Conversations With Creative Waco

Every 4th and 5th Friday

Conversations With Creative Waco sits down with creative leaders and innovators and takes you into the world of arts and culture in Waco. 

Conversations With Creative Waco - Todd Bertka

Jun 29, 2020

On this week's episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Kennedy Sam sits down with Todd Bertka, director of the Waco Convention Center and Visitor's Bureau. She also talks with Fiona Bond about Creative Waco's role in the current socio-political landscape. 


On this weeks episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Kennedy Sam is joined by Ashley Stone, Founder and Director of Footprintz Dance Company. In the second half of the episode, she has a conversation with local musician, singer, and songwriter Melinda Adams.


On this week's episode of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Kennedy Sam is joined in studio by Fiona Bond to discuss Make It In Waco, the new local online marketplace, and tell us more about the Make It Through Corona Fund. Then she has a conversation with Beth Richards, owner and director of the Brazos Theatre. 


This week on Conversations with Creative Waco, host Kennedy Sam and Fiona Bond, Creative Waco's Executive Director, introduce a new online marketplace Make It In Waco. Later in the program, Sam sits down with Katie Selman and Jacob Green, the duo behind Keep Waco Loud, to share how local musicians and performers are adapting to the stay-at-home order and ways to support our local music scene during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Hosting this week is Kennedy Sam.  Kennedy talks with Eric Shephard of the Waco Civic Theater on their upcoming programming. Also on the program, Kennedy speaks with Fiona Bond about the local art scene and the events coming up in Waco.  Lastly, we'll hear from David Smith with another installment of David and Art.


Hosting this week is Kennedy Sam.  Kennedy talks with representatives of the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce on their plans for Black History Month. Also on the program, Kennedy speaks with Dr. Bronwen Forbay of the McLennan County Community College Music Department.  Lastly, we'll hear from David Smith with another installment of David and Art.

Hosting this week is Rae Jefferson.  Rae talks with Tyrha Lindsey-Warren, founder of the Waco Family and Faith International Film Festival.  Also on the program, Fiona Bond talks about an arts consultation that could be the next step in extablishing Waco's cultural identity in the Creative Waco update.  There's also David Smith with an installment of David and Art.


This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, guest host (and Creative Waco Executive Director) Fiona Bond interviews Tom Balk, Senior Park Planner at City of Waco Parks and Recreation Department and Robbie Barber, Associate Professor of Sculpture at Baylor University about the “Waco Sculpture Zoo”, which is being installed along the banks of the Brazos River between downtown and pecan bottoms. 

She also talks to Luann Jennings about a new program of professional development coaching for artists, performers and creatives wanting to build their arts-based businesses in Waco. And there is an installment of David and Art.  


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This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, co-host Kennedy Sam interviews Eastside Market's Andreas Zaloumis, Deoryen Thornton and Eric Linares just in time for the holiday season. Sam also sits down with Mike Brock of White Elephant on the importance of shopping locally. 


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This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson talks about creativity with show co-host Kennedy Sam of Creative Waco. Jefferson also sits down with the Dr. Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute's public programs manager, Stephanie Martinez, to talk about upcoming holiday events, special exhibits and the mission to inspire entrepreneurship in the museum's guests. 


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This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, Kennedy Sam interviews Steve Veracruz, the co-founder of the Central Texas Artist Collective about the upcoming Ekphrasis show. Sam also speaks with Karla Bautista about the Dia De Los Muertos festival on November 2 - as well as Kay Reinke from the Professional Artists of Central Texas about the annual Brazos Fine Art Show. 


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This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, Kennedy Sam from Creative Waco steps in to host an episode centered on upcoming October events in the arts. Sam interviews Cultural Arts of Waco Executive Directo, Doreen Ravenscroft, about Waco Cultural Arts Fest on October 4 - 6.


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This week on Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews Angela Everett, the new director of Mission Waco's Jubilee Theatre - a performance arts space for the community, especially young children. 

On this episode of Conversations with Creative Waco, Rae Jefferson talks with Alfred Solano, President of the Central Texas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, about the Chamber and the Floating Mercado. They are later jioned by Arts Events Organizer Monica Shannon to discuss Hispanic Heritage Month and the second annual Hispanic Heritage Arts Celebration. 

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On Conversations with Creative Waco, Kennedy Sam interviews Julia Harmon who is the Director of Mammoth Collective, a group of all-female artists in Waco. She also talks to Rebekah Hagman, Gallery Director of Cultivate 7Twelve, about Cultivate Days and events happening at the gallery this week.

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