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Act Locally Waco - Events April 26 - May 2

Apr 26, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton is bringing us events for Children's Book Week and other events to take the kids to,  as well as several fundraisers to support. 


Sweeping novel of the new world open to explorers trying to make a fortune in timber.


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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. 

Joe Riley

During the American Civil War a German painter showed what art could offer to members of Congress, and to us today.  

In the late 1850s the political future of the United States was growing increasingly bleak, and people openly wondered if the republic could survive as its sections drifted further apart.  To concerned citizens, the presidential election of 1860 loomed large with the potential of driving circumstances past the point of (more)

Chicago's Kelly Brothers bounced around gospel music for a while, cutting great songs,  but never catching a break before moving to King Records in 1963 to record the R&B hit "It Won't Be This Way Always" as the Kingpins  - the year before thr King label went out of business. 

Baylor Connections: Robbie Barber

Apr 19, 2019
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Robbie Barber, Associate Professor of Art in Sculpture and 3D Design, is a professional sculptor with a portfolio of work displayed across the country. In this Baylor Connections, Barber shares the themes that motivate his work, examines the craft of sculpting and previews an upcoming sculpture that will be displayed at the entrance to Waco’s Cameron Park Zoo.

Story of a man who tries to escape from his partner who has abandoned him


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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. 

David and Art - "Travel and Art" Pt. 1

Apr 15, 2019
Joe Riley

In 1919, Americans were wondering if soldiers who had experienced France would come home as different people.

Right after the end of World War One, a hit song swept the United States that reflected on the experiences of the war and pondered its effects on the American doughboys who had gone to France.  It was called “How Ya Gonna Keep ‘Em Down on the Farm (After They’ve Seen Paree)?”  The famous 369th Infantry Regiment Band recorded it in 1919 and it became a sensation.  In subsequent years it would be a hit for several singers.  There’s a good chance you’d recognize the melody. (more)

Legendary gospel producer,  Rev. Lawrence C Roberts, produced most of the Savoy/ Gospel label's hits during the 1950s and '60s - usually featuring his own backup singers, the multi-talented Lawrence Roberts Singers. 

Act Locally Waco - Events April 12 - 18

Apr 12, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton reminds us of the upcoming Tax Day deadline as well as devoting the episode to a list of free events in Waco, including Brazos Nights and Art on Elm.  


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. 

David and Art - "At the Art Show" Pt. 2

Apr 8, 2019
Joe Riley

There are two ways of looking at art, and both ways together can help you understand it better that you ever have before.

Last week I talked about attending an international art fair, and how, among other things, it gives you the chance to see works of art you’ve never seen but by artists you’ve heard of all your life.   It struck me as I wandered among the displays that day that there are two ways to understand art:  that is, art can be—needs to be—understood in two different ways.  It’s incumbent upon us to sort this out and do both. (more)

Bill Moss, son of the legendary Mattie Moss Clark, had a long and successful career in gospel music recording with his wife Essie as Bill Moss and the Celestials. Bill and Essie were also the parents of two current gospel stars, J Moss and Bill Moss, Jr., who have inherited their parent's singing and song-writing gifts. 

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