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Central Texas Leadership Series - Linda Weaver

For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Linda Weaver, local community activist and businesswoman.

Weaver discusses her experience in the military as a US Navy Nurse Corp Nurse, her strong ties to family, her business development and her unwavering commitment to community building through nonprofit work. Weaver serves on the board of several nonprofits in Waco, including the National Women in Agriculture, City Center Waco, and serves as ambassador for the Centex African American Chamber of Commerce.

Central Texas Leadership Series - Linda Crawford
In this episode of the Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU president Joe Riley talks with Linda Crawford, co-owner and editor of The Anchor News, recently retired professor of English at McLennan Community College, and the author of the newly released book "God, Destiny, and a Glass of Wine".
Central Texas Leadership Series - Bethel Erickson
For KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU’s Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Bethel Erickson, Executive Director of the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. Erickson discusses how her background in social work and food access led to the development of the farmers market, and how her work at the market has made an impact in the Waco community.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Dr. Tim Packer
For KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU’s Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Dr. Tim Packer, Executive Director of The Cove.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Kimberly Damm
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Rachel Velasco leads a conversation with Kimberly Damm.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Rachel Velasco
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Joe Riley talks with Rachel Velasco who has joined Waco Public Radio as Community and Membership Engagement Coordinator.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Autumn Jones
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Joe Riley talks with Autumn Jones who has joined Waco Public Radio as a reporter.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Jamie Goble
For KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU's Joe Riley leads a conversation with Jamie Goble, Director of Planned Giving for the Waco Foundation.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Jessica Attas
For KWBU’s Central Texas Leadership Series this week, KWBU’s Joe Riley leads a conversation with Jessica Attas, CEO of Prosper Waco.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Meg Wallace
In this edition of KWBU's Central Texas Leadership Series, KWBU President Joe Riley leads a conversation with Meg Wallace, organizer of Mobilize Waco.
Central Texas Leadership Series - Robert Darden
Robert Darden, Professor of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media at Baylor University is the founder of the Black Gospel Music Preservation Program which spurred off the SHOUT! Black Gospel Moments radio segment. He has authored many books including co-authoring Mad Man in Waco. KWBU Station Manger Brodie Bashaw talked with Darden about his years at Baylor, what's next as his retirement approaches and take a look back 30 years to the siege at the Branch Davidian compound outside of Waco.

A love for people and the greater Waco community has always been the heart of Rachel’s work. A 2005 UT Austin graduate with a degree in English, Rachel began her career as a classroom English teacher. Through various professional opportunities in the education field, health and wellness industry, and the private business sector, she cultivated a love for building strong communities through service. She joined KWBU in August of 2023. She is also the Saturday Market Manager for the Waco Downtown Farmers Market. She has four nearly-grown children and loves tending her herbs and roses and growing things.