In Episode 35 of Downtown Depot, Austin Meek of WacoBusinessNews.com visits with Bettie V. Beard. Bettie is a community activist and gerontologist with an extensive family history in the area. She talks about how to effectively engage in a community, how immigrants have shaped our America for the better, and her frustration with those who simply won't "get involved." Before their conversation, Austin speaks with Caroline Thornton, Community Manager of WacoWork, and Vernon Davis, Republican candidate for McLennan County Precinct 2 Commissioner.
Inside the Episode:
0.40: Caroline Thornton
4.29: TIF updates
6.19: Vernon Davis
10.12: Bettie's history in Waco
14.03: Memories of the late Wilbert Austin
17.31: Combatting racism in Waco
19.19: Family connections with Doris Miller
20.45: "We are all immigrants"
23.28: Refocusing the immigration discussion today
25.50: Community activism and voting