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The belief that a pregnant woman is responsible for the well-being of her fetus is easy to understand. After all, a fetus is literally connected to its mother.

Many factors such as a mother’s physical and mental health, exposure to toxins, and whether she is well-nourished have long been recognized as determinants of newborn fitness. Yet the paternal role in producing a healthy baby is rarely considered. That’s unfortunate, because emerging science indicates that fathers play a more significant role in pregnancy outcomes than previously thought.

Most pregnant women are diligent about not drinking alcohol because medical recommendations have 

Finding employment after the age of 50 is sometimes diffucult due to being over qualified.

Join us Thursday, February 20th for Lunch this Month.  

We'll be heading to the MCC side of town having lunch at Jon Lillies Steakhouse.  Come by.  You'll meet some KWBU staff as well as other friends and supporters of NPR in Waco.   It's not a free lunch, but the company and conversations will be good. 

Catch up on how things are going at the station and walk away energized from our excitement over Power Morning 2020.   We will let you know how pre-drive is going.

It’s hard to discuss the future of health and healthcare in America without talking about obesity.

Obesity-related illnesses alone are estimated to cost the US healthcare system more than 190 billion dollars each year. From heart disease to diabetes to some types of cancer to joint problems, the extra pounds we carry are taking their toll on our bodies and our healthcare system.

And the future isn’t looking any lighter according to a major study recently published in the New England

Downtown Depot - Larry Holze

Feb 7, 2020

In Episode 78 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Larry Holze - the spokesperson for the City of Waco. Holze discusses his love for the city and his many years of broadcasting experience. Before that interview, Meek shines the Small Business Spotlight on Joseph Tofanel of Waco Book Binding and talks with Stephanie Maultsby about continuing education opportunities at McLennan County Community College. 

An entire company can come under scrutiny if only one area of its supply chain fails.

Flip on the news, and whatever is being reported is likely not a positive, uplifting, or inspiring story. There is no question there is plenty of bad news out, but in the arena of global health – all things considered –there’s much good news to report.


A lot of progress has been made in recent years.

To start with, global life expectancy has never been longer. According to data from the United Nations, someone born in 2017 can expect to live to be more than 72 years old. It’s even higher in developed nations like the United States.

Among the reasons behind this rise is that more expectant mothers and newborns are getting scientifically sound healthcare during pregnancy and after delivery. And on that note, another bit of good news. Global infant and global maternal mortality rates also have both dropped to the lowest on record and continue to trend downward.

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Roughly one in 10 news websites analyzed by NewsGuard, a project launched by two respected longtime journalists, feature misinformation about health.


NewsGuard analyzed nearly 3,000 websites that account for 96 percent of online engagement among Americans, and found that 11 percent provided news with health misinformation. For instance, references to the debunked link between vaccines and autism.

What separates an A team from a B team?  What prime players are investors looking for?

Work can affect your home life. Dr. Dawn Carlson, professor of management shares in this episode of the Business Review just how much crossover happens between work and home.

Historically, marketers have devalued ethnic programming. In this episode of the Business Review, Dr. Tyhra Lindsey-Warren, clinical assistant professor of marketing, discusses how marketers can value audiences of color.

In this week's Business Review, fashion pioneer Kenneth Cole breaks new ground with the "Look Good, For Good" campaign.

Risky Business! In this episode of the Business Review, Dr. Matthew Wood, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship explains the factors that lead an entrepreneur to pivot or stay the course.

In this episode of the Business Review, happiness expert Amy Blankson explains why having something in common with others makes solid friendships, even if you’ve never met.