New radio show/podcast highlights Baylor faculty, staff and more
As a major research university with more than 17,000 students, there’s a lot going on at Baylor these days. Often, it’s hard to wrap your head around it all — especially if you live hundreds or thousands of miles from campus.
Of course, you’ve got this blog to help, and there’s always social media. But for the audio-inclined, a new radio show (and podcast) may be just what you’re looking for to stay up to date on all things Baylor.
Titled “Baylor Connections,” this new weekly, half-hour show features conversations with professors, administrators and others whose work impacts both the Baylor Family and the larger community around us. The program, hosted by McLane Stadium and Ferrell Center PA voice Derek Smith, airs each Friday at 11 a.m. on KWBU; audio files are also made available online and via podcast shortly after each show airs.
The program debuted earlier this month with President Linda Livingstone as the inaugural guest, speaking about her first few months on the job and where Baylor is headed in the coming months and years. Other early guests have included biochemistry professor Kevin Pinney (discussing cancer research), Baylor Institute for the Studies of Religion founding director Byron Johnson (on the scientific study of religion), and senior coordinator for recovery services Lilly Ettinger (on how Baylor helps students battling addiction).
The conversational format allows listeners to go in-depth on important work being done here at Baylor and gain a broader understanding of how that work shapes both the university and the broader community. With more time to discuss their discipline, guests on the show get to reveal more of the heart behind what they do — their motivations to serve. A new show will air every week in 2018 without repeats, meaning the Baylor Family will get to hear from a wide array of guests and topics, including a monthly visit from President Livingstone.
Sic ’em, Baylor Connections!