Sam Cedar

Producer/Reporter/Host

Sam joined KWBU in January, 2020.  He graduated from Baylor University with degrees in English and Film and Digital Media in 2019. Raised in Marion, Illinois, Sam is an avid podcast listener, cinephile, and music lover who also enjoys backpacking and landscape photography. 

Ways to Connect

Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

An art show from over one hundred years ago broadened American tastes like none before or since. Here's this weeks edition of David and Art with David Smiith.


"I've Been Born Again" is hard gospel from the golden age of the Blind Boys of Alabama, featuring Clarence Fountain. 


The belief that a pregnant woman is responsible for the well-being of her fetus is easy to understand. After all, a fetus is literally connected to its mother.

Many factors such as a mother’s physical and mental health, exposure to toxins, and whether she is well-nourished have long been recognized as determinants of newborn fitness. Yet the paternal role in producing a healthy baby is rarely considered. That’s unfortunate, because emerging science indicates that fathers play a more significant role in pregnancy outcomes than previously thought.

Today, host Nan Holmes visits with Buddy Edwards, Caritas of Waco Executive Director.


Baylor University’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project houses more than 14,000 digital copies of classic black gospel music songs and albums, preserving them for future generations. In this Baylor Connections, Robert Darden, Professor of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media and founder of the Project, shares black gospel music’s underappreciated role in the Civil Rights movement and tells the story of the African-American experience through the generations.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for McLennan County Commission Precinct 1.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for McLennan County Commission Precinct 3.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for District 19 State Judge.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for House of Representatives District 17 Republican Candidates.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for the U.S. House of Representatives District 17 Democratic Candidates.


Throwing everything called "art" into a big pile and letting people sort it out isn't the best way of knowing what's worth our time and attention. Fortunately there's help. 

Harry Belafonte's "Oh Freedom" is an early recording of what would become one of the most popular Freedom Songs. 

It’s hard to discuss the future of health and healthcare in America without talking about obesity.


Baylor University recently partnered with Texas Business Journals for an survey highlighting the insights of Texas business leaders into the state’s economy and attitudes towards industry-university research partnerships. In this Baylor Connections, President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., and Jason Cook, Vice President for Marketing and Communications and Chief Marketing officer, analyze the results and share how Baylor’s increased research focus drives innovation, uncovers solutions and prepares leaders for the future workforce.


Events: February 7-13

Feb 7, 2020

From giving back to the community to enjoying good food to celebrating Black History Month, there's something for everyone this week in Waco!

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