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Sofie Hernandez-Simeonidis

In this roundtable discussion 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 sit down to talk about the changing landscape of the Central Texas music scene. KWBU's Kateleigh Mills moderates the discussion. 

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. 

MCC Hosts Leadership Speaker John Maxwell for Lecture Series

Oct 13, 2015

Next month, McLennan Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary and as part of its celebration, the college is hosting New York Times best-selling author John Maxwell. KWBU’s Carlos Morales takes at look at the event as the college turns 50.

MCC Highlanders Fall in Championship Game

Jun 1, 2015

The McLennan Community College Highlanders worked their way to the championship game of the Junior College World Series this past Saturday. The last time the Highlanders made it to the final game was 1983.

Growing up Tarisma Helms says education was never really a priority – her mother had a 7th-grade education and her father wasn’t around, still she knew she wanted to continue her schooling and become a nurse.  But the challenges of higher education – tuition, purchasing textbooks, transportation, studying – were all compounded by the fact that Helms is a single mother of 2 children.