September 2011: Nature "Hummingbirds…"

Each month, KLRU chooses a program for your family to enjoy together. This month’s Family Choice program is: NATURE “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.”

NATURE “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air”
Sunday, September 25, from 7-8 p.m.
Monday, September 26, from 2-3 a.m.
Tuesday, Sepember 27, from 4-5 a.m.
Wednesday, September 28, from 7-8 p.m.
Sunday, October 2, from 2-3 a.m.

Hummingbirds represent one of nature’s most interesting paradoxes — they are the tiniest of birds, yet they qualify as some of the toughest and most energetic creatures on the planet. New knowledge gained from scientists currently making great breakthroughs in hummingbird biology makes this a perfect time to focus on these shimmering, flashing jewels of the natural world. Stunningly beautiful high-definition, high speed footage of hummingbirds in the wild combined with high-tech presentations of their remarkable abilities help us to understand the world of hummingbirds as we never have before.

Science Night: Aftermath of September 11 9/7

Wednesday Science Night on September 7th spotlights the aftermath of September 11th from a scientific stance by examining the restoration of a destroyed wildlife habitat in the Middle East and the construction of the new Freedom Tower and World Trade Center Memorial.

Nature: Braving Iraq 7 pm
In the early 1990s, Saddam Hussein destroyed the Mesopotamian Marshes when its inhabitants rebelled against him. Once the richest wildlife habitat in the Middle East, this beautiful “Garden of Eden” was reduced to mile after mile of scorched earth and was thought to have been destroyed forever. But one man is making an extraordinary effort to restore both animals and people to the scene of one of the greatest ecocides of the 20th century. Is it a dream too far? Can man and animal live again in what remains one of the most politically troubled and dangerous places on earth?

Nova: Engineering Ground Zero 8 pm
This program is an epic story of engineering, innovation and the perseverance of the human spirit. With extraordinary access granted by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, “Rebuilding Ground Zero” follows the five-year construction of the Freedom Tower and the World Trade Center Memorial. NOVA captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers with the pressures of a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space and efficient, “green” architecture and the public’s expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance. In September 2011, on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, this program will culminate with the topping off ceremony at the Freedom Tower and the opening of the memorial.

Q Night at the Movies for September

KLRU Q Night at the Movies now spotlights a classic film each Saturday night at 8 p.m. This month our feature films will be:

September 3: Fiddler On The Roof
A poor Jewish milkman (Topol) and his wife (Norma Crane) try to marry off their five daughters while antisemitic forces threaten their home in pre-revolutionary Russia.

September 10: The Madness of King George
The 18th-century British monarch (Nigel Hawthorne) loves his devoted queen (Helen Mirren) but illness dramatically affects his mind and eventually his position of power.

September 17: Never on Sunday

An American intellectual (Jules Dassin) tries to reform a happy prostitute (Melina Mercouri) with whom he is infatuated in Greece.

September 24: Thelma & Louise
An Arkansas waitress (Susan Sarandon) and a housewife (Geena Davis) shoot a rapist and take off in a ’66 Thunderbird in an escape from their troubled and caged lives.

PBS KIDS Eat Smart for a Great Start 2011

Eat Smart for a Great StartAs children head back to school, PBS KIDS makes it easy for families to stay healthy and active with the PBS KIDS Eat Smart for a Great Start initiative.  To help start the school year off right, PBS KIDS has developed themed television programming, online content, and partnerships with and Produce for Kids® — to provide kids and parents with resources that support health and physical activitity. These resources are available on

SESAME STREET: What are Super Foods? Join Elmo and the Sesame Street gang as they learn.
4230 – Saved by Super Foods!   (Tuesday, September 13, 2011)
4254 – The Cookie Touch (Wednesday, September 14, 2011)
4232 – Veggies Revolt (Sunday & Monday, September 18 & 19, 2011)

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT: Learn about milk, honey, and more with the Cat in the Hat.
120 – Finola’s Farm (Wednesday, September 7, 2011)
119 – Thump (Friday, September 9, 2011)
117 – The Tree Doctor (Thursday, September 15, 2011)
101 – Show me the Honey (Monday, September 19, 2011)
105 – Flower Power (Monday, September 26, 2011)

SUPER WHY!: The Super Readers learn about sharing and getting active in these episodes of SUPER WHY!.
128 – Sleeping Beauty (Monday, September 26, 2011)
130 – The Goose & The Golden Eggs (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)
131 – The Magic Porridge Pot (Friday, September 30, 2011)

WILD KRATTS: Creature adventures await with Martin and Chris Kratt!
120 – The Blue and Gray (Friday, September 9, 2011)
110 – Honey Seekers (Monday, September 12, 2011)

ARTHUR: Get moving with Arthur and friends!
116 – Arthur & the Crunch Cereal Contest (Wednesday, September 7, 2011)
119 – DW Rides Again & Arthur Makes the Team (Thursday, September 15, 2011)
1410 – The Long Road Home (Tuesday, September 20, 2011)
1403 – The Play’s the Thing (Thursday, September 29, 2011)

SID THE SCIENCE KID: Get movin’ and groovin’ with Sid the Science Kid as he explores topics ranging from muscles to what makes a ball bounce.
136 – Special Mom Day Meal (Tuesday, September 6, 2011)
137 – I Have Muscles Where? (Wednesday, September 7, 2011)
138 – Sid’s Amazing Lungs (Thursday, September 8, 2011)
139 –  How Did My Dog Do That? (Friday, September 9, 2011)
203 – That’s the Way the Ball Bounces (Monday, September 12, 2011)
205 – Sid’s Super Kick (Thursday, September 15, 2011)
203 – That’s the Way the Ball Bounces (Friday, September 16, 2011)

DINOSAUR TRAIN: In “Triceratops for Lunch,” the Pteranadon family eats lunch with a Triceratops and learns what it means to be a herbivore.
102 – Triceratops for Lunch (Friday, September 9, 2011)

CURIOUS GEORGE: Monkey around with Curious George as he learns all about exercising and more!
402 – Juicy George/The Big Picture: Juicy George (Tuesday, September 13, 2011)
401 – Personal Trainer/Sprout Outing:  Curious George, Personal Trainer  (Wednesday, September 14, 2011)
404 – Inside Story/Little Fish, Big Pond: The Inside Story  (Thursday, September 15, 2011)
304 – Mulch Ado About Nothing/What Goes Up (Thursday, September 29, 2011)

MARTHA SPEAKS: Join Martha for adventures in the kitchen and more!
122 – Ice Scream (Monday, September 12, 2011)
124 – Alice Twinkle Toes and Martha Fails the Course (Wednesday, September 14, 2011)
128 – T.D. and the Steak Tree/T.D. and Martha Gopher Broke  (Thursday, September 22, 2011)
131 – Martha Bakes (Wednesday, September 28, 2011)

CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG: Clifford has some “food for thought” in these food-related episodes.
222 – Food for Thought/Friends 4 Ever (Wednesday, September 7, 2011)
104 – Clifford’s Carnival and Clifford’s Doggy Reunion (Monday, September 19, 2011)
105 – The Great Race/Tummy Trouble (Tuesday, September 20, 2011)
106 – Cleo Comes to Town & False Friends  (Wednesday, September 21, 2011)
108 – A New Friend for Clifford (Friday, September 23, 2011)