In this episode of Downtown Depot, host Austin Meek is joined by Taina Maya of KWTX News 10 This Morning. Maya discusses the journalistic journey that landed her in the anchor's seat at age 23, her favorite shopping spots in town, thoughts on "fake news," and her hopes for Waco's future. Meek also honors urban pioneer Jane Jacobs on what would've been her 101st birthday, and he highlights Waco Walks, community events organized by Ashley Thornton in which citizens takes to the sidewalks to learn more about local neighborhoods.
Inside the Episode:
0:35: Jane Jacobs' legacy and Waco Walks
4:38: How Taina got started in broadcasting
6:03: Transitioning from hard news to hosting a morning show
6:55: "Where do you get your news?"
7:37: Behind the curtain of 3AM workdays
10:03: Sifting through news sources
11:22: How can listeners become good fact finders?
12:31: Using social media responsibly
14:41: How her job has changed since starting in 2011
16:11: Supporting local businesses
17:30: The Advocacy Center
21:32: Waco's renaissance larger than just downtown
23:01: Our city in the future