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.

Click here to listen to this episode.

Act Locally Waco - Events November 22 - 31

Nov 22, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, a special Thanksgiving-themed show that will highlight some happenings around town during the holidays. 

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Collin Selman is an indie-pop artist from Central Texas. Selman recently was highlighted on Spotify's Indie-Pop and Fresh Finds playlists for his single 'dayDREAM' - which has over 293,000 streams on Spotify. In this episode Selman discusses how an injury when he was 14 caused him to pursue music, what it's like being an independent artist in Central Texas, the projects he is working on and why he thinks short-form music is not necessarily a bad thing. 

Please note the conversation below was recorded on August 8, 2019. 

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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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On Sunday highway construction from 12th Street to North Loop 340 will begin on I-35. Texas Department of Transportation officials said this tentative five-year long construction project will increase mainlanes, improve frontage roads, ramps and reconstruct bridges and interchanges. 




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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. 

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Elm Avenue in downtown Waco will be closed tomorrow to host the 6th annual Art on Elm Avenue Festival. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can create, buy and appreciate art in a variety of forms from artists of different ages and backgrounds - but this event is more about bringing the Waco community together. 

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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. 

You can listen to the special series Tuesdays at 5:44 a.m. and  7:44 a.m. during Morning Edition and 5:44 p.m. during All Things Considered. 

Longer posts will be made available for each poet for listeners to hear some poetry and an interview. 

The series begins April 9th and continues each Tuesday through April 30th.


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If you’ve ever needed a ride to the airport, a ball game, downtown destinations or any event around town, chances are you’ve hired a rideshare driver through Uber or Lyft. When Uber came to Waco in 2014, it gave locals, college students and tourists another option to get around town. But it also gave drivers a new way to earn a living and connect with their community. 

Act Locally Waco - Events March 15 - 21

Mar 15, 2019

This week on Act Locally Waco, host Ashley Thornton tells us about two big weekend events happening downtown - Spring at The Silos and The Texas Food Truck Showdown. She also highlights some events to avoid the expected Downtown mania - and also lets us know what's happening in Waco next week. 

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On Thursday the Waco Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore will host their first ever ReStART Exhibit that will feature local artists who have used recycled material in their work to benefit building new Habitat homes.  

Doris Miller is one of Waco’s often-overlooked WWII heroes. He was an African American mess man on the U.S.S West Virginia during Pearl Harbor. Fittingly on Pearl Harbor day, Miller’s finally getting a memorial in his honor.

Art in Waco has been hard to find if you didn't know where to look, but now there’s a home for it in Waco’s cultural arts district. December 1st was the grand opening for a dedicated art space in the heart of downtown. Will Burney has more. 

Santa Claus Is Coming to Waco

Dec 1, 2017
Charla Holmes, Holmes Photographic Art

There’s a time honored tradition of the Christmas season…Santa Claus.  Our Will Burney takes us behind the beard….

Central Texas Leadership Series: Ryan Holt

May 12, 2017

Waco Police Chief Ryan Holt joins Nan Holmes on this edition of the Central Texas Leadership Series.