Special Programs and Features

This area is dedicated to special series, programs, interviews and other segments that have aired and still hold value in understanding our Central Texas community – whether the segment focuses on the arts, politics, education, business or science and environment. 

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Collin Selman is an indie-pop artist from Central Texas. Selman recently was highlighted on Spotify's Indie-Pop and Fresh Finds playlists for his single 'dayDREAM' - which has over 293,000 streams on Spotify. In this episode Selman discusses how an injury when he was 14 caused him to pursue music, what it's like being an independent artist in Central Texas, the projects he is working on and why he thinks short-form music is not necessarily a bad thing. 

Please note the conversation below was recorded on August 8, 2019. 


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Today on the Fine Tuned Music Series we feature a segment of a roundtable discussion with Dr. Gary Mortenson, dean of Baylor's School of Music, Keep Waco Loud's Katie Selman and Jacob Green, and Dick Gimble, instructor at McLennan Community College and son of music legend Johnny Gimble. 


Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

The Fine Tuned Music Series is a special series on 103.3, Waco Public Radio dedicated to featuring local musicians as well as highlighting key players in the growing Central Texas and Waco music scenes. The artists interviewed for the series will be different ages and come from different backgrounds and genres. The series also aims to discover what makes Central Texas and Waco's creative music economy unique. 

KWBU's National Poetry Month Series: Christopher Danysh

Apr 30, 2019
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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

Our fourth poet is Christopher Danysh. 

Danysh is a student at Tarleton State University majoring in Psychology with a minor in English. His poetry has been published in Stone Circle, MCC’s Student Literary Magazine, and exhibited in the Central Texas Artist Collective’s Annual Ekphrasis Exhibit.  

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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium.

Our third poet is Isis Lee.

Lee is a local musician, singer-songwriter and poet in the Waco area. She is the organizer and host of the Waco Poets Society and has been published in several magazines including the Stone Circle, Nota Bene and Bohemia. She has also performed in poetry slams and word competitions around central Texas. 

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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

Our second poet is Sierra Raheem.

Raheem is a student at Baylor University majoring in Professional Writing and Rhetoric. She recently performed at Cultivate 7Twelve on March 25th at a spoken word and live music event. She also has had her poetry published in The Pheonix Literary Magazine. 

You can read and listen to more of Raheem's work below. 

For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

Our first poet is Ginger Hanchey.

Hanchey is a lecturer at Baylor University. She specializes in Old English poetics and has had her poems published in several journals like Nashville Review, Foundry and Tar River Poetry. Her debut book, Letters of a Long Name, is available for pre-order now, but will come out on July 19, 2019. 

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For National Poetry Month in April, KWBU is highlighting four local poets to share what influences their work as well as how they entered into the medium. 

You can listen to the special series Tuesdays at 5:44 a.m. and  7:44 a.m. during Morning Edition and 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered. 

Longer posts will be made available for each poet for listeners to hear some poetry and an interview. 

The series begins April 9th and continues each Tuesday through April 30th.

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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.


Joe Riley

On October 9th, KWBU partnered with  the League of Women Voters of Waco for a community forum for candidates of two area races: Texas House District 56 and  McLennan County Commissioners Court Precinct 2.

The forums were non-partisan and moderated by League of Women Voters member Stephen Orr. 

 


Joe Riley

On October 9th, KWBU partnered with  the League of Women Voters of Waco for a community forum for candidates of two area races: Texas House District 56 and  McLennan County Commissioners Court Precinct 2.

The forums were non-partisan and moderated by League of Women Voters member Stephen Orr. 


Marthe Barnette the co-host of A Way With Words was in Waco fo the annual Literacy Texas Symposium. She was kind enough to stop by the studio and chat with Joe Riley.


On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, this special program will air tonight at 8 on KBWU-FM.

Robert Darden takes us through the final days and  hours of Martin Luther King's life and features music from the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project.