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Downtown Depot is a new show from KWBU. Featuring host Austin Meek, the 30-minute show will look at the ins and outs of development in Waco. Each week you can hear interviews with local entrepreneurs, city officials, and people with a stake in developing our city on the Brazos. During the show you'll also hear updates about new businesses, closures and development rumblings around town. But we also want to hear from you. Is there a building or an update on development that you want to know a ...
 
So many books, so little time! Jim McKeown hosts this weekly review of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and biographies. Jim is a lifelong voracious reader who learned to read by the “rule of 50" - if he’s not engaged in the characters, the prose, or the plot by page 50, he puts in a book mark and returns it to the shelf. Likely Stories is a production of KWBU in Waco, Texas.
 
Author and Baylor University professor Robert Darden tells stories - and plays recordings - from the Baylor University Libraries' Black Gospel Music Restoration Project in an on-going weekly series of two-minute segments. Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments explores the distinctly African-American sound of the "Golden Age of Gospel" (1945-1975). The series celebrates this fertile musical period in American history, presenting cultural snapshots that reveal the depth of a people, their communit ...
 
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I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Fates and Furies and Florida. Her latest novel is Matrix. This terrific novel demonstrates the raw power of female creativity in a corrupt w…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Rebecca Raisin is the author of several novels, including the ‘Little Paris’ series. Her short stories have been published in various anthologies and fiction magazines series. The Little Bookshop on the Seine is another novel set in a bookshop.…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Lily King is the author of several novels with terrific stories, especially The Pleasing Hour, and The English Teacher. King is the recipient of a Whiting Award. She lives in Maine. Her novels are stimulating and deserve my highest praise. Father of th…
 
I’m Jim McKeown . Welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Stacey Lee is a New York Times bestselling author of several novels, such as Under a Painted Sky, and Outrun the Moon. She won the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction and the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature. She was born i…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Erika Swyler, a graduate of New York University, is a writer and playwright whose work has appeared in literary journals and anthologies. She was born and raised on Long Island’s North Shore. The Book of Speculation is her first novel.…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield is an interesting story and full of information about chemistry and science in general. The story begins with Simon Garfield, “Sir William Perkins seldom traveled abroad. He w…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Ann Hood’s first novel, Three-Legged Horse is one I have treasured since I first read it in 1989 when I met her at an American Library Association meeting. She graciously signed my copy. Ann is an American novelist and short Story writer. She is the au…
 
In Episode 113 of Downtown Depot, show host Austin Meek interviews community organizer Dominic Villa. Dominic discusses the struggles growing up in South Waco and ways he’s improving his neighborhood. Prior to that conversation, Brayden Braziel and Alex Blanton of Silent House Theater company preview the production, “I & You.”…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. I have often tried numerous times to achieve even a minimal amount of skill on a piano. Thad Carhart’s wonderful book, The Piano on the Left Bank: Discovering a Forgotten Passion in a Paris Atelier , gives me many interesting insights into music. Thad …
 
Kennedy Sam, Director of Marketing and Communications at Creative Waco and host of KWBU's Conversations with Creative Waco takes a seat in the guest chair on this edition of Downtown Depot. She talks with Austin Meek about how Creative Waco brought her back to her hometown, being involved in the every growing and vibrant arts scene and where she'd …
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Few things excite me more than a new author with an inspiring novel. Wayétu Moore is the founder of One Moore Book and is a graduate of Howard University, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California. She teaches at the City Universit…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. William Shakespeare is surely one of the greatest talents of all time. His works are witty, explosive, endearing, and charming admired and loved across the globe. Maggie O’Farrell has written a novel that captures the essence of Shakespeare himself. Ma…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , Welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. I rarely bother with nonfiction, but Here We Are by Aarti Namdev Shahani is a well-written story of her family's move from Casablanca to Pakistan to the USA. The initial parts of the story detail the hardships the family had escaping from the terrors f…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Kazuo Ishiguro was born in Nagasaki, Japan in 1954 and moved to Britain at the age of five. His eight previous works of fiction have earned him many honors around the world, including the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker Prize. Two of my favori…
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Jhumpa Lahiri has released six novels, and her latest, Whereabouts, is an eclectic series of short ruminations anywhere from one to about five pages. Her stories are lyrical, witty, interesting, with an ability to draw the reader from one story to the …
 
I’m Jim McKeown , welcome to Likely Stories, a weekly review of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Katlyn Greenidge is a spectacular young woman just coming out of her first novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman . She has won a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, among other awards. Libertie is her second novel. Libertie Sampson is the story …
 
In this episode, host Austin Meek talks with Jacob Green, co-founder of Keep Waco Loud. He talks about the growing arts and entertainment scene in Waco, and disclosing some exciting news about taking over the ownership and operation of an iconic Waco business with his wife, Katie Selman. Wendy Gragg from City Center Waco also joins in for "The Word…
 
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