Texas Monthly Talks with Dee Dee Myers

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 9
Also airs: Sunday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks or klru.tv

She’s a member of an exceedingly exclusive club — only 30 other people have held the high-profile, high-pressure job that she did for just under two years, from January 20, 1993, to December 22, 1994, and she was a pioneer: the first woman ever, and the second-youngest person ever, to serve as White House Press Secretary. more

American Experience "We Shall Remain" discussion

“We Shall Remain” Discussion
Time: 7 pm
Date: April 14
Where: Will Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.
“We Shall Remain” airs on KLRU April 13, 20, 27, May 4 and 11 at 8 p.m.

Join Loriene Roy, past President of the American Library Association, for a discussion of the award winning American Experience series “We Shall Remain,” a provocative multi-media project tracing American Indian history.

“We Shall Remain” is groundbreaking mini-series establishing Native history as an essential part of American history. Five 90-minute documentaries spanning 300 years tell the story of pivotal moments in U.S. history from the Native-American perspective. Benjamin Bratt narrates. The program will air on Mondays at 8 p.m. starting April 13.

Nova focuses on doctors

Program: Nova “Doctors’ Diaries”
Time: 7 p.m.
Dates: Part 1 on Tuesday, April 7; Part 2 on Tuesday, April 14
Watch a preview www.pbs.org/nova/

In 1987, Nova’s cameras began rolling to chronicle the lives of seven young, bright medical students, embarking on the longest and most rigorous endeavor in higher education: the years-long journey to become a doctor. From their first days at Harvard Medical School to the present day, none of them could have predicted what it would take, personally and professionally, to become a member of the medical community. In this final installment, Nova returns one last time to find out what sort of doctors—and people—they have become, on Doctors’ Diaries, a two-part Nova special premiering Tuesday, April 7 and 14.

Celtic Woman live ticket giveaway

Giveaway is over. Congratulations to our winners!

You’ve watched the Celtic Women specials on KLRU, now see them perform live in Austin. Celtic Woman will perform Isle of Hope live in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, at the Frank Erwin Center. KLRU and the Erwin Center are giving you a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show. Enter your email address between now and April 15. Winners will be chosen at random. You will need to be able to pick up your tickets on April 16 or 17 at KLRU.

Celtic Woman ushers Celtic music into the 21st century, putting a distinctively Ga’lic twist on ethereal contemporary songs (Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow,’ “May It Be,’ the theme from ‘Lord of the Rings’) and timeless classics (‘Ave Maria,’ ‘Somewhere’), a modern flair on traditional Irish songs, and their own personal stamp on spellbinding original songs, all with exciting new arrangements.

Highlights 4/5 to 4/11

Nature at 7 p.m. Sunday examines the rising disappearance of frogs and the effects it has on ecosystems globally.

Masterpiece Classic at 8 p.m. Sunday presents part two of “Little Dorrit,” as romance and heartbreak is in the air for three couples. more

Texas Monthly Talks with Abraham Verghese

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, April 2
Also airs: Sunday, April 5, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks

It’s probably too easy to say, and certainly too corny to observe, that Abraham Verghese’s writing is just what the doctor ordered, or that his compelling narratives, both fiction and non, are the cure for what ails the common reader — but there’s no denying that the 54-year-old physician and author is a leading literary light these days, someone whose magazine work, for the likes of The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and, yes, TEXAS MONTHLY, is celebrated and much-anticipated, and whose three books, most recently the novel Cutting for Stone, are widely read and admired. But it’s as much his personal story as his professional resume that has given lift to his career. more

Austin Mayoral Debate and Forum

Program: Austin Mayoral Debate
Airs: Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
Have a question for the candidates? Email it here politics@klru.org

The Austin American-Statesman, KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, and KUT 90.5 are hosting a citywide forum featuring all five mayoral candidates at 7 p.m., April 15 in KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio.

The two-hour forum — the first citywide forum not specific to a neighborhood or organization — will feature questions from a panel including David Lowery, editorial writer for the Austin American-Statesman, and Jennifer Stayton, host of KUT’s “Morning Edition.” The second hour of the forum will feature members of the studio audience directly posing questions to candidates. Austin American-Statesman editorial writer Bruce Hight will moderate the forum. more

ACL Stage Left taping

KLRU is starting production for a new Web-only music series called ACL Stage Left. This show will premier on the Web this summer. KLRU be announcing more details in the coming months.

We’ll be taping a performance by David Garza on April 8 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) in the KLRU’s Studio 6A. RSVP here

ACL Stage Left is a new web music series brought to you by KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, the station responsible for the iconic PBS series Austin City Limits. Like its forerunner, ACL Stage Left features intimate performances of both bands you know and bands you’ll want know. ACL Stage Left will delve into the experience of music and the stories of the people who create it by featuring both performances and interviews with the artists. It will be presented this summer as part of klru.tv – a new online video resource.