good and stay active as the temperature cools down. She also looks ahead to next week where several events will provide a way for the community to get to know Waco City Council members and learn what changes are happening in the city. 


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UPDATED: November 7, 2019 10:55 am

One McLennan County school district's long-deliberated bond issue was passed by voters on November 5th. Midway Independent School District's $148 million dollar bond proposal is mostly aimed at solving an overcrowing issue in a growing district. On Election Day 65.49 % of voters approved the proposal - or 4,415 people of the 6,741 who voted. 

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

Art that may initially infuriate you may, given time, turn out to inspire you. 


Irene Jones and the Original Joy Harmonizers are one of many wonderful gospel groups that should be better known today - and their song "Keep on Going" is a good example of what that's so. 


We often worry about how much time our kids spend in front of a screen, and particularly the link between screen time and childhood obesity. But too much screen time isn't just a problem for kids. 


Act Locally Waco - Events November 1 - 7

Nov 1, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, Ashley Thornton brings us events in preparation for the holiday season, Dia De Los Muertos and ways to celebrate local artists and writers. 


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