Science Night July 26

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Wednesday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast.

Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet’s most cherished – but endangered – species on NOVA Wild Ways at 9 pm Wednesday.

Swim Team preview screening 8/21

KLRU has partnered with the Austin Film Festival to present preview screenings of Swim Team from the documentary series POVThe screening is free with an RSVP and takes place Aug. 21st at 7 pm at the SANTA CRUZ CENTER FOR CULTURE at 1805 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702.

Swim Team
August 21st – 7PM
PBS Broadcast Premiere Date – October 2nd
Filmmaker – Lara Stolman
RSVP FOR AUGUST 21st

Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Presented in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.

 

Highlights July 23 to 29

KLRU Highlights

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Sunday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Tune in Wednesday at 7 pm for part two of this live event.

Amanda gives Sidney an ultimatum on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

See how Hannah’s nightmares about water and drowning foreshadow events on Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday.

A donated violin forges an unexpected friendship between Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and Bronx schoolgirl Brianna Perez on POV Joe’s Violin / Shalom Italia at 9 pm Monday.

View a complex portrait of the notorious Haight-Ashbury event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement on American Experience Summer Of Love at 7 pm Tuesday.

Journey with Joel Sartore in Spain, where he photographs the alluring Iberian lynx, and to China to film the Yangtze giant softshell turtle on Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria on Tuesday at 9 pm investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections.

Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet’s most cherished – but endangered – species on NOVA Wild Ways at 9 pm Wednesday.

Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features David Brown, a thirty-three-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department.

Chet visits San Antonio and Austin in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Witness Elise’s struggle to face her past, while an unexpected revelation threatens to turn Karl’s life upside down on Tunnel: Sabotage. Back-to-back episodes air starting at 9 pm Thursday.

Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Meet a 9th-grader growing food for the hungry and a Vietnamese immigrant in her culinary garden on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Are you ready to take the Sustainer Challenge?

Want to watch more of your favorite KLRU and PBS programs this August? Then take the Sustainer Challenge today!

Over the past several drives you’ve allowed KLRU to cut down our on-air fundraising, giving you back more of the programs you love. And this August we’re doing it again by cutting a full week off the on-air drive! But in return, KLRU must get 200 new Sustaining Members by August 11th.

Your monthly gift will help sustain everything you love about KLRU and have a big impact on your Central Texas community:

$5 a month = 1 hour of PBS KIDS programming
$10 a month = 1 Indie Lens Pop-Up community screening
$20 a month = ½ hour of trusted public affairs programming
$42 a month = 1 tablet loaded with PBS KIDS apps for a low-income child
$84 a month = 1 hour of arts, drama & cultural programming, like Masterpiece

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Now more than ever, it’s important to support public media. If you love PBS and want more of your dollars going directly to quality educational programming and vital community services for Central Texans, take the Sustainer Challenge right now!

When you take the challenge and become a KLRU Sustaining Member, proudly show it around town with our KLRU Fan KitDonate at any monthly amount and we’ll send you bumper stickers, pins and more as our way of saying thanks.

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Are you a current sustainer? You too can take the KLRU Sustainer Challenge by switching your gift to direct debit or increasing your monthly gift amount before August 11th. Just fill out the Sustainer Challenge donation form to update your monthly gift (this will replace your existing monthly contribution) and we’ll send you a KLRU Fan Kit too! 

Will you be one of the 200 essential donors that joins the ranks of public television sustaining members by taking the Sustainer Challenge today?

Sixth Annual PBS Online Film Festival Features Two Independent Films from KLRU

Today, PBS announced the 25 films that will be part of the sixth annual, Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival on July 17-28, 2017. Austin filmmakers Lauren Kinsler and Jay Hubert are among those featured in this year’s Festival. Beginning July 17, the festival will be available via PBS and station digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and PBS social media channels. The films will also be available via the PBS app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and FireTV devices.Viewers are encouraged to watch, vote and share their favorite film by going to pbs.org/filmfestival. The film with most votes will receive the “Most Popular” award. Additionally, for the first time ever, a distinguished panel of eight jury members will select their favorite film of the festival for the “Juried Prize”. For updates on the festival, follow #PBSFilmFest on Twitter.

Lauren Kinsler’s U R a Dial Tone
Watch now and vote

Sylvia loves her job as a sign language interpreter, where she makes phone calls for deaf people. Sure, sometimes she gets too emotionally involved and a computer glitch sucks her into her callers’ lives, but who doesn’t break the rules every now and then? When Sylvia’s company starts monitoring her every word, she has to figure out how to hold back, or risk losing everything.

Jay Hubert’s The Secession
Watch now and vote
Tyler and Andre are two 12-year-old Texas boys who get inspired one night by a drunken rant of Tyler’s father against immigrants and Obama. Armed with only their bikes and their BB guns, they set out early the next morning to ride to the capitol and secede from the Union, but their plans soon get derailed when they run into their Chinese classmate Jenny.

Decibel: Capitol Coffee Talk feat. Girls Girls Girls!

Get a preview of the Texas Legislature’s upcoming Special Sessions with hits like “One More Day of Summer Vacation,” “Kleenex: One Box Per Child,” “That Sounds Like A Song,” and more!

Musical improv troupe Girls, Girls, Girls joined KLRU’s Judy Maggio and KUT’s Ben Philpott for this special (session) coffee talk. Watch the video below:

Make sure to like Decibel‘s to be the first to know when content like this comes out.

Science Night July 19th

Watch nature filmmakers at work, follow the caribou’s harrowing migration and see the first sparks of life on earth on this week’s Science Night!

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. This “making of” special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Join 100,000 caribou who face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova at 9 pm Wednesday goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Highlights July 16-22

KLRU Highlights

Find out if Tillie can stop the captain and Rose from making a terrible mistake on My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7pm Sunday.

Geordie, Leonard and Sidney are forced to face the difficult truths in their lives on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

NEW SERIES: On episode one of Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday, learn what happens after Tom (Michael Palin) enters assisted living and a social worker falls to her death.

View the extraordinary true story of Princess Shaw, an aspiring musician down on her luck, who inspired internationally famous YouTube artist Kutiman to create a magical collaboration that would bring her music to a whole new audience on POV Presenting Princess Shaw at 9 pm Monday.

Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana on Weekend In Havana at 7 pm Tuesday.

Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday features photographer Joel Sartore as he travels to Madagascar and the Florida Keys on his mission to photograph beautiful and endangered animals for the Photo Ark.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday follows former prisoners through the challenges of their first year on parole.

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. This “making of” special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Join 100,000 caribou who face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova at 9 pm Wednesday goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change.

The Art of Architecture: Houston at 7:30 pm Thursday takes viewers on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture of the stunning skyline.

Chet visits Boerne and Marble Falls in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 8 pm Thursday.

Trail Elise as she uncovers some disturbing facts about a passenger, while Karl makes a major breakthrough on Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back episodes starting at 9 pm Thursday.

Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown at 9 pm Friday.

Join Jenny Peterson on her healing cancer journey and how an old basketball court scored gardens at Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.