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. 

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Smooth-voiced baritone Robert Anderson was one of the very few gospel singers who could croon with the best.

Hear the full track here.

A healthy diet not only means eating healthy foods and not overeating, it also means getting enough to eat.

Feeding America, an organization dedicated to alleviating hunger, found that 5 million older Americans lack the food to be healthy. As you might imagine, this can compound the healthcare challenges many of these individuals may be facing. An inadequate supply of healthy food can be especially problematic for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes.

In Episode 79 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Lindsay Liepman - news anchor at KXXV. Liepman discusses her love of broadcast reporting and her new documentary on the hip hop scene in Waco. Before that interview, Meek discusses the Purim Pub Crawl and the history and culture behind the event with Jillian Ohriner.


Events: February 21-26

Feb 21, 2020

Spend some time in Waco this week hanging out with your pet, checking out the local hip-hop scene, and cleaning up your diet!

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.

Most pregnant women are diligent about not drinking alcohol because medical recommendations have 

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 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 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 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.


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.


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. 

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