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KLRU Programming for Hispanic Heritage Month

KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, KLRU will broadcast a lineup of new and encore presentations honoring and exploring Latin American culture.

STORM THAT SWEPT MEXICO
Monday, September 19th from 9:00-10:00 pm

The Mexican Revolution, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, not only
changed the course of Mexican history, but also profoundly impacted its relationships with the rest of
the world. This program looks at the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces
that shaped the Mexican Revolution, influenced its course, and determined its consequences and legacy.

POV “The Learning”
Tuesday, September 20th from 9:00-10:30 pm

One hundred years ago, American teachers established the English-speaking public school system of
the Philippines. Now, in a striking turnabout, American schools are recruiting Filipino teachers.”The
Learning” is the story of four Filipino women who reluctantly leave their families and schools to teach
in Baltimore. With their increased salaries, they hope to transform their families’ lives back in their
impoverished country. But the women also bring idealistic visions of the teacher’s craft and of life in
America, which soon collide with Baltimore’s tough realities.

NOT IN OUR TOWN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
Wednesday, September 21st at 9:00 pm

In 2008 in Patchogue, NY, a series of attacks against Latino residents ended with the killing of 37- year-old Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived there for 13 years. Seven local high school students arrested for the crime admitted they were “looking for a Mexican” to beat up. Over a two-year period, the film followed Patchogue Mayor Paul Pontieri as he led a diverse group of residents to confront the anti-immigrant bias in their town and repair the fabric of their community life. The victim’s brother, Joselo Lucero, and other Latino residents became leading voices for immigrants while working within the community to address local divisions. Faith leaders mobilized their congregations, and educators and school administrators developed anti-bias programs.

GREAT PERFORMANCES “Placido Domingo: My Favorite Roles”
Friday, September 23, 2011, 8 p.m.

Placido Domingo, one of the most popular and celebrated tenors of his generation, looks back and reflects on his favorite roles in opera houses around the world.

ARTS IN CONTEXT: THE ART OF THE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (DAY OF THE DEAD)
Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 pm

This KLRU production discovers the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos through
the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich cultural heritage. To understand our present,
Arts In Context explores the fabric of our past. Although the philosophy behind Dia de los Muertos
(Day of the Dead) began in the Mexican culture, now it crosses all cultures as a ceremony to remember
and value the ones who led us to where we are today.

In the Studio: Overheard taping with John Heilemann 9/21

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with John Heilemann on September 21 at 9:00 a.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP here

Heilemann writes about politics and business for New York Magazine, and his work also appears in other major publications nationwide. A sharp observer of US politics, Heilemann always seems to have a piece of inside knowledge and a surprising new scoop. His book Game Change, coauthored with Mark Halperin, documented the 2008 presidential campaign and became a bestseller. We’ll hear the latest political news and we’ll catch Heilemann’s take on the Republican primary race.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

In the Studio: Overheard taping with Joe Klein 9/14

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Joe Klein on September 14 at 2:00 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 1:30.  The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP here

Joe Klein covers national and international politics in his award-winning column for TIME, called “In the Arena.”  He’s also the author of six books.  The most recent of those books is Politics Lost, which makes the argument that American politics has become more about keeping power than about serving the best interest of the country.  Klein’s most famous book is Primary Colors, a novel that took heavy inspiration from the Clinton administration – written by Klein under the pen name Anonymous.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida.  We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

In the Studio: Overheard taping with Margaret Hoover 9/2

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Margaret Hoover.
Date: Friday, September 2
Time: Taping starts at 10:30 am. Doors open at 10 am.
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form to the left to RSVP.

Margaret Hoover works as a political commentator for Fox News, and proudly wears the label of a champion of conservative causes. But she also expresses deep concern for the future of the Republican Party. Her new book, American Individualism, invites young Americans to embrace the Republicans, and offers a guide for the party to win the support of young voters. The key, she says, lies in politics that focus on individual freedoms and that end the outsize influence of social and religious conservatives in Republican politics and policy.

With this taping, Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program. Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

End the Summer with KLRU Create marathons

Starting at 10 am each Saturday, KLRU Create offers viewers themed programming to get you started on various projects. KLRU Create is on channel 18.2 over the air.

September 3
Last of the Summer Fun

The unofficial end to summer is upon us, and grillmaster Steven Raichlen has fantastic tips for the grill just in time for your Labor Day barbecue. Fire up your BBQ with succulent seafood, racks of ribs and pork that’s just waiting to be pulled! Invite your friends and family over for the last of the summer fun!

September 10
Shopping Spree

Get ready…get set…SHOP! This Saturday’s shopping spree won’t take place at your local mall — we’re going worldwide! William Stubbs of “Moment of Luxury” takes us to the famed Sotheby’s in New York for some high-end bidding at an auction. Then, we are off to India with the Pat Johnson and Regina Fraser, the “Grannies on Safari,” to purchase craft fair goodies. No shopping spree is complete without some clothing and accessories, and Burt Wolf has you covered. He brings us to Rome to visit the finest fashion houses and tailors. Make sure you put away some extra spending cash
because we are ready to shop ’til we drop!

September 17
Paella, Please

The Spanish dish paella is enjoyed by millions around the world. Celebrate this flavorful and versatile meal with Create’s experts this Saturday. Steven Raichlen prepares paella on the grill and whips up a fantastic vegetable version of the dish, Andreas Viestad gives us his Norwegian-style paella and Hubert Keller gets in on the act with mounds of seafood to make his paella pop. After you’ve had your first bite of paella, you’ll be asking for more and more!

September 24
And the Winner is …

Three cheers and congratulations to Create’s 2011 Daytime Emmy-award winning programs, Eric Ripert’s “Avec Eric” and Joseph Rosendo’s “Travelscope.” This marathon is dedicated to the flavorful dishes and unbelievable excursions of these popular hosts. There’s no telling where in the world Eric and Joseph’s exploits will take you, so sit back and enjoy!

KLRU Saturday cooking lineup changes in September

Starting in September, some new cooking shows and episodes will join the Saturday line-up!

On Sept. 3, new episodes of Cook’s Country at 3:00 pm

On Sept. 10, Cuisine Culture replaces Primal Grill at 1:30 pm.

On Sept. 17, Lidia’s Italy in America replaces Lidia’s Italy at 2:30 pm.

On Sept. 24, Mexico: One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless replaces Pati’s Mexican Table at 2:00 pm.

Highlights 8/28 to 9/3

Fearless researchers and cameramen track skunks day and night to uncover how they hunt, forage, mate and raise amazingly cute baby skunks on NATURE: Is That Skunk? 7 p.m. Sunday.

The saga continues at 165 Eaton Place with new characters upstairs and down in a three-part sequel to the much-loved Masterpiece series from the 1970s on part two and three of “Upstairs/Downstairs” airing back-to-back starting at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook: Best Band in the Land examines how popular songs provided emotional solace and patriotic inspiration during World War II 9 p.m. Monday.

What material things mean the most to us? How do otherwise ordinary items come to symbolize experiences, aspirations, and identity? Find out on Objects and Memory 10 p.m. Monday.

On this episode of History Detectives at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Cowan and friends explore a 15th century map for hints about how Europe colonized Florida. Then, the detectives investigate whether families of the Confederate South used children’s dolls to smuggle medicine past the Northern blockade.

Before Al Qaeda launched a devastating attack on America, FBI Special Agent John O’Neill came to believe the United States should kill Osama bin Laden. But O’Neill was muted by the headquarters bureaucracy, so he took a new position as head of security at the World Trade Center, where he was killed on September 11. FRONTLINE: The Man Who Knew at 8 p.m. Tuesday provides a rare glimpse inside the FBI.

POV presents Armadillo at 9 p.m. Tuesday, winner of the Critics’ Week Grand Prix at Cannes, which takes a candid and poignant look at combat operations in Afghanistan.

PBS Previews: Prohibition 10:30 p.m. Tuesday goes behind the scenes with filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick in this sneak preview of their new film Prohibition, premiering in the Fall.

Science Night features all three episodes of Nova Becoming Human back-to-back. At 7 p.m. Wednesday, First Steps explores fresh clues about our earliest ancestors in Africa, including the stunningly complete fossil nicknamed “Lucy’s Child”. At 8 p.m. Wednesday, Birth of Humanity tackles the mysteries of how our ancestors managed to survive in a savannah teeming with vicious predators. At 9 p.m. Wednesday, Last Human Standing probes a wave of dramatic new evidence, based partly on cutting-edge DNA analysis, that reveals new insights into how we became today’s creative and “behaviorally modern” humans.

Austin City Limits welcomes rock icon Cheap Trick 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday. The band performs material from its acclaimed album The Latest and selections from their classic catalog.

Evan Smith chats with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. about using his skills as a lawyer to work as a high-powered and high-profile environmentalist on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 p.m. Friday.

In Context Presents: Art On Six Strings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday features participants and performers at the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America Convention held in Austin.

Chet travels to Waco, Texas; home of Baylor University, Dr. Pepper, and exceptional mountain biking right in the middle of the city on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Find out why the wildlife depends on summer’s garden on this episode of Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, get photography tips to catch them in action.

Roy Orbison’s appearance on Austin City Limits in 1982 was a big milestone for the show, attracting a much larger audience and much more national buzz. Watch a digitally remastered telecast of Roy Orbison’s performance 7 p.m. Saturday.

Screening: Flower Mound Library shows Wildflowers 8/29

A free screening of the KLRU documentary Wildflowers: Seeds of History will take place on Monday, August 29, at 6:45 pm at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75022. Space is limited so please RSVP by visiting the Library’s Information Desk or by calling 972.874.6165

Wildflowers: Seeds of History
A trip through the legends, facts, and ecological impact behind Texas Wildflowers. Discover what wildflowers are really doing, their historical use for food and medicine, and how they grow. Produced definition video in the stellar wildflower season of spring 2010. DVDs of this documentary are available for sale at klru.org/wildflowers

Hosted by volunteers representing:
The Mound Foundation
Keep Flower Mound Beautiful
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS