P.O.V. "Critical Condition"

Program: P.O.V. “Critical Condition”
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 30

Time: 8 p.m.

What happens if you fall sick and are one of 47 million people in America without health insurance? “Critical Condition” by Roger Weisberg (“Waging a Living,” P.O.V. 2006) puts a human face on the nation’s growing health care crisis by capturing the harrowing struggles of four critically ill Americans who discover that being uninsured can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives. Filmed in vérité style, “Critical Condition” offers a moving and invaluable exposé at a time when the nation is debating how to extend health insurance to all Americans. A 30-minute follow-up program, RX For Changen , completes the broadcast at 9:30 p.m.

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KLRU Members' Choice for 9/21

KLRU’s Members’ Choice programs for Sunday, Sept. 21.

12:30    Brain Fitness Program
2:00      Stay Rich Forever
3:30      Great Performances  “Pavarotti:  A Life In Seven Arias”
5:30      Brain Fitness Program
7:00      Celtic Thunder
9:00      Stay Rich Forever
10:30    Suze Orman:  Women & Money
12:30am Charlie Rose

Highlights 9/21 to 9/27

“Celtic Thunder” at 7 p.m. Sunday features five male vocalists taking part in a celebration of Celtic heritage.

The IRA expert shares strategies viewers can implement to safeguard their retirement savings on “Stay Rich Forever & Ever With Ed Slott” at 9 p.m. Sunday.

“Lifeguard” follows the influence of family, religion, and anti- communism on Ronald Reagan from his youth to presidency in “American Experience” at 8 p.m. Monday.

Flutist James Galway joins conductor Lorin Maazel in a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony in “Live from Lincoln Center” at 10 p.m. Monday

“Nova” at 7 p.m. Tuesday reveals the dark secrets of black holes, from their birth to their destructive waves of energy.

The four brothers who founded the movie studio in 1923 and its early films and stars are explored in part one of “The Warner Bros. Story” in “American Masters” at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Warren Beatty and other industry insiders discuss the movie studio’s history and its best films in part two of “The Warner Bros. Story” in “American Masters” at 8 p.m. Wednesday.  Part three of “The Warner Bros. Story” in “American Masters” at 8 p.m. Thursday features Clint Eastwood, George Clooney and great movie clips.

Jim Lehrer interviews George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Joe Lieberman, John Kerry and Al Gore in “Debating Our Destiny II” at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

“Killer Stress: National Geographic” at 7 p.m. Wednesday reveals just how measurable and dangerous exposure to stress response can be.

John Mayer performs on the heels of his tour for his Grammy-winning album, Continuum, in “Austin City Limits” at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 11 p.m. Friday.

“Texas Monthly Talks” at 7 p.m. Thursday speaks with Houston-born musician Billy Gibbons, whose look is as distinctive as the songs he’s written and played with ZZ Top.

“Docubloggers” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday takes a peek at some local baby bald eagles before they take flight, and meets with Sheila Smith and her 75 cats at the Shadow Cats Sanctuary.

Directed by Hector Galan, “Los Lonely Boys Cottonfields and Crossroads” at 9 p.m. Thursday tells the story of the band from San Angelo. Los Lonely Boys have rocked their way to the top of the American music industry, determined to fulfill their father’s long-held dream.

“Spain… On the Road Again” at 10 p.m. Friday follows Gwyneth Paltrow and Mario Batali as they visit Madrid and Toledo and have a cooking lesson with a top chef.

“Austin City Limits” at 7 p.m. Saturday presents performances from San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park.

60s Live: My Generation, My Music

Program: 60s Live: My Generation, My Music
Date: Sunday, Sept. 14

Time: 3 p.m.

This musical feast of essential folk-rock, rhythm and blues and pop classics is hosted by Vicki Lawrence (“The Carol Burnett Show”) and Mike Farrell (“M*A*S*H”) and co-hosted by Michelle Phillips, of the Mamas and the Papas, and the Smothers Brothers,Tommy and Dick.

Focusing on the eternally hip years 1965-1969, THE 60s LIVE! is a non-stop musical feast of essential folk-rock, rhythm and blues and pop classics that still resonate with baby boomers.

A number of essential vintage performance clips are also featured by 60s stalwarts the Lovin’ Spoonful (“Do You Believe in Magic”), the Miracles (“The Tracks of My Tears”), Barry McGuire (“The Eve of Destruction”) and the Mamas and the Papas (“California Dreamin’”).

Schedule change 9/13

Because of statewide weather events, KLRU has suspended airing our membership drive programming. Please tune-in to the following quality PBS programs

New Schedule for 9/13

2:30 :: Mexico: One Plate at a Time
3 :: Lidia’s Italian American Table
3:30 :: Lidia’s Italian American Table
4  :: Central Texas Gardener
4:30  :: P Allen Smith’s Home Again
5 :: Ask This Old House
5:30 :: Ask This Old House
6 :: Lawrence Welk
7 :: Austin City Limits “Arcade Fire”
8 :: Rosemary and Thyme
9 :: American Masters “Carol Burnett”
10:30 :: Great Performances “Paul McCartney”
11:30 :: Great Performances “Eric Clapton”

Highlights 9/14 to 9/20

“American Soundtrack: Doo Wop’s Greatest Hits” at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday features favorite moments from other “American Soundtrack” specials including Doo Wop 50, Rock, Rhythm and Doo Wop and Red, White and Rock.

Everyone from Bob Dylan to the Dixie Chicks help tell the story of the legendary folk artist’s experiences on “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” at 7 p.m. Monday.

Based on his book the Power of Intention, Dr. Wayne Dyer at 9 p.m. Monday takes viewers on an exploration of intention as seen through his fresh interpretation of scientific and metaphysical thinking.

“Brain Fitnness Program” at 7 p.m. Tuesday teaches viewers to drive beneficial chemical, physical and functional change in the brain.

The IRA expert shares strategies viewers can implement to safeguard their retirement savings on “Stay Rich Forever & Ever With Ed Slott” at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Dan Rather host a look at the icon’s spiritual odyssey, featuring interviews and rare performances on “Gospel Music of Johnny Cash” at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

“Bob Dylan: Live in Newport” at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday captures performances of his greatest songs, including Mr. Tambourine Man and Blowin’ In the Wind.

“My Music: My Generation The 60s” at 7 p.m. Thursday focuses on the years 1965 – 1969 and includes essential 60s generation folk rock, R&B and pop.

Dr. Daniel G. Amen teaches how to optimize mental performance and overcome self-defeating behaviors on “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” at 9 p.m. Thursday.

“Now” at 7:30 p.m. Friday focuses on women and political power featuring special reporting by Maria Hinajosa.

Before dying of cancer, Randy Pausch gave an inspiring discussion of his life on “Last Lecture” at 9:30 p.m. Friday.

Country music performers pay tribute to legendary outlaws of the Wild West in a spirited concert on “Outlaw Trail” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

My Music: Doo Wop Love Songs

Program: My Music: Doo Wop Love Songs
Date: Thursday, Sept. 11

Time: 7 p.m.

The 1950s and doo wop love songs go hand-in-hand, like two straws and a shake. And now America’s favorite malt shop memories are back with this doo wop collection for lovers only. Hosts Jerry Butler and Cousin Brucie Morrow bring back the backseat ballads in this all new PBS celebration of great vocal groups. Recorded in May 2007 at the Ritz Theatre in Elizabeth, New Jersey, the program features performances by the Tokens, Dubs, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Larry Chance and the Earls, and a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the Original Drifters (Ben E. King, Charlie Thomas, Bobby Hendricks and Bill Pinkney).

Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias

Program: Great Performances “Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias”
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 10
Time: 8 p.m.

When Luciano Pavarotti died in September 2007, the world lost one of the greatest voices in all of music. In celebration of Pavarotti’s peerless vocal talent and extraordinary international impact, this performance documentary looks back over his legendary career, utilizing the arias with which he was most closely associated as a narrative framework. From his humble origins in Modena, Italy, “A Life in Seven Arias” follows “The King of the High C”’s meteoric rise, spanning his London debut in La Bohème , his triumph in La Fille du Régiment and his iconic rendition of “Nessun dorma.” In addition to a treasure trove of classic Pavarotti performances, also featured are new and archival interviews with many of the tenor’s friends and colleagues, including Dame Joan Sutherland, Plàcido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Juan Diego Floréz.

Highlights 9/7 to 9/13

“Pavarotti: A Life in Seven Arias” at 6 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Wednesday examines the renowned tenor’s childhood, early career in Italian opera houses and rise to fame.

“Celtic Thunder” at 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 p.m. Thursday features five male vocalists taking part in a celebration of Celtic heritage.

Dr. Daniel G. Amen teaches how to optimize mental performance and overcome self-defeating behaviors on “Change Your Brain, Change Your Life” at 10 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.

America’s favorite malt shop memories are back with this hit collection for lovers only on “My Music: Doo Wop Love Songs” at 8:30 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Thursday.

The IRA expert shares strategies viewers can implement to safeguard their retirement savings on “Stay Rich Forever & Ever With Ed Slott” at 10:30 p.m. Monday and 11 p.m. Thursday.

Problems and possible solutions to global warming are examined on “Nova: Saved by the Sun” at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a focus on renewable energy.

“My Music: My Generation The 60s” at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Saturday focuses on the years 1965 – 1969 and includes essential 60s generation folk rock, R&B and pop.

A never-before-released concert performance of Louis Armstrong at the 1970 Newport Jazz Festival at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Country music performers pay tribute to legendary outlaws of the Wild West in a spirited concert on “Outlaw Trail” at 9 p.m. Friday.

“Bob Dylan: Live in Newport” at 10 p.m. Saturday captures performances of his greatest songs, including Mr. Tambourine Man and Blowin’ In the Wind.