Highlights 3/21 to 3/27

Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics –The 60’s presents classic full-length music performances – no plate spinners or dancing elephants – that evoke the spirit of that decade’s youth movement 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 p.m. Monday and Thursday.

My Music presents Big Band Years, a music retrospective featuring the biggest songs that got us through World War II and kick-started the baby boom with brassy legends that will take your members on a “Sentimental Journey” this Monday at 7 p.m.

What are dreams and why do we have them? NOVA joins the leading dream researchers and witnesses the extraordinary experiments they use to investigate the world of sleep Tuesday at 7 p.m.

In Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, award winning psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen gives you 10 very simple steps that will help you: live longer, look younger, be thinner, and decrease your risk for Alzheimer’s disease, depression, heart disease, cancer and diabetes Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.

A stubborn iconoclast fights a lonely battle on behalf of a species nearly everyone hates on National Parks: America’s Best Idea and America’s “Last Frontier” becomes a testing ground for the future of the park idea Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Financial planner Steph Olsen shares her secrets to financial freedom and good money habits. In a three-part pledge event called Steph Olsen: The Power Of Money, Steph relays helpful information about the role money plays in everyday lives and suggests ways to harness its power Wednesday at 9:30 p.m.

The delightful, entertaining, and inspiring members of the Young@Heart Chorus, a New England senior citizens chorus, charm audiences worldwide with their renditions of songs by everyone from the Clash to Coldplay Thursday at 7 p.m. on Independent Lens.

Texas Music Extravaganza at 9 p.m. Friday includes performances from a pivotal concert in San Antonio, Texas that featured alumni of the Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados with Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, Shawn Sahm, Jack Barber, Ernie Durawa and others.

Central Texas Gardener Spring Special on Saturday at noon features viewer favorites to get you ready for spring gardening. Host Tom Spencer and producer Linda Lehmusvirta answer some of the top viewer questions about gardening at this time of year.

New episodes of British shows

Watch KLRU this weekend of March 20th for a pecial evening featuring NEW episodes of Lark Rise to Candleford and Doc Martin.  On Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m. and then again on Sunday, March 21, at 9 p.m. KLRU will premiere new episodes of two of our member’s favorite British shows.

Live United Film Series February Highlights

On February 25, KLRU and United Way Capital Area screened Frontline “Inside the Meltdown” at the Alamo Drafthouse South as part of the Live United Film Series. Here are some highlights from the evening.

Attend the next Live United Film Series event focusing on health care and the Hispanic community on March 25 at the Alamo Drafthouse South. RSVP today

Highlights 3/14 to 3/20

Celtic Thunder – It’s Entertainment!, filmed in Toronto, features Celtic Thunder’s five lead members as well as nine new dancers at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday.

T.A.M.I. Show – Rock’n'Roll’s First Concert Film at 7 p.m. Sunday introduced rock ‘n’ soul youth culture to America in the first concert movie of the rock era. This version features the Beach Boys’ performances that were removed following the film’s initial theatrical run. more

Live United Film series looks at health and the Hispanic community

Join KLRU, United Way Capital Area and the Alamo Drafthouse for a special film screening and discussion on Thursday, March 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse South, 1120 South Lamar. RSVP here

Meet Hector Cardenas. He worked his whole life. Then he lost his job, his health insurance … and his infected foot to diabetes. Now he lives in a hotel and struggles to pay the medical bills. Critical Condition “Hector’s Story” captures the harrowing struggles of critically ill Americans who discover that an illness can cost them their jobs, health, home, savings, even their lives.

Hector’s battle with diabetes is one that many Latinos know very well. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Mexican Americans are almost twice as likely as non-Hispanics to be diagnosed with diabetes by a physician. Stay after the screening to hear panelists discuss the film and the issues Hispanics other Americans without health insurance live with every day. Jacqueline L. Angel, Professor of Public Affairs and Sociology at the LBJ School of Public Affairs – University of Texas, will serve as moderator for the discussion. RSVP here