Community Cinema Preview Screening

On April 28, KLRU hosted a Community Cinema Preview Screening of Independent Lens’ Crips & Bloods: Made in America. This powerful documentary focuses on gangs in Los Angeles and community leaders attempting to change the gang culture. After the screening, officers from the Austin Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit spoke about gang issues in the Austin area.

Thanks to everyone who attended the screening. We’d love to know what you thought of this film, so please leave us a comment. A special thanks to our media partner Austinist.com

Highlights 4/26 to May 2

Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday looks at the plummeting numbers of horseshoe crab and how their decline could affect other species – including humans.

Masterpiece Classic at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part five of “Little Dorrit” as trouble continues in London, but Mr. Dorrit and Amy remain in Italy.

Journey the buffets in Las Vegas, going behind the food to the tireless chefs and servers, and finally the farmers who buy leftovers in bulk to feed their pigs in Buffet at 9:30 p.m. Sunday. more

09.13.08 Hurricane Ike

Program: 09.13.08 Hurricane Ike
Date:  Thursday, April 23
Time: 8 p.m.

KLRU features an hour-long documentary on Hurricane Ike, one of this country’s most destructive storms. 09.13.08, Hurricane Ike begins with the storm’s formation.  The program features more than two dozen city, county and state officials as well as home and business owners, engineers and meteorologists who examined the destruction and question what it will take to recover.

Hurricane Ike struck Galveston in the early hours of Saturday, September 13, 2008.  The  storm had winds gusting to 110 miles per hour, but it produced a storm surge that sent 15 to 20 foot waves over areas in Galveston and Chambers Counties.  The result was total devastation for  thousands of home and business owners. This documentary shows the magnitude of the storm and how a city and its coastal communities have tried to rebuild their homes and lives.

TMT tapings with Rollins, Brinkley and Conradt

Texas Monthly Talks will be taping several episodes on May 4 and 5.

Sonny Rollins
Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for an interview with legendary jazz saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins. Monday, May 4, 2009. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Taping starts at 2 p.m. (MUST arrive by 2 p.m. to guarantee admission) in KLRU’s Studio 6A  Sonny Rollins RSVP here

Douglas Brinkley
Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for a conversation with historian Douglas Brinkley, called “the best of the new generation of American historians” by Stephen Ambrose. Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Doors open at 9 a.m. Taping starts at 9:30 a.m. (MUST arrive by 9:30 a.m. to guarantee admission) in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Douglas Brinkley RSVP here

Jody Conradt
Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for an interview with Jody Conradt, who spent 38 years coaching women’s basketball teams to 900 career victories, three NCAA Final Four appearances, and an undefeated NCAA championship team in 1985-86.  Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Taping starts at 11 a.m. (MUST arrive by 11 a.m. to guarantee admission) in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Jody Conradt RSVP here

ACL Stage Left taping: Leatherbag 4/30

What: ACL Stage Left taping
When: Thursday, April 30; Doors open at 6:30, taping starts at 7 p.m.
Where: KLRU’s Austin City Limits studio; map
RSVP here to attend

KLRU is starting production for a new Web-only music series called ACL Stage Left. This show will premier on the Web this summer.

We’ll be taping a performance by Leatherbag on April 30 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the KLRU’s Studio 6A. RSVP here

Leatherbag is the vision of songwriter Randy Reynolds, who creates “an intelligent blend of pop and rock” (Big Diction). Through several releases including 2006′s “haunting and beautiful” (Austin Sound) Love Me Like The Devil and 2007′s Nowhere Left To Run featuring songs “bristling with energy and vivid images” (Austin Chronicle), Reynolds has explored a wide variety of musical territory while steadily gaining fans.

Community Cinema Screening Crips & Bloods: Made in America

What: Community Cinema Screening
When: Tuesday, April 28; doors at 6:30 p.m., screening at 7 p.m.
Where: KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio; map

KLRU presents a special advance screening of Independent Lens‘ Crips & Bloods: Made in America on Tuesday, April 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the screening begins at 7 p.m. We will be showing one hour of this documentary, followed by a short discussion. The screening is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP here

Crips & Bloods: Made in America
It’s a civil war that’s lasted 40 years. Passed down from son to son. Fought eye for an eye. Over 15,000 dead and counting, while the world stands by. Welcome to South Central Los Angeles. But what’s at the root of this long-standing battle? Filmmaker Stacy Peralta hits the streets of LA to find out, and speaks with former and current members of the Bloods and the Crips, two of the most notorious and violent street gangs in America.

Special episode of Now

Program: Now on PBS
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Date: Friday, April 17

Seventy-five percent of the world’s fresh water is stored in glaciers, but scientists predict climate change will cause some of the world’s largest glaciers to completely melt by 2030. What effect will this have on our daily lives? With global warming falling low on a national list of American concerns, it’s time to take a deeper look at what could be a global calamity in the making.

Watch the entire episode online: