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.

Highlights 9/28 to 10/4

“Nature” at 7 p.m. Sunday examines the evolution of dogs and their infiltration in to human society in the part one showing of “Dogs that Changed the World.”

Scrappy orphan Sally Lockhart faces deadly villains as she uncovers the truth of her father’s death in “Masterpiece Theatre” at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Seemingly unconnected events set young sleuth Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil mystery in “Masterpiece Mystery!” at 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

“American Experience” at 8 p.m. Monday follows Ronald Reagan’s controversial presidency after rising from Hollywood to the Whitehouse.

“Nova” at 7 p.m. Tuesday details the missteps that made the U.S. lose to the Soviets in the first round of the space race.

The struggles of four critically ill Americans showcase the nation’s growing health care crisis on “P.O.V.” “Critical Condition” at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

“RX for Change” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday explores health issues set against the healthcare platforms of the two presidential candidates.

Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi’s life and legacy is celebrated, featuring Suri music and popular poetry, in “Rumi Returning” at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

“Secrets of the Dead” at 7 p.m. Wednesday investigates shocking evidence from the Hawley Crippen murder in 1910 in “Executed in Error.”

“American Masters” at 8 p.m. Wednesday explores the life and career of the man who single-handedly influenced the direction of contemporary music in “Atlantic Records: The House that Ahmet Built.”

Filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces her deepest fears when she tests positive for the breast cancer gene in “P.O.V.” at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

“Texas Monthly Talks” at 7 p.m. Thursday features an interview with Matthew McConaughey.

“Docubloggers” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday pays tribute to the men and women fighting overseas, and those that have fallen in the line of duty.

Gwen Ifill moderates the Vice Presidential Debate, focusing on domestic and foreign policy at Washington University in “PBS Newshour Debates 2008: Special Report” at 8 p.m. Thursday.

“American Masters” at 10 p.m. Friday examines the life and career of the Mexican muralist, who had a profound impact on American Artists, in “Orozco: Man of Fire.”

“Austin City Limits” at 11 p.m. Friday presents performances from San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park.

Influential superstars R.E.M. take the stage in support of their latest acclaimed record, Accelerate, in “Austin City Limits” at 7 p.m. Saturday.

KLRU airs video vignettes on health care

In conjunction with the project Critical Condition: Central Texas, KLRU will feature the stories of five Central Texans and their struggles to obtain adequate health care. These stories show how the health care crisis impacts both the uninsured and the insured. The vignettes that began airing on September 22. Monday to Friday at 7 p.m. tune in to see one local story or watch them all at KLRU’s Critical Condition Web site. Click the “Read the rest of this entry” link below to find out  about the people featured in the vignettes.

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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).