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. 

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On this month's edition of Conversations With Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson interviews Deep in The Heart Film Festival co-director Samuel Thomas. The two discuss this year's festival on March 28 - 31, its early beginnings and what goals the festival's team has moving forward. 


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This week on Conversations with Creative Waco, host Rae Jefferson speaks with local jazz musician Chuck Jennings about his time performing in large cities and how that compares to Waco. The two also discuss the Jazz Jam sessions Jennings leads every month at Cultivate 7Twelve and how the genre could use a revitalization of regionalism across the country and in smaller cities. 


Fiona Bond talks with Carlos Colon and Lori Baker about how the arts can be a toolkit to help in all of life's endeavors.


In the last few decades, street art has transformed from a mostly illegal medium used by artists in urban environments to a global art movement of sought-after pieces earning millions at art auctions. We discuss this and more with Blek le Rat, the world's most famous Parisian street artist and father of the art form's stencil-based technique, and Brian Greif, an art collector showing Banksy's San Francisco piece "Haight Street Rat" in Waco and around the world.


On this months edition of Conversations with Creative Waco, Jill Barrow, Interim Executive Director of the Historic Waco Foundation and Cuevas Peacock, Community Organizer of Grassroots Community Development discussing how the organization are working together to better tell the stories of Waco.  Also, the regular check in with Fiona Bond.


This week, Doreen Ravenscroft talks with host Rae Jefferson about the upcoming Waco Cultural Arts festival.

Rebecca Hagman stops by the studio to talk with Rae Jefferson about the Banksy exhibit thats coming to Waco. 


Rae Jefferson talks with the conductor Stephen Heyde about his role in the Baylor Symphony as well as the Waco Symphony. 


Rae Jefferson talks with Carl Hoover, arts and entertainment editor at the Waco Tribune Herald. 


Susan Taylor joins Rae Jefferson to discuss what it means to be the executive director of the Waco Symphony and what is in store for the new season. 


Host Rae Jefferson talks with Ashley Brooks, co-founder of Goodvibes, and we'll learn about the Artprenticeship program with Stefanie Wheat-Johnson and Naydia Bennet.

H0st Rae Jefferson talks with Sophia Strother who is the coordinator of this year's Juneteenth Celebration in Waco. 


In this episode of Conversations with Creative Waco host Rae Jefferson speaks with Eric Shephard, executive director of the Waco Civic Theatre, about his work in Killeen. Also, David Smith hosts a new segment on the show called David and Art. 


Fiona Bond talks about the importance of public art with host Rae Jefferson and Doreen Ravenscroft discusses Art On Elm. 


Host Rae Jefferson talks with Meg Gilbert from the Art Center of Waco, and Fiona Bond talks about What Works. 


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