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.

Ways to Connect

Baylor Connections - Kevin Dougherty

May 10, 2019
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Dr. Kevin Dougherty’s religion research has shaped national understanding on topics like religious affiliation, diversity, church attendance, the impact of religion on other aspects of social life and more. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Dougherty, Associate Professor of Sociology at Baylor, examines the rise of multiracial churches and dives deep into the trends, highlights and meaning behind the numbers of diversity in congregational life.

With the Pentecostal Mass Choir of Chicago, Charles Watkins was a gospel music innovator, bringing new textures, rhythms and instrumentations to gospel music. 

Privacy concerns over technology are not just limited to social media and smart phones.




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In Episode 63 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Hector Sabido. Sabido, a south Waco native and the son of Mexican immigrants, discusses his plan for improving outcomes for District 2 residents whom he will serve as City Councilman beginning in May 2019. 

Baylor Connections - Lenore Wright

May 3, 2019
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Baylor’s Academy of Teaching and Learning supports Baylor faculty through a variety of programs designed to provide development, resources and enrichment. Dr. Lenore Wright, Director of the Academy of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, shares how the academy benefits professors and the students they teach in this Baylor Connections.

Act Locally Waco - Events May 3 - 9

May 3, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, Ashley Thornton brings you fun events around town for May the Fourth, or Star Wars day, as well as Cinco De Mayo. 

KWBU is hosting an Open House event on Friday, May 3, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

You can stop by for a donut and some coffee in the morning as well as give to KWBU in person!

The KWBU staff will be here to welcome you and show you around the station. We'd love to hear why KWBU is important to you. We're always looking for new members to be on-air for testimonials. 

Each day, more than 1,500 Americans file for bankruptcy due to medical bills. The United States spends far more on healthcare per person than any other developed nation. These are familiar talking points to those who have followed the healthcare debate over the past decade. 

Although its been at the top of the list of concerns of Americans for some time, the question remains, how do we bend the cost of healthcare down?

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This month on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson talks with the Creative Waco staff Fiona Bond, Kennedy Sam and Stefanie Wheat-Johnson about their second annual ArtPrenticeship mural program and what the community can expect to see by the end of the summer. 

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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium.

Our third poet is Isis Lee.

Lee is a local musician, singer-songwriter and poet in the Waco area. She is the organizer and host of the Waco Poets Society and has been published in several magazines including the Stone Circle, Nota Bene and Bohemia. She has also performed in poetry slams and word competitions around central Texas. 

Community health workers have emerged as an effective strategy in engaging patients and caregivers in lowering costs for healthcare's "frequent flyers" – patients who often visit emergency rooms and fill hospital beds.

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In Episode 62 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Dr. Jane Damron. Damron, a senior lecturer in the department of communication at Baylor, was recently voted as the Collins Outstanding Professor by the school's senior class. She discusses how she engendered such fondness among the student body and gives tips on how listeners can improve their personal communication skills.

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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

Our second poet is Sierra Raheem.

Raheem is a student at Baylor University majoring in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. She recently performed at Cultivate 7Twelve on March 25th at a spoken word and live music event. She also has had her poetry published in The Pheonix Literary Magazine. 

You can read and listen to more of Raheem's work below. 

Few fields of medicine have advanced over the past 40 years as much as transplantation medicine, and we continue to see encouraging developments in this dynamic specialty both nationally and right here in our own backyard. 

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Central Texas Leadership Series host Nan Holmes speaks with Jill McCall, the executive director of Compassion Ministries. The nonprofit works to reintegrate homeless families or families on the verge of homelessness, with children,  into permanent housing and employment. The organization also provides a variety of services to the families like counseling, job training and search, drug and alchohol treatment and daycare.