downtown depot

In this episode, host Austin Meek talks with local tattoo artist Lefty Colbert of Infamous Ink. They talk about the history of tattooing, his philosphy regarding the art, and the challenges his shop faced during the pandemic.


Downtown Depot - JaJa Chen

May 21, 2021

This week's guest is JaJa Chen, co-owner of Waco Cha, and a licensed therapist. Austin Meek speaks with her about live s an imigrant to the U.S., the importance of diversity, and how she and her husband put the importance of "why" over "what" when making decisions about their small business.


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Downtown Depot - Kelly Palmer

Apr 16, 2021

In this episode of Downtown Depot, Austin talks with Waco City Councilwoman Kelly Palmer (District 4) about her first year in the city council seat, how she dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic, and the female figures who inspire her daily.


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Downtown Depot - Jonathan Pokluda

Apr 2, 2021

Host Austin Meeks has a conversation with Jonathan Pokluda, head pastor of Harris Creek Baptist Church. They discuss the Christian holiday Easter, what pop culture gets right and wrong about dating, and his new book on relationships called Outdated.

  

Downtown Depot - Josh Blake

Mar 19, 2021

This week's guest on Downtown Depot is Josh Blake, C.O.O. of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. He and host Austin Meek discuss the history of burials, how COVID-19 impacted his industry, and how growing up in Waco makes him a more empathetic and knowledgable funeral director.


Downtown Depot - Josh Blake

Mar 19, 2021

This week's guest on Downtown Depot is Josh Blake, C.O.O. of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home. He and host Austin Meek discuss the history of burials, how COVID-19 impacted his industry, and how growing up in Waco makes him a more empathetic and knowledgable funeral director.


It's Episode #99 of Downtown Depot. Host Austin Meek talks to Dr. Iliana Neumann, family physician at the Waco Family Health Center, about the services they provide to enhance the health of lives of locals living near downtown Waco.

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First and third Fridays are regular air dates for Downtown Depot with Austin Meek.  With the "big freeze" we experienced this week in Waco, it is understandable Austin and his guest we unable to make it to the studio. 

At the very last minute, we reached out to Waco Mayor Dillon Meek and he made time to come in the studio to talk about the state of the city with KWBU's Joe Riley. 

This conversation was recorded at 10:30am on Friday, February 19, 2021.


Downtown Depot - Leo Spann

Feb 10, 2021

On Episode 98 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek has a conversation with Leo Spann, owner of the Po' Boy Place in Downtown Waco. They talk about his family's flight from hurricane Katrina, lessons learned in the restaurant business, and the components of the perfect Po' Boy. 


In episode 70 of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks with Kimberly Batson, co-owner of the soon-to-be opening Fabled Bookshop & Cafe on 4th Street and Franklin.


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In Episode 66 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Ty Nathan Clark. Ty is a contemporary abstract artist and a true polymath: in his interview, he recounts his entrepreneurial experiences in professional basketball, outdoor goods, film production, and more. Before that conversation, Austin gets Waco real estate updates from residential expert Austin Hooper and commercial expert Gregg Glime.


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In Episode 65 of Downtown Depot,  host Austin Meek interviews Loren Schwartz. Loren is a financial advisor and the Chair of the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce. She recounts how she rose through the ranks of the male-dominated financial industry and why that experience made her a champion for diversity. Before that interview, Meek shines the Small Business Spotlight on Way Limited, a street wear retailer based in downtown Waco and steps into the Chef's Corner for a culinary check-in with Corey McEntyre of Milo.


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In Episode 62 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews Dr. Jane Damron. Damron, a senior lecturer in the department of communication at Baylor, was recently voted as the Collins Outstanding Professor by the school's senior class. She discusses how she engendered such fondness among the student body and gives tips on how listeners can improve their personal communication skills.

Downtown Depot host, Austin Meek talks with charity CEO and worship leader Brett Mills.  Brett and his wife are the founders of Jesus Said Love, a non-profit that shares the love of Christ with women in the commercial sex industry by awakening hope and empowering change.  


On this week's episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek talks witih Wendy Gragg who runs downtownwacotx.com, a city-sponsored blog covering all the happenings in downtown Waco. Wendy talks about her time in the city and how shes seen in grow over the past decade. 

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