Central Texas Leadership Series

Occasional Series Friday 11:30am, Sunday 3pm

Leaders are all around us, at all times and in every area of our lives. They motivate, they risk the first step. But what motivates a leader? In our Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU invites local leaders to talk with people they know who guide and inspire -- to find out what makes them tick. 

In this week's Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU President Joe Riley is joined by Waco Fire Chief Gregory Summers. They discuss Chief Summers' history in firefighting, his move to Waco, and the significance of 9/11 in the firefighting community. 

The Reverend Marlon Jones, known to many as just Rev. Marlon, is Pastor of Saint Luke AME Church in Waco as well as founder and Executive Director of Indige Leaders.  On Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Reverend Marlon sat down for a conversation with KWBU's Joe Riley.

Central Texas Leadership Series - Kelly Craine

Jul 10, 2020
Sam Cedar

Kelly Craine’s daily routine has been turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic, but she’s not new to urgent health issues. Through the years, she has kept the public informed about anthrax, Legionnaires’ disease, brain-eating amoebas, and more. Craine, Public Information Officer for Waco-McLennan County, is this week’s guest on KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series. This conversation was recorded July 7, 2020.  

Central Texas Leadership Series - Alfred Solano

Jun 12, 2020

In this episode: Alfred Solano, President and CEO of the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Hosting the conversation is KWBU President Joe Riley. 

As we deal with the corona virus and social distancing, in-house productions are temporarily suspended.

You will find some local programs on hiatus at this time, or programs pulled from the KWBU archives.

The health and well being of our volunteer hosts and staff is  top priority.

Today, in place of the regularly scheduled Downtown Depot, we revisit an episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series in which Nan Holmes interviews Waco Business owner and host of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek.  This interview was recorded January 9, 2019 in the KWBU studio. 

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

Central Texas Leadership Series - Colleen Heaton

Jan 10, 2020

Colleen Heaton, founder and director of No Limitations joins Nan Holmes for this installment of the Central Texas Leadership Series.  

Central Texas Leadership Series: John Burnett

Dec 20, 2019
(Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio)

On this special installment of the Central Texas Leadership Series, a conversation of On The Record with NPR Southwest Correspondent John Burnett. KWBU Board Member Maxey Parrish sat down with him to discuss his career in radio, his experiences reporting abroad and how building relationships is vital to telling a good story in a changing reporting atmosphere.

Brodie Bashaw

On this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU's Joe Riley sits down with Vince Clark, Head Men's Golf Coach and Professor of History at MCC and Wendell Hudson, retired MCC Athletic director. The two talk about what has shaped their leadership styles and friendship.  This conversation was recorded August 23, 2019 in the KWBU Studio.  This program originally aired September 13, 2019.  

Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio

In this month's episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Nan Holmes sits down with KWBU's very own Brodie Bashaw to discuss her career in radio, mentorships of young professionals, her experiences and her leadership influences. Nan Holmes leads the conversation that was recorded October 1, 2019

Central Texas Leadership Series: Essy Day

Jul 12, 2019
(Brodie Bashaw/ KWBU Radio)

This week on the Central Texas Leadership Series, host Nan Holmes speaks with Essy Day, director of Library Services for the City of Waco and Waco-McLennan County. 

(Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio)

On this month's episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, host Nan Holmes interviews Principal of Kendrick Elementary, Isabel Lozano. The two talk about Lozano's beginnings in South Waco where she graduated from University High School, her first year as principal and how being bilingual has helped her reach parents of families who do not use English as their primary language. 

This month on the Central Texas Leadership Series, host Nan Holmes interviews William McGovern of the Waco Mammoth Foundation. 

(Kateleigh Mills/KWBU Radio)

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. 


Central Texas Leadership Series - Jim Haller

Mar 8, 2019

This week Dan Ingham hosts a conversation with Jim Haller on the Central Texas Leadership Series.

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