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To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for McLennan County Commission Precinct 3.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for McLennan County Commission Precinct 1.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for House of Representatives District 17 Republican Candidates.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for the U.S. House of Representatives District 17 Democratic Candidates.


To help voters learn about candidates this election season, KWBU has partnered with the Waco chapter of the League of Women Voters to present candidate forums for five key local and regional races:

McLennan County Commission Precinct 1; McLennan County Commission Precinct 3; U.S. House of Representatives District 17 (Republican and Democratic Candidates); and District 19 State Judge.

Here is the forum for District 19 State Judge.


KWBU will air special programming Tuesday night.

At 7pm there will be a LIVE Texas Standard Election special followed by Super Tuesday Special Programming from NPR at 8pm.  

Nov. 5, 2019 Election Information

Nov 4, 2019

Election Day vote centers

Registered voters may cast their ballots at any of McLennan County’s 33 vote centers for the general election Tuesday.

The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The vote centers in McLennan County are as follows:

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Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence square off in the vice-presidential debate tonight. Watch PBS NewsHour's live stream of the debate below and follow along with NPR's live fact check. 

2016 Election Coverage

Jul 5, 2016

This year NPR News and PBS NewsHour are teaming up to offer special coverage of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  

KWBU will broadcast this special programming beginning with the Republican National Convention July 18 – 21 from 7pm to 10 pm each night.

We will also provide prime time coverage of the Democratic National Convention July 25 -28 from 7pm to 10pm nightly.

Capitol Steps July 4th Special

Jun 27, 2016

This Independence Day, celebrate our country by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it! You don't need to be your own publicist to proclaim laughter is exactly what this election needs!

So clap your big hands as the Capitol Steps take on The Donald, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and all the other newsmakers in this hour-long special. With this much material to work with, this special will be HUGE!

On KWBU-FM, Friday July 1st at 11 am; Sunday July 3rd at 3 pm; and Monday July 4th at 8 pm.

 

On Topic: David Brooks

Mar 11, 2016
Baylor University

In this Installment of On Topic Baylor University President Ken Starr talks with David Brooks. The conversation took place Wednesday March, 2nd 2016. In this installment, the two discuss the current political atmosphere and Brooks' latest book. 


NPR's Super Tuesday Coverage

Feb 29, 2016
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Join KWBU  tonight from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for special Super Tuesday coverage. 

For a breakdown of the 13-state primary date you can listen to a special Super Tuesday podcast from the NPR's Politics team. 

For Republican candidates there are 595 delegates up for grabs, while there are 865 available for democrat candidates. 

Jeb Bush, the former Republican governor of Florida and the brother and son of two former U.S. presidents, has essentially kicked off the 2016 presidential campaign with a pre-announcement announcement on Facebook.

Saying he had conversations with his family about the future of the country, Bush said he had decided to "actively explore" a presidential run.

He went on:

Texas Has Most Hazardous Chemical Plants In U.S.

Dec 12, 2014
Jill Ament

After the 2013 fertilizer explosion in West, President Obama issued an executive order to make chemical facilities across the country safer. But since then, little has been done to secure those facilities and according to a Congressional report, Texas has the highest number of hazardous chemical plants in the nation.


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