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. 

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. 

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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Central Texas Leadership Series: Bryan Mize

Feb 8, 2019
(Brodie Bashaw/KWBU Radio)

In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, Bryan Mize of the Methodist Children's Home speaks with host Nan Holmes. 

Mize explores making the career change from public relations to the vice president for quality improvement for the non-profit, specific stories on some of the children being helped in the program and what it takes to help provide children the resources they need when they come out of difficult situations. 




This episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, a conversation with Barbara Mosacchio - Executive Director of the United Way of Waco.  Nan Holmes hosts.  

Krys Boyd, host of THINK was in Waco for some KWBU membership appreciation events.  She also gave us a chance to get to know her better as she made time for this conversation with Carl Hoover, entertainment reporter for the Waco Tribune Herald.  This program was recorded October 26, 2018.